| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:33 AM
Kanye West this week landed in a very familiar place: on top of the Billboard charts.
West’s polarizing but critically acclaimed sixth album, “Yeezus,” took the No. 1 spot after it moved 327,000 copies in its first week, according to...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Last year BET tagged its annual awards spectacle as "Too big to miss" — a phrase the network should have held for this year.
Sure, the historically unpredictable ceremony will feature dazzling performances – Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown,...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 9:15 PM
Two years ago at Powerhouse — the annual summer hip-hop concert presented by L.A.'s KPWR-FM (105.9), a.k.a. "Power 106" — the Compton rapper Problem performed on a small outdoor stage designed to showcase up-and-coming acts. In 2012 he made it...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 10:59 AM
Pitbull can't get enough of Los Angeles.
Two days after he played the Hollywood Bowl with Kesha -- in a concert The Times' August Brown called "a fire hose of raved-up singles, crotch-swinging guitar solos [and] Spanglish salaciousness" -- the Miami-...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
For nearly two decades the Essence Music Festival has been the premiere destination for black music fans from around the country. Now, BET is hoping to change that.
The Black Entertainment Television network has built a formidable competitor to Essence'...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 6:28 AM
In addition to such stars as Deadmau5, David Guetta and Tiesto, Ultra Music Festival announces more artists in the phase two of its lineup.
You can now catch Skrillex, Snoop Dogg, TheWeeknd and Steve Aoki. The full lineup is at ultramusicfestival.com/...
| Dec 20, 2012
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Some chefs spend their careers working in the upper echelon of fine-dining restaurants, only to throw their hands up and open a burger joint. Curtis Duffy is not one of...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:45 PM
1. Record Of The Year Lonely Boy
The Black Keys The Black Keys & Danger Mouse, producers; Tom Elmhirst & Kennie Takahashi, engineers/mixers; Brian Lucey, mastering engineer Track from: El Camino [Nonesuch] Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Indie-rock trio Fun. and R&B/hip-hop star Frank Ocean scored big in Grammy Award nominations, scoring six nods apiece mostly in the top Grammy categories. The Recording Academy announced the nominations Wednesday during a show in Nashville. The 55th...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 11:15 AM
Musicians, time for some real talk. We do not advocate for any illicit narcotic use here at Pop & Hiss, but if you know you're riding dirty in your tour bus, route your travels far away from Sierra Blanca, Texas.
Following in the company of Fiona Apple,...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 2:55 PM
WWE Raw World Tour
$15-$95, doors 4 p.m., Oct. 21. XL Center, One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford, xlcenter.com
In the seven years of Brodus Clay's wrestling career, few evenings have entailed as much risk as that of January 9, 2012. During an edition...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 8:15 AM
WWE Raw World Tour. $15-$95, doors 4 p.m., Oct. 21. XL Center, One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford, xlcenter.com
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