| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:04 AM
There was something in the musical water of 1994. Let's take another sip.
A good chunk of millennials were either pre-teens or young teens in 1994 — and their budding musical tastes were informed by a wide array of memorable offerings in just...
| May 12, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Ticket sales for Saturday's 139th Preakness are running ahead of last year, as the event's past success and star power of featured musical acts allow organizers to curtail advertising.
With the spotlight on the Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome...
| May 10, 2014
| 9:57 AM
It's hard to overstate how bleak an outlook Maryland thoroughbred racing faced as recently as four years ago.
Magna Entertainment Corp., which owned Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, had declared bankruptcy and squandered a chance to bring...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Nas, the veteran New York rapper, will perform on the main stage of May 17's Preakness InfieldFest, the Maryland Jockey Club announced today. "Royals" singer Lorde, previously announced, is the other headliner. Electronic dance music DJs Frank Walker...
| May 17, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Lorde, the 17-year-old singer-songwriter from New Zealand, waited more than halfway through her hourlong set to satisfy the majority of the Preakness InfieldFest crowd on Saturday afternoon.
They wanted "Royals," Lorde's Grammy-winning hit single....
| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:01 AM
The first rap record to enthrall Zsuzsanna Ward was "Illmatic" by Nas.
Better known as ZZ Ward, the genre-defying singer-songwriter grew up in Oregon, far from the dangerous New York surroundings Nas memorably depicted on his 1994 album. But as all...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:17 PM
A quick scan of this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest reveals the type of lineup we've come to expect from the annual concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion: Smart, on-the-nose and balanced -- as long as you're the type of music fan who takes pride in genre...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 5:05 PM
Perhaps the strangest, most dizzying scene at Saturday's Virgin Mobile FreeFest at Merriweather Post Pavilion unfolded in the Dance Forest.
Some young women wore just glitter, body paint and underwear, while other concertgoers dressed as Teenage Mutant...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 11:16 AM
Indie rocker Jack White, dubstep king Skrillex and rapper Nas will headline the 2012 Virgin Mobile FreeFest at Merriweather Post Pavilion, organizers announced today.
Scheduled for Oct. 6 at Merriweather Post Pavilion, the festival's lineup also includes...
| Aug 30, 2010
| 8:48 AM
From the Midnight Sun blog:
Rock The Bells had the potential to be epic.
The tour, which came to Merriweather Post Pavilion last night, boasted some of hip-hop's most legendary acts: Lauryn Hill, Wu Tang Clan, Rakim, KRS-One, Snoop Dogg and A Tribe...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 8:31 AM
Here’s an understatement: the rap blogs were busy yesterday. It seemed like every hour, there was another leak from a big-name artist. Kanye West, Nas, Big Sean and Lil Wayne were all victims of Hulkshare liberation. But now for the important part:...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 8:26 AM
What was the highlight of Drake's weekend? Ask him, and he'd likely answer hosting the second OVOFest, the one night of the year Toronto becomes hip-hop's Mecca. Or maybe he'd get more specific and say having Nas come out to perform "Made You Look" was...