Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wro ... More >>
Our sister blog, West Coast Sound, has caught a lot of shit lately for their disdain for neo-blues rockers The Black Keys. Just remember we're only critics, and opinions are just opinions. Nicholas Pell even offered up some alternative blues bands for you to dig. The problem is, as commenter AlexNic ... More >>
When Bettye LaVette swears, she swears.
The Detroit songstress sounds passionate when she talks (and occasionally tosses out a little blue language), but she punctuates each burst with a wonderful laugh, one that somehow conveys the power in her voice as much as her songs. She's been busy exercisin ... More >>
Reptar makes it look easy. Y'know, the whole "band" thing. The whole build a fanbase, tour, release albums... all that. But the way that the fast-rising dance-pop band's career has evolved seems so by the book that it seems a little off. After all, didn't the digital revolution mean that ever ... More >>
I want my MTV backMusic Television turns 30 today, but the network doesn't look a day over 16 and Pregnant.
Well before MTV started exploiting the incredibly difficult lives of irresponsible teens expecting a first child and balancing high school algebra, the Viacom-network played music vid ... More >>
Hey now, you're an All-StarMajor League Baseball announced the official All-Star Week musical performance roster on Wednesday, and it reads like the back of a Now That's What I Call Music compilation mix.
But thank god, we love Jordin Sparks and Michelle Branch. It would've totally sucked if ML ... More >>
Danger Mouse has done a lot of things over the course of his career, but Rome, his new album released yesterday with composer Daniele Luppi, may be one of his best projects.
As a producer, Danger Mouse (born Brian Burton), has received accolades for his work with artists like the Gorillaz and B ... More >>
NBCNBC aired the premiere of The Voice on Tuesday night, and it sure was both honest and intriguing.The Voice, which is hosted by former TRL dreamboat Carson Daly, involves four judges: Adam Levine, Cee-Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, and Blake Shelton. The judges, who serve as ... More >>
www.perezhilton.comCharlie Sheen's got hos in different area codes.As we all know by now, our all-American main man Charlie Sheen is "bi-winning." He's attempting to leave drug use behind, although he's still down to get crazy with porn starts. Who can blame him?
Has the country's classier, o ... More >>
Mark Burnett has yet another reality show in the works. The upcoming singing competition called The Voice is coming to NBC. Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and Cee Lo Green of Gnarls Barkley and independent fame will be the judges, according to Entertainment Weekly.Christina Aguilera has also been negoti ... More >>
Unless the rock you've been living under for the past two months is insanely cozy, you've probably heard the hit single from former Goodie Mob-ster Cee-Lo Green. That's "Fuck You."The vindictive little ditty made a big splash when it hit the Internet in the middle of August, celebrating all ... 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 >>
New-Weezer hater James Burns has offered Weezer $10 million to break up, according to Consequence of Sound.Burns, who has been a fan of the band since the 90s, is hoping for $10 million in donations so he can bribe Weezer into never making songs like "Beverly Hills" ever again. The campaign has r ... More >>
First the song itself exploded on YouTube with an unofficial video. Then the single made its rounds on the internet. Today, however, marks the official video for Cee-Lo Green's summer smash "Fuck You." The former Goodie Mobber and Gnarls Barkley frontman is readying a new album, The Lady Kil ... More >>
How can such an idyllic scene be such an absolute nightmare? Selling 75,000 tickets is a start...Dear Goldenvoice, Promoter of the Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival,My name is Michael Lopez and I have been attending your festival for the past five years. In those past five years, I ... More >>
Cristopher Broughton (left) and Pastor Anderson outside church Sunday night: Anyone else thinking of a certain Gnarls Barkley tune?
Before I hit you with my account of this Sunday's evening service at Tempe's Faithful Word Baptist Church -- home to Obama-death-wish preacher Steven An ... More >>
Music Editor/Ambassador of the Funk Martin Cizmar got things kicking with his Friday picks for this year's edition of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, so I figured I should divulge my picks for Sunday's lineup. My sensibilities are different than most people's. Last year's Coachella l ... More >>
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By Lilia Menconi
Alright, folks, I'll be straight: Arty Girl ain't feeling so hot about some shit she saw last night. I have mixed feelings about this event. And I'm keeping in mind that Scottsdale Public Art has come through in the past. After all, they're resp ... More >>