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One Direction

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2014

    Sing About It: New York's 10 Best Karaoke Bars

    Karaoke brings people together like few other activities: You either sequester yourself into a windowless room with a group of friends where you bond over a shared knowledge of Gin Blossoms songs, or you work up the nerve to sing those songs in front of a room of strangers. Either way, it's hard to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York this Weekend, 10/17/14

    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2014

    Hozier On SNL: One Big Heart-Eyed Emoji

    Remember when "Stay With Me" dropped and everyone scrambled to learn more about Sam Smith, the baby-faced British crooner that showed up out of nowhere to remind us that England's got more to offer to pop than the distant promise of a new Adele album and One Direction's tattoos? His Saturday Night L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Austin Mahone - IZOD Center - 8/20/14

    Better Than: Those summer nostalgia tours featuring the d-list pop rock bands of yesteryear. (Do we really need you, Spacehog?) When asked to list the loudest sounds on earth, most people have similar answers: explosions at wartime, the constant and consistent shrill of ambulance sirens, jet engine ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 20, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 8/4/14

    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

  • Voice Choices

    July 30, 2014

    THE BOYS IN THE BAND

    Get emotional with 1D

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    What's the Difference Between G.G. Allin's Hated and One Direction's This Is Us?

    Tonight at Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg a crowd will gather to watch a man drink piss and wipe his own shit on his face. That's right, the theater is showing Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies, the documentary about poop-smelling sour-faced asshole misogynist G.G. Allin and his punk band that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Ed Sheeran Goes Full John Mayer on SNL

    First things first: Ed Sheeran's Saturday Night Live portrait makes him look like Hobbit Spice and it's impossible to quit staring at it. Secondly, it's exciting for an artist of Sheeran's stature to use the SNL stage to premiere new material instead of dropping it via YouTube or Twitter or whicheve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 4/7/14

    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

  • Voice Choices

    April 2, 2014

    BOYS WILL BE BOYS

    See the Wanted at the Paramount

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    The Worst Band Fan Names of All Time

    Lorde may only be 17, but this week she revealed herself to be wise beyond her years. In a recent interview with Look magazine, the songstress behind the No. 2 Pazz & Jop single "Royals" responded to a question about attempting to give her fans a cutesy name. "I find it grating to lump everyone in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Joe Moses Brings His Holiday Showses Back to New York City

    In 2009, Joe Moses joined forces with his college friends and peers in Team StarKid to effectively blow up the internet with their YouTube parody musical titled A Very Potter Musical. Playing a hilariously drawling, gliding, and deliciously wicked version of Severus Snape, Moses showed off his comed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Six Ways to Ruin Everyone's Lives With Karaoke

    It's the holidays! Time for you and your dopey friends from high school to reunite and tear up the town. What'll it be this evening: pouring manure on your hated gym teacher's front door step and then urinating on it? Getting trashed and picking a fight with the bully who became the bouncer at whate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2013

    One Direction Grow Up and Hell Officially Freezes Over on SNL

    A few truths about One Direction: their voices are lovely, their tattoos are bad and Harry Styles' hairstyle will be brought up every single time he hits the stage. That mane is as undeniable as his prowess with his high belt, but Saturday night, One Direction's Saturday Night Live performance--thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    LOL at This Angry Letter From a "Directioner"

    [Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning scribe and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] Last week, I broke down why One Direction's "This Is My Story" sucks. Usually, whenever one of these pieces goes up (and they go up often), I get a handful of tweets or emai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    One Direction's "Story Of My Life": Why This Song Sucks

    [Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] Song: One Direction's "Story Of My Life" History: A long time ago there were barber shop quartets and then after that the New Kids On The Block, and more recently five UK du ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 6, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Do You Know the Difference Between Pearl Jam and Hootie? Take Our Quiz

    Did you know that there are people out there--kids, mostly--who can't tell Pearl Jam and Hootie and the Blowfish apart? No, seriously, we've witnessed it with our own eyes. See also: You Are Old: Pearl Jam Twenty

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Flume - Webster Hall - 9/11/13

    Better Than: The Adventurers Down Under. "Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!" the audience chanted as keyboard crooner Chet Faker ambled onstage at Webster Hall, and what would have been your run-of-the-mill Wednesday night shitshow suddenly turned into Australia Night. Both Faker (whose real name is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    I Was in an All-Girl Blink-182 Cover Band Called Dumpweed

    It was 1999, a particularly hot summer in San Antonio, Texas. I remember walking into a Wal-Mart, away from my mom to wander the vast CD racks for something new and exciting. It was a big time for pop music. The cover of Millennium, by the then inauthentic-feeling boy band, the Backstreet Boys, show ... More >>

  • Film

    August 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    A Brooklyn Bodega Is Selling a Strip of the VMA Red Carpet For $5,000

    Just before Miley destroyed the world by dancing lasciviously with sad bears, the stars of Sunday's VMAs trotted their fit and happy haunches down the red carpet in front of a thirsty press corps eager to ask them who they were wearing and snap pics of them posing. Nothing too special, we suppose, c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    The 10 Best Conerts in New York This Weekend, 8/16/13

    For more shows throughout the weekend, check our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Lucius - Music Hall of Williamsburg - 8/14/13

    Better than: The silly Katy Perry/Lady Gaga feud. "She's gonna find her way back home," sings Holly and Jess, the lead singers of the Brooklyn-bred band Lucius, in perfect unison on the aptly titled song "Wildewoman." It's the titular song off their upcoming full-length album and it arrived early i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 8/12/13

    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    What Else Can Call Simon Cowell Daddy?

