See also: Q&A: Darius Rucker: "Even If I Wasn't Playing It, I'd Be Listening to Country." See also: Seven of Music's Most Beautiful Mustaches to Inspire Your Mustache Movember Growth [Editor's note: Country Time is a new biweekly column for our sister music blog in Seattle, celebrating that city's ... More >>
It's hard to find music videos on TV these days. Sure, one could argue that the internet has ushered in a new era of DIY or underground video creativity, but it's hard not to miss the days when you could waste hours watching clips on MTV or VH1. If musical nostalgia has been getting the best of you ... More >>
Lenny Kravitz Comerica Theatre Sunday, February 12, 2012 Lenni and Lenny, together at last. Until last night, I had been waiting years to say that. The baby-making music was full-speed ahead at Lenny Kravitz's show Sunday night. Clearly, the crowd was disgustingly excited, everyone on their fee ... More >>
New Times Soundcheck 2012 Night 1 New Times Soundcheck kicked off with 14 diverse and talented bands. Regardless of personal tastes, every performer was entertaining to watch. Like most music festivals, the artists played at overlapping times and made for some difficult decisions. Fortunately, the ... More >>
This weekend is going to be busy in the Valley of the Sun. Not only is New Times invading Club Red/Red Owl for Soundcheck Festival 2012, featuring Glass Heroes, Sugar Thieves, The Love Me Nots, Father Figures, Jason Devore, Crusher Sound System, The Insects, and many many more, but there are scads o ... More >>
Uber-American rock and sex icon Lenny Kravitz is going to rock Comerica Theatre patrons to their knees. Watching Lenny jam would sure beat seeing Scott Stapp any day of the week.Lenny Kravitz, Creed, The Ting Tings and other artists will be bringing their A-game to the Valley over the nex ... More >>
Kravitz, looking tough as a kiddo.If you honestly love music, you've got rules about it. Here are a few my mine. 1. Non-jazz artists and bands may feature no more than two saxophone solos during the duration of their career. 2. Bass guitars should be strung with two to four strings, bu ... More >>
A new queen of pop has been crowned by Rolling Stone, according to Idolator.Rolling Stone put 16 female pop stars head to head in the ultimate statistical showdown to see who would reign as queen. Competitors included Adele, Beyonce Knowles, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera, Katy ... More >>
Lil Wayne is considering retiring after he releases his upcoming album Tha Carter IV, according to One Thirty BPM.Just when I was nearly convinced that Lil Wayne would release more Roman numeral-labeled Tha Carter albums until I die, Weezy decided he will possibly call it quits.Part of the reason ... More >>
Dan MacMedan, USA TodayNicki Minaj, doing what she does best: always trying to get attention.The 2011 Grammy Awards kept things classy this year: There wasn't even a single mention of Ke$ha during the entire show!Good job, Grammy people! Thanks for taking out the trash this year. Aside from the l ... More >>
At some point in time, Michael Jackson wrote a song for Hanson, according to ShowBiz 411.The song was written for them to play, not in their honor. Jackson never actually gave the song he wrote for Hanson to them. He intended to send it to the 90s boy band but never did. It must have been stashed ... More >>
Lots of people are eagerly awaiting Michael Jackson's posthumous record Michael, which will be released December 14.So am I.But after listening to a pre-released single, "Breaking News," I have my doubts that the recording was untouched after Michael passed away. It sure doesn't sound like the so ... More >>
Blitzen Trapper.Have you ever really liked a band, but wondered, "How the hell did they come up with their name? What exactly does that mean?"Truth is, most professional music journalists would be waaaay too embarrassed to ask such a question of anyone other than the winner of a local Battle of t ... More >>
Russell Brand and Katy Perry in front of the Taj Mahal, evidently constructed by Brand.Does anyone else find this to be a "What the fuck?!?" moment? I was surprised that they were dating, and now just four months later, they're engaged. The most sickening part: The picture you are viewing was p ... More >>
It Is Time for a Love Revolution
Are you gonna go his way?
Waiting to inhale
Now that's what we call music!
Bad Boys II: The Soundtrack (Bad Boy/Universal)
Fed to Your HeadTriptych (Rubric)
Goddess in the Doorway (Virgin)
The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club rides roughshod over today's guitar gods
High Fidelity -- you read the book, now CD movie
Trashman pours his beer-fueled soul into a saga of Guns n' Mooks
Fire & Skill: The Songs of the Jam
Saturday Night Live and DreamWorks Records team up for two not-ready-for-prime-time compilations
Glory Revival pillages rock 'n' roll history to create its own unique myth
Clubs like Pompeii and the Acme Roadhouse prove that there's life beyond Mill Avenue
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me / The Clash Tribute: Burning London / Jon Dee Graham
A guided tour through the world of barflies, club crawlers, and other creatures of the night
Your guide to H.O.R.D.E. White-boy dreads and a hemp-cloth hacky sack are recommended, but no longer required.
New Times critics look back on the "oohs" and the "ughs" of pop music '95 (results tabulated from individual critics' lists and comments)
BY TURNING OFF THE MACHINES AND TURNING ON A BAND, KURT RALSKE REMAKES HIS ULTRA VIVID SCENE. AGAIN.