Duffy (Singer)

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    March 14, 2014

    Seven Great Irish Pubs in NYC

    There are plenty of middling faux-Gaelic watering holes that ply patrons with green beer on that shit show that is St. Patrick's Day, but if you prefer a less bastardized version of the Irish pub, the following picks should work just fine. With Guinness on our brains and sausage rolls in our bellies ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 9/16/13

    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.

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    September 11, 2013
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    May 21, 2013

    A Good Ol' American Intro for Clairy Browne and the Bangin' Rackettes

    I don't understand plenty about Australia--Vegemite, the platypus' existence as a non-mythical creature, etc.--but what I truly don't get is how everyone in Melbourne could've kept Clairy Browne and the Bangin' Rackettes all to themselves since Baby Caught The Bus came out the first time around in 2 ... More >>

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    November 28, 2012

    Paloma Faith - Mercury Lounge - 11/27/12

    Better Than: A pint-sized Jessica Rabbit/Betty Boop hybrid in a pillbox hat. Drunk. These characters and their sexy, bubbly, potentially psychotic tendencies all came to mind while I watched Paloma Faith scale a bunch of fake palm trees at the Mercury Lounge last night. Her set time was apparently ... More >>

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    February 12, 2012

    Live-Blogging The 2012 Grammys: Tributes, Tribulations, Skrillex, And The Return Of Adele

    via Cats Who Look Like SkrillexWill this cat win Best New Artist?​Welcome to Sound of the City's liveblog of the 54th Annual Grammys, coming to you live from a couch in Astoria. There are quite a few questions lurking around tonight's ceremony. Will Adele sweep the three major categories in wh ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012
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    December 20, 2011

    Cash In Now, Honey: The 11 Best Uses Of Music In Commercials This Year

    We are adidas' friends. You'll never be shoeless again. ​Right now in a record store (probably in Seattle or maybe in Austin), two people are flipping through used vinyl and talking about music. Inevitably, one of them will turn to the other, pick up a record and accuse that musician or band o ... More >>

  • Music

    July 6, 2011

    Lloyd: Expletives Embraced

    He works blue, yet retains his loverman status on King of Hearts

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    June 29, 2011

    Lloyd's "Dedication To My Ex (Miss That)" Is Gleeful, Profane, And Completely Great

    ​ Next week King of Hearts, the new album by Atlanta R&B crooner Lloyd, comes out after what seems like a really really long time since he provided the hook to the near-chart-topper "BedRock." (Early 2010 wasn't that long ago in real terms, I know.) Last night "Dedication To My Ex (Miss That)" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    The Voice: Blake Shelton Is Unimpressed, Xtina Likes To "Woo"

    ​A week into The Voice, and some problems are starting to materialize. During backstage interviews, Carson Daly doesn't just stand there; he hovers. I can't imagine ever feeling comfortable around that guy. Christina Aguilera's mentoring style, right now, seems to be limited to raising both he ... More >>

  • Music

    February 23, 2011

    Adele Goes Deep

    The queen of British white-girl r&b-dom is crowned at last

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    February 17, 2011

    American Idol, Season 10: Adorable Kids Vs. Disgusting Adults

    If you forget the lyrics, don't try to be cute about it, unless you're actually cute. Credit: Michael Becker/Fox.​Group night! Group night is a super-fun American Idol institution because it's the one moment the show, usually a strictly individual competition, devolves into the bitchy backstab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Announcing Pop Tarts Suck Toasted's Imminent Return to the Internet

    ​It's been a rough year for the five-year-old music blog Pop Tarts Suck Toasted: in February, Google unceremoniously disappeared the site as part its merciless spring blog purge. So PTST proprietor Patrick Duffy salvaged what he could of his site's old archives, and switched URLs. At which poi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Grammys Fawn over Coldplay and Plant/Krauss, Set Race Relations Back 20 Years

    Good for you. As any self-respecting Grammy live blog will have told you by now, the highlight of last night's occasionally lively fiasco was undoubtedly the "Rap Pack" black-and-white "Swagga Like Us" blowout, ostensibly starring Jay-Z/Kanye/Wayne/T.I. but dominated by a stupendously pregnant M.I. ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 8, 2008


    Nikka Costa adheres to rhythm and blues

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    August 27, 2008


    The British press adore Adele. But will you?

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2008

    All Points West: Duffy vs. Uffie

    Duffy, not Uffie at All Points West, photo by Rebecca Smeyne I have to fess up to an error: when I was scanning the APW lineup yesterday I misread "Duffy" (the popular Welsh soul singer) for "Uffie" (the Paris-based American rapper that supplied vocals for tracks on that killer Justice album, amon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2008

    All Points West: Radiohead and Some Other Lesser Bands

    The inaugural All Points West music festival starts today at Jersey’s Liberty State Park, a 15-minute ferry ride from Pier 11 in Manhattan. Radiohead is playing tonight and tomorrow night (as if you hadn’t already heard), and a bunch of other folks are playing during the day. My itinerary for to ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 5, 2008


    Go find something you like at the All Points West Festival

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2008

    The Gay Oscars Have Been Announced: What a Pill!

    BEST DRAG: Peppermint, "Servin It Up" I just woke up from Sunday night and realized I was a presenter at the Pill awards! No, these aren’t honors for the best developments in Xanax, Prozac, and Zoloft (though the winners’ names were lodged in large pills). They were awards given by ADD-TV—a q ... More >>

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    March 14, 2008
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    June 7, 2005

    Get Plucked

    In search of the perfect arches