When I heard that Jennifer Lopez was leveraging her new position as an American Idol judge to launch her new single, premiering the video for "On The Floor" on one episode and performing the song on another, I rolled my eyes at what I thought was her hubris. It'd been less than two years sin ... More >>
Rihanna w/J. Cole
Thursday, July 21
Better than: Being outside in weather that makes you feel like you're perpetually trapped in the car with hot air blowing on you while you wait "just a few minutes while the engine gets going" for the AC to kick in.
A friend of mine recently ... More >>
Mötley Crüe w/Poison, New York Dolls
Wednesday, July 20
Better than: Attending an 18-year high school reunion with a cash bar, albeit one mitigated by the DJ having a music library nearly identical to yours back in the day.
An extremely partial list of pop-cultural event ... More >>
And so will your kids. Out today: Kidz Bop Sings Monster Ballads, in which the child-themed cover-record series takes on the soppiest hits of the era when Headbangers' Ball and Dial MTV looked a lot alike. And hey, there are a lot of quality songs from that time period that kids should at lea ... More >>
We suggest you play this song around your family tomorrow. Get it here.That's it for us, internet, we're back on Monday. But before we leave, let's run it back. The worst song of 2010? Well, it wasn't the cast of Glee's "Loser." And it wasn't Bret Michaels's repulsive cover of "What I Got." W ... More >>
F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here.
Lil Wayne's rock album was as "eagerly anticipated" as tax season, a divorce court hearing, or the icy embrace of death itself. Watching the gifted rhymer aimlessly dick around with a guitar was like watching Picass ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Spectre Folk is the long-percolating solo guise of Magik Markers drummer Pete Nolan, a black sea of noise guitar, psych-jams, no-fi experiments, and other interplanetary gunk released on a never-end ... More >>
As the gossip rages on about which washed-up celebrity will be the next judge on American Idol, the real news about the show is that one-time winner Fantasia Barrino just recovered from a messy suicide attempt.
Vince Bucci/FOX Alice Cooper and the Idols
8:01pm. It's a sad night, and not because we're saying goodbye to another season of Idol, not because we're saying goodbye to Simon Cowell, but because they managed to drag this out to a two-hour production of group sings and product placements.
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Remember that New York Times article on parental naming regrets that addressed totally neurotic stereotypical Times readers good parents who felt so much guilt over naming their little girl "Presley" when she just didn't look like a "Presley" that they endured lengthy legal proceedings to get ... More >>
Red Hook gets tragic: Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber in "A View From the Bridge." Photo by Joan MarcusThat's what'll happen if this year's batch of giant movie-and-TV-stars-turned-theater-actors gets nominated! (Or even if they're just asked to present--or usher.)
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Two of our nation's prized women -- professional celebrity Kim Kardashian and professional sex partner-cum-professional celebrity Ashley Dupre -- occupy a very similar position in our collective psyche. Not that they're merely sex objects, but they are mostly sex objects. So when a Playboy photog ... More >>
Earlier this week, I was having a drink with a fellow content producer after work and the internet came up (imagine that). We got into talking about the daily arc of a "blog" and the different types of posts that make up the web we read: news aggregation and write-arounds, original reported pieces, ... More >>
via LarimdaME's photostreamThe cramped, randomly-booked LES venue Pianos was apparently served with papers earlier this week indicating that BMI and a "collection of labels and artists" were suing the club for playing, without license, the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive" and, of course, "Final Countdown," ... More >>
In the week we didn't go to the mud-soaked hobbit/hippie fest that is Bonnaroo (well, except for the top secret one of us who did, and is even now Twittering about it), all three members of SOTC did go to Prospect Park, where we wandered the green green grass 27,000 parents and thei ... More >>
The Tony Awards producers did not take our suggestions, but the show still moved at a relatively brisk pace and had some nice moments, such as the acceptance of the Best Actor in a Musical Award by the three nice young men who alternate the lead in Billy Elliot; they were physically poised as you ... More >>
"The NFL is this close to being the Taliban."
A few weeks ago, Morning Joe co-host Willie Geist was kind enough to answer a few questions for us. Impressed by his sagacity--or at least his insights into Family Ties and José Canseco--we decided to ask him a few more. So below, more of Willie's vi ... More >>