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No Future, but the Past Is Glorious
Travis Bickle and Annie Hall deserve better
Taking a classic song that's perfectly fine as is and exhuming it for financial gain is awful enough, but when the result comes out sounding excremental, you want to cover the new artist with a blanket and make them stop. Here are my 10 least favorite cover tunes: (1) Britney Spears, "(I Can't Ge ... More >>
The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madnessin which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musicianfinishes up this week, with the Round of 32 scheduled to kick off Monday. (The schedule and results so far are he ... More >>
Last week Billboard published the Hot 100 chart covering the post-Super Bowl week, and unsurprisingly the most notable leap on the chart was made by a song featured on the telecast. The surprise was that it wasn't "Give Me All Your Luvin'," Madonna's new single, performed during her halftime show pe ... More >>
Sure, the Golden Globes are a big excuse for celebrities to get soused and congratulate each other, but this year's offering of Best Original Song nominees has a neat wrinkle: Lady Gaga and Madonna are facing off against one another, with Gaga up for her weirdly Bee Gees-evoking Elton John co ... More >>
Over at the dishy site datalounge.com, they've had a lot to say ever since Madonna was announced as half-time entertainment at the February 5 Super Bowl, making it a must-watch for people of all species and sexualities. Among the more memorable comments: "Diana Ross appeared at her Super B ... More >>
The New England branch of the literary society PEN has announced that it's bestowing its inaugural award for outstanding achievement in song lyrics in February (hat tip: Dave Bry/Maud Newton). Lyrics from all stripes of popular music can, of course, be utterly banal, but they can also employ ... More >>
Pop-chart record-keeping can be as contentious as baseball's, and we've got quite the steroids-style asterisk forming atop Billboard's Hot 100. On the most recent chart, the most pervasive radio star of the last half-decade brushed past a couple of legends into the hall of fame. And like Barr ... More >>
While her homeless brother Anthony is trying to scare up money, Madonna and her daughter Lola are looking for the new face of Material Girl in this promotional video, which starts amusingly but by the end of it, has you feeling it's a little immaterial.
Remember last week, when Madonna dissed a hydrangea bouquet that was given to her, muttering (after the giver had walked away) that she absolutely loathes that particular form of flora? Well, she's turned apologetic about the whole thing--and she's being funny and clever about it too.
But not to his face, at least. Check out this already legendary clip of a fan handing a large flower thingie to Madonna at a press conference for her movie W.E. and see the diva's murmured reaction afterwards.
The Madonna of the Orgasm cannot even get a quickie with Sweden's highest court. Struggling to be recognized as a faith community in Sweden, the organization was rejected again this week by The Man, who said "there were no serious errors in the appeal court's judgement and the case did not in ... More >>
Madonna made her eighth appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman last night. The Material Girl claimed she'd never had a New York slice before. Is that even possible? Didn't she live here back in the late '70s/early '80s? Did New York not have slices then? Letterman rectified the situation ... More >>
So the channel that doesn't show videos anymore gave its annual awards to videos, and as usual, there were weirdnesses. (For example, if Beyonce didn't win Best Female Video, how could she win Video of the Year?) But there were astounding performances, all reflecting the sense that no longer ... More >>
First Madonna compared John McCain to Hitler, which is the most facile, cynical, extremist thing you can say to get press. Yes, he's a Republican, which is horrible enough, but I honestly feel Nazi comparisons trivialize the Jewish experience, especially since McCain considered running with Lieberma ... More >>
Tidbits that will make you rise again
Celebs made the legendary nightclub famous; ordinary people made it one of the all-time greats
On Xtina's noble but knuckleheaded plea for diva greatness
James Iha and John Cameron Mitchell take a break from the daily grind
MTV Used to Be Madonnas Playground. Why Did It Have to End?
Blue Morning, Blue Day, Little Blue Corvettes
Anyone can be Madonna and Madonna is in everyone: Maddy impersonator Queerdonna.
People Who Need People
At Limelight, my friend was screaming 'Tacky!' through our entire five minutes there, but the place was surprisingly mobbed.
''Most high-minded of all was Madonna, a spiritual lady who wears her heart on her jewel-encrusted sari sleeve.''