Grimes w/Wild Nothing, DIIV
Hudson River Park/Pier 84
Thursday, August 9
Better than: Halloween.
Denizens of New York City know painfully well the dangers of the fabled "free show." Some have risen up against the tyranny of the Vans House Party and lost their lives evenings, while others have stru ... More >>
Both fun.'s "We Are Young" and Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know." topped the Hot 100 and the Alternative Songs chart, and did so in quick succession. The success of both those songs after a number of years when songs from the Alternative Songs chart seemed to be almost completely absent from po ... More >>
Thanks to her husband, Katy Perry considers herself as an honorary Brit. But as the most frequent current inhabitant of the Billboard charts, she must wish we were all anglophiles.
If only America had a Christmas No. 1 competition as rabid and media-fueled as Old Blighty's! Katy would have t ... More >>
Swedish House Mafia w/A-Trak, Jacques Lu Cont
Madison Square Garden
Friday, December 18
Better than: Sitting around and becoming convinced audio of a microwave breaking is actually a leaked Daft Punk track.
Swedish House Mafia sold out Madison Square Garden in nine minutes for Friday night's mam ... More >>
A king of hip-hop, retaking the penthouse of the album chart with his latest blockbuster.
A middle-of-the-road rock band, reviving a turn-of-the-'90s "alternative" sound that's now squarely mainstream.
A sexagenarian legend who debuted in the '60s and who still captures Boomers' hearts and ... More >>
In the run-up to yesterday's release of Watch The Throne, the project's first official single, the Otis Redding-sampling "Otis," was re-done and freestyled over by many a rapper. So to tide you over until the physical version of Watch The Throne (packaged with a bonus CD-ROM containing a vec ... More >>
Just when mashups seemed a horse corpse well flogged by the likes of Glee and Girl Talk, the prodigal son of Discovery-era Daft Punk and the very best of Dr. Luke's blockbuster pop comes along to breathe life into the genre. The 17-year-old wunderkind known as Madeon (he's based in Nantes, F ... More >>
Yesterday morning a vote by North Carolina's legislature overrode Governor Bev Perdue's veto of the state's budget, and as one of the consequences North Carolina became the third state in recent weeks to cut all public funding to Planned Parenthood programs. Proponents of the measure relied ... More >>
Michael Becker/FOXC'mon, dude, you probably never even had detention.
Gwen Stefani was on this week's American Idol because somebody paid somebody so she could hawk the clothing line that she apparently still has. But this wasn't Ska Week or New Wave Week or Neptunes Week, as awesome as eve ... More >>
No, not Marilyn Monroe.
Not even Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe.
I'm talking about Marilyn, the drag queen singer friend of Boy George who slinked around the '80s looking for various forms of applause.
For years, Marilyn has said that she and the Bush singer were lovers for quite a wh ... More >>
Jamie MacDonaldThis season's tally is in. For Spring 2011 Fashion Week, the Voice can rightly claim:
-564 downed promotional Chambord and bottled Frappuccino cocktails (they were kind of repulsive)
The fabulously exhausted final thoughts:
David WentworthBackstage at Betsey.
Alas, another thrilling Fashion Week has come to an end. We partied at LNA with Metric and Patti Smith (who gave a heartfelt tribute to Alexander McQueen), cozied up to the handsome men modeling at the GQ Best New Designer showcase, got snowed on at Isaac M ... More >>