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  • ONE MORE TIME

    published December 25, 2013

    Looking to ditch your friend’s house party for a night on the town this year? You have plenty of options. One good one? Mister Saturday... More >>

  • STEP IN THE NAME OF LOVE

    published December 25, 2013

    With his ’80s and ’90s statutory rape allegations and indictments returning to the news, R. Kelly seems to be ending 2013 in decline.... More >>

  • PLANET PIT

    published December 25, 2013

    Say what you will, but no one gets the party going quite like Pitbull, the man born Armando Christian Pérez. Once a master of crunk and... More >>

  • WILD N' OUT

    published December 18, 2013

    After growing up on Staten Island and attending the borough’s Michael J. Petrides School, Tristan Wilds quickly went from being Cold Case... More >>

  • TO IBIZA AND BACK

    published December 18, 2013

    For most of the year, the Bronx–born Martinez Brothers have been traveling around the globe, playing clubs and festivals across Europe and... More >>

  • IT'S A MAN'S, MAN'S WORLD

    published December 11, 2013

    Perhaps you first met JD Samson when she replaced Sadie Benning in Kathleen Hanna’s Le Tigre, making the rare transition from stagehand to... More >>

  • STILL TRIPIN'

    published December 11, 2013

    Mixpak vs. Thread would be one of the month’s best parties without a single special guest: On the left, you’ve got the bass-loving... More >>

  • BANGERZ

    published December 11, 2013

    Miley Cyrus! Robin Thicke! Pitbull! Enrique! Fall Out Boy! Selena Gomez! Fifth Harmony! Macklemore and that other guy! Must be Jingle Ball,... More >>

  • 30 STRONG

    published December 4, 2013

    Don't sleep on La Mega: According to the July Arbitron ratings, the radio station averages 2.6 million listeners a week. And while New York leader... More >>

  • BROOKLYN'S DREAMING

    published November 27, 2013

    With global billionaires plopping their assets into New York City condos and Ibiza superclubs like Pacha and Sankeys opening Manhattan outposts in... More >>

  • THE TWANG'S ALL HERE

    published November 27, 2013

    Buck Owens may have claimed that he wouldn’t live in New York City even if they gave him the whole dang town, but the Bakersfield legend... More >>

  • WINTER GREENS

    published November 27, 2013

    Christmas is a time for traditions, and the New York Botanical Garden’s annual holiday train show is one of the best that the city has. For... More >>

  • THE THUNDER ROLLS

    published November 20, 2013

    An L.A. kid whose dad played with Diana Ross and the Temptations and whose brother, Ronald Bruner Jr., drummed with Wayne Shorter, Dianne Reeves,... More >>

  • RIOT RHYTHMS

    published November 20, 2013

    Yes, we have seen less than half of 1 percent of all Sleigh Bells shows, but we still feel confident in claiming that their 2010 Treats album... More >>

  • CAT POWER

    published November 20, 2013

    As far as hip-hop origin stories go, Kitty Pryde's "Claire's clerk from Daytona Beach posts sung-rap on YouTube that becomes popular first on... More >>

  • KEEPING UP WITH KANYE

    published November 13, 2013

    Has any 20-time Grammy winner ever been taken less seriously than Kanye West? Ignore the types — bloggers, Twitter trolls, late-night TV... More >>

  • COUNTRY GRAMMER

    published November 13, 2013

    Everything you need to know about Florida Georgia Line can be found in the split-screen video for second single "Round Here." On the left, you've... More >>

  • Cat Power

    published November 20, 2013

    As far as hip-hop origin stories go, Kitty Pryde's "Claire's clerk from Daytona Beach posts sung-rap on YouTube that becomes popular... More >>

  • Riot Rhythms

    published November 20, 2013

    Yes, we have seen less than half of 1 percent of all Sleigh Bells shows, but we still feel confident in claiming that their 2010... More >>

  • The Thunder Rolls

    published November 20, 2013

    An L.A. kid whose dad played with Diana Ross and the Temptations and whose brother, Ronald Bruner Jr., drummed with Wayne Shorter, Dianne... More >>

  • BEATS AND LIFE, WITHOUT THE RHYMES

    published November 13, 2013

    No disrespect to Griz, the rising DJ who supplements his bass-heavy sets with 
surprise riffs on his alto saxophone, but... More >>

  • NIGHT TIME, HER TIME

    published November 6, 2013

    With the release of her 2010 single “One,” a gorgeous track assembled by producers Bloodshy and Avant (Britney Spears, Miike Snow),... More >>

  • WORLDWIDE THING

    published November 6, 2013

    Year four has been a big one for the Que Bajo!? boys, taking resident DJs Geko Jones and Uproot Andy as high up as the Roseland Ballroom, where,... More >>

  • WILDEST MOMENTS

    published October 30, 2013

    Are Big Punisher samples the new Aaliyah samples? In the past year, Ariana Grande flipped the “Still Not a Player” piano into teenpop... More >>

  • DANCE YOURSELF CLEAN

    published October 30, 2013

    Borgore ruined dubstep, per the title of the Israel DJ’s fifth EP, Borgore Ruined Dubstep, but the man who pushed a once-underground sound... More >>

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