Madonna w/ Avicii
Thursday, September 6
Better than: The VMAs.
If ever you need a concise summary of Madonna's year, the billing for her New York dates will do nicely. There's Madonna, her name in no way styled to resemble that of a party drug. And there's Avicii, a Swedish stadium- ... More >>
Philip Glass w/Nate Wooley, Antoine Silverman, and Stephin Merritt
ISSUE Project Room
Wednesday, June 13
Better than: The sound of one hand clapping.
Philip Glass spoke briefly. It was to be expected from a minimalist so staunch that he chooses not to identify himself with the movement he helped d ... More >>
Just as Kermit Ruffins sang "Sunny Side of the Street" with trumpet in hand, an early morning sun shone powerfully across North Rampart Street in New Orleans onto Congo Square. Two centuries ago, enslaved Africans and free people of color drummed and danced here each Sunday, exerting their right to ... 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 >>
"You come and see us and it's three hours of getting punched in the face."
Hetero life partners Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala
The Mars Volta's guitarist and co-leader, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, seems possessed by an almost demonic energy. The fifth Volta album, Octahedron, will be released ... More >>