Summerland Tour: Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit, Marcy Playground
Wednesday, July 18
Better than: Watching Empire Records on basic cable.
We make the "remember the '90s" joke around these parts a fair amount, but this week the alt-rock strain of that decade has been stu ... More >>
Both fun.'s "We Are Young" and Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know." topped the Hot 100 and the Alternative Songs chart, and did so in quick succession. The success of both those songs after a number of years when songs from the Alternative Songs chart seemed to be almost completely absent from po ... More >>
This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
During my high school years in the early 2000s, I wanted to be in a ska-punk band. This fantasy could have been sparked by an Operation Ivy record, Save Ferris's prom-night concert in 10 Things I Hate About You, the genre's sartorial trappings, or the sound of trumpets. But one thing's for sure: Any ... More >>
Last night's Grammy nominations show was full of pomp, eyeliner, and people on Twitter becoming very confused. Here's the complete list of nominees; below, 20 questions that we're still wrestling with some 14 hours after the broadcast signed off.
1. "Super Bass": Robbed or totally robbed?
2. Now t ... More >>
This list began as a joke, but the longer I contemplated it, the more depressing its basic concept became. Consider: not only could I easily string together ten of Game's fruitless attempts to force label executives to release The R.E.D. Album, his followup to 2008's LAX; I had to make decisi ... More >>
I'm not interested in the paint-by-numbers ones designed to make a quick buck.
Here are the six cover tunes that I feel brought the most originality and fresh energy to standard tunes, making it more than worth the effort to do the remaking.
(6) "It's My Life" by No Doubt. (2003.)
Gwen Ste ... More >>
Updated: Woman on the train blogs about witnessing the incident, after the jump.
Update 2: The pencil was a pen, and the stabber (the Post calls him "deranged stoner Cordero Coroberto, 35") had been attempting to light no innocent tobaccey cigarette but "a blunt"! (That's marijuana cigarette ... More >>
Uh, nevermind...It wasn't exactly surprising when, over the weekend, Paramore announced that two members--founding guitarist and drummer Josh and Zac Farro--would be leaving the band; if any act seemed vulnerable to a No Doubt-type split and subsequent frontlady solo career, it was Paramore. ... More >>
Jamie MacDonaldYesterday in the Lincoln Center plaza, I watched a man dressed as some sort of spelunking Little Lord Fauntleroy pose for a wall of photographers, glowering for all the world like his own personal Lost Generation, before storming out of range and berating his friend for sewing ... More >>
L.A.M.B. fashion show
Thursday, February 11
Somewhere in here is a trenchant quip about Gwen Stefani getting "all tied up," but it is out of deep, California sisterhood that I will not sink to it.
Vampire Weekend. Photo by Soren Solkaer Starbird.There's no feeling indifferent about this band. For fans, Vampire Weekend's sophomore album, Contra (out Tuesday, and reviewed by our own estimable Rob Harvilla here), is enough to make January feel like July--a sugary refinement of the band's ... More >>
Jones Beach Theater
Saturday, June 27
"I always thought I'd be a mom" is not the most obvious applause line at a rock concert. But when Gwen Stefani cooed just that in the middle of the conflicted 2000 power ballad "Simple Kind of Life," the thousands of girls-- teens with teens ... More >>
--The Killers' Brendan Flowers likely got to live out a childhood fantasy Saturday when he joined Bruce Springsteen for a duet of "Thunder Road" at the opening night of the Neatherlands Pinkpop Festival. Nowadays, it's a right of passage for Springsteen-influenced acts to join their idol onstage. Th ... More >>
Of Montreal/Janelle Monáe
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Thursday, April 16
"I wanna do my dance. Can I do my dance? It's called the Sophisticated Sissy." And then Kevin Barnes does the Sophisticated Sissy, which is pretty aptly named, and is but one element in an overpowering barrage ... More >>