This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
The Suzan The Delancey Thursday, March 29 Better than: A dive-bar jukebox stuffed with the hits of The Shirelles and The Thompson Twins. There are a thousand ways for an up-and-coming band to raise their profile these days, and it's safe to say that The Suzan are familiar with at least a couple hu ... More >>
A #1 hit, but not a one hit. Yes, the VH1-clip-showization of music-discussion culture is pretty much a given at this point, thanks to, well, the Internet, and its tendency for shared laughter to hold more ballast than shared enjoyment within. (Shh.) And it follows that calling certain artist ... More >>
On the same night that American Idol rumbles on to its inevitable conclusion, it's pretty great to switch the channel over an hour later and catch one of these zippy, not-too-serious battle-round episodes of The Voice. This show has its problems, and it's still very early on, but right now it ... More >>
Two beloved scribes release two dramatically different books, and celebrate accordingly
Powerpoppers sell to teenyboppers, just like the Fab Four used to
So when are they gonna get Augustus Pablo and his melodica to cover an old Hooters hit?