Was 1994 the best year for pop music in history? Quite possibly. Sure, some of it was terrible, but overall it was amazing: Nordic black metal, Britpop, pop punk, trip hop, and the best R&B of the '90s. (Boyz II Men were peaking). Hip-hop's Golden Age was winding down, but a new, arguably more co ... More >>
The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, according to its website, "predates the invention of the light bulb, the automobile, and the zipper; the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Washington Monument; and manned air flights and the establishment of the World Series...The dog show has survived pow ... More >>
Election Day is finally here, and you could cut the tension with -- well, just about anything, really. The dull edge of a key. A butter knife coated in marshmallow fluff. A newborn kitten's tiny, gummy teeth. That's because, as you're probably well aware, the main contests are all pretty much deci ... More >>
It's a tough time for music with a sense of humor. An earnest wave of boring indie bands has just tried to ruin CMJ (like they do every year), their beards matted with their own knob-slobber and playing the kind of music that wins first prize in a dick-shrinking contest. Then Hurricane Sandy left a ... More >>
As the Los Angeles Coroner's office continues to investigate the July 3 death of Alexander Jentzsch -- the 27-year-old son of Heber Jentzsch, the Church of Scientology's president -- Alexander's mother, Karen de la Carriere, continues to hear from people in and outside of the church about the days l ... More >>
fun. has blanketed America with the song "We Are Young," a strange, anthemic, Queen-nodding song that, via Glee and a Super Bowl commercial, is a bright symbol of modern rock being a force in pop. On the first fun. record Aim & Ignite and in his previous band, The Format, singer Nate Ruess made musi ... More >>
MTV turns 30 on Monday. To celebrate, we're running a bunch of pieces on the channel, its legacy, and its future. Back when he was a music-obsessed teenager growing up on Long Island, and long before he started the influential music website Stereogum, Scott Lapatine never missed an episode o ... More >>
It can be both! Apparently the Sarah McLachlan licensing was too expensive for the comedians behind SAVETHEHIPSTERS, so they just allude to it with a generic version. Same goes for their jokes. "Hipsters are paramount to Brooklyn's ecosystem," they tell us, deadpan. It all reeks of the Midwest. [vi ... More >>
Look, he's blowing you a kiss. Pics by Nicole Ankowski, more below.Prince Izod Center Wednesday, December 15 Let's break with format and jump straight to the set list, since that's what you're curious about, right?
Eat it, Sarah McLachlanHere we have HITS Daily Double, suggesting that everyone's favorite fame-averse famous rapper nearly went gold his first week out. This does not shock the resident Drake experts around here, but it shocks me, given general music-biz anemia. Certainly puts last week's So ... More >>
Want to see Carly Simon, Sarah McLachlan, and Indigo Girls all together in a big wow-apalooza?
The latest brash, lascivious femme-pop upstart is also quite possibly the weirdest
Bark's dog is on the left, Crif's is on the right. Ordering a veggie dog from a hot dog shack is a bit like ordering roast chicken at a seafood restaurant: Unless dietary constraints demand it, why bother? At most wiener establishments, they're treated at best as a consolation prize and at ... More >>
SXSW shows are rarely transcendental affairs. Burnout is inevitable—by Saturday night, you have no idea where you are, what’s in your drink, and who’s onstage, nor do you particularly care. So it’s a great compliment to whirlwind guitar virtuoso Kaki King that her gig last year in a small co ... More >>
The best NYC talent at Austin's annual wonkapalooza
The voice of Frou Frou twiddles knobs, decorates hardware
Teenpop-inspired post-indie queen inspires post-Avrils
Tom Waits Wears His Mask Like a Pro
KTU Jock Louie DeVito Outsold Paul Oakenfold, but Why Can't He Get Any Respect?
At the Interactive Music XPO, mp3 everywhere but no SDMI
Rose is all angles and bedroom eyes a '50s movie bad girl, but one who should never be reformed.
Compiled by Lynn Yaeger