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2010 Stories by Mikael Wood

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  • Plan B

    published December 29, 2010

    This British bloke emerged in 2006 as part of the U.K.'s post-Streets geezer-rap craze, but last year he switched teams and released a... More >>

  • JERSEY BOYS

    published December 22, 2010

    Last year, Titus Andronicus played a Vice-sponsored Halloween party that culminated in frontman Patrick Stickles being assaulted by... More >>

  • Lauryn Hill

    published December 22, 2010

    Performing at Rock the Bells this past summer alongside Snoop Dogg, the Wu-Tang Clan, and A Tribe Called Quest, the former (and future?) Fugee... More >>

  • Bruno Mars

    published December 22, 2010

    When I met up with Bruno Mars this past summer for a story for the Voice, dude walked right down a busy West Hollywood street without... More >>

  • R&B Serenity Now: R. Kelly, Ne-Yo, and Others Keep the Quiet-Storm Flame Alive

    published December 15, 2010

    When a perennially chart-topping r&b superstar compares his lover to a number-one hit—as R. Kelly does in “Number One Hit,” a... More >>

  • Fantasia

    published December 15, 2010

    Fantasia's recent Grammy nominations hopefully soothed some of the gloom that led the former American Idol champ to attempt suicide in... More >>

  • The Constellations

    published December 8, 2010

    On their recent Southern Gothic, this well-connected psych-soul outfit from Atlanta benefitted from a deep-pile production job by Ben Allen... More >>

  • MNDR

    published December 8, 2010

    MNDR's bespectacled Amanda Warner has been recording and touring with Mark Ronson lately, which may drum up interest in her own electro-pop debut,... More >>

  • Mountain Man

    published December 1, 2010

    Three-part harmonistas with an old-timey, family-folk vibe, Mountain Man make me miss the heck out of That Dog. (Remember That Dog?) They're set... More >>

  • NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

    published December 1, 2010

    Josh ‘Deakin’ Dibb announced last week that, after skipping out on the recording of 2009’s breakout Merriweather Post... More >>

  • Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis

    published December 1, 2010

    These married-with-children country music outliers return to town with the latest edition of their annual holiday show, in which they mix the... More >>

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    Winter Guide: Iron & Wine Hop on Pop

    published November 24, 2010

    As befits a guy whose songs have never lacked for juicy visual metaphors, Sam Beam of Iron & Wine describes the difference between his previous... More >>

  • The Goo Goo Dolls

    published November 24, 2010

    These blue-collar rockers titled their latest Something for the Rest of Us, which has something of a disingenuous, Fox News, victim-complex... More >>

  • Jeff Tweedy+the Autumn Defense

    published November 24, 2010

    Hey, everybody, it's Wilco side-project night—try to keep from peeing your pants! First up, the Autumn Defense (with bassist... More >>

  • Ray Davies

    published November 17, 2010

    Here we have the legendary Kinks frontman digging into his sizable songbook with help not just from his usual road band but from New York's... More >>

  • Midnight Juggernauts

    published November 17, 2010

    These Australian dance-rock dudes seem a bit like second-string holdovers from that not-so-distant era ruled over by the likes of Klaxons and Does... More >>

  • ROCKIN’ HANUKKAH

    published November 17, 2010

    Provided you’re a New Yorker of the indie-rocking persuasion, the holidays just weren’t the holidays last year thanks to Yo La... More >>

  • 'Christmas at Rockefeller Center'

    published November 17, 2010

    Lots of ladies top this year's annual tree-lighting extravaganza, including respected talents (Sheryl Crow, Annie Lennox) and reality-TV... More >>

  • Aloe Blacc

    published November 10, 2010

    Part of the arty West Coast retro-soul camp centered around Stones Throw Records, Aloe Blacc hits town in support of an aptly titled new one... More >>

  • Fistful of Mercy

    published November 10, 2010

    This jammy new L.A. supergroup combines the always dependable Ben Harper with cult-fave folkie Joseph Arthur and the late George Harrison's son... More >>

  • POWER PLAYERS

    published November 10, 2010

    Philly-based power-poppers Free Energy are set to open for Weezer next month over two nights at Roseland, which may well boost their stock... More >>

  • HERE COMES THE SUN

    published November 10, 2010

    Summer may be over, but the sun-soaked warm-and-fuzzy feeling lives on in the music of Delorean, whose Subiza is shaping up to be... More >>

  • RHYTHM & SOUL

    published November 3, 2010

    The Brooklyn-based indie-folk bard Sufjan Stevens goes emo-electronic on The Age of Adz, his appealingly nutso new one, and reports... More >>

  • Kings of Leon

    published November 3, 2010

    The surprisingly arty Come Around Sundown is less arena-ready than you might expect, given that "Use Somebody" and "Sex on Fire" have... More >>

  • Dave Matthews Band

    published November 3, 2010

    By this point you know what to expect from a Dave Matthews show: hits, misses, jammy numbers made jammier. Over a decade and a half into a... More >>

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