Welcome to Sound of the City's liveblog of the 2011 American Music Awards, the annual salute to the most popular popular music that exists in the American wild this year. While Lady Gaga and Adele and Beyoncé are absent, this year's show apparently has one performance that will cost $500,000 to pul ... More >>
The forthcoming album from will.i.am, lead Black Eyed Pea and tireless trend-rider, is called #WILLPOWER, and yes, the pound sign is intentional; apparently he's so interested in willing (ha!) himself into the Internet-enabled public consciousness, he's named his album in the style of Twitter ... More >>
Have you bought your copy yet? (Give it time.) You can have your Grammys and your Mercury Prizes and your Polaris Prizes and whatever other musical prizes honor things like "talent" and "artistry"the most honest awards show in pop music, though, is undoubtedly the American Music Awards ... More >>
Thursday, July 28
Better than: Better Than Ezra.
Those of you who got here from the link I will be posting on Google may find this hard to believe, but for the first half of my life I was what you'd call a late adopter. The Discman I bought from a garage sale in 1995 was the ... More >>
Here is what your fetishism for the alt-rock era has wrought, aging Gen-Xers: Bush, the grunge-era band fronted by the very pretty Gavin Rossdale and responsible for at least one great song ("Swallowed," from the 1996 Steve Albini-engineered album Razorblade Suitcase, as seen above), will headline ... More >>
F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here.
If you were here when we last embarked on this quest, you may remember the "Carlos Santana reworks the 'Black Magic Woman' riff while an overexposed singer warbles nearby" formula, which is one that Sony Music Enter ... More >>
If you happened to watch last night's American Music Awards, well, I'm very sorry. If you didn't, our good friend Maura provides an in-depth live-blog summary over at the Awl, but here's the gist: Justin Bieber reigned supreme, Katy Perry wandered so far off key she made Taylor Swift sound li ... More >>
Jamie MacDonaldYesterday in the Lincoln Center plaza, I watched a man dressed as some sort of spelunking Little Lord Fauntleroy pose for a wall of photographers, glowering for all the world like his own personal Lost Generation, before storming out of range and berating his friend for sewing ... More >>