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Ariana Grande is in purgatory. That's the major takeaway from her endlessly listenable sophomore album, My Everything, which, for all its hits (I count at least two more potential radio cuts after the trio of "Problem," "Break Free," and "Bang Bang") still finds the 21 year old without a firm identi ... More >>
Better Than: Watching porn alone at home. The "WARNING: MATURE CONTENT" sign in Radio City Music Hall's lobby last night was there for a reason. "Fucking sexy New York," said Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. the Weeknd, about halfway through the first of his two back-to-back all-ages shows at the venue. "If I ... More >>
Drake w/ J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, French Montana Nikon Theater at Jones Beach Saturday, June 16 Better than: That other suburban rap mega-show. Well over halfway through his set, having already given the crowd a festival's worth of openers and played everything but his bigg ... More >>
Riding the Bummer
Smell that money burning. This concludes Sound of the City's year-end roundtable, a conversation about pop music in 2011 between Tom Ewing, Eric Harvey, Maura Johnston, Nick Murray, and Katherine St. Asaph. Read it all again. Thanks for the handoff, Nick, and thanks to Katherine, Tom and esp ... More >>
Shhh... He's thinking. Sound of the City's year-end roundtable, with contributions from Tom Ewing, Eric Harvey, Maura Johnston, Nick Murray, and Katherine St. Asaph, continues. Follow along here. Look, it's what I've been dreading talking about all year! Anyway. For the past hour, Maura, I'v ... More >>
Drake and the Weeknd... enjoying themselves?Sound of the City's year-end roundtable, with contributions from Tom Ewing, Eric Harvey, Maura Johnston, Nick Murray, and Katherine St. Asaph, continues. Follow along here. Fellow roundtablers, As we turn down the home stretch, I have to say th ... More >>
Details are sketchy on how exactly to get in, but yes, the Toronto-based downer R&B outfit known as The Weeknd will make its US live debut on September 15that's a week from tonightat Skylight One Hanson, the schmancy Downtown Brooklyn venue that earlier this year hosted a super-exclus ... More >>
Late last night the Canadian R&B outfit The Weeknd (a.k.a. Drake pal Abel Tesfaye) released its second mixtape. Called Thursday, its release is clogging the official site's servers, although Google can help you find the back door. The basic facts: It's nine tracks, there's a Drake collab (ca ... More >>
Last night the secrecy-shrouded singer who releases music as The Weeknd uploaded "Rolling Stone," a barely there lament about romantic alienation that's nudged along by a loop of a picked guitar and the occasional rumble of drums. His wide-stance wail transforms the song into a pretty arresti ... More >>