Better Than: "Thinking about dying alone"
If you saw Majical Cloudz play before they signed to Matador in February, it probably felt like you were watching an awkwardly mesmerizing high school talent show performance. Perhaps you were used to the Devon Welsh who sits in the back of your history cla ... More >>
Better Than: Seeing either of these guys in a festival setting, which seems to be the only way you're going to these days.
Last night Fader magazine and Vitamin Water's collaborative Uncapped tour series hosted their grand finale at the Lower East Side's Angel Orensanz Center. The performers were b ... More >>
Ah, the summer, the time of year when one can enjoy a concert in the glorious out of doors. This morning Live Nation announced the full lineups for its two local amphitheatersthe PNC Bank Arts Center in bucolic Holmdel, N.J. and the Jones Beach Theater, out on the South Shore of Nassau County ... More >>
Whatever you thought of her performance at this year's Super Bowl, Madonna's halftime appearance had the desired effect: It drummed up awareness for her first album in four years, the longest recording gap of her career.
When the Billboard 200 album chart is tallied in the middle of this week, Madg ... More >>
Let's all do our best to keep this from happeningSo another enjoyable terrible Super Bowl Halftime Show is in the books, and as we wash "I Gotta Feeling" out of our eyes and ears for the thousandth time, the question becomes: Who will grace the stage in 2012? How old will their most famous al ... More >>
Consider this column still "in beta" or whatever, but we're gonna start rounding up some of our local gossip for you. We don't have a better title for it right now, and if you have one, we'd love to hear your ideas. In the meantime, we've got Oprah's big "get," Cindy Adams and Her War at Home ... More >>
Sade, hiding. Photo courtesy ThinkTank Marketing.This week's album charts were topped by Sade's Soldier Of Love, the smoky soul singer's sixth full-length and first since 2000's Lovers Rock. Soldier accomplished the rarer-than-ever feat of going gold in its first week of release, selling 502, ... More >>
If this doesn't say it all, don't know what does
Wyclef's Yele charity has recently drawn a firestorm of criticism, but he's not the only musical figure trying to mobilize folks and funds on behalf of Haiti. There's also an impressive number of benefit concerts and music events happening in the cit ... More >>
The man's got a point, given all he's done--*cough,* "Umbrella," *ahem* "Single Ladies"--for the crass and success-driven Grammy pageant over the last few years. That new Dave Matthews Band record is really supposed to be better than Love vs. Money? (Full disclosure: In our opinion, nothing i ... More >>
"I get more and more afraid that a Soul Coughing reunion is going to be forced upon me at knifepoint. I don't need money that bad. I swear to God."
Mike Doughty's got some staying power. The singer-songwriter first hit the radar with Soul Coughing, that mid-'90s indie-band-with-stand-up-bass resp ... More >>
--R. Kelly, who still wants to have sex with every woman in the world, has been keeping a low profile as of late. But that's changing. The R&B singer has announced Untitled, his first album in two years. Kelly explained to MTV News, "I wanted to mix it up a little. I want whoever listens to the ... More >>
It's no secret that for the better part of The City, the least dreadful and single most entertaining storyline has been Olivia's ongoing disdain toward Whitney's boyfriend, friends, and her life in general. At the forefront of this feud is Olivia's presumption that since MTV strategically placed h ... More >>