Robbie Rivera has seen and done plenty during in 17 years in the electronic music biz. You could fill an entire novel with a list of all the gigs the superstar DJ/producer has pulled off during his career -- from his salad days spinning at high school dances in his native Puerto Rico to countless ap ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.
Jennifer Pilates Pilates has been an advanced pilates instructor and celebrity trainer for more than 13 years. For more information, go here. What's the first album you bought? You have stumped me. It's a tie between Madonna and Michael Jackson. What's the first concert you saw? Bon Jovi. I'm alw ... More >>
Madonna @ US Airways Center| 10/16/12With a long history of being a proven provocateur, it makes sense that Madonna has managed to piss a lot of people off since kicking off her MDNA tour. There was that nip slip in Istanbul, and a reference to our current president as a "black Muslim," so one ha ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.
Not all signs of the record biz's struggle for life are depressing. Thanks to EMI's $1.9 billion merger with Universal Music Group, a few things will get shaken up, including a chance the wretched informercial sludge Now That's What I Call Music! series will be put six feet under.
There isn't much that Paul Van Dyk hasn't done during his 21-year career. The venerated German electronica all-star has won a Grammy and a slew of other awards, performed for hundred of thousands, traveled the world, collaborated with the likes of David Byrne and Wayne Jackson, and is one of the ric ... More >>
See also: Former Friends of Young Americans Stream New Album, Estas Diluculo Where we're going, we don't need roads; just a synthesizer, eyeliner, and a touch of androgyny. Welcome to Flashback Friday. It may not be easy to lump locals Former Friends of Young Americans into any one specific genre, ... More >>
Admit it, you saw the words "yoga" and "rave" and thought they were two mutually exclusive propositions. One involves healthy living and the other...uh, drugs and baby pacifiers is the first thing that springs to mind there. That thought has certainly crossed the mind of enterprising local rapper Wi ... More >>
"Laidback" might fit the tone of Amsterdam-based Laidback Luke (born Lucas Cornelis van Scheppingen), but the tag might be doing a disservice to his work ethic: He's worked with David Guetta, Diplo, Junior Sanchez, and more, and remixed pop acts like Black Eyed Peas, Katy Perry, Chris Brown, and the ... More >>
Of all the articles concerning Madonna's Half Time show/M.I.A.'s on air fingerbird (Finger-Gate 2: Electric Boogaloo), none was quite as hilarious as this one, from Vigilant Citizen, which alleged that the entire performance was an indicator of Madonna's allegiance to the Illuminati (you know, that ... More >>
Unlike in 2011, this year's Super Bowl halftime show didn't make me feel like I had entirely wasted 12 minutes of my life. The performance wasn't anything special, but it certainly wasn't bad. Madonna pleased America as best she could, and for a 53-year-old pop mama, she did very well.It was ... More >>
Last year's Super Bowl performance was absolutely awful. After listening to 10 minutes of shouting by the Black Eyed Peas, I wished I could have unseen their show (or used the time wiser, maybe to make another bowl of nachos or something).I'm not looking forward to this year's halftime show very ... More >>
As the football weekend wrapped up Monday night, fans had plenty to cheer about. Cheeseheads everywhere breathed a sigh of relief as the Green Bay Packers survived the New York Giants 38-35 to preserve their undefeated season, while the Cardinals shocked the Dallas Cowboys in overtime. Alth ... More >>
As we've already pointed out, rock stars like to write and star in comic books. The best of these comics contain original story lines and fantastical heros and villains, but sometimes, they take a more straightforward, biographical approach.The comic Female Force: Madonna, scheduled to be release ... More >>
Lady Gaga finally released her first of two music videos for her new single "Born This Way" today, and damn is it quite a sight to see.Just like in Gaga's performance at this year's Grammy Awards, Madonna's influence on her is easy to point out in the video. But is she taking a little too much fr ... More >>
At least he's not rappingThe recent news that Fox's hit high school music-drama Glee will use some of Coldplay's music for future episodes made me honestly wonder what planet the show's producers live on.Now, I am not just some curmudgeonly young man who has never watched the show and who ha ... More >>
Bitch, I will slap you...Is your name Alejandro? Well, your life's about to change thanks to Lady Gaga and her new, 8-minute plus long video for her song "Alejandro." Always one to have fun with the medium of music video, Gaga has once again proven how important she is to popular music.Now, "Tele ... More >>
Of course, everyone knows Madonna as the middle-ager who keeps managing to re-invent herself. Part of how she's done that is by working with contemporary artists, such as Justin Timberlake, to create a relevant, ever-evolving sound.Today, the Queen of Pop releases Revolver (Mixes), an EP with eig ... More >>
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