| Apr 11, 2013
| 7:22 AM
The Avett Brothers’ latest album, “The Carpenter,” is built on timeless ambitions. Introspective and mature, it yearns with existential, big-picture poetry about life’s inevitabilities, happy and sad. Much of the banjo-driven boot-...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Just ahead of his planned appearance this weekend on "Saturday Night Live," Miguel on Wednesday released a new remix of his song "How Many Drinks?" featuring Kendrick Lamar.
The two L.A.-based artists broke out in 2012 with two of the year's most...
| Apr 24, 2013
UPDATE: 2013 Rock 'n' Vote voting has closed. RSVP for the show (required for attendance) and click here to get to know this year's acts better. See you there!
The abundance of great Chicago bands never ceases, or ceases to impress.
| Nov 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
KROQ-FM has cooked up a campaign allowing music fans to help support relief efforts in the Philippines following the disaster inflicted on the region by Typhoon Haiyan and get a VIP trip to one of the station’s upcoming Almost Acoustic Christmas...
| Nov 29, 2013
Radio-Active Records manager Mikey Ramirez expects Black Friday at his Fort Lauderdale indie record shop to be a chaotic, if controlled, communion of music-heads and audiophiles who laud vinyl records and shun compact discs. There may be "prison rules"...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:39 AM
The Fleshtones. Uncle Tupelo. Charles Bradley. If those names mean anything to you, chances are you already know how you're spending this post-Thanksgiving day of shopping.
Indie retailers throughout the country, and many in the L.A. area, are once...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Hip-hop dominated the nominations for the 56th annual Grammy Awards, announced Friday in a nationally televised hype fest. Jay Z led the way with nine nominations, followed by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar with seven and Drake with five....
| Dec 8, 2013
| 2:30 PM
This year’s Grammy nominations may be as muddled as usual, but the Recording Academy sent at least one straightforward message with the picks it announced Friday night: Rock music didn’t matter in 2013.
No rock albums made the shortlist...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The artists arrived in perfectly timed succession, each a harmonic tine inside the music box: Atlas Genius, Bastille, Portugal. The Man, Capital Cities, Fitz & the Tantrums, the Neighbourhood, Lorde, Phoenix and Arcade Fire.
The five-plus-hours show at...
| May 14, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Lollapalooza presented festivalgoers with some difficult choices Tuesday when it announced its hour-by-hour schedule for the three-day, sold-out festival. Two headliners a day will play simultaneously at opposite ends of Grant Park: Nine Inch Nails and...
| May 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The just-released Queens of the Stone Age animated video for its new song, “Keep Your Eyes Peeled,” begins with the caption, “A man walks into a bar,” and things turn way bad, way quick. If there’s a punch line in the...