I can think of only one artist who stands at the junction of jazz, gospel, R&B and rock 'n' roll, and that would be Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Louis Jordan certainly comes close to the center of this popular-music Venn diagram,... ...
What's so good? Thousands of fans have signed a petition to have hip-hop icon and legendary stoner, Snoop Dogg become a full time narrator on the BBC show Planet Earth, narrated by the legendary David Attenborough. This petition isShow More Summary
This embattled Western limps across the finish line into theaters
"Break In Your House" Is Battle Rap Flow At Its Finest
photo: Bruce @ MSG earlier this week (more by PSquared) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Bruce Springsteen @ Prudential Center The Boss is celebrating his classic 1980...
"It was ugly, it was uncalled for."
From Kojey Radical to 808 INK, any young British MC that isn’t making pop-rap or grime shouldn't have a fight on their hands just to be heard.
by Andrew Sacher Drake did another of his OVO Sound Radio shows today, and debuted a new single called "Summer Sixteen." He goes pretty hard on this one, calling out Obama (who said Kendrick Lamar is a better rapper) and...
On 30 January 1969, the Beatles gave an ad hoc concert on the roof of Apple’s offices in Savile Row. It was their last public performance. Soon after, working a radio news shift, I wrote a short, sad headline: ‘The Beatles Disband’. The Beatles Rooftop Concert 1969 London (HD) from lordcris on Vimeo. (An earlier […]
Fact: In one week, the Sundance Three reviewed 35 films and one Sting show.
In this week's Wall Street Journal, in addition to my "Anatomy of a Song" column on the Staple Singers' Respect Yourself (go here), I interviewed Ute Lemper of Broadway and concert-hall fame (go here). Ute talks about her childhood in...
On 30 January 1969, the Beatles gave an ad hoc concert on the roof of Apple’s offices in Savile Row. It was their last public performance. Soon after, working a radio news shift, I wrote a short, sad headline: ‘The Beatles Disband’. The Beatles Rooftop Concert 1969 London (HD) from lordcris on Vimeo.
Man, oh man. If there's any art form out there that complements catchy, colorful, pocket-symphony-style, British jangle-pop better than STOP-MOTION ANIMATION, I've certainly never come across it (and I'm a brilliant genius and polymath who's come across everything ever, so I know what I'm talking about).
Not content to simply shit on Chicago, Dave Matthews Band is now preparing to shit all over the Big Apple as Consequence Of Sound reports on a party bus company that is offering to shuttle puka shell-and-khaki short clad DMB fanatics from the Hammersmith Ballroom in Manhattan to shows in New Jersey and Long Island for $55 a pop. Show More Summary
In 1991, when Whitney Houston agreed to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XXV in Tampa, America had just gone to war in the Persian Gulf and was looking for signs of hope and encouragement. What Houston delivered was a performance that forever altered the way America’s national anthem is performed in public. Show More Summary
Back in 1973, the formidable Texas blues-rock trio ZZ Top ascended to national stardom with its Tres Hombres LP, a collection so successful it lingered on the charts until 1976. One of the most memorable aspects of the album was itsShow More Summary
In Hear This, The A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week: Now that we’re a few weeks into our new year’s resolutions, we’re featuring songs about giving up. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, “Don’t ComeShow More Summary
Fans can relive the brown stain in DMB's two-decade history.
Rap music has changed a ton over the past 25 years, and Polygraph’s Matt Daniels has created the interactive graph to prove it. Teaming up with the folks at Billboard, Daniels created a chart the both tracks and plays the Top 10 tracks on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart from 1989 to 2015. Show More Summary
With a daunting cascade of releases spewing from the likes of DatPiff, LiveMixtapes, Bandcamp, and SoundCloud, it can be difficult to keep up with the overbearing yet increasingly vital mixtape game. In this column, we aim to immerse ourselves in this hyper-prolific world and share our favorite releases each month. Show More Summary