Normally, I don't appreciate anything too musically pretty. Even if it's a formula love ballad, I like a little bittersweet quality sprinkled in there--or preferably something just plain bitter. But there are some lovely standards that I can't help adoring because it's just so much easier to surre ... More >>
Ah, the summer, the time of year when one can enjoy a concert in the glorious out of doors. This morning Live Nation announced the full lineups for its two local amphitheatersthe PNC Bank Arts Center in bucolic Holmdel, N.J. and the Jones Beach Theater, out on the South Shore of Nassau County ... More >>
Tail-end golden era rap fanatics rejoicethe Hit Squad is back! Emerging after Long Islanders Erick Sermon and Parish Smith found fame as EPMD, the Hit Squad drafted in the duo's pugnacious rap mates Redman, K-Solo, Keith Murray and Das EFX and reigned as one of the most beloved rap posses of ... More >>
via RickeyHey, The Voice! It's still pretty good! And right now, there's pretty much nothing else on TV except for Game of Thrones! On last night's episode, Carson Daly, you'll be happy to learn, moved on from the detestable suit-with-sneakers look he was rocking last week. Unfortunately, he ... More >>
Please, Jacob Lusk, stick around as long as possible. CREDIT: Ray Mickshaw/FOX.This was the first week we really got to see a lot of Interscope honcho Jimmy Iovine, whose role on American Idol is supposedly to mentor all the kids, but it's already clear he's only going to show up for five-min ... 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 >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 26, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 48 Who is Elton John? By Don Heckman Look at it this way. If you could put Mick Jagger's viscera into Reg Dwight's body, give it the pianistic prowess of Jerry Lee Lewis and the voice of Jose Feliciano, ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 23, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 30 A study in mistrust By Carman Moore Imagine packing a picnic lunch, taking a few of your friends out to the country, and hiring a few musicians you like a lot to make it all magical (maybe the musicians ... More >>
Vince Bucci/FOX Alice Cooper and the Idols 8:01pm. It's a sad night, and not because we're saying goodbye to another season of Idol, not because we're saying goodbye to Simon Cowell, but because they managed to drag this out to a two-hour production of group sings and product placements. 8: ... More >>
The Village Voices October 21, 1971, review of the Broadway premiere of Jesus Christ Superstar
Michael Becker/ FOXAdam Lambert has his own parade in San Diego "Let's rock!" says Ryan Seacrest, as he ushers in the 300th episode of American Idol. He then explains how this week, we are privy to footage of the Top 3 boys returning to their hometowns to have underwear thrown at them by teen girls ... More >>
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