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2014 Stories by Brittany Spanos

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  • THE ’70s ARE BACK

    published May 7, 2014

    The names of The 1975’s songs are easy to remember. Usually just one word long (“Sex,” “Chocolate,”... More >>

  • GIRLS HAVE ALL THE FUN

    published May 7, 2014

    Cher is a superstar of music, television, film, and Twitter. She’s mastered all genres and mediums she’s explored and made herself one... More >>

  • HOLY ROLLERS

    published April 30, 2014

    There is something undeniably blessed about Chvrches’ sound. Bridging both the dark and light of synthpop, the Scottish trio can craft truly... More >>

  • BLONDE AMBITION

    published April 23, 2014

    Erika M. Anderson, better known as EMA, is unapologetically loud and “SOOO BLONDE” as she hoarsely screams on the track of the same... More >>

  • TWICE THE HITS

    published April 23, 2014

    DJ Prostyle will be living the dream when he has 2 Chainz and Miguel, two of the most sought after and successful artists in hip-hop and r&b,... More >>

  • "Somebody Loves You," and That Somebody is Betty Who

    published April 16, 2014

    'I have this fantasy," says Betty Who. The New York-based singer is a tall, fast-talking burst of energy with platinum blonde hair and... More >>

  • WEIRD SCIENCE

    published April 16, 2014

    The California-formed, New York–based band We Are Scientists may be the most indie-rock outfit of all of indie rock. Between their catchy... More >>

  • HORROR SHOW

    published April 16, 2014

    When Avey Tare (the stage persona of David Portner) isn’t busy with Animal Collective, he’s flexing his even more intensely... More >>

  • ROCK GODS

    published April 9, 2014

    Now that Brooklyn’s Barclays Center has become the go-to event venue, given its success with the MTV VMAs, it may have been a no-brainer... More >>

  • GOOD VIBRATIONS

    published April 9, 2014

    Every generation needs a great songwriter, and there’s a fine argument to be made that Rufus Wainwright is ours. The son of folk legends... More >>

  • THE VOICE ELECTRIC

    published April 2, 2014

    Now in his sixties, Juan Gabriel still has what it takes to energize a stadium full of people. The Mexican pop singer is a vibrant performer with... More >>

  • BOYS WILL BE BOYS

    published April 2, 2014

    Since 2009, The Wanted have endured the extremes of boy band drama, from a beef with their main competitors, fellow U.K. kids One Direction, to... More >>

  • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

    published March 26, 2014

    The Pains of Being Pure at Heart is a pretty perfect name for a band that sounds like a fuzzier version of The Smiths, and let's hope they further... More >>

  • The Ataris

    published March 26, 2014

    Pop punk nerds can rest easy now that the Ataris have reunited with their original line-up. In honor of the 10-year anniversary of their most... More >>

  • Lady Gaga

    published March 26, 2014

    What better way to close out Roseland Ballroom's final week than a residency from one of pop's most eccentric artists and proudest New Yorkers?... More >>

  • Demi Lovato

    published March 5, 2014

    Former Disney kid turned very mature face of self-help Demi Lovato has taken her X-Factor judge duties seriously. For her third headlining... More >>

  • Arctic Monkeys

    published February 5, 2014

    Since the 2006 release of Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, the Arctic Monkeys' musicianship has had to compete against hype.... More >>

  • Kings of Leon

    published February 5, 2014

    Since they released their debut album in 2003, Kings of Leon have been an oddly reliable landmark in rock 'n' roll. Continuously supplying bluesy,... More >>

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers

    published January 29, 2014

    Though the world will get to see them join Bruno Mars on the Superbowl halftime stage the next day at MetLife stadium, the Red Hot Chili Peppers... More >>

  • Panic! At the Disco

    published January 22, 2014

    Over the course of four albums, Panic! At the Disco has experienced numerous shifts in genre and line-up. However, Brendon Urie and his taste for... More >>

  • Los Campesinos!

    published January 15, 2014

    There is nothing more necessary than some mid-week twee pop, and luckily, Los Campesinos! is here to save the day. Joined by the equally brilliant... More >>

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