| Jul 4, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Jay-Z’s new album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” came out Wednesday night, and as the rapper predicts on one track from it, he did indeed crash the Internet. Not literally, of course, but the artist's 12th solo studio album, released early...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It's possible to pare down the gist of "Magna Carta Holy Grail," the 12th solo studio album from New York rapper/businessman/new dad Jay-Z, to three simple words uttered in a track called "Tom Ford."
"I'm so special," declares the rapper, 43, and anyone...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:35 AM
This weeks’ Entertainment Weekly ranks the “100 Best” and when it comes to albums, it’s no surprise The Beatles hold the number one spot. Revolver tops the list, followed by Prince’s Purple Rain, The Rolling Stones’...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Nash Kato was the swaggering singer-guitarist of the rising Chicago band Urge Overkill in the early '90s when he and his bandmates would hang out at Wicker Park's Rainbo Club, and, he recalls, a petite young woman was always hitting them up for beers...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 9:00 AM
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In March, the Sunset Strip music venue the Key Club announced that it was closing for good. Few local music fans were especially surprised.
The venue had operated in various guises since...
| May 17, 2013
| 5:00 PM
The choral performance of “This Could be the Start of Something Big” on Friday night by Barbara Ingram School for the Arts students kicked off “A Celebration of Firsts” presented by the school’s foundation at Hager Hall in...
| May 20, 2013
| 5:39 AM
The Rolling Stones played the second of their two-nights at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA, and as with every show on their 50 and Counting tour they counted on a couple of special guests to share the stage. Former Nirvana drummer and current Foo...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 9:24 AM
Major Lazer, like many dance-hall and EDM artists, traffics in nostalgia via sentimental ’80s and ’90s samples. New Order, a band that helped forge the sound of dance music decades ago, traffics in the nostalgia of its own songs. At...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:32 PM
If you are anywhere near a TV tonight, Dec. 12, you'll be hard-pressed to miss 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief , a live concert from Madison Square Garden in New York City to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy, since it is airing on many channels...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 4:26 AM
Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1. MARSHALL CRENSHAW & BOTTLE ROCKETS When Marshall Crenshaw was making such wonderful (and far too underappreciated) pop-rock such as “Someday, Someway,” “Cynical Girl” and “...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Frances Bean Cobain says her mother, Courtney Love, 'should be banned from Twitter.' Courtney Love posted that ex-Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl had a physical relationship with Love and Kurt Cobain's daughter, Frances Bean Cobain....
| Nov 10, 2012
| 9:39 PM
In terms of a conceptual triumph, a concert featuring Weezer’s self-titled 1994 debut album doesn’t compare with witnessing “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” – or even Nirvana’s “Nevermind.”...