The national star-making machinery only begins to take you seriously when you command the field more than once. Just like, say, GOP presidential candidates, pop acts can't chart one strong number and assume dominance is permanently theirs. They've got to come back on top, week after week, sur ... More >>
Right off the bat I should tell you that "Everything She Wants" by Wham! has been one of my favorite songs since I first heard it as an impressionable nine-year-old, even though its themes of love being washed away by consumerism and economic pressures were far beyond my years; its gentle shi ... More >>
Christmas cheer thankfully trumps the show's . . . intimacy. Pics by Chris, more below.Twin Sister/Blair/John K. Friday, December 17 Live With Animals Gallery Better Than: Taking Back Sunday's Extremely Emo Hanukkah Join us as ethereal indie-rock crew Twin Sister hosts the best really aweso ... More >>
all photos by Rebecca SmeyneThe new King and Queen of the misfit teens. Of Montreal, Janelle Monae Terminal 5 Saturday, September 18 Better than: Any music currently being made by actual teenage girls. In a characteristically intellectual/saucy dis on his new album False Priest, Of Montreal fron ... More >>
If Lily Tomlin's beloved characters aged at all, Edith Ann, the precocious 5-year-old, might just fit in that oversize rocking chair. Though Tomlin's personifications haven't changed, the world they live in certainly has in the four decades she's been performing. This Saturday, April 17, the ... More >>
F2K is a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Track our progress here. OK, we all agree that Phil Collins is for wussies--but there's got to be some middle ground, right?
F2K is a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Track our progress here. Ah, ringtones: The 21st-century equivalent of particularly withered lumps of coal.
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