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‘Syd tha Kyd’ shows diverse talent in debut

Eli Watson January 17, 2012

There are two sides to Sydney Bennett: the shy songstress who first mesmerized listeners with her acid-soul track “Flashlight,” and the take-no-prisoners statement, “I slap bitches, Dad”...

Smashing Pumpkins rerelease burst of alt-rock nostalgia

Robert Starr December 6, 2011

In the realm of ’90s alternative rock, few bands stand on the same tier as the Smashing Pumpkins. Led by guitarist and vocalist Billy Corgan, they produced a body of work epic in scope, focusing...

Post-humous Winehouse album shows off her best

Anjli Mehta December 6, 2011

When listening to Amy Winehouse’s posthumous release, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, it’s hard to believe the tracks were recorded within the past decade. When it comes to jazz, Winehouse’s...

Clear Channel joining daily deal boom in tie-up

The Associated Press December 6, 2011

LOS ANGELES — Broadcasting giant Clear Channel Radio is getting into the daily deals business in a partnership with radio station rival Cumulus Media Inc. As part of the deal, Clear Channel will...

Musical veterans persevere with new releases

Eli Watson December 6, 2011

A band’s true challenge lies in how they manage to remain relevant. This is what separates the good from the bad — if one can captivate rather than remain stagnant, the results are often successful....

Watch the Throne fascinates, dominates, defines

Katie Stroh December 6, 2011

Editor's Note: The Life & Arts senior staff combed through this year’s pop culture and selected the artists, albums, books and movements that they think, in one way or another, helped define...

Tyler, The Creator heralds new incarnation of hip-hop

Ali Breland December 5, 2011

Editor's Note: The Life & Arts senior staff combed through this year's pop culture and selected the artists, albums, books and movements that they think, in one way or another, helped define...

Winter Arts Preview: Music

Editor's note: The following tracks contain explicit lyrics Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa, Mac & Devin Go to High School Released Dec. 13 Hip-hop veteran Snoop Dogg and rising rap superstar...

Songz unabashedly explores his favorite subject on new EP

Anjli Mehta November 29, 2011

 In his follow-up to 2010’s Passion, Pain & Pleasure, Trey Songz brings the heat in his new, sexually-charged EP Inevitable. On this EP, Songz refines his R&B vocal chops with five new...

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis collaborate in sold-out tour

Ali Breland November 29, 2011

Very little music of worth or at least notoriety has come out of Washington since the heyday of Kurt Cobain and grunge music. In the ’90s, Sir Mix-A-Lot managed to move out of the Seattle scene and...

Time will tell if Jet Life rappers can fly

Eli Watson November 29, 2011

New Orleans’s Curren$y has had a busy year. From performing at this year’s South By Southwest to releasing a handful of mixtapes and albums, the chilled-out, newfound leader of stoner rap is...

Hip-hop collective releases genre-blending album

Eli Watson November 22, 2011

Minneapolis-based collective Doomtree has become a resonating voice in hip-hop’s ever-changing scene. Alongside Minneapolis’ Rhymesayers Entertainment, which features the likes of underground-turned-mainstream...

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