A dozen of the best singles from the year so far
In this week's Voice I offered up a midseason report of sorts, listing 12 particularly outstanding tracks from this year. Here, for your listening pleasure, are the 12 songs in streamable form (via a combination of YouTube and Soundcloud so as to not lock anyoneor any songsout). Happy ... More >>
When Adam Lambert was on American Idol in 2009, he grabbed viewers' attention with his octave-leaping voice and startling reworkings of talent-show standbyswhile he came in second that season, he was certainly that year's most rock-star-like contestant, and he made even more headlines when he ... More >>
The week brought us Jon Brion and Shellac and Sam Sparro (not to mention a handful of surprise Occupy Wall Street pop-ins), and that wide spectrum of genres is also represented in this weekend's concert listings. Tonight Deadmau5, who Maura has just informed me stands out as the only artist to be n ... More >>
Sam Sparro w/Nomi Ruiz (DJ set) Dominion NY Monday, October 3 Better than: Jack Sparrow's last few bloated outings. If Sam Sparro's sophomore album Return To Paradise mirrored the 1998 film of the same name, then Sparro would certainly be Joaquin Phoenix's imprisoned mad geniusalbeit ... More >>
Basement Jaxx returns with 'Raindrops'