Jon Caramanica


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  • 8 years ago

    Billy Corgan couldn't have looked more bored than he did playing playing the new Smashing Pumpkins single "G.L.O.W." on the Jimmy Kimmel show last month. It's a profoundly dour song, though it's unlikely anyone will wonder about Corgan's motivatio...

  • 9 years ago

    This is the fifth year of the Brooklyn Country Festival, and what began with a scene rooted in simulation now has a feel of its own. No one here would say they don’t take their country seriously, but almost everyone peppers their faithfulness...

  • 9 years ago

    Once, there was a time when Elephant Man headlining Hot 97’s reggae spectacular On da Reggae Tip was cause for abandon—he’s a consistently invigorating performer, with a proper disregard for taste. But this year, his name at the top...

  • 9 years ago

    How does Ice-T find the time? One day he's recording lo-fi dis videos aimed at Soulja Boy and posting them to YouTube. The next he's acting on Law & Order: SVU. (OK, "acting") Then he's on Celebrity Family Feud! All that three-strike aggression mu...

  • 9 years ago

    The sound of Daptone Records is everywhere these days—unfortunately, that often means their affiliated band, the Dap-Kings, providing the soul engine for Amy Winehouse. But lest the label itself be overlooked, it's collecting its artists for ...

  • 9 years ago

    JoBros at MSG? OMFG. But take it slow, kiddies: That’s Only Made For God. The crypto-Christian pop rock made by the troika of brothers from upper New Jersey is unrelentingly clean and more musically astute than you might expect—and based...


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