| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:18 PM
In advance of the weekend, below are a five new songs worthy of your precious time.
St. Vincent, "Prince Johnny."
Annie Clark's new album arrives Tuesday, and, as usual under her St. Vincent guise, she delivers smart pop as inventive as it is...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 9:13 PM
Winners of the 45th NAACP Image Awards (some presented at a ceremony Saturday night in Pasadena, others announced the previous night): MOTION PICTURE CATEGORIES
Motion Picture: “12 Years a Slave”
Directing: Steve McQueen, “12 Years a...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:36 PM
South Florida rap icon Rick Ross has announced an eight-city tour in support of his imminent “Mastermind” album, including a Nov. 23 stop at the James L. Knight Center in Miami. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at AXS.com.
The tour will...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Jay Z led the pack in the race for Grammy Awards earning nine nominations including one for Rap Album and two nominations in the Rap/Sung Collaboration category. Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell and Justin Timberlake also scored big...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Like Wile E. Coyote realizing too late that he's walked off a cliff and is standing on thin air, "Britney Jean," the new studio album from Britney Spears, is marked with so many sleights of hand, dubious lyrics and bombastic but boringly simple melodies...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:44 AM
When the Grammy nominations special goes live on Friday night, there’s one likely nominee who will be missing in action: Drake.
The rapper's latest chart-topper “Nothing Was the Same” could be in the running for multiple categories,...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Lorde, T.I. and Miguel have been added to the slate of performers for the Grammy Awards nominations concert special Friday.
Perry will be beamed in from Canada and Swift’s performance will be shown from Australia, where...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Coachella has pulled off plenty of buzz-worthy reunions over the years -- Blur, Rage Against the Machine, the Pixies -- but Indio might be staging one of the biggest on-stage moments in hip-hop since Tupac (virtually) rose from the dead.
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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Whether Grammy voters will recognize it or not, it's been a curious and transitional year for popular music. A few of its brightest new stars, 17-year-old New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde, country...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 12:55 PM
We're a touch late to the game on this, but recently, both Hall & Oates and "Ballin' Oates" have been popping up on shuffle with a mysterious frequency, so much so that it deserves mention.
Hall & Oates? Dismiss them at your peril: The team long ago...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:00 PM
Video of the year
Justin Timberlake — “Mirrors”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz — “Thrift Shop”
Bruno Mars — “Locked Out of Heaven”
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell — “...