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After watching Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard belt her way through "Hold On" and "Always Alright" on Saturday Night Live, I did what I always do--peruse Twitter to see what people have to say about SNL's musical guest--and CHRIST that was an infuriating exercise. In a perfect world, Howard's glorio ... More >>
Whether or not you've heard Kacey Musgraves's voice, if you watch ABC's Nashville, you've probably heard one of her songs. Written with her friend Trent Dabbs and selected by the show's musical director, T-Bone Burnett, "Undermine" first appears in the second episode, when pop country star Juliett ... More >>
Check out more photos from the show. Dr. John Brooklyn Academy of Music Thursday, April 5 Better than: Recounting the Ten Plagues at a seder. "Insides Out," Dr. John's three-week residency at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, presents fans seeking a single ticket with a dilemma. Last week's Louis ... More >>
A good while back, I was envisioning a Grammy-night dogfight between what, at that point, were my two favorite albums of 2011: Lady Gaga's Born This Way and Paul Simon's So Beautiful or So What. (Both ended up on my Pazz & Jop ballot.)I mentioned this to Maura and she said, "No. Adele." Up went my v ... More >>
No idea why he'd have cause to look so pissed last night.Elvis Costello New York Public Library Tuesday, November 2 Better Than: Following election results, that's for goddamn sure. One corny joke ("I hope you've brought back all your overdue books"), two old songs ("Blame It on Cain" and t ... More >>
Political Powerhouses Jessica Simpson and Jimmy FallonNo one with any sense of perspective believes that Real America -- most of the nation, fly-over country, everywhere but the coastal cities, whatever you want to call it -- gives a quarter of a shit about the White House Correspondents Dinner. ... More >>
In another February 2 ritual, the 2010 Oscar Nominees were announced this morning. The Best Picture list, expanded to ten nominees this year, are: An Education Avatar The Blind Side District 9 The Hurt Locker Inglourious Basterds Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire A Serious Man Up U ... More >>
Movie awards fever proceeds apace with the Golden Globes nominations. The once-derided Hollywood Foreign Press Association prizes are now considered legit and a predictor of Oscar behavior, so the Best Motion Picture - Drama nominees -- NY/LA Critics' laureate The Hurt Locker , along with Ava ... More >>
Elvis Costello Jim Brady's Tuesday, June 2 Introduced by Matt Pinfield! We (we = mostly 101.9 WRXP contest winners) have gathered at Jim Brady's, an Irish pub near Wall Street: After ordering a pint, you can turn 90 degrees and watch Sportscenter on a projection screen, and turn another 90 degre ... More >>
Bonnaroo Day 4 Broken Social Scene Jakob Dylan Aimee Mann Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Despite the morning sun that woke me up much to early on Sunday, I couldn’t help but feel a bit gloomy. Bonnaroo was almost over and despite my initial skepticism about the festival, by day four I had become ... More >>
Day Three: The Body Funk Gets Worse Bonnaroo Day Three June 14, 2008 High Tide Blues, Mason Jennings, Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet, featuring Bela Fleck, B.B. King, Ben Folds, Chromeo all photos by Mark C. Austin It’s Sunday morning here in the Tennessee sun, and after a torrential d ... More >>
Touring the South, the legend talks about Led Zep and Alison Krauss. Mostly Krauss.
A whole lotta desolate, evocative, engrossing love
Multitasking roots icon disappears in the spotlight