| 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-...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 6:35 AM
Resilient youth was served at the 55th annual Grammy Awards Sunday, with relative newcomers such as Mumford & Sons, fun. and Gotye sweeping the major awards.
The Black Keys also enjoyed a banner night. The Nashville-via-Ohio rock duo won three Grammys,...
| 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...
| Dec 17, 2012
*** (out of four)
In the span of a year, 17-year-old rapper and Englewood native Chief Keef went from being a kid caught with a gun to a poster boy for all of Chicago's violence. Yet Keef's Interscope debut, "Finally Rich," contrary to what some may...
| 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...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Being the featured attraction in a platinum-selling rock band obviously isn’t enough for Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine, who also finds time to concoct his own fragrance, design a clothing collection, run a record company and mentor wanna-be stars...
| 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...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Tupac 'hologram': Coachella crowds waited in anticipation for this weekend's appearance by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, who were joined again by reincarnated slain West Coast superstar Tupac Shakur onstage in a hologram-like image....
| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg closed the first weekend of Coachella with a parade of hits and guests, including Eminem, 50 Cent, Wiz Kalifa, Tony Yayo and Kendrick Lamar. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts reviews....