A couple of caveats to this list: first, it actually includes more than 10 songs. Since one is sung primarily in English and another isn't technically a "foreign" language, they're considered halfsies, making up one whole. Also, no songs sung in Spanish are on this list. I'm not saying Spanish isn ... More >>
We'll be adding to this list as the weekend moves on. On with it...
By Daniel Hill Here at SOTC Music HQ we see literally one shitload of press photos every week. Many of them stick to a template: Gather all band members together, shoulder to shoulder. Make sure no one smiles, ever. Have the artists try to look thoughtful, but also like they are not trying to look ... More >>
"Alicia! Alicia! Over here!" shouted the front-row photographers at Alicia Keys, who had just arrived at Moynihan Station to see the EDUN show. Decked out in sunglasses, a white blouse, and white jeans with black tuxedo stripes, she pulled another woman with long brown hair into the shot. "Who's th ... More >>
Angela AshmanGisele It was close to the start of Alexander Wang's show at Pier 94 when a woman squealed, "Gisele tweeted she's walking in the show!" Fashion-show programs typically list the models' names, but Gisele Bündchen was intentionally left off the roster as she was intended to be t ... More >>
South African weirdo rave-rappers come to Irving Plaza
The crowd at Let's Play House, our favorite wandering house party. Photo by John Barclay.Before we sink into holiday hibernation, we thought we'd take a moment to reflect on our exploits, and present to you our very own 2010 SOTC Nightlife Awards. Below, our fourth installment examines the ye ... More >>
F2K10 has been a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Relieve the journey here. The future of rock music, right here.Here are some important things to know about Train's "Hey, Soul Sister."
The year in music, circa 2010, started at the Cake Shop, with a shred-down to the New Year courtesy of Siren Festival MVP-to-be Marissa Paternoster and her band Screaming Females. After a tour through the NYE fetes of the Lower East Side and Williamsburg, that night ended amidst a marathon sh ... More >>
F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here. How to be a rock critic in 2010 in two steps: 1. Use the safety of the internet to laugh and point at people who look and act different than you. 2. When these people hit critical mass, proclaim them "secret gen ... More >>
In the week we continued counting down the worst songs of 2010, noting atrocities from Susan Boyle, Liz Phair, Christina Aguilera, Jackyl, and NeverShoutNever, and Die Antwoord, we also began our overall year in review, listing the 10 biggest music stories of 2010, our 10 favorite concerts, t ... More >>
Halloween is nearly upon us. You don't have a costume yet, because you're a music nerd. We are here to help. Abandon your half-assed Lady Gaga concept and try these practical suggestions instead.
What a pleasant surprise to stagger into the Guggenheim Saturday and, in the midst of the museum's YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video exhibit -- an elaborate display of 25 clips guest-curated by a panel featuring everyone from Laurie Anderson to most of Animal Collective to Ryan McGin ... More >>
Over the last few days, we've been posting installments of our second-annual CMJ on the Street series, shot by our friend and excellent street-portrait photographer Sam Horine. There are so many more beautiful portraits in our full "CMJ on the Street 2010" collection, featuring the likes of Stereogu ... More >>
May we all look this relaxed in this situation. Photo by Sam Horine.In the week the words "Kanye West" became synonymous with social media, the rapper performed at Facebook while dissing Twitter, performed at Twitter while dissing his mother's old boyfriends, then joined Twitter, a thing he t ... More >>
One tiny island can't hold all this awesome . . . can it?