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In an interview maybe eight years ago, I saw Kanye West let loose one of his ludicrously self-aggrandizing statements and then -- seemingly, anyway -- briefly choke down laughter at the audacity of what he'd just said. I like to think, perhaps wishfully, that it was a glimpse of the man behind the c ... More >>
Was 1994 the best year for pop music in history? Quite possibly. Sure, some of it was terrible, but overall it was amazing: Nordic black metal, Britpop, pop punk, trip hop, and the best R&B of the '90s. (Boyz II Men were peaking). Hip-hop's Golden Age was winding down, but a new, arguably more co ... More >>
Grouplove's 2011 debut may have been named Never Trust a Happy Song, but there's nothing to not trust or love about their upbeat, dancey sound. According to lead singer and guitarist Christian Zucconi, the sound happened by pure chance as their tastes collided. Given their organic, bright energy, It ... More >>
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New York City is gearing up for Super Bowl weekend, and festivities are underway this week to celebrate the big game. Parts of Time Square will be closed off to traffic to make way for Super Bowl celebrations, plus Latino pop star and Bronx native Prince Royce performs a free concert in Bryant Park. ... More >>
Radio City Music Hall, the Beacon, the Bowery Ballroom, the Blue Note: all these destinations for live music have earned their place on New York City's perennial favorites list year in and year out. We love them, too, but we're not going to rank them here. Our favorite venues have less to do with pe ... More >>
Greetings and 'Hallelujah'
Back in September of 2010, noted music journalist (and former editor-in-chief of SPIN and Vibe magazines) Alan Light was among 4,000 people sitting in the Jacob Javitz Center for Yom Kippur services when the Congregation Beit Simchat Torah choir took the stage to conclude the solemn proceedings with ... More >>
Cold, broken, and holy
He thinks some of it is really dumb
On October 18 Patrick Stump will release his solo debut Soul Punk (Island), a fantastic, hooky pop-soul record, full of choruses that soar into the stratosphere and crystalline lyrics. The Fall Out Boy lead singer plays every instrument on the record, and the album lays bare his appreciation for bot ... More >>
The singer's grand, sweeping take on pop
F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here. Leonard Cohen's ode to sex and music theory "Hallelujah" reached a certain saturation point this year--there was a moment when it seemed like there would be one overwrought cover of the track appearing on TV per mon ... More >>
We are not immediately predisposed to the Vino in Vino concert series -- which "matches artists with winemakers for a night of music and vino" -- but we are fortunately extremely predisposed to sharp-edged dream-pop belter Holly Miranda, whose show at Bowery Ballroom a few months back was one ... More >>
Credit: EW/Michael BeckerAnswer me something: How the fuck is Casey James still on American Idol? I realize this is a weak season and all, but he should've been gone at least a month ago, and I have no idea how to explain his continued existence on the show unless he's made some sort of devil ... More >>
Whatever they stand for, Alberta Cross will nail it live
We'd like to welcome our new office neighbor for the day, President Barack Obama, who got started speaking at the Cooper Union about five minutes ago. In the meantime, Cooper Square and the East Village has turned into a bona fide shitshow.
This years Coachella headliners wont take your indie-snob guff
Joan as Policewoman breaks the rules
Leonard Cohen at the Beacon
Fresh from a disco smash, an NYC original evolves anew
Live at the irony apocalypse
Radiohead's triumphant coup is a victory more cultural than musical
The Shudder to Think Quasi-Reunion September 17 Mercury Lounge Craig Wedren’s beauty only makes him more terrifying, his pointy head shaved down to the bone, his sideburns carved into ornery Tetris pieces, his voice a blunt, quivering instrument of ethereal violence, the cruelest and most bewilde ... More >>
Sensitive souls done wrong by cheating lovers, or maybe the cops
Three polite blokes from East Sussex keen for the shy set
That Misty Mountain Was Mount Everest, Dun
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