1. SXSW Backbeat: SPIN and Solange at Stubb's, Earl Sweatshirt at Green Label Sound's Barbecue

    March 16, 2013 1:34 PM EDT After the headlining act at MySpace's Saturday showcase was revealed to be Justin Timberlake , the next surprise guest to be unveiled would join the Afghan Whigs at FADER Fort on Friday night. Like most secrets this one wasn't kept lo ...

  2. Backbeat: Death Grips, Flying Lotus, Ali Shaheed Muhammad Rock, Rattle and Spray NPR's CMJ Showcase

    October 19, 2012 11:33 AM EDT Buke and Gase's Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez get the audience warmed up (Photo: Harley Oliver Brown ) It was hard to believe this was a public radio show Wednesday night (Oct. 17) as noise-rap duo Death Grips flayed a moshing crowd with room-r ...

  3. Album Reviews: No Doubt, Mika, Ben Folds Five & more

    October 09, 2012 6:33 AM EDT Mika The Origin of Love Producers: various Republic Records Release Date: Oct. 16 The surviving members of Queen have done well with Freddie Mercury stand-ins Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert. But British singer Mika is lurking out there as another ...

  4. Single Reviews: Maroon 5, Jessie Ware, Future & Brandi Carlisle

    August 30, 2012 12:45 PM EDT FLYING LOTUS FEATURING ERYKAH BADU See Thru to U (2:24) Producer: Steven Ellison Writers: S. Ellison, E. Badu Publishers: Divine Pimp Publishing/Universal Music Warp Experimental electronic auteur Steve Ellison, better-known as Flying Lotus, has r ...

  5. Jose James, Jef Neve Rekindle Jazz Flame

    May 14, 2010 4:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 When singer Jose James arrived at the cavernous Galaxy Studios in Brussels to spend a day with Belgian piano wunderkind Jef Neve, he had no intention of reviving an iconic jazz brand. Instead, the two jazz musicians, who had already been singled out ...