    Like the classy British gent we all knew he was, Simon Cowell recently impregnated the wife of one of his closest friends. We're still not sure what that baby shower will be like. But in celebration of the news, we've assembled five other things that Simon Cowell has brought into this world--for be ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 7, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Two Jerks Revisit Alt Rock's Nicest Band, Toad the Wet Sprocket

    If I told you a mostly forgotten band from the 90s, one that was already kind of a walking punchline during their heyday in the first place, had come back after 16 years with a Kickstarter to fund a new album, your initial instinct would be derision, right? But for some reason the news of the Toad t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Nostalgia's Not A Dirty Word: Everclear's Art Alexakis on Summerland

    One look at the Summerland tour's lineup and you'll think you're glancing over the playlist at any given college radio station circa 1995. Everclear. Filter. Live. Sponge. "Lightning Crashes." "I Will Buy You A New Life." Dormant images of Liv Tyler in a plaid mini skirt and MTV Unplugged and Kerri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    One Direction - Izod Center - 7/2/13

    Better Than: My live tweets could have ever explained. The screaming started early. The Coach bus from Manhattan to the Izod Center was filled with teens sticking on temporary tattoos, covering their arms in body paint with phrases like "I

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Your Guide to British and Irish Boy Bands of the '90s and Their Sappy Ballads

    It may seem hard to believe, what with our clan of Kardashians and Byneses, but the UK and Ireland have always had a more intense love affair with celebrity than America . In the '90s in particular, when Top of the Pops was at its most influential height, and rag publications like Hello! and The Sun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    The Best Concerts in New York This Week, 7/1/13

    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Why Kanye and Kim Named Their Baby North

    Well, it happened. We knew it would be crazy and annoying and that we'd talk and tweet and giggle about it anyway. Kim and Kanye named their baby North. North West. For those of you who arrived here by simply googling " WHYYYYYYYYYYY?," here are our most reasoned and intelligent guesses.

  • Voice Choices

    June 19, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    NKOTB, 98 Degrees, Boyz II Men - Izod Center - 6/13/13

    NKOTB, 98 Degrees, Boyz ii Men Izod Center 6/13/13 Better Than: Justin Bieber's leopard print Audi. "This one goes out to all the sexy married women here tonight! I know there's a lot of you." Without any hint of irony or disappointment, Nick Lachey delivered these words. Truer words have never b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Diplo-Approved Flume Hates the Roided-Out Bros and Orange Chicks of EDM Culture

    Harley Streten blames Jersey Shore for the rise of EDM culture. "It seems like a trend," says the 21-year-old Australian producer, who records and performs primarily as Flume. Halfway through his eight-show run of his first South by Southwest-- which he describes as "CMJ on steroids"-- Streten was a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    SNL Sound-Off: Justin Bieber

    As expected, the Bieber/Bieber Saturday Night Live episode doled out plenty of lesbian haircut jabs and opportunities for the Canadian teen idol to bust out with the giggles in the middle of each skit. With a hilarious opening monologue that had Bieber handing out roses and misguided Black History M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    No One Trusts the Tastes of Teenage Girls, But Should: Why Justin Bieber Is the Next Beatles

    At what point did teen girls suddenly just become wrong? "Serious" music fans seem to have universally accepted a critique of quality that befalls any artist who willingly sells to the rabid teen girl market and stigmatized the fans who dare to sometimes be male or at least above the age of 18. It's ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 23, 2013

    THE PLUS SIDE

    Meet Britain’s Ed Sheeran 
at Radio City

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Top 6 Food Memes of 2012: #LiteraryRestaurants and Guys with Fries

    Everything was a meme this year. Olympic gold winners were not impressed. Capitol Hill got some very mean girls. There was a ridiculously photogenic man and a ridiculously photogenic corgi. Let's not even discuss election season. But food memes had some gems this year too. Check out the six that got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Our 20 Most Popular Posts of 2012

    We covered a lot of music ground in 2012. You loved all of it. But some stories were more read than others. Here now, our 20 most popular posts of the year. Thanks for reading. The Ten Best Reissues of 2012 The Ten Best Noise Tracks of 2012 The Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012 The Ten Best Country Alb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2012

    Our 20 Most Popular Stories of 2012, 10 - 1

    We've covered a lot of music ground in 2012. And you loved all of it. But you read some stories more than others. Here now, our 20 most popular posts of the year, from 10 - 1. (20 - 11 here.) The Ten Best Reissues of 2012 The Ten Best Noise Tracks of 2012 The Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012 The Ten B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Taylor Swift Is A Cougar!

    This is outrageous! The 22-year-old singing star is apparently dating Harry Styles from the boy band One Direction. And he's way younger than she is! He's only 18!

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    The Ten Best Concerts in New York This Week, 12/3/12

    Here are the ten best concerts around the city this week, in no particular order.

  • Columns

    November 21, 2012

    How to Get Really Famous in 2013! A Handy Guide.

    Here's how sausage gets made, you sausage you

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Pandemonium Coming To Herald Square This Saturday

    When the UK boy band phenomenon One Direction says "pop store," their fans say "pop up." And though the boys won't be at the store's opening this Saturday (from 9 AM to 8 PM at the old Borders site at 2 Penn Plaza), this is still being billed as "an extraordinary opportunity for 'Directioners'.

  • Voice Choices

    November 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Beliebers on One Direction: "They're Nothing"

    This morning on Today music's biggest deal One Direction played for its diehard fans, many of whom had camped out since Friday of last week to insure they'd get a spot in the crowd. Across the river last night, music's other biggest deal Justin Bieber played Barclays. Reporter Brett Koshkin lives ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    The Least Likely Music Headlines of 2013

    For the last six months, the Sound of the City Supercomputer (a 1998 Compaq Presario) has been analyzing the structure and content of every pop news headline in the world in order to create a highly detailed predictive model of the music industry. While this project has important practical uses, suc ... More >>

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