You could hear the sigh of relief among pop fans a couple of weeks ago, when Carly Rae Jepsen's single with Owl City, "Good Time," broke into the Top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100.
In his weekly chart roundup, veteran columnist Paul Grein remarked, "'Good Time' is an appropriately positive title for a ... More >>
In October of 1983, Kool DJ Red Alert broadcast his first rap radio show on Kiss-FM. It would soon bloom into an essential listening session for hip-hop junkies, a jump-off point for upcoming artists, and a long-running part of New York City's musical soundtrack. So with Kiss closing its doors as we ... More >>
Have you been outside yet today? It's so nice! Sunny, breezy, just brushing 70 degreessure, the factors leading to this pleasantness are probably not all that great, and apparently rain's going to come and wash away this pre-Daylight Savings Time reprieve pretty soon (note graphic at left), b ... More >>
MTV turns 30 today. To celebrate, we're running a bunch of pieces on the channel, its legacy, and its future.
Earlier today, we counted down the best music videos directed by people who took home (or, more likely, left at the podium) the Razzies' "Golden Raspberry" award for worst director. ... More >>
Presenting... burger-core. Pic by Puja Patel.In the week we spent holed up in Sound of the City headquarters preparing Pazz & Jop results, we still found time to report back from shows by former Talking Heads members Tom Tom Club, former Deee-Lite member, Lady Miss Kier, former the Pack membe ... More >>
Try and guess the DJ's name. Pics by Rob, more below.Tom Tom Club/Matthew Dear
Wednesday, January 12
Better than: A Heads reunion.
Tina Weymouth: "A lot of you are too young to know this show, but it feels like Romper Room. "Chris Frantz: "This song is about all the cute little ... More >>
Tom Tom Club is back: the new-wave dance band extraordinaire, featuring ex-Talking Heads rhythm section/actual married couple Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, is doing two shows in NYC to support their new Genius of Live LP, featuring of course their endlessly sampled mega-hit "Genius of Love. ... More >>