Artists travel down new roads this week

Even though bands create their images based on a certain sound or by conquering a particular genre, it’s always good to shake things up a bit. Experimenting with different music styles is always a risky endeavor, though, since no one — neither the band nor the audience — truly knows how the experiment will turn […]

Doing it Big

Big Sean performs Saturday for a crowd of students at Springfest, hosted by USC Concerts’ Committee on McCarthy Quad. A-Trak and Travis Barker & Mix Master Mike also performed.  

Musical breakups are inevitable but often for the best

When a band breaks up or goes on hiatus, it can be shocking, even devastating, to its members and listeners. But with the music industry in a slump, breakups are more common than ever. The outlook, however, is not one of despair, but one of hope: Reunions are also starting to spread like wildfire. Fame […]

Travis Barker to release solo album

Do you ever hear much about drummers recording their own solo albums? Well, that’s exactly what Travis Barker of Blink-182 has done. Barker’s solo album, Give the Drummer Some, is due to drop March 15. Give the Drummer Some has some huge names attached to it. Lupe Fiasco, Pharrell, Snoop Dogg, E-40, Busta Rhymes, Slash […]