Last year was a great one for hip-hop in terms of albums, and 2013 seems to be following suit. After all, we've already had strong mixtapes from Young Dro and Migos, and great EPs from Homeboy Sandman and Sab the Artist. On the album front, here are our top five of 2013 so far.
By Reed Fischer See also: *Ten Things Your Lollapalooza Outfit Says About You *Lovely Ladies of Lollapalooza This past weekend's running of Lollapalooza in Chicago was intense. The heat, the monsoon-like storm on Saturday, and even the lobster corn dogs all exceeded what the human body can take n ... More >>
See also Houston Press's 50 Cent showcase slideshow 50 Cent / Eminem - Austin Music Hall Never mind that Get Rich or Die Trying actually came out in 2003; the moist and dewy crowd at Austin Music Hall last night was plenty psyched for his performance of his debut album on its "10th anniversary." Ba ... More >>
Also, Dengue Fever, Jessie Baylin, Reigning Sound, Black Bananas and others
Angel CeballosHar Mar SuperstarHar Mar Superstar may be the unlikeliest dancefloor hero ever to perform in his underwear, but the pasty, diminutive songwriter/producer, born Sean Tillman, has proven over four albums that you don't have to have coiffed hair and a chiseled physique to fashion h ... More >>
Also, Dustin Wong, Greg Dulli, Ghostface Killah
Also, Randy Newman, Meshell Ndegeocello, Useless Keys and others
This just in from the Knitting Factory in Hollywood: This Monday, January 12 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. the Hollywood venue is giving away ten pairs of tickets to each of their upcoming shows. Specific show info below. JAN 16th - 1969 Tour with Myka Nine / Sole / Ceschi Ramos / Factor JAN ... More >>