1. Maren Morris Performs "I Could Use a Love Song" at 2017 ACM Awards

    Maren Morris Performs "I Could Use a Love Song" at 2017 ACM Awards

    April 02, 2017 9:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Maren Morris Performs "I Could Use a Love Song" at 2017 ACM Awards Las Vegas , ACM Awards , 2017 ACM Awards , i could use a love song , performance , Maren Morris , Country , Maren Morris Track Review Maren Morris Brightcove ...

  2. Estereo Picnic Festival: Mumford and Sons, Die Antwoord & More Highlight Opening Night

    March 12, 2016 8:50 PM EST 0 0 0 This year’s Estéreo Picnic Festival in Bogotá, Colombia, is being billed as "a different world.” The moniker couldn’t be more accurate. Set in a city with a craving for shows and venues, a privileged location in South America and a strong new l ...

  3. R.E.M.'s 'Out of Time' at 25: Classic Track-by-Track

    March 12, 2016 11:58 AM EST 0 0 0 Following 1988’s Green , the hit major-label debut that spawned the charming top 10 trifle “Stand” and led to an exhausting 11-month world tour, R.E.M. thought about direction in ways it probably hadn’t before. Celebrate Michael Stipe's Birthda ...

  4. Neko Case's 'Fox Confessor Brings the Flood' at 10: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    March 07, 2016 4:49 PM EST 0 0 0 Civilizations don’t come up with folktales purely for entertainment purposes. From Native American turtle creation myths to the Bible to Superman comics, there’s a long history of humans using stories to explain where we come from and why we act the ...

  5. The Who Resumes Hits Tour in Detroit Following Roger Daltrey's Meningitis Battle

    February 28, 2016 10:54 AM EST 0 0 0 A grateful Who made its delayed return to North America on Saturday (Feb. 27) in Detroit, opening the rescheduled fall leg of its The Who Hits 50! tour at the city’s Joe Louis Arena. The Who Announces Rescheduled Tour Dates At the end of the nearly ...

  6. Jason Isbell Cranks Up the Volume, Reinvigorates Classic Rock's Past at Beacon Theater

    February 26, 2016 2:22 PM EST 0 0 0 As a guitar-toting musician from the South who does not get played on country radio, Jason Isbell faces a classification problem. Over the years, various names have been applied to the space he inhabits, including alt-country and Americana. But perf ...

  7. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Gimme Love' Tour Soars in Los Angeles

    February 26, 2016 9:44 AM EST 0 0 0 On the rooftop of the Fonda in Hollywood tonight, Carly Rae Jepsen , fresh from a 90-minute power pop set downstairs, is telling me about the time she wound up on Japanese television teaching the host how to make avocado toast. “Instead of taking th ...

  8. Rita Wilson Opens at Café Carlyle to Packed House That Includes Husband Tom Hanks

    February 24, 2016 5:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Rita Wilson opened her residency at Café Carlyle in New York on Tuesday night to a full room, at the front of which sat her biggest fan: husband Tom Hanks. Wilson referenced the beaming Hanks several times between songs, telling the audience that be ...

  9. Animal Collective Threw a Proper 'Painting With' Party in New York

    February 24, 2016 11:08 AM EST 0 0 0 “It’s so dark! We can’t see anybody!” Beyond the clusters of giddy faces crowding the stage, Animal Collective couldn’t see the extent to which the shoulder-to-shoulder crowd had packed in for their set at Irving Plaza Tuesday night (Feb. 23). If th ...

  10. Iggy Pop Covers Bowie, Pays Homage to His Late Parents With Poetry at Tibet House Benefit Concert

    February 23, 2016 2:24 PM EST The annual Tibet House Benefit Concert -- a genre-spanning, cross-cultural charity show at Carnegie Hall that raises money for the non-profit Tibetan cultural institution -- is frequently host to various unexpected pairings. Just last year, for in ...

  11. Carrie Underwood's Storyteller Tour Sparkles in Philadelphia

    February 23, 2016 11:58 AM EST 0 0 0 Mid-way through Carrie Underwood ’s concert at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, she took a moment to talk about what country music means to her. “What better genre is there to tell stories?” she asked the audience. Underwood brought her Story ...

  12. Hall & Oates Revisit the Hits at Madison Square Garden: Live Review

    February 20, 2016 6:40 PM EST The Roots ’ drummer Questlove once summarized Hall & Oates’ importance with a succinct joke. “I’m gonna list all the duos in the rock era that were more popular than Hall & Oates,” he declared as he helped induct the duo into the Rock and ...

  13. Best Coast Sends Fervent Fans Surfing Through Terminal 5: Live Review

    February 19, 2016 3:18 PM EST “You almost made me puke. That’s how hard I worked. I almost puked so many times,” Best Coast ’s Bethany Cosentino told a sold-out crowd at Terminal 5 on a freezing night in New York on Thursday -- and she meant it in the best way after a perform ...

  14. Valentine's Weekend Gets an Old-School Twist From Jodeci, SWV & Jagged Edge: Live Review

    February 14, 2016 2:39 PM EST 0 0 0 "You're from Brooklyn, right?" a man asked as he took a woman's hand in the aisle of Brooklyn's Barclays Center late Friday night (Feb. 12), leading her in a gentle two-step after she confirmed his suspicions with a smile. T ...

  15. Fugees' 'The Score' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    February 13, 2016 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 By 1996, the world had seen plenty of hip-hop blockbusters. Some of these albums were poppy, some were gangsta, and some were given that slightly condescending label “socially conscious.” Few, if any, checked all three boxes, and none did so more su ...

