After Kelly Clarkson went to No. 1 on Billboard's Country Songs chart last year with the Jason Aldean duet "Don't You Wanna Stay," I wondered hopefully if the Texas-born pop star would finally go country with her next album. So I was a little disappointed a few months later, when she debuted the bla ... More >>
Hiro Ballroom, Maritime Hotel
Tuesday, September 6
Better than: Listening to Celebrity Skin alone in your bedroom again.
"I need a glass of wine," Courtney Love announced as she took the stage, twirling a big paper parasol through the air around her. "I need win ... More >>
It wasn't all that surprising when Billboard crowned Adele's 21 as the top-selling album of the first six months of the yearthe next-highest seller, Lady Gaga's Born This Way, is still trailing it by nearly a million copies. The British diva missed out on having the biggest-selling dig ... More >>
Everybody just stop yelling, OK? Photo by Daniel Snyder.In the week we talked about Odd Future, kidnapping and murder, and why we sometimes like the things that repel us, we also saw the group live--alongside every other music critic in the city. They struck a weird balance to the other big r ... More >>
Reba McEntire's new album, All the Women I Am, features a spirited rendition of Beyoncé's "If I Were a Boy," which you can hear above, and which got us thinking again about the tricky nature of cross-genre cover songs. McEntire remains true to the song's melody, save the addition of her country tw ... More >>
Amber Martin is a singer/comic who does Reba McIntyre even better than Reba herself.
She's flat-out hilarious, and she'll apparently be doing that bit at Joe's Pub this very Sunday, you little deep-fried fritters you.
If Auto-Tune hit its peak as a joke delivery device last week amidst the spectacle of a weirdly robotic Katie Couric involuntarily singing an "O Superman"-reminiscent lament for melting polar ice caps, it also hit its nadir at about the same time, when a tape surfaced of an Auto-Tuned Martin Luthe ... More >>