| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:15 PM
We're not sure where Kanye West and Jay-Z's duel of self-mythologizing will end up -- perhaps with a "Yeezus" sequel titled "I Am Cthulhu"? But Jay-Z has escalated matters with his newest promotional gambit.
His new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," has...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:55 PM
One item not included in my recent Arts & Books article on Atoms for Peace was the fact that Thom Yorke wore a tank top during the band's semi-secret club show last month in Los Angeles.
Big deal, you might be thinking.
But given the bookish shut-in...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Jay-Z’s new album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” came out Wednesday night, and as the rapper predicts on one track from it, he did indeed crash the Internet. Not literally, of course, but the artist's 12th solo studio album, released early...
| Dec 10, 2013
Country singer Garth Brooks re-emerged in a big way this week, performing at the 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, then announcing Monday that he’ll go on a world tour – his first in 13 years......
| Feb 9, 2013
Every year, the Grammy Awards makes noise about freshening itself for a younger audience. And every year, it seems, it doesn’t. Or if it does, its efforts are clumsy. Yes, Adele, then 23, won six Grammys in 2012 — the......
| Feb 1, 2014
Back in 2003, Yellowcard had been together more than five years and had released three albums when its pop-punk music suddenly caught a wave of popularity and the band was signed by Capitol Records. It went into the studio and......
| Mar 3, 2011
| 11:36 AM
If Ice Cube's career is any indication, the life cycle of a rapper is highly unpredictable.
One day you're protesting police brutality, and 20 years later you're playing cute for the "Ramona and Beezus" set.
Still, his legacy as one of the pioneers of...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 6:29 AM
Nostalgia is catching up with us as musicians resurrect albums on stage that we’ve scarcely had time to forget about: Rapper 50 Cent last month performed all of his 2003 effort “Get Rich or Die Tryin’” at a festival in Texas, and...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 10:25 AM
A couple of controversial, Internet piracy bills in Congress have pit the tech industry against the music business, even independents.
In a statement sent out early Wednesday afternoon, A2IM, the largest trade organization of independent musicians and...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 4:57 PM
That download of an Angry Birds app, Katy Perry song, or "Captain America" movie could end up costing consumers more, thanks to a "digital products" tax proposal that's being pushed in Annapolis this year by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
The bill is part of a...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 4:00 AM
Merriweather Post Pavilion has announced its first summer concert of 2012. It'll be the indie band Foster the People.
The band, out with debut album "Torches," will play June 10. The album has already been certified Gold by the RIAA, which is probably...