The passing of Adam "MCA" Yauch two years ago was a devastating loss for music, but within the outpouring of mourning in the wake of his death was the reminder how much the Beastie Boys' music connected with several generations of listeners. Even prior to Yauch's passing, the Beasties' catalog had a ... More >>
"In this season, the man of goodwill will wear his heart up his sleeve, not on it." —W.H. Auden "Wu-Tang forever." —Drake There are only so many ways to conceal your backpack past. You can auto-tune your voice to sound like an answering machine or submerge it in a chopped-a ... More >>
Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever bee ... More >>
The Queens-born hip-hop producer walks in to the Grammys a double-nominee
Well, shit--JUST when we'd finally recovered from 11/11/11, here comes the titanic saturnalia we like to call 12/12/12! So hey, here's 12 songs with "12"/"twelve" in the title, because what the fuck else.
If things seem a little more heroic around you than usual, it's because today marks the start of the 2012 New York Comic-Con. The NYCC is one of the nation's biggest comic conventions, attracting fans, artists, industry types and celebrities from all over the entertainment world. The lines waiting f ... More >>
The comedian/writer/rapper is on a collision course with stardom
There's no getting around it, this is LCD Soundsystem week. Buy your tickets on Craigslist and be scorned by James Murphy forever if you must--sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. But hey, other things are happening this week too! Tropical dance fete Que Bajo?! has relocated to a new home fo ... More >>
Two one-world bands converge for 2004's protest summer
Top-Billin' Not Half-Steppin'
Rhythmic Heart of the Kings of Rock
The Improvisational Rock Scene Isn't Just for Hippies Anymore
Nervous Rhythms, Chopped-Up Language, Thumping Slapstick Pop
A new vanguard of rap activists takes to the streets