| Jul 31, 2011
I've long considered Ellen Willis something of a hero. I hope I live longer than she did (Willis died in 2006, at 64), but otherwise, it's an exemplary life. She was the first pop music critic of the New Yorker, writing 56 pieces for the magazine from...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Music we can't wait for
Summer, you were a blast, but if we have to endure Pitbull's innocuous "Give Me Everything" or the pounding piano of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" one more time, there could be blood in the streets. Luckily, fall has arrived...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 7:05 AM
One look at the discography of Nils Lofgren, the longtime guitarist in Bruce Springsteen's E. Street Band, and it's clear the 60-year-old musician can't slow down.
His new album, "Old School," which comes out Nov. 1, will be his 37th solo record,...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 10:25 PM
Here come the would-be blockbusters. The music industry inevitably rolls out new releases by its biggest artists in the fall, just in time for holiday gift-giving. This year is no exception, with studio albums expected from Drake and Mary J. Blige; a host...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 10:34 PM
1 star (out of 4)
Lou Reed and Metallica are not only two of the more exalted names in music – pioneers of punk and thrash metal, respectively – they’re among the most perverse.
Though “Lulu” (Warner Bros.), their first...
| Nov 1, 2011
"The Velvet Underground's first album only sold 10,000 copies," Brian Eno's famous quote posits, "but everyone who bought it formed a band."
The Beach Boys were never remotely in the same universe of rock hipsterdom that the Velvets have long occupied,...
| Jun 18, 2011
A completely original creation of Coney Island USA, the Mermaid Parade is the nation's largest art parade and one of New York City's greatest summer events.
Founded in 1983 by Coney Island USA, the not-for-profit arts organization that also produces...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 6:31 AM
Before we get going, here's a semi-spoiler alert: William Close and his earth harp did not win "America's Got Talent." I held off trying to predict winners the whole time I've been doing this and last night, I got a little confident, told everybody...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Here are this weeks Mixtape winners!
1.) Billy Joel- My Life
2.) Jim Croce- LeRoy Brown
3.) Elton John- The Bitch is Back
4.) Chicago- Saturday in the Park
5.) Paul Simon- You Can Call Me AL
2.) Steve Romero1.)...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Peter Gabriel – Back to Front
Oct. 13, 8 p.m. $95 & $75., Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. mohegansun.com, ticketmaster.com
The pop world has changed immeasurably since Peter Gabriel's landmark So was released on May 19, 1986. Gabriel's multi-...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 9:07 AM
Promotion company Red Rabbit presents is offering $25 off the "Art Lovers" ticket level for UR1 Festival, happening Dec. 8 and 9 at Bayfront Park in Miami.
The tickets are two-day passes and must be presented at the door before 2 p.m. To purchase with...