| 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...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Just ahead of his planned appearance this weekend on "Saturday Night Live," Miguel on Wednesday released a new remix of his song "How Many Drinks?" featuring Kendrick Lamar.
The two L.A.-based artists broke out in 2012 with two of the year's most...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 10:34 AM
** 1/2 (out of four)
Rockie Fresh likes cars. He likes buying cars ("In 2013/I plan to buy too many cars"). He likes talking about cars. He likes driving cars, and he likes driving metaphors: both of his higher-profile mixtape releases were named as...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The best thing the Grammys telecast attempts to do is also its most tricky feat to accomplish: the artist pair-up. For every Elton John and Eminem, there's a Stevie Wonder and the Jonas Brothers. For every Mumford & Sons and Bob Dylan, there's a record-...
| Apr 1, 2012
It was just after 8 a.m. when international fugitive Carlos Castillo opened the front door of his gated brick home.
"I'll talk to you guys. I really want to get it off my chest," Castillo said.
The 25-year-old is wanted in Chicago on charges stemming...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 6:39 AM
You've heard Chet Haze rap on the Northwestern anthem-turned-viral-video, “White and Purple,” and now you can see Haze — aka Chet Hanks, son of actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson — perform live in Chicago for the first time.
| Jun 2, 2012
| 5:04 PM
Midway through One Direction’s interview with “Good Morning America” Saturday outside Barnes & Noble in Old Orchard Center mall in Skokie, interviewer Cameron Mathison stopped the conversation and politely asked the 1,500 or so fans in...
| Jan 16, 2011
January has always been slump month when it comes to new pop music. Musicians tend to turn bearlike around this time, hibernating until conditions seem friendlier. Yet the resourceful pop lover will be anything but bored right now, with so much to reap...
| May 14, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Influential hit radio station KIIS-FM held its annual Wango Tango concert at the Home Depot Center in Carson. It featured Pitbull, Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5, Wiz Khalifa, B.o.B. and others. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts was there to review....
| May 20, 2012
| 9:32 PM
He thanked God, his parents, his family, "everybody who like you know just let me do what I do to get to this point," his label, the DJs, and a few career influences. When it looked like he was floundering, though, Miley leaned in....
| May 16, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Traveling hip-hop festival Rock the Bells announced this year's three-city tour stops will be held on two consecutive days in each of its three host cities. The lineup features the return of Missy Elliott and a host of young buzzy MCs, including ASAP...