By Eric J. Greenberg It was a day of surprises and celebrations at Frank Sinatra High School for the Arts in Astoria, Queens, as Paul McCartney thrilled hundreds of lucky students and teachers with an unannounced 90-minute performance Wednesday night to promote his latest album. Backed by his tigh ... More >>
[Editor's note: LA Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on our sister paper's music blog every Wednesday. His archives are available here.] When we look back on 2013, we'll consider it the year of the event album. What's less clear is whether we'll remember the music or simply ... More >>
New rock returns to the New York airwaves
No, she's not going to do a movie of Cleopatra set in the Detroit cheerleading community. Or start a weight-loss pilattes regimen for women over 50 called Reductives. And no, she's not going away any time...ever!
We're about to close up shop here until 2012, and what better way to send out the year that birthed trollgaze than to run down the 11 posts on Sound of the City that generated the most pageviews over the course of the past 52 weeks? Enjoy this look back on the psyche of our readers, and have a happy ... More >>
Lady Gaga.Today the radio behemoth Clear Channel announced a festival celebrating the relaunch of its online service iHeartRadio, which currently allows listeners to tune into the chain's terrestrial-radio outlets from all over the country (as well as about 150 digital-only stations) and whic ... More >>
Radio host Jack E. Jett--a friend of this blog--was axed after he made a remark that included the phrase "jacking my cock" in an interview with a blogger. Ironically, the remark was designed to tell people how thorough and professional he is. ("I don't just go in and talk on the mic while jac ... More >>
City government and citizen vigilantes wage a losing battle against Clear Channel and illegal ads
Pearl Jam, meet Ted Leo
Canadian rock stars alternately please crowd, themselves
Another payola settlement promises us better, braver radio. Let's not get too excited just yet.
(Or, Some Songs That Won't Really Make It All Better, But Might Help Get You Through the Next Hour)
Fred Anderson takes free jazz to Chicago's South Side, Odean Pope takes Philly to heaven
Biz bites the kids that feed it as radio battles everybody
Khmer joints buzz hard-to-reach airwaves, stumble through language barriers
War all the time: Punks and councilmen fight for their landmark
The FCC sweeps Eliot Spitzer's payola findings under the rug
A billion-dollar city deal looms, and the French are leading the pack
What follows Clear Channel, file-sharing, podcasting, and satellite radio? Online alt-promotion
From Hollywood to the Ballet, the Year In Sex Gets Mixed Reviews
Howard Stern, rule-breaker, heads for the land of no rules
Getting bucks from different heads of the music-biz hydra
Planning to protest the RNC? Fine dining awaits you at the city's swankiest prisons
Is that an undead corpse biting our collective necks, or just another corporation at work?
Concert biz endures summer; Clear Channel screws bands
Where to catch your favorite bands now that the big show is canceled
Really F-word-deleted brilliant: If anyone gets annoyed by anything, it's profane!
Left of the Dial
Recipe for disaster: Write a play capitalizing on a disaster while purporting to explain it
Sensitive Young Boys Learn How to Scream and Slam
Peppy Songs With Hooks and Beatsthe New Underground Craze!
Pro-War Media Conglomerate Tries to Take Over New York
Widespread Panic Hits the Radio
How Michael Powell Rose From GOP Obscurity to a Shot at Becoming the First Black President