LMFAO w/Far East Movement, The Quest Crew, Sidney Samson, Eva Simons and Natalia Kills The Prudential Center Friday, June 29 Better than: You'd expect. The problem with an LMFAO concert, I realize three songs into the LMFAO concert, is that even the biggest of LMFAO fans don't want to hear more th ... More >>
The 2011 edition of Da Capo's annual anthology Best Music Writing which this year was guest edited by The New Yorker classical writer and The Rest Is Noise author Alex Ross; Daphne Carr has been the series editor since 2006contains 32 essays and is augmented by a a jumbo-sized "Other N ... More >>
Lil Wayne w/Rick Ross, Keri Hilson, Far East Movement, Lloyd PNC Bank Arts Center Tuesday, July 26 Better than: Sorry For The Wait. Before Lil Wayne took the stage last night at the PNC Bank Arts Center, the PA was playing cuts from Sorry For The Wait, the stopgap mixtape released as an apologia ... More >>
Clutch the pearls and cue the outrage, or at least the next round of thinkpieces about "raunch pop": The latest edition of Kidz Bop, out today, has on its track list sanitized versions of Cee Lo Green's "Fuck You" and Pink's "Fuckin' Perfect" (they're under the guises of "Forget You" and "Perfect," ... More >>
John RicardYesterday the Atlanta-born singer Lloyd released his fourth album King Of Hearts, a collection that explores love and lust, giddiness and heartbreak, and other opposing sides of the romantic cointhe first track you hear on the album is the expletive-filled summer jam "Dedica ... More >>
If, like me, you've been putting together your annual summer playlist to pump at block parties and barbecues, you may have found yourself with a historically odd problem: a relative dearth of hits this year by dudes. After you've rounded up buzzy tracks by the Queens of Popfrom Adele t ... More >>
What with Nicki Minaj having gone and signed herself away to Britney Spears' tour this summer, Lil Wayne needed some new opening acts for the next leg of his I Am Still Music Tour. Enter--along with Keri Hilson, Rick Ross, and, uh, the Far East Movement--Lloyd, the sweet-voiced Atlanta croone ... More >>
Chris Brown's "Look At Me Now" has topped Billboard's R&B/Hip-hop Songs chart for seven weeks in a row, and it recently peaked at No. 6 on the Hot 100. In terms of Brown's career, it's notable for being the singer's first top 10 hit in the two years since that whole violent incident with then ... 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."
In the week we began our countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010, we celebrated by mocking efforts from the Far East Movement, Ringo Starr, Godsmack, Trade Martin, and Lil Wayne. Where will Susan Boyle fall? Tune in next week and suffer more abuse until you find out.
TheFABLifeLast December, our F2K series counted down the 50 lousiest songs from the morass of mediocrity that accumulated between 2000 and 2009--and it was no easy task. The 9/11 tie-ins, the mawkish charity singles, the wan covers, Owl City, the continued existence of Nicole Scherzinger ... ... More >>
A bout of roadie-assisted crowd-surfing, and why not. Pics by Rob, more below.Mike Posner/Far East Movement Irving Plaza Tuesday, October 12 Better than: Going to Duke Within five minutes of Mike Posner taking the stage, a full-scale omnidirectional brawl between at least eight remarkably p ... More >>
And she's badass, to boot