The Hunger Games: Catching Fire's soundtrack is the latest in a proud, increasingly long young-adult franchise movie tradition: Pitching their soundtracks at the college-rock types who actually buy compilation albums. It's streaming now on iTunes, and that means it's time for another set of striking ... More >>
Faith Hill leaving Sunday Night Football is interesting mostly because it reminds us that Faith Hill was--for something like six years--employed by Sunday Night Football. "This Kiss," and then helmet-to-helmet hits, every week. Counterprogramming, I think they call that. We've seen cultural institu ... More >>
Suzanne Gwyn Gwyn is the owner of Bake Goods by Suzanne and sous chef of Culinary Mischief. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Either 101.5-FM or 108.0 KMLE-FM. What's the first album you bought? Shaun Cassidy, Born Late. What's the fi ... More >>
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Jonathan McNamara After discovering that MxPx lead singer Mike Herrera was coming to Tempe's Yucca Tap Room with his rockabilly/country side project Tumbledown, I knew I had to check it out for sheer curiosity alone. I've been an MxPx fan for years and have seen the band live on numerous occasions. ... More >>
An interesting thing is happening. It seems these days everyone is lip-synching. It used to be the case that is was the random pop hack or teen puppet who was exposed in the act. But now it seems that some of the best and talented artists in entertainment are guilty. Take Yo-Yo Ma, rega ... More >>
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