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2014 Stories by Brittany Spanos

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  • OVER THE HILL

    published July 23, 2014

    Ms. Lauryn Hill is more than just a singer, she is the very definition of an artist. Her lyrics are gorgeously composed and are even more powerful... More >>

  • HE WILL ROCK YOU

    published July 16, 2014

    The late, great Freddie Mercury is irreplaceable. As the frontman of Queen, he seamlessly melded the worlds of theater and rock to create a... More >>

  • LOCAL LEGENDS

    published July 16, 2014

    New Jersey native and famously mullet-ed Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora has been a hair-metal mainstay for more than 30 years. His success, as... More >>

  • TOGETHER AT LAST

    published July 9, 2014

    Beyonce and Jay Z are not your average anything, so why in the world would they have an average tour? The pair have been our “’03... More >>

  • 4th Annual 4Knots Festival

    published July 9, 2014

    There’s nothing quite like a day spent by the water listening to amazing music, and when that music includes live performances by Dinosaur... More >>

  • LADY LUCK

    published July 2, 2014

    Summers in New York are meant for events like MoMA Nights, when attendees can enjoy great live music in the museum’s gorgeous Sculpture... More >>

  • SKY’S THE LIMIT

    published July 2, 2014

    Could there be anything more Williamsburg than a concert presented by David Lynch featuring Sky Ferreira? For now, let’s say this is as... More >>

  • WAKE UP CALL

    published June 25, 2014

    Like it or not, you’ve had at least one Avicii single, most likely “Wake Me Up” or “Hey Brother,” stuck in your... More >>

  • DRAGON LADY

    published June 18, 2014

    Not many bands can make a dreamy dance track about the cycle of marriage and infidelity, but not many bands are Little Dragon. “Ritual... More >>

  • PIZZA PARTY

    published June 11, 2014

    Macaulay Culkin has kept everyone on their toes wondering whether his various post–Home Alone career turns are cries for help or practical... More >>

  • SAVE YOUR SOUL

    published June 11, 2014

    Sam Smith is the real deal. Something about the way he belts lyrics that sound like his deepest, darkest secrets makes his music simultaneously... More >>

  • SPICE GIRLS

    published June 4, 2014

    Salt-n-Pepa are here! The iconic hip-hop trio, responsible for some of the genre’s catchiest and most karaoke-able hits like “Push... More >>

  • ’ELLO, GOV’NOR

    published June 4, 2014

    What could possibly draw a crowd to this year’s Governors Ball after the rainy, muddy mess that was last year’s fest? Maybe it’s... More >>

  • FAMILIAR SOUND

    published May 28, 2014

    Believe it or not, the ’90s have ended. In fact, it’s been three decades since Soundgarden formed and two decades since they released... More >>

  • HER MAJESTY

    published May 28, 2014

    Celebrate Brooklyn! is lucky to have such a fabulous Q.U.E.E.N. to open its 36th season. Janelle Monáe, one of music’s most... More >>

  • IN TOO DEEP

    published May 21, 2014

    What was hip-hop like without Mobb Deep? It wasn’t nearly as dark, that’s for sure. The world had to survive eight whole years without... More >>

  • FORCES OF NATURE

    published May 21, 2014

    After 40 years, Blondie have had a dream career spanning decades and genres as once-pivotal members of New York’s downtown punks working... More >>

  • QUEEN OF PAIN

    published May 14, 2014

    Sweden has provided some of pop’s finest talent, and Lykke Li is no exception. What she has offered us over the course of three LPs are... More >>

  • LIVE THROUGH THIS

    published May 14, 2014

    Screaming Females have been on a rigorous tour grind since they began, and it’s paid off quite wonderfully for the New Jersey rock band. The... More >>

  • 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 >>

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