Diane Young

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Vampire Weekend - Barclays Center - 9/20/13

    Better Than: Jimmy Buffett. Way better. Toward the end of their headlining set at Barclays Center on Friday night, Vampire Weekend took an abrupt left turn from "Don't Lie," a harpsichord-laden mid-tempo number off their third LP from earlier this year, Modern Vampires of the City, into Blur's "So ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 18, 2013


    Vampire Weekend at Barclays

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Santigold Teams Up With A Vodka Company to Make Art Tonight at Roseland Ballroom

    In 2008 you couldn't turn on the TV and not hear a song off Santigold's self-titled debut blasting over commercials for Bud Lite Lime or Kohls or Honda Civic. The album was everywhere; Santi took a page from Moby's Play-book and licensed it to all takers. Point is, she's not exactly shy about cozyin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    SNL Sound-Off: Vampire Weekend

    I really, really didn't want to like Vampire Weekend's Saturday Night Live stint on the eve of their forthcoming record, Modern Vampires of the City. I'm one of those haters whose ears bleed at the mere mention of an Oxford Comma, I think they sound like the soundtrack to a fancy Hamptons beach part ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 24, 2013


    Vampire Weekend play more than just the hits

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    Okay, Illegal Downloads Probably Are Hurting the Music Industry

    By Dan Moore This would have surprised me no matter who had turned it up, but there was a special irony in learning that illegal music downloads "aren't hurting the music industry" from a beleaguered print magazine's free-news arm: Illegal downloads aren't hurting the music industry, new study cla ... More >>