Jul 24, 2014 — The video for the teenage duo Maddie & Tae's first single, "Girl In A Country Song," cheerfully turns the tables on the cartoonish macho tendencies of so much recent country music.
Jul 23, 2014 — One of the biggest and developing stories in hip-hop is the Los Angeles label Top Dawg Entertainment. The company employs an in-house production team responsible for its best and best-loved songs.
Jul 23, 2014 — The Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler, a former doctor, is known as a literate and introspective musician. But then he wondered how his brainy musings would translate to music for the body.
Jul 22, 2014 — The "boom-chicka-boom" of Johnny Cash's guitar. The ghostly echo on Elvis Presley's voice. More than 60 years after these early recordings, the studio is still making music the old-fashioned way.
Jul 21, 2014 — In their first single, the young country singers Maddie & Tae make a splash by speaking up for the women in country songs who are expected to look good in the back of a pickup truck, nothing more.
Jul 18, 2014 — From July 25 to July 27, we'll stream more than a dozen concerts from the festival's main stage.
Jul 17, 2014 — For four days in the Superdome, the Essence Festival conjures an alternate universe where mature R&B performed by seasoned veterans is elevated over material aimed at teenagers.
Jul 17, 2014 — Texas blues legend Johnny Winter has died, ending a long and expansive career that included working alongside bluesman Muddy Waters and playing at the Woodstock festival.
Jul 14, 2014 — Spoiler alert: Like many bad things in life, some of the first usages of the slur that we could find are from children's rhymes.
Jul 13, 2014 — A second-generation American, he was one of the most prominent conductors of the post-World War II era, leading orchestras and opera companies on both sides of the Atlantic. He died Sunday at 84.