Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
Last week, as a self-assigned endurance test (and out of an occasional true interest in the subject matter), I attended as many CMJ panels as I possibly could -- the good, the bad, the sparsely attended, and the boring -- with a tape recorder, a cup of iced coffee (not quite willing to submit to the ... More >>
Rent has returned to off-Broadway, as I noted in my review the other day. And that reminds me that in one of the original versions of the show's song "La Vie Boheme"--a bouncy chronicling of the people and things that have inspired bohemian culture--composer Jonathan Larson included my name! ... More >>
Police have actually arrested rock icon Lou Reed's manager for allegedly threatening to send Israeli hit men to go after a headhunter for the stars in a nasty squabble over an unpaid bill. In a complaint filed two weeks ago with the Midtown North Detective Squad, as the Voice first reported, ... More >>
"I don't want this façade of me diving into the indie scene - there's not a conscious effort to that at all." Back in '08, when Solange Knowles released her sophomore album, the daffy, Motown-checking Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams, she sang "I'm no soul girl equipped with no afro." No ... More >>
British papers have announced that songbird Mariah Carey is in talks to present her life story as a Broadway musical, and though Mariah herself says this is the first she's heard of it, let's pretend it's true and try to imagine some of the production numbers that should pepper this swinging tale of ... More >>
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Sharpton's Confab Charges Music-Money Apartheid
Music Revolution or a King on the Loose?
Latin Alternative Rock Sets Its Sights on New York
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