The VMA's, Miley Cyrus, "twerking," foam finger-humping--I'll be so happy when all the bullshit about this Disney star turned disgusting excuse for a pop culture icon is over. Usually it's supposed to be hard to look away from an emotional trainwreck, but Miley Cyrus's dead eyes and awkward tongue ... More >>
This year, Houston Press music blog Rocks Off and Dallas Observer music blog DC-9 at Night, the music blog at our sister paper Dallas Observer, teamed up to bring you only the choicest moments from last week's SXSW madness. John Fogerty: Creedence Clearwater Revival survivor John Fogerty gets overl ... More >>
At one point during our early morning interview, singer and performer Clay Aiken yawned. It was a deep, expressive yawn. He did not ask to be excused, but he didn't need to: Aiken is among the most affable, pleasant, and charming interviews I've ever enjoyed. Plus, the guy has every reason to be w ... More >>
Jack White and Norah Jones will be featured on Danger Mouse's long-running project with Daniele Luppi, according to Consequence of Sound.While Norah Jones has only been rumored to be on the album in some capacity, Jack White has been in the loop for a while. After having showed off his work to Ja ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaAmerican Idol LiveAmerican Idol Live! August 12, 2010US Airways CenterFor Valley residents who always wanted to make it out to the American Idol studios but never did, last night at US Airways Center was their opportunity to see the top 10 contestants from 2010's season perform on th ... More >>
As if Lady Gaga hasn't saturated the music business enough already, last week, she released her latest album, The Remix, in the U.S. It's a whole lotta Gaga (two albums and an EP) for less than 2 years, but she may as well milk her schtick while she's hot, right?It's a very smart business move, c ... More >>
Lady GagaUS Airways CenterJuly 31, 2010There's no doubt that Lady Gaga's sold-out Phoenix show was the most hotly- anticipated concert on a lackluster summer schedule that's been hard hit by the Great Recession and the Soundstrike.Actually, tickets to The Monster Ball Tour sold out months ago (sell- ... More >>
Zia Records in Phoenix always seems to attract the hip hop and metal crowds. While this week is no exception with Eminem's The Recovery coming in at number 1, and both Ozzy Osbourne and Whitechapel making the list. Apparently the Phoenix kids still dig classic rock though, as Exile on Main St. an ... More >>
So, you're totally sick of Lady Gaga, and if you hear her version of "Telephone" one more time...Relax. Now you can still listen to what could be the catchiest pop song of 2010 without it coming from a Christina Aguilera-sound-a-like. That's right, Britney fans--Ms. Spears' version of the hit, w ... More >>
Take in the eye candy that is Nick JonasIf there's any teeny bopper performer who really stands out for having musical chops these days, it's Nick Jonas, the youngest JoBro--and also the cutest. The 17-year-old Virgo writes much of the Jonas Brothers' music and is the bonafide leader of ... More >>
Sarah McLachlanBack in the late 90's, when grrrl power was all the rage, and artists like Paula Cole and Sarah McLachlan actually sold records, an all-female music festival like Lilith Fair was a great idea--especially to modern-day hippies who flocked to the shows. Nowadays, the most pop ... More >>
Everyone knows about the crazy side of Lady Gaga. There's the bubble outfit, the time she smeared (fake?) blood on herself at the MTV Video Music Awards and her affinity for not wearing pants. But on her new eight-song EP, The Fame Monster (the songs are also available on a deluxe ... More >>
Shout FactoryMatthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs make beautiful music together... other people's music, that is. Covers albums, by their very nature, are a mixed bag. Not only are their songs usually drawn from disparate sources, but the quality of interpretations varies wildly as well. Beyond ... More >>
A local metal artist plans to give away half a million CDs
A local metal artist plans to give away half a million CDs
Concert Review: Kelly Clarkson at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, November 14, 2025
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The Grammys blow off the state's most promising entries
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Rob Schneider jerks around with his feminine side
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Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their 'free' music?
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The BellRays lay the groundwork for a soul-punk revolt
Eminem's new album sparks a heated free-speech debate
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Yearning for civil unrest from any '99 Grammy nominee
New Times' critical vultures swoop down to pick at the latest carrion and dross