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Joe's Pub goes country
The hubbub this week regarding Brad Paisley and LL Cool J's controversial duet "Accidental Racist" has, among other things, given a sign that the world might still not be ready yet for a full blown country and hip-hop crossover. While rap has been above an attempted crossover, no matter how poorly c ... More >>
As part of this year's larger reduction in genre-specific awards, 2012 will see the country portion of the Grammys streamlined to just four categories: Best Solo Performance (which swallows Male and Female Vocal Performance), Best Duo/Group Performance (which swallows Best Duo/Group Vocal Performanc ... More >>
To supplement this year's Pazz & Jop launch, Sound of the City asked a few critics to expand on the reasonings behind their voting. This dispatch comes from Carol Cooper, whose ballot went far beyond the boundaries of the United States and its pop charts. These days American pop music sounds too fa ... More >>
Via Kelly Reeves.GARY BUSEY'S HEAD! One can only imagine how Donald Trump's "Negative Contributions to Society" list compares to his "Positive Contributions to Society" list, but mark one down for the former. Evidence?
Where the soundtrack is more Jock Jams than Red State
To take us back to the country, NY avant-garde vet spaces as far out as possible
How a volatile, occasionally violent pop-country siren won our hearts
Country femmes crash Music Row's sausage party
Hey, punk, where're you goin' with that flower in your hair? I'm goin' out to Nashville!
As Nashville invades New York, a home-grown hayseed scene thrives beneath the CMA's radar
Talk about mud flaps, country girls got 'em, but some break down in a different machine
Youngish protest Bobs confront reality, pitch in to help Kerry get elected and govern
August precedents, timely details, and timeless novelties you will find nowhere else
A pair of country goofballs boogaloo down Broadway with their rappin' buttload of friends
Them Zarathustra boys been drag-racin' Fetchin' Gretchen's whiskey-fueled chariot on 22s