| Nov 10, 2010
| 12:33 PM
From the Midnight Sun blog:
In response to an inquiry from the federal government trade czar, the Recording Industry Association of America released Monday a filing itemizing "notorious markets" across the globe.
Notorious markets are physical places...
| Jul 9, 2011
Of all the singers to hit the pop music scene in the past 25 years, k.d. lang continues to stand out.
There's the timbre of her voice, a sound remarkably dark and rich and deep. Then there's the technique, with its unfailing intonation and evenness of...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 10:11 AM
It’s Rolling Papers Week at Louder Now. Wiz Khalifa, hip-hop’s young pothead-in-charge, drops his highly anticipated major-label debut Tuesday. Every day this week, I’m going to analyze the tracks: what works, what doesn’t and what...
| Dec 7, 2010
| 4:22 AM
All right, folks ... you know that on these shows where people vote (at least eventually), I tend to stay pretty neutral. I mean, I always give my opinions on performances, but I wouldn't say I exactly root for people.......
| Jun 23, 2011
| 11:30 AM
Fans of '90s alternative rock will have more than one chance this year to get their fix. Yo La Tengo, almost 20 years old now, will play Merriweather Post Pavilion in September, opening for The National, natch.
And this Saturday, the seminal three-...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 1:30 PM
Saturday afternoon, the Capitals return to Verizon Center. Up, 3-1, in their best-of-seven playoff series with the Rangers after Wednesday night’s thrilling double-overtime victory, the Capitals can close out the Rangers with another win. One area...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 11:29 AM
Jon Ehrens is five years younger than his sister Emily.
It might not seem too important now that they're both adults, but when you're a kid, that's a big gap. Which is why, even though they came from a musical family, the two never really had much...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 4:01 AM
David Correy, a 26-year-old singer from Annapolis, is struggling to find the words to describe the 2006 car accident that occurred after he fell asleep at the wheel. It nearly left him paralyzed.
"I've never screamed so loud in my life. I remember...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 7:45 PM
Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.
Publicist Kristen Foster said Saturday that the...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 1:58 AM
I haven't watched a Grammy telecast all the way through in quite awhile. As much as I love the great TV-music moments when they happen, there haven't been enough of them lately to keep me tuned in when all the wretched excess, bizarre productions and...
| Jul 23, 2011
It looks a little bit like a body board, and it does ride the waves — sound waves, that is. Meet the harpejji, a fretted string instrument invented and built in the Baltimore area.
Coldplay bought one. A.R. Rahman, who composed the score to...
| Oct 8, 2011
| 4:26 PM
She was born in South Korea, loves her homeland's traditions with a passion and has officially served the burgeoning Korean-American community in Maryland for more than six years now. But Michelle Kim still insists that as a cultural ambassador, she...