I listened extensively to the Boyd Raeburn Orchestra over the weekend while writing. I'm always awed by the band and how sophisticated it was as early as 1944. Nearly all of the musicians who played in the Raeburn bands turned...
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis‘ 2015 MTV VMAs performance certainly lived up to the name of their new single “Downtown,” because it happened right in the streets of downtown Los Angeles. Immediately after Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift’s surprise...Show More Summary
As previously announced, Kanye West received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at tonight's MTV Video Music Awards. And none other than Taylor Swift presented him with the award, calling him her "friend." "I'mma let you finish, but...Show More Summary
Or, maybe their entire career.
After a hard weekend dancing your heart out at the festival, sit back, relax and let these soothing sounds wash over your soul. Mixtape: Relax and rewind was originally published on The Blue Walrus.
It’s been 50 years since Bob Dylan stunned the world with the release of his seminal album Highway 61 Revisited. But for all the discussion about its impact as a watershed moment in pop music, and the decades-long parsing of every word in every second of the record’s nine tracks, one mystery has hung in the air more than the rest. Show More Summary
Don't know Carly Aquilino? She a 24-year-old comedian who stars on Girl Code, an MTV comedy series. I caught up with Carly last week for my "Playlist" column in the Wall Street Journal. She talked about her '90s crush on...
New Zealand soul duo Electric Wire Hustle, comprising singer Mara TK and producer Taay Ninh, have been pushing at the confines of modern R&B music since their late 2000s meeting led to a svelte and impossibly funky 2009 self-titled debut. Show More Summary
Imagine if Purity Ring and Banks formed a super group after listening to Blu Cantrell's " Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" and TNGHT for two months solid. We'd say the likelihood of this happening is slim to never ever, but that's OK because...Show More Summary
How do you explain The Best Show? Attempting to do so can be one of the most frustrating parts of being a fan of the 15-year-old WFMU show-turned-podcast, especially since all its fans want to do is share its joy. Good explanations usually...Show More Summary
Zayn Malik accepts his award for Outstanding Achievement in Music during The Asian Awards 2015 / Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images When Zayn Malik left One Direction earlier this year, it changed the way people looked at the world’s...Show More Summary
Favorite Mixtapes of August 2015 by TMT Staff on 08-28-2015 With a daunting cascade of releases spewing out each day from the likes of DatPiff, LiveMixtapes, Bandcamp, and SoundCloud, it can be difficult to keep up with the overbearing yet increasingly vital mixtape game. Show More Summary
It’s been nearly four years since British soul singer Adele released her diamond-certified smash hit album 21, and according to a new report from Billboard the wait for a follow-up is nearly over. The magazine claims that Adele and her label XL Recordings have penciled in a November release date for the record, tentatively titled 25. Show More Summary
Many moon moon moons ago, Laurie Berkner was on a TV show (Jack's Big Music Show) that aired music videos featuring her (and other artists). Now, Berkner's been devoting her energy to making videos for airing on YouTube, and while the...Show More Summary
Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus) “There’s really no title for what I do, because I do so much.” That’s how Brooklyn’s own Taxstone describes his place in the game right now. And it’s true. What started as a streetwise (and hilarious) presence on social media has turned Taxstone into one of the most important new […]
Last weekend's FYF Fest was long on young men making all kinds of noise: ecstatic, squeaky, dull, thrilling and obvious. But the harshest sound I heard came near midnight on Sunday, during the last 30 minutes of the festival.
The two actresses basically recreated the final scene in Trainwreck.
While it can be tempting to give a free pass to an artist who sounds identifiably country, the fact is a good country song does not live on steel guitar alone.
Before girl groups, the Four Seasons, Motown and the Beatles, there was Dion. Born and raised in the Bronx, Dion DiMucci wound up with 33 Billboard Hot 100 hits, including I Wonder Why (1958), A Teenager in Love (1959), Runaround...
Panda Bear Crosswords [EP] [Domino; 2015] by Pat Beane Rating: Noah Lennox no doubt works tirelessly on his music, which has been refined into these busily layered soundscapes, the now-signature pop of Panda Bear in the PBVSGR era. That...Show More Summary