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  • Frank Ocean vocal injury cancels Drake's OVO Fest opening night

    Frank Ocean vocal injury cancels Drake's OVO Fest opening night
    The opening night of Drake’s annual OVO Fest in Toronto has been canceled due to Frank Ocean’s recent vocal injury, Live Nation announced on Tuesday. The R&B crooner was slated to headline the first night of the two-day festival alongside...
  • David Bowie, Disclosure among nominees for U.K.'s Mercury Prize

    David Bowie, Disclosure among nominees for U.K.'s Mercury Prize
    Nominees for the 2013 Mercury Prize were announced Wednesday in London, and though Pop & Hiss was totally prepared to moan about the award's tragically blinkered view of British pop, the short list of a dozen titles turns out to be -- dare we say it? --...
  • In Rotation: 'Avalanche' by Quadron, 'Kenny Dennis LP' by Serengeti

    Quadron "Avalanche" (Vested In Culture/Epic) It's impossible not to relish Coco O's sultry vocals on "Avalanche," the sophomore effort from Danish electro-soul duo Quadron. Her sweet voice tangles with a mix of indie pop, electronica, soul and...
  • James Blake returns with new single 'Retrograde'; album out April 9

    James Blake returns with new single 'Retrograde'; album out April 9
    One of the more welcome (if lower-key) acts on the recently announced bill for this spring's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is James Blake, the young English fellow whose self-titled 2011 debut laid out a convincing vision of post-dubstep soul...
  • RedEye's Rock 'n' Vote 2013 Top 10

    RedEye's Rock 'n' Vote 2013 Top 10
    UPDATE: 2013 Rock 'n' Vote voting has closed. RSVP for the show (required for attendance) and click here to get to know this year's acts better. See you there! The abundance of great Chicago bands never ceases, or ceases to impress. That’s...
  • James Blake and his ever-changing moods

    James Blake and his ever-changing moods
    British singer-songwriter James Blake started out making beautiful, disembodied, dubstep-inclined sound collages in his bedroom. In 2011 he released his self-titled, full-length debut, and, armed with a much-downloaded hit (an underwater-sounding cover of...
  • Album review: James Blake, 'Overgrown'

    Album review: James Blake, 'Overgrown'
    **1/2 (out of four) In his self-titled 2011 debut album, James Blake was already beginning to pivot away from the purely electronic production that first got him noticed. A show-stopping cover of Joni Mitchell's “A Case Of You” and a...
  • Coachella 2013 feels something like a British re-invasion

     Coachella 2013 feels something like a British re-invasion
    Ten minutes into his band's performance Friday night at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, singer Damon Albarn of Blur realized he hadn't introduced himself. So after a hard-driving rendition of Blur's song "There's No Other Way," the...
  • Live review: HARD's Day of the Dead

    Live review: HARD's Day of the Dead
    It’s probably no coincidence that Maya Jane Coles, the 24-year-old British-Japanese producer and one of very few female artists on the bill at Saturday’s HARD Day of the Dead, helmed the best set of the night. On a bill devoted to skull-...
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  • Year-end Top 10 list: August Brown

     
    Throughout the week and holiday season, Pop & Hiss will be presenting various top 10 lists from its contributors. What follows are the favorite albums of the year from staffer August Brown....
  • Friday Morning Coffee: Today Could Be The Day.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Well, it's just going to be one of those Fridays. We can feel it. There's a better than even chance that, instead of sliding into a Super Bowl weekend where most Pennsylvanians will consume their......