| Aug 26, 2013
| 6:58 AM
Were the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, which aired live Sunday night from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the whitest VMAs in history -- or the blackest? The youngest or the oldest? The most exciting or the most embarrassing?
Sure, you bet -- all of the...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:22 PM
If you look at the banner on top of this blog, you’ll see that the “Musikfest edition” designation has finally come down, signifying the official close of our coverage of Musikfest’s 30th year. Heck, Allentown Fair is now just 11.....
| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Queen Latifah's Wednesday night concert at the Hollywood Bowl may have been the first installment in this summer’s Jazz at the Bowl series, but it felt an awful lot like a dry run for her upcoming gig as the star of a daytime talk show to launch...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 4:22 PM
It’s almost pointless to review a jam band concert, let alone a jam band festival such as The Peach Festival that today, Aug. 18, enters the last of its four days at Toyota Pavilion at Montage in Scranton. The music......
| Sep 1, 2013
| 8:06 PM
The sun may have been searing overhead during the concert, but Robin Thicke packed his own heat.
The headliner for Sunday's show at Fontainebleau Miami Beach thrilled the female persuasion by coming out in shades and a black shirt whose top buttons were...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Pop star Robin Thicke won over the hipster crowd at the FXX launch party in Hollywood on Tuesday night with a high-energy (read: sweaty) set of his hits, other people's hits and then the Big HIt of the Summer: "Blurred LInes."
The crowd at Lure was far...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 11:33 AM
Boz Scaggs' show Sunday at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts featured a riveting performance by a singer who galvanized the room, brought the audience to its feet and turned one of Orange County's stateliest venues into something close to a mosh pit....
| Jun 19, 2013
| 4:36 PM
When Boz Scaggs was a boy, Memphis meant a few simple things: a visit to his grandmother's house, his father's family history, that catchy Chuck Berry tune that sometimes came on the radio.
Years later, as he honed his musical tastes, the "Lowdown"...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Things have happened quickly for Wild Belle.
Brother-sister duo Natalie and Elliot Bergman, who have made music off and on since now-23-year-old Natalie was a teenager, started recording under the name Wild Belle only last year. Since then, the band...
| May 8, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Blake Shelton and Shakira's teams stepped out live for the first time on "The Voice" on Tuesday night, as Teams Adam and Usher had done the previous night, to compete for audience votes as well as their coach's favor and vie for a spot in the top 12....
| Apr 4, 2013
| 10:29 AM
"Where do babies come from?" is a complicated question, terrifying and inevitable for parents. They must simplify for the sake of their children's psyches, but that answer obscures the many layers of such a question, for there is much to consider in the...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 11:45 AM
How best to celebrate the 35th anniversary of a beloved live album? By re-creating it onstage, of course.
That's the approach being taken by Cheap Trick, which announced Thursday that it plans to play "Cheap Trick at Budokan," the power-pop veterans'...