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Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter Accused of Rape

Melissa Schuman, formerly of the pop group Dream, alleges that Carter assaulted her when she was 18

Pioneering jazz singer Jon Hendricks dies at 96

The musician who popularized the "vocalese" singing style died Wednesday.        

Post Malone Explains His 'Don't Listen to Hip-Hop' Comments: 'I Love Hip-Hop' [VIDEO]

After the backlash against his comments, Post tries to clarify himself. Continue reading…

Help Hvorostovsky’s family raise funds to beat cancer

For all who wish to express sympathy and perpetuate the memory of a great singer and human being, Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s family have issued the following message: The Hvorostovsky family would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, they suggest that donations be made […]

Better late: Vienna opens a Beethoven museum

Given that the greatest composer lived most of his life in Vienna, and that Vienna makes a fortune from exploiting its musical past, you’d have thought someone would have opened a proper Beethoven museum in the composer’s house. Well, they have now. In good time for 250th death anniversary in 2020.

Girls of the Golden West, San Francisco Opera World Premiere

Davóne Tines (Ned Peters) and Julia Bullock (Dame Shirley) Cory Weaver photo, courtesy of San Francisco Opera The reviews are trickling in, and they are polarized. My review is filed but it took much longer to write than I'd thought it would; I got temporarily lost in the swamp of too much detail and had to throw out half the review a few hours in. Show More Summary

EU kicks Britain out of City of Culture

The European Commission today annulled the UK’s bids to host the European Capital of Culture after 2019, when Britain leaves the EU. Several UK cities that were bidding for 2023 have voiced outrage and dismay. So did a Government minister. But what did anyone expect when they voted for Brexit?  

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in pics: The Roots, Questlove, Wyclef, more

The 91st annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade made its way through two and a half miles of Manhattan, from Central Park West to Herald Square, on Thursday (9/22) morning. The annual tradition unfolded under tight security following the bike lane truck attack less than a month ago, on Halloween. Continue reading…

Peace, Twang, and Turkey Grease: A 2017 Thanksgiving Toast to Chip Frazier

2 hours agoMusic / Country : Twangville

Chip Frazier pictured second from left in green shirt. Here we are again… Thanksgiving 2017, y’all… which means we’re celebrating 12 years of Twangville’s existence. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been writing a Thanksgiving toast each year to thank our contributors, our community, and the artists who give us something to listen […]

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - November 23, 2017

In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores. Future Home of the...

So you want to save money on tech this Black Friday

Here’s 7 great deals for audiophiles with a burning hole in their pocket.

Happy Birthday, Kurupt!

The former Death Row rhymer turns 45 years old today (Nov. 23). Continue reading…

NME's Top 50 Albums of 2017

NME have Liam Gallagher in the top 10, the polarizing Arcade Fire album, and a very highly-ranked Wolf Alice in their top 50 albums of 2017. Continue reading…

Going Underground #65 - Brazil

The Devil's tour of the worlds hottest underground scenes has reached it's hottest place to date, both literally and figuratively. We've arrived in Brazil to rummage around the exotic undergrowth and unearth the psychedelic gems of the...Show More Summary

Hyphen Hyphen - We Light The Sunshine (Yuksek Remix)

Sounds like: Justice, MSTRKFT, Mighty Mouse Song: Hyphen Hyphen - We Light The Sunshine (Yuksek Remix) What's so good? My brain has done two laps of the English language and still not come up with a decent idea for what to write in this review. Show More Summary

"Best Books of 2017" Lists Update - November 23rd

For the tenth straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating regularly. Please feel free to e-mail me with a blog,...

The pro-women vision of Björk’s Utopia

On her ninth album, the Icelandic artist weaves a matriarchal tapestry.

Celia Inside - Easy (Ft. Odali)

Sounds like: Frank Ocean, SZA, Lauryn Hill Song: Celia Inside - Easy (Ft. Odali) What's so good? After emerging from the SoundCloud ether in 2015 with a dynamic Drake cover, NYC-based Celia Inside has been developing a fanbase around the strength of her voice and unusual, vulnerable storytelling. Show More Summary

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