Better Than: Frostbite.
When I go to a concert, I always want to like the bands. I really do. I wouldn't show up if I didn't think I was going to enjoy myself. There are plenty of other places I could be.
I approached Friday night's Bowery Ballroom show, headlined by Swedish neo-classic blues-roc ... More >>
Levon Helm died yesterday, at 71, from cancer. You didn't have to know him (as I did, faintly, fondly), to know that along with possessing one of the most moving voices and wickedest backbeats American music will ever know, that he had one of the most incredible, most surprising lives imaginable. Bo ... More >>
"American Idols Live!"
Prudential Center in Newark
Saturday, August 8
The Top 10 American Idol contestants of Season 8 came to Newark, New Jersey on Saturday night. That meant lots of "Whattup New-ARK!"s and "I've always dreamed of performing in Jersey" announcements from the oh-so-sincere singer ... More >>
Last week's prediction: Still can't believe this is what broke my streak of not seeing the new 90210.
Hmm--oddly appealing compact Black Crowes boogie from four Irish dudes who do their damnest to look like Led Zep in press photos. Not a popular pick in the iTunesiverse: "Like an outdated headba ... More >>