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2014 Stories by Brittany Spanos

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  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

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