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  • SXSW 2014: A late night of K-pop, pure noise, 50 Cent and Lady Gaga

    SXSW 2014: A late night of K-pop, pure noise, 50 Cent and Lady Gaga
    AUSTIN, Texas — The state is known for its stalwart independent streak, but on the first night of music at South by Southwest, Austin was a place for the world to mingle. From L.A. buzz bands to K-pop superstars and pop-rap titans, Tuesday's late-...
  • 'Happy,' 'Let It Go' enjoy post-Oscar sales bumps

    'Happy,' 'Let It Go' enjoy post-Oscar sales bumps
    Rapper Rick Ross may have the top-selling album in the U.S., but the past week was a good one to be associated with an animated film. In the days following the March 2 telecast of the Academy Awards, songs from Disney's "Frozen" and Universal Pictures'...
  • 'Frozen' soundtrack, first million-seller of 2014, returns to No. 1

    'Frozen' soundtrack, first million-seller of 2014, returns to No. 1
    "Frozen" is back at No. 1. After two weeks in which rap albums by first Schoolboy Q and then Rick Ross dominated the Billboard 200, the soundtrack to Disney's smash-hit animated feature returned to the top spot Wednesday, reflecting sales of 99,000...
  • Listen: Mary Timony of Helium releases debut single by new band Ex Hex

    Listen: Mary Timony of Helium releases debut single by new band Ex Hex
    Were people widely aware that Wild Flag had broken up? Pop & Hiss didn't know that this sweet little post-punk super group -- with members of Sleater-Kinney and Helium, among other bands -- had called it quits until we read Carrie Brownstein say so in...
  • Tyler, the Creator denies inciting riot at SXSW

    After a March 13 SXSW showcase, the rapper Tyler, the Creator was arrested on suspicion of inciting a riot. The artist, born Tyler Okonma, was caught on video leading a chant of "Push, push, push" from the stage, allegedly encouraging the crowd outside to...
  • Chicago dancer Lil Kemo ready for bigger breakthrough

    Chicago dancer Lil Kemo ready for bigger breakthrough
    Travon Biggs, a.k.a. the Bop King of the World, a.k.a. the Fastest Legs on the West Side, a.k.a. the originator of the Kemo Step, a.k.a. Lil' Kemo, walked up his unplowed street in North Lawndale the other day, sneakers sliding sideways in the slush....
  • Rick Ross new album 'Mastermind' is his 'best album since 2010'

    Rick Ross new album 'Mastermind' is his 'best album since 2010'
    Album review: Rick Ross, “Mastermind” **1/2 (out of 4)   By now, Rick Ross fans know that enjoying the flashy rapper means focusing on the details of his stories, not wondering if his larger-than-life boasts about making huge gains in...
  • Album review: Rick Ross' 'Mastermind' disappoints

    Perhaps Rick Ross simply took his drug-lord act as far as it could go with 2012's "God Forgives, I Don't," in which the portly Miami rapper somehow made a seizure he'd suffered on a private jet sound like the mark of a true player. But for the first...
  • Schoolboy Q, Beck albums debut high on Billboard 200 chart

    Schoolboy Q, Beck albums debut high on Billboard 200 chart
    A Top Dawg is on top of the Billboard 200. Schoolboy Q, part of the Black Hippy rap crew signed to L.A.'s Top Dawg Entertainment, debuted at No. 1 on Wednesday with "Oxymoron," the first of his three albums to be released by TDE in partnership with...
  • Jazz picks: Fred Hersch with Julian Lage, Anthony Wilson and more

    Jazz picks: Fred Hersch with Julian Lage, Anthony Wilson and more
    A rundown of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows coming to L.A. in the coming days. Anthony Wilson's Seasons Quartet at the Broad Stage Consider an all-guitar jazz quartet and it's easy to conjure images of fingers burning up and down fretboards with the...
  • 'Game of Thrones' to issue hip-hop/reggaeton mix, 'Catch the Throne'

    'Game of Thrones' to issue hip-hop/reggaeton mix, 'Catch the Throne'
    This post has been updated. See below for details. A "Game of Thrones" mixtape. Let that sink in for a second. Now. What would that sound like? War drums and pastoral lutes? Maybe some gutteral Gregorian chants? Music that sounds like Marcus Mumford&...