- The Grammys are gearing up for an event that gears up for the Grammys. Rick Ross, Common, LL Cool J and Lupe Fiasco will join Grandmaster Flash , Melle Mel and Scorpio for a special performance of “The Message”at a pre-Grammy concert that will also include ditties from Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Sugarland and others. Dubbed “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night,” the concert telecast will announce this year’s Grammy nominees, too. It airs at 10 p.m. Wednesday on CBS.
- With 2011 not even eleven-twelfths over, Paste is the first major music publication out of the gate with a year-end list. They’ve placed Bon Iver’s latest at the top of their heap -- an album that we really liked , too. Your move, NPR.
Clicky shuffle, your random song for Tuesday morning:
- Stereolab, “Brakhage”