This week sees the release of Mandatory Fun, the 14th studio album from the high priest of parody "Weird Al" Yankovic. Yankovic's uncanny ability to mimic and mock the stylings of his targets are always impressive, especially his endeavors into the world of hip-hop. While "Amish Paradise" and "White ... More >>
We're giving you a lot of weird stuff to do this weekend. Don't even attempt to question it. Tonight sing-along to your favorite '90s tunes (Color Me Badd, Dr. Dre, etc.) at Union Hall, or dance to a mash-up of Daft Punk and Michael Jackson at the Bell House. Also, there's a Taylor Swift group art s ... More >>
Yesterday, headlines were made and stomachs were turned with the news that Trayvon Martin-shooter George Zimmerman would be taking part in a "Celebrity Boxing" event. As if the notion of killing a teenager qualifying one as a "celebrity" wasn't enough, it was announced that Zimmerman's opponent woul ... More >>
Macklemore made bold moves when choosing the opening acts for his three-night stand at Madison Square Garden, selecting Mississippi-bred rapper Big K.R.I.T. and Brooklyn legend Talib Kweli, artists with ample street cred and classic rap sensibilities--basically the diametric opposites of the thrift- ... More >>
It's Tuesday night, and Vadim Peare -- better known as the Soviet-born, London-bred, globally minded DJ Vadim -- is in Philly to play a gig. Or rather, he's just across the river from Philly, in South Jersey, staying at the modest home of a man he'd never met before -- a fan and long-time Facebook ... More >>
For the fifth consecutive year, the good people at Psychopathic Records have smiled upon us and delivered unto the Internet another magical miracle in the form of their Gathering of the Juggalos infomercial. For those who may not be "down with the clown," the Gathering of the Juggalos is the largest ... More >>
You can't really know where you're headed unless you know where you've been. For that reason, we're taking a look back at Pazz & Jop 2012 to drill down into the ballots of contributors and voters who participated. Maybe amongst the rubble we'll find clues about what lies ahead for music lovers in 20 ... More >>
He's believable as a hip-hop star because nothing he says is true
On New Year's Eve Brooklyn's Barclays Center will be alive with the monster double-bill of Coldplay and Jay-Z. Two titanic musical entities that have spent the past decade being the epicenter of their genres, their alignment for one night is sure to be a colossal way to bring in the new year. But de ... More >>
Here are the ten best concerts around the city this week, in no particular order.
It's the Halloween season once again, and weather permitting (guess what ... IT'S NOT PERMITTING) soon the streets will be flooded with people of all ages in costumes, ready to party. This year, there's a surprising number of costume options for the discerning music fan, so we decided to investigate ... More >>
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 >>
This one is for those who want to show off their cooking skills to mom this weekend. We've gathered some of the best Mother's Day friendly recipes off the web for you -- all of them with a pink flair. Click on the title of the dish to go to the original recipe. Enjoy!
Price: $4.00 This is a classic example of don't-believe-everything-you-see. Baoguette Cafe's black sesame milkshake is delicious. In fact, it's so delicious we could've sworn it was the real thing. And it is -- sort of.
Cassandra (Tia Carrere): You've heard it? Wayne (Mike Myers): Exqueeze me? Have I seen this one before? Frampton Comes Alive?! Everybody in the world has Frampton Comes Alive. If you lived in the suburbs you were issued it. It came in the mail with samples of Tide. Wayne's World 2 (1993) Fo ... More >>
The lineups for this year's Gathering included Vanilla Ice, George Clinton (in sequence!), Lil Jon, and a disgruntled Juvenile, to name a few. For more, check out our in-depth coverage of the weekend. All photos by Nate "Igor" Smith.
When I heard that Jennifer Lopez was leveraging her new position as an American Idol judge to launch her new single, premiering the video for "On The Floor" on one episode and performing the song on another, I rolled my eyes at what I thought was her hubris. It'd been less than two years sin ... More >>
Juggal-uh-ohs will never dieYesterday, Charlie Sheen took to Twitter to confirm that the Access Hollywood creature would be hosting one night of this year's 12th annual Gathering of the Juggalos. Soonafter Sheen's four-million followers learned that Sheen is Down with the Clown, Psychopathic Records ... More >>
In May, we reported that Insane Clown Posse's label Psychopathic Records was actively trying to get Charlie Sheen to appear at this year's Gathering of the Juggalos because, well, it would be weird. "I don't know how good it would turn out or not, but I know everybody would want to see what happens, ... More >>
"Drums, please!" 20 summers ago, Jazzy Jeff's opening command in the hip-hop classic "Summertime" kickstarted countless barbecues, picnics and long nighttime drives. Little has changed since. In 1991, as producers K. Fingers and Hula were lifting Kool & the Gang's leisurely dulcet "Summer Madness" ... More >>
Hannibal MatthewsYelawolf began the year with the mixtape Trunk Muzik and he's wrapping up his 2010 with a major label EP, Trunk Muzik 0-60, out today. Between the internet release of his mixtape and the EP's arrival in stores, Yelawolf signed to Interscope records, toured with Wiz Khalifa, s ... More >>
Revenge of the losers! Or, what it's like at a four-day reunion of 'the most misunderstood people of all time'
What follows is an exchange sparked by a Tuesday Sound of the City post about Digging in the Dirt: The Life and Death of ODB. Jarred Weisfeld, Ol' Dirty Bastard's manager at the time of his death, took issue with the way he'd been described. He wanted an explanation, and a chance to publicly defend ... More >>
Queens Upstart Skips the Middleman, Takes on Hip-Hop's Kings of New York