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Grammy Awards

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    ALL THAT JAZZ

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    June 4, 2014
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    February 19, 2014
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    February 5, 2014

    Here Are the Songs They Play At a Kid's Skating Rink Birthday Party

    Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book. In his column, he writes about his life and times. Among many other things, my twin six-year-old sons think I am Manu Ginobili when the Spurs play basketba ... More >>

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    January 30, 2014

    Riff Raff: "We Are Getting Special Cases That Glow in the Dark"

    [Editor's note: In "Tweets Is Watching," Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline.] Riff Raff was meant to deliver his long-anticipated debut album, Neon Icon, earlier this week. Alas, tragedy struck when an incident at the manufacturing pla ... More >>

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    December 18, 2013

    WILD N' OUT

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    March 7, 2013

    Compton's YG: "Some of These Fake Artists Should Be Sued for False Advertising"

    Recidivism rates in California are at 70% (the highest in the nation), but Compton native YG is determined not be among those trapped in the revolving door of prison and parole. After his stint in the Big House, he signed to Def Jam in 2009, and things are heating up. He just unleashed Just Re'd Up ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    The Mavericks - Bowery Ballroom - 2/25/13

    [Note: The Mavericks also play City Winery tonight at 10:30 p.m.] Better Than: Pretty much all country music from the last decade. Last night Miami country band The Mavericks played a sold-out, two-and-a-half-hour show at the Bowery Ballroom. It was a triumphant return to form on the eve of their ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    Ill Bill Gets "Grimey" on New Solo Album

    After five years former Non-Phixion member Ill Bill has finally released his latest solo album, The Grimey Awards. The record looks to continue his gritty New York boom-bap vision that help defined the city's alternative rap underground in the late '90s. We spoke to Bill about the people in his life ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    Mumford & Sons - Barclays Center - 2/6/13

    Better than: It's cool to admit, apparently. I honestly don't understand the voracious hatred some have for Mumford & Sons. I get that banjos/mandolins/dobros aren't for everyone: there is no law that says you have to like fiddles and boots-as-percussion instruments, same as there isn't one that r ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    BLOW YOUR HEAD

    Why not start new year’s now?

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    August 8, 2012
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    May 21, 2012

    God Shouldn't Have Anything To Do With Gay Marriage

    And there's one very good reason for that: He's fictional! People created Him ages ago to give themselves some comfort, someone to pray to, and some hope of a second chance after death. They called Him different names around the world, and they ascribed different traits to Him, but what unites al ... More >>

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    February 15, 2012

    The Grammys: Rock and Grohl

    When past and future collide, does the present win?

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    February 10, 2012

    Q&A: Four Tet's Kieran Hebden On Having Music Around Him At All Times, Remixing Opera, And Sticking With Vinyl

    ​Springy electric-socket hair, dark droopy eyes—Kieran Hebden looks like a man who has spent untold time tinkering in front of a glowing computer screen late into the night. The depth of his production work as Four Tet, however, belies the physical man-hours necessary for such precision. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Oddsmaking: Will The Grammys Declare Sum 41 To Be More Metal Than Megadeth And Mastodon?

    The 54th Grammy Awards mark the combination of the Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Metal Performance awards into the single category Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, which is why Mastodon and Sum 41 are up for the same award. Historically, the metal category has been one of the most confounding ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012

    Kanye West's New Workout Plan For The Creative Class: DONDA

    Last night Kanye West thrillingly returned to Twitter in a blaze of glory, sending out a series of 140-character missives over the course of a few hours that outlined recent happenings in his life (firing his agent; getting in a snit over creative differences while in negotiations to work on the fil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Happy Halloween: 7 Scary Movies With Pretty Good Soundtracks

    ​ It's almost Halloween, and if you're like me, you've been spending your free time watching scary movies and thinking up costume ideas. These sorts of movies are usually known for blood, boobs, and bad jokes, but the music that accompanies them is important, too. For instance, high-pitched s ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    FREAKS & GEEKS

    John Wesley Harding has talented friends

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    April 8, 2011

    Week In Review: Grade It On A Curve

    ​Five days! Many items! A look at the last week at Sound of the City is below. We weighed Salem and fake Salem and the Internet and the slippery notion of "truth" online We chatted with Mike Watt about being on crutches, taking naps, and "the Neutral Milk guy." We counted down Kool Keith's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    The Week We Let Our Eyes Wander

    ​Last week we spent a lot of time searching for solid ground in a world where Arcade Fire win Grammys and Odd Future take over Fallon. This week Tyler got his shoe back, Thom danced, and we all moved on.

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Bonnaroo 2011 Announces Lineup, Starring Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lil Wayne, The Black Keys, And Buffalo Springfield

    Star-studded lineup videos: now a thing. Yes, the Tennessee mega-festival, now in its tenth (!) year, has announced its initial lineup, the usual melange of rappers, rockers, and jam-band monoliths, this year headlined by Eminem and Arcade Fire, only one of whom won the Album of the Year Grammy 48 ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Mayor Bloomberg!

