| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Throughout Earl Sweatshirt's major-label debut, “Doris,” the Odd Future rapper struggles to come to terms with the increased spotlight he’s been under since returning from Coral Reef Academy--a retreat for at-risk boys outside the Samoan...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:13 AM
Call it R&B, soul, "urban" — the music associated with supple rhythms and emotive, gospel-influenced vocals is a permanent fixture in the upper regions of the pop charts. Last year, R&B artists sold nearly 50 million albums and 250 million digital...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:22 AM
Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. Jay Z to bring his Magna Carta World Tour to Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center on Jan. 9 Sammy Hagar and Trace Adkins, both at at Sands Bethlehem Event......
| Aug 19, 2013
***1/2 (out of four)
Listening to Earl Sweatshirt rap sometimes makes it easy to remember all of the garbage that came along with being a teenager. Earl, the youngest member of Odd Future--the one who suddenly disappeared to a Somoan boarding school...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:40 PM
w/ Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, B.o.B and more. $50-$90, 6 p.m., Aug. 8. Oakdale Theatre, 95 South Turnpike Rd, Wallingford, oakdale.com
At 6:48 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, @KirkKnight tweeted, "Somebody need to cook for me. This fast food...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:55 AM
What: Pitchfork Music Festival
Where: Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St.
When: 3 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
What: 46 bands/artists, three stages, hosted by e-zine pitchfork.com
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:25 AM
3 stars (out of 4)
Kanye West’s sixth studio album, “Yeezus” (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam), is the latest affront from an artist who keeps inventing ways to tick people off.
At first listen, it is hostile, abrasive (both sonically and...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 10:01 AM
AUSTIN, Texas -- Can't think of anything better than a cappella gospel music in the morning, especially when it's sung with the grit and flair of the Relatives.
On Friday at the South by Southwest Music Conference, it was a rollercoaster ride across...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 7:12 PM
AUSTIN, Texas -- Savages, a U.K. quartet that made new converts with each gig at the South by Southwest Music Conference, was in a particularly nasty mood during its final appearance Saturday.
"Last stop at a horrible (expletive) festival," hissed singer...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:35 AM
Feb. 23, Factory Underground, 16 Isaac St., Norwalk, (203) 275-8672, factoryundergroundstudio.com
On Feb. 23 three of the tri-state area's most promising young streetwear designers will gather at the Factory Underground in...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Frank Ocean is that rare artist whom polar opposites — skeptical tastemakers in it for the art and music-industry insiders obsessed with chart position — can agree on. Ocean's major-label debut, "Channel Orange," recently found itself...