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Has the World Finally Caught Up With Madonna?

David Toussaint | Posted 11.18.2015 | Gay Voices
David Toussaint

It's not always easy being a Madonna fan. Her occasional slip-ups notwithstanding -- even I cringe at the opening lines to Rebel Heart's "S.E.X." -- the real challenge is listening to and reading the criticism that's been riding the Queen of Pop's coattails for 30 years.

Here Are The 5 Secrets To Staying Relevant As You Age

Forrest Brakeman | Posted 11.04.2015 | Fifty
Forrest Brakeman

We Boomers have every bit as much to offer as the Millennials or the Gen-X's or the Gen-Y's. Hell, we invented the world as they know it. But to bridge the generation gap, or chasm, we need to stay relevant. So here are some safety tips for dealing with the young whippersnappers.

On The Cutting Edge With Bob Dylan: Part One

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 11.03.2015 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

The albums' cover photographs are how very many people think of Dylan, still, today. He's lean, his hair in a snarly nimbus above a thin white face, with its keen, challenging eyes looking right through you. He is not listening to you; you're listening to him.

"The Things That You Are": The Artists Speak

Kim Mecca | Posted 11.02.2015 | Arts
Kim Mecca

It was a biting cold type of Montreal winter day. Voyce* had reached out to ask me to write something to intro his upcoming album. I say something because I had no idea what he had in mind.

How Music, Education, and Brain Games End Up in One of Hollywood's Most Exclusive Night Clubs

Corey Ferrugia | Posted 10.20.2015 | Los Angeles
Corey Ferrugia

It's been over a week already, and I'm still having a hard time processing just how magical this night truly was for me, and why.

Sarah McQuaid Tours and Enchants With Her Brilliant New Album, Walking Into White

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 10.07.2015 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Finding treasure feels great, and such is the case with musician Sarah McQuaid. The soulful singer, smart and sensuous songwriter, and scintillating guitarist has been hidden in plain sight with three gorgeous solo albums.

Fall In -- Your New Music Playlist

Sean Bradford | Posted 10.06.2015 | Entertainment
Sean Bradford

Above the equator the leaves are changing color and the diminishing hours of sunlight continue to shorten our days. Below, summer is only just beginning. But no matter where you live, it's always the season for new music.

Country Newcomer Aaron Parker Takes Old-School Approach to EP Launch

Brittany Hodak | Posted 10.01.2015 | Entertainment
Brittany Hodak

Aaron Parker is an unabashed '90s country music superfan. It's no surprise, then, that Parker's sound is reminiscent of the era, simultaneously evoking a classic sound while impressive production makes his debut EP simultaneously current.

'And Now...' Michael Oien

Cicily Janus | Posted 09.30.2015 | Arts
Cicily Janus

N.Y.C.-based jazz bassist and composer, Michael Oien is just that... a hidden gem. Jazz bassists are often the most surprising when they come out of the shadows and into the spotlight. With his debut album, Michael Oien is doing just that.

Battles Finds Their Way

Paul R. Byrne | Posted 09.18.2015 | Entertainment
Paul R. Byrne

Since bending ears and boggling minds with Mirrored in 2007, Battles has been a Shibboleth of musical taste. The band name people whisper to each other to mean, "Yes, I've seen the light," yet one you would be hard-pressed to find in heavy rotation, or catch drifting through a party.

Experience THRILLERS' VHS Fantasy

Myrlaun Walker | Posted 08.19.2015 | Entertainment
Myrlaun Walker

THRILLERS modern take on the '80s filmic work continues with "Lipstick on the Mirror," the third video from the sequel after "Body High" and "Can't Get Enough."

'All Eyes' on Double Duchess: The Electro-Hop Duo Inspired by All-Things-Grace Jones

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 07.17.2015 | Entertainment
Oscar Raymundo

Together as electro-hop duo Double Duchess, David "davO" Richardson and Krylon Superstar have been performing live and making San Francisco partygoers sweat their butts off for years -- five at the very least. But this week marks the culmination of every drop of sweat they, themselves, have spilt on stage.