    ​Everybody knows that today is Valentine's Day. But did you know that it's also Mayor Bloomberg's birthday? Today he is 69 (Hey you, in the back of the class, what's so funny?). We contacted his press office to find out what 'ol Mikey will be doing, but they never got back to us. Don't worry, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    The Five Best Songs of 2010

    ​Here they are, according to Keo Nozari, the popular DJ who spent 2010 spinning at Rockit, Club 57, the Fire Island Pines, G Lounge and more, and who releases his new album, "Love Boutique," in early 2011. 1. "DANCING ON MY OWN" by Robyn. Says Nozari, "The underappreciated European sensatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Lynn Hirschberg's M.I.A. Profile Earns a Correction

    ​Lynn Hirschberg was adamant in an interview Tuesday with the Observer's John Koblin that, although M.I.A. had tapes that seemed to show that Hirschberg misquoted her in Sunday's now-famous Times Magazine profile, she'd gotten her reporting right. At issue? A disputed quote involving the Gramm ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    Download Michael Leonhart & the Avramina 7's Funked-Out, Hallucinogenic Single "Scopolamine"

    Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. ​Michael Leonhart is a weird afro-funk merchant, a psychedelic dreamer, a dusty Bollywood record found under a mysterious stack, a walking issue of Wax Poetics, a twisted funkateer ready to mesmerize ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    I Went To Michael Bolton's House In Connecticut For A Cocktail Party

    Our host, in his element​Look, when you get an email with that offer, you say yes. It's just a fact. And thus do I find myself on a bus yesterday evening with 20-odd publicists, journalists (OK!, In Style, Vibe, Entertainment Weekly, etc.), and TV/radio people, a merciful lack of ironical "LOL ... More >>

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    December 7, 2009

    A Gala Night at The Glammy Awards!

    ​ Who cares about the Grammy awards? More exciting were the Glammys--the nightclubbing honors given at Splash the other night, which brought out a crowd of drag queens, gogo boys, and their letchy admirers. A high point of the Cherry Jubilee-organized evening--for me, anyway--came when I ti ... More >>

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    August 11, 2009

    FOUR-STRING FRENZY

    Not your mother's ukulele . . . not that she had a ukulele

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    April 30, 2009

    M.I.A. Officially More Influential Than Prince, Lil Wayne, or Kanye West

    Congratulations to M.I.A. for making Time's list of the 100 most influential people in 2009, two years after her last record, and three months after being nominated for her first Grammy. Spike Jonze, in his adulatory but perceptive ("She reacts to whatever's in front of her: 'Those are booming India ... More >>

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    February 10, 2009

    Rihanna "Cooperating" With Cops on Chris Brown Assault

    The Chris Brown-Rihanna slugfest reported on Grammy night has not resulted in a Hiram Monserrate-style walk-back; Rihanna is apparently cooperating with police on assault charges against Brown. Both parties have cancelled upcoming public appearances and Wrigley's Gum has pulled an ad campaign featu ... More >>

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    February 9, 2009

    Age, Beauty Before Youth at Grammys

    Despite myriad concessions to modishness and a Twitter feed, it was a Steely Dan sort of year at the Grammys as Robert Plant and Alison Krause's Raising Sand won five awards including Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year ("Please Read the Letter"), and awards in the Country and Contemporary Folk/A ... More >>

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    December 17, 2008

    Thumbs Up For Hugh Jackman as Oscar Host

    Hunky Hugh Jackman won an Emmy for hosting the Tonys, so maybe now he can get a Grammy for hosting the Oscars. The Aussie costar of Australia and X-Men was recently selected to M.C. the Academy Awards in February in a desperate attempt to get the telecast out of the ratings toilet bowl and attract s ... More >>

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    December 5, 2008
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    December 5, 2008

    Week in Review: We Got into Fights!

    In the same week that we interviewed Jaime Lowe about her ODB biography and had an unexpected follow-up exchange, the Vivian Girls insulted people who eat at Applebee's, we defended them, they apologized, Fluxy (who co-launched a new blog) called bullshit, NBS responded, and now Zach's off drinking ... More >>

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    August 19, 2008

    FRESH RAGE

    Trent Reznor rides his pretty hate machine to Jersey

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    December 18, 2007
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    December 4, 2007

    Dysfunctional Family Affair

    Sly Stone takes the stage! And even sings occasionally!

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    November 20, 2007
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    February 20, 2007

    Gasolina Dreams

    A reggaetón debut stakes out several new directions, particularly those to the left, to the left

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    February 13, 2007

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    September 26, 2006

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    A harrowing look at Satanic motifs in the canon of Barbra Streisand

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    February 17, 2004
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    February 10, 2004
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    March 19, 2002

    Rough Trade

    Little Johnny and Big-Biz Music Duke It Out Over Peer-to-Peer Software

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    May 1, 2001

    Banned in the U.S.A.

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