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NYC Goes Country With Lady Antebellum!

Lauren Hoffman | Posted 07.15.2012 | Teen
Lauren Hoffman

When you spend your drive to school listening to the same album every day, you hope to one day see it performed live. Last week, I had the chance to finally see my favorite country trio, Lady Antebellum.

The Week's Most BRUTAL Reviews

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 04.28.2012 | Entertainment

Sorry Jason Segel, but all of your charm -- and you do have a lot of it -- couldn't save you from the critics this week. Segel's latest rom-com "The F...

From 'Glee' To 'Battleship,' The Week's Most Brutal Reviews

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 04.14.2012 | Entertainment

The reviews for Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's new horror flick "The Cabin in the Woods" have been mostly positive. However there was one critic who w...

What You Should Be Listening To Right Now: Good Bands With Bad Names Edition

The Huffington Post | Caitlin Brown | Posted 03.01.2012 | College

With kickass live performances and albums that sound so perfectly raw, Dr. Dog is as though your local favorites all of a sudden got famous in the bes...

Hip to Be Square: The Explorers Club Will Blow Your Soft Rock Mind

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 04.04.2012 | Home
Kristi York Wooten

In a world filled with auto-tune and sampled beats, beachy, breezy tunes such as "Run, Run, Run" and "It's You" ring almost revolutionary with their innocent, layered harmonies, organ, and guitar.

PLAY > SKIP: This Week's New Music

Shawn Amos | Posted 11.14.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

Lady Antebellum, Primus, Nick Lowe, Blind Pilot, and Das Racist have all come forth to share some post-9/11 music. Some of it you'll want to forget.

Dennis Diken: The Roots of Jersey Rock

Ruth Gerson | Posted 10.05.2011 | Arts
Ruth Gerson

Dennis Diken is the drummer and a founding member of New Jersey's rock 'n' roll band The Smithereens. He is a mensch, a fountain of knowledge, a supreme musician, and a great story teller.

Girls Aloud's Nadine Coyle Tackles Stateside Fame

Sam Lansky | Posted 09.19.2011 | Entertainment
Sam Lansky

"Sweetest High" is a very canny new direction; the single is palatable to American listeners in a way that Girls Aloud, with its distinctly English everything-but-the-kitchen-sink madness, never was.

PLAY > SKIP: New Music for Dec. 8

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

Daft Punk picks up where the '80s left off, Plain White T's treat us to some pop ear candy, T.I. delivers an f-bomb from jail, Charlie Wilson refuses to get naughty, while Duffy plays too nice. Bah, humbug.

Love and Death, the New Album from Ghanaian Legend Ebo Taylor

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

Recorded with Berlin-based collective Afrobeat Academy, Love and Death is a conscious effort on the part of Taylor to advance the afrobeat movement.

North Carolina, Come On and Raise Up Against "Raise Up"

James Kotecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
James Kotecki

Petey Pablo's "Raise Up," a 2001 song about his native North Carolina, is the worst state rap anthem ever produced. I know the song has been out for a...

Music Review: Scissor Sister's Night Work, A Queer & Sexy Mindtrip

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Waymon Hudson

I have a confession. I am now, and have always been, hopelessly obsessed with the quirky, queer band Scissor Sisters. But their latest album entitled Night Workis something entirely different.

Top Moments of Monolith Music Festival

Erin Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Erin Barnes

At the fest: rockstars are so cute sometimes in their pleas for anonymity!

"Human Drama" by Truth Panel: Is It An Ear Worm?

Mike McCready | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike McCready

The story behind this song is interesting. It was penned in a Toronto bar on New Years Eve 1989 by Bill Nygren and over time he's played it with a number of bands.

Review: Eminem's Relapse

Brandon Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brandon Perkins

Relapse recaptures the angry verbal acrobatics from those first two records that sold a cajillion copies. Yet, despite re-bottling that immature angst, it is different and, in a way, it's mature.

Being Frugal Is In Vogue - The Cheap Song By Al Lorden

Mike McCready | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike McCready

The song I'm reviewing this week is called The Cheap Song. It resonates with the current economic crisis although it was written during the boom when stingy people stood out. Now being frugal is in vogue.

Song Of The Week - Never Really Cried by Simon Fagan

Mike McCready | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike McCready

I liked this song immediately. Cool piano and a bit of acoustic guitar and you get the feeling the compelling melody will slowly build throughout the song.

A Modern Classic: Cynic's Traced in Air, A Reunion Album As Good As the Classic Debut

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alex Remington

One of the best metal albums of the decade quietly came out last November, Traced in Air by Cynic, their first album in a decade and a half.

I've Just Heard the Future of Singer-Songwriters and Her Name Is...

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Even now as what's left of our music industry evolves into whatever it may soon become, you still hear a rare album that reminds you why albums still exist.

Amadou & Mariam: Not 'World' Music, But Music For The World

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

This is harmonious, joyous music, totally accessible pop that just happens to be symphonic in its power. Its real genius is its accessibility.

AIDS Wolf Review

Alex Mallory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alex Mallory

AIDS Wolf's second full length album, Cities of Glass, is well worth checking out. Each track is a brutal, highly effective assault, but they do not function as separate parts that form a whole.

The Accomplished Tightrope Walk of Skeletons' Money

Alex Mallory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alex Mallory

Money is, unequivocally, the most important release from the tail end of 2008. Skeletons uniquely stretch the theme of financial survival in America's most expensive city over ten knock out tracks.