Better Than: Their headlining set at Pitchfork in 2011.
TV On The Radio is at an interesting crossroads. After completing a three-album deal with Interscope, the Brooklyn four-piece is returning to the fold with a reinvigorated passion for their craft.
Lead singer Tunde Adebimpe revealed to Spin ... More >>
This week, while we've taken a loving look back at the finest album-length offerings that the home of hip-hop has contributed to the genre, we're also reminded of the empty spaces in our record collections where masterpieces should sit. It's heartbreaking enough that rap in an album form didn't catc ... More >>
Even though Bilal Sayeed Oliver -- that's Bilal, to his fans -- has a new album, A Love Surreal, ready for fans to consume, he is still hounded by that one question: Will Love for Sale ever get the proper release it deserves?
"Well, I don't know," Oliver says. "I would like for it to, but it's a lo ... More >>
There's been a repetition about year-end New York rap round-ups for a while now. They usually involve noting how the city isn't the commercial powerhouse of hip-hop it once was (shocker!), and then speculating on whether a few artists might be somehow bringing it back (from precisely which era is ne ... More >>
That Lana Del Rey's much-ballyhooed video for the title track from her forthcoming album Born To Die first appeared on a sketchy Russian site (via Pitchfork) is all too appropriate, given that it opens and closes with the footage of the endlessly discussed singer standing topless in front of ... More >>
by Steven J. Horowitz
Tuesday, December 6
Better than: Remembering how much you listened to Evanescence back in the day.
Skylar Grey has hustled the last couple of years, writing hits for everyone but herself along the way. The 25-year-old helped pen 2010's "Love the W ... More >>
When you go see a movie at a Saturday half-price matinee, should it count toward that weekend's box office? You paid less than the guy who saw the movie Friday night. Does that mean your viewing shouldn't count?
What about if you see an old movie at a revival house: Should that count toward the box ... More >>
The phrase "the calm before the storm" appears in virtually every chart-related story this week. That's because the latest edition of the Billboard 200, which covers sales from the week ending May 22, is topped by Adele's 21. That album is No. 1 for the ninth and (presumably) final week befor ... More >>
Michael Becker/FOXAbout five minutes after Pia Toscano's shock elimination last week, rumors surfaced that she'd signed a big deal with Interscope. Now, a major label deal is pretty much what all these kids are competing for in the first place, and this is the first time I can ever remember a ... More >>
The Berkley-based rapper Lil B plays the Highline Ballroom on Thursday; for curious New York gawkers, it's a chance to see the world's foremost proponent of a new movement you could kindly term train-wreck rappers -- those artists whose every youthful indiscretion, ill-advised comment, physic ... More >>
Hannibal MatthewsYelawolf began the year with the mixtape Trunk Muzik and he's wrapping up his 2010 with a major label EP, Trunk Muzik 0-60, out today. Between the internet release of his mixtape and the EP's arrival in stores, Yelawolf signed to Interscope records, toured with Wiz Khalifa, s ... More >>
Does this man have another classic in him?Dr. Dre's long, long awaited Detox has received its latest release date, this time via a press release from Interscope's London office guaranteeing that hip-hop's most-awaited album will touch down on "February 2011." The project's first single, "Kush ... More >>
As previously noted with regards to Nicki Minaj, this is an absolutely terrible week to put out a record if you are anyone other than Kanye West, who with his 10.0 reviews and $3.99 Amazon sales will be hogging every last bit of the spotlight in his (failed, ultimately, probably?) quest to ou ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Bjorn LoossOne-man dance party Penguin Prison is a colorful, ecstatic burst of manic electro that references New York's post-DFA boogieverse but has a joyful pop streak that extends further back, to ... More >>
Hey the Grammy nominations were announced. Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, Taylor Swift, Maxwell (!!), etc. Best Male Solo Rock Performance is staggeringly old (Dylan, Young, Springsteen, Fogerty, Prince). Best Metal Performance ain't so youthful neither (Slayer, Megadeth, Judas Priest, ... More >>