Gothard Sisters' New CD Inspired by "Love of Simple, Timeless, and Transcendent Things"

Pam Stucky | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Pam Stucky

The Gothard Sisters, three sisters who are "multi-instrumentalist Celtic-influenced folk musicians, songwriters, and performers from the Pacific Northwest, USA," have a new CD out this week, Mountain Rose.

Laura Bell Bundy: Another Piece of Me

Brittany Hodak | Posted 06.09.2015 | Entertainment
Brittany Hodak

For Laura Bell Bundy, a wait that felt like a lifetime is finally over. After more than five years, Another Piece of Me, the much-anticipated follow-up to her major-label debut album, is finally in stores.

Premiere: EDM Rockers Cheat Codes Have Hit Their Stride With 'Senses'

Hugh McIntyre | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Hugh McIntyre

EDM may have peaked, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for new, exciting music in the genre to break out. Just when you think you've had all the massive electronic drops you can handle, the right one comes along and helps you remember why this music gets you so pumped.

Darkness Disguised As Light: An Interview With King Woman

Summer Noblé | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Summer Noblé

Front woman of Bay Area's dark, doom and dreamlike King Woman, Kristina Esfandiari, talks growing up in a spiritually oppressive environment, music as a form of therapy, and the band's first EP: the haunting and addictive "Doubt"

Meet DJ/Producers Uplink

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 06.17.2015 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

Uplink's story can be seen as both unique and a sign of the times. While it would have been much easier for the producers to be in the same room as one another, they weren't.

Interview with Toronto DIY Label Buzz Records

Michael Podell | Posted 06.17.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Podell

With the record industry as we used to know it continuing to fall apart, small upstarts like Buzz Records are primed to become the main source of new music that doesn't sound factory-made.

3 Reasons You Should Be Listening to The Wind and The Wave Right Now

Kerry O'Brien | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment
Kerry O'Brien

I was lucky enough to catch The Wind and The Wave's set at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City on April 7th. I've been listening to their music on lo...

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: String Quartets of Tsontakis,Wheelock, Rodriguez, and Godfrey

Daniel Asia | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts
Daniel Asia

The String Quartet was initiated by Joseph Haydn. His pieces were written for, and performed by, the educated amateur, often an aristocrat and his friends and family. It was parlor music in the best sense of that phrase.

Make No "Mistake," Cam Is One to Watch!

Brittany Hodak | Posted 05.31.2015 | Entertainment
Brittany Hodak

It's notoriously hard for new female artists to break through at country radio, but Sony's Arista Nashville is betting big on its newest singer/songwriter, Cam, and her upbeat debut "My Mistake" to be the exception to the rule.

New Music Review: Klassik, Spring

Brandi Andres | Posted 05.23.2015 | Arts
Brandi Andres

From the first few rhythmic beats of the opening track, "Go Far," I was hooked. Soulful sound? Check. Appealing, familiar tonality? Check. Thought-provoking and inspiring lyrics? Check.

New Artist Reviews: 832

Morena Duwe | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Music has the power to reach far and wide, speak every language, and even control our pulse. Of the many genres of music that exist, hip hop has always been at the root of urban culture. It has undergone evolutions of change, but certain sensibilities have stuck with hip hop from the days of its origins to now.

A Few Words With the Lord

Christian Josi | Posted 04.08.2015 | Entertainment
Christian Josi

Public Enemy's 'unfuckwitable' DJ talks spreading his wings with Eat The Rat and life with the PE crew.

Tom DeLonge To Release New Music Most Likely Meant For Blink-182

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 02.06.2015 | Entertainment

After the "he said, they said" between the members of Blink-182 at the end of January, Tom DeLonge's "indefinite" departure from the band is looking a...