  16. Courtney Love, Mark Ronson, Joanna Newsom and More Pay Tribute to Fleetwood Mac at L.A.'s Fonda Theatre: Live Review

    February 11, 2016 11:52 AM EST 0 0 0 Fleetwood Mac was paid tribute at Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre on Feb. 9, the first of two consecutive evenings where the iconic group was covered by a litany of stars. Throughout the Fleetwood Mac Fest, hosts The Cabin Down Below Band served as the h ...

  17. Synth-Poppers Wet's Debut 'Don't You' Is Lovely -- But Forgettable: Album Review

    February 10, 2016 11:24 AM EST 0 0 0 In interviews leading up to Don’t You , their long-gestating debut, Brooklyn synth-pop minimalists Wet discussed the pressure of being on Columbia. Without blaming the label, singer Kelly Zutrau suggested the trio had overthought its sound and inclu ...

  18. Alan Cumming Brings Pomp & Purity to Carnegie Hall: Live Review

    February 09, 2016 5:59 PM EST 0 0 0 With its ornate gold moulding and velvety red seats, New York’s iconic Carnegie Hall has had legends from Judy Garland to The Beatles take the stage. In such a historic venue, it would seem odd to have poppy anthems like Britney Spears ’ “Gimme More ...

  19. Majid Jordan are Dancing Downers on Self-Titled Debut Album (Review)

    February 09, 2016 10:12 AM EST 0 0 0 Majid Jordan  masters the art of being weary on the dance floor with their self-titled debut album. Armed with a set of mid-tempo cuts, the producer-songwriter combo of Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman trudge through a swamp of contemplative thoug ...

  20. Neo-Neo-Soul Duo Lion Babe's Bravado Is Refreshing on Debut 'Begin': Album Review

    February 08, 2016 5:10 PM EST 0 0 0 The debut album by New York City's neo-neo-soul duo Lion Babe has been gestating for more than three years. The buzz around producer Lucas Goodman and singer Jillian Hervey began in late 2012 when they released "Treat Me Like Fire," a ...

  21. Prince Cosigned R&B Trio King Showcases Its Crushed-Velvet Sound on Debut 'We Are King': Album Review

    February 08, 2016 4:32 PM EST 0 0 0 Over the past few years, the Los Angeles trio King teased its brand of blissfully hushed soul in bites, delivering a pint-size EP and one-off singles that invoke both Erykah Badu ’s incense-cloud coolness and Prince’ s neon funk (the latter artist m ...

  22. Roberto Tapia Channels El Chapo During 6th Milestone Concert Celebration: Live Review

    February 08, 2016 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 In recent years, regional Mexican singer Roberto Tapia ’s profile has only become bigger as one of the genre’s most recognized names. His Feb. 6 showcase at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles delivered a milestone for the San Diego-born crooner, w ...

  23. Future Hits His Songwriting Stride on Surprise Album 'EVOL': Review

    February 08, 2016 3:11 PM EST 0 0 0 Atlanta rapper Future ’s supremely busy 2015 includes the release of three mixtapes and a studio album, and just a few weeks into the new year, he already seems destined to best it. In mid-January, he put out a serviceable new mixtape called Purple ...

  24. Wiz Khalifa Continues to Cater to the Laidback and Stoned on 'Khalifa': Album Review

    February 08, 2016 1:53 PM EST 0 0 0 During his recent tweet tirade against Wiz Khalifa , Kanye West tweeted that "no one I know has ever listened to one of your albums all the way through," which is as scathing as it is misleading. Wiz's albums -- including  Khalifa , h ...

  25. Marc Anthony Electrifies Crowd, Criticizes Donald Trump at Madison Square Garden: Live Review

    February 07, 2016 6:20 PM EST 0 0 0 “Man, it’s good to be home,” Marc Anthony exclaimed Saturday night (Feb. 6) during a loud, raucous show at Madison Square Garden. “I’m just gonna take this is in for a minute,” he added, basking in cheers. It was his first performance at the Manhatt ...

  26. Metallica Rocks San Francisco on Eve of Super Bowl 50: Live Review

    February 07, 2016 2:04 PM EST 1.082 k 0 67 The tagline for Metallica ’s “Night Before” show at AT&T Park in San Francisco was “too heavy for halftime,” and they might have been right. James Hetfield and crew wasted no time in bringing the metal as they blistered through early stap ...

  27. Janet Jackson's 'Control' at 30: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    February 06, 2016 2:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Before she could tackle the world’s problems and play utopian visionary on 1989’s Rhythm Nation 1814 , Janet Jackson had to handle her own business. She did so with Control , the career-making declaration of independence she released 30 years ago, o ...

  28. Aventura Makes Bachateros & Washington Heights Proud at NYC Concert: Live Review

    February 05, 2016 6:34 PM EST 0 0 0 The kickoff to the month-long  Aventura  Reunion Concert at the United Palace Theater in Washington Heights Feb. 4 was a parranda from start to finish. It began with pre-concert, bumper-to-bumper traffic and the line of eager fans that wrapped aroun ...

  29. Post-Punk Rockers Savages Get Edgy Revival With ‘Adore Life’: Album Review

    February 05, 2016 5:45 PM EST 0 0 0 If British rockers Savages tried to pass as contemporaries of Bauhaus and Siouxsie & The Banshees , no one would have doubted them: They too have bat-cave sonics, an eccentric but hard-pummeling rhythm section, a monomaniacally warbling ­vocalis ...

  30. Synth-Poppers St. Lucia Make Heartbreak Sound Huge on ‘Matter’: Album Review

    February 05, 2016 5:28 PM EST 0 0 0 The early-'80s movement known as new romanticism got its name in part because of its fixation on ­grandeur -- the electrified hooks sounded ­impossibly huge, but the heartbreak and yearning embedded within somehow loomed even larger. The Brookl ...

  31. Elton John’s ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’ Is Anything But Wild: Album Review

    February 05, 2016 4:53 PM EST 0 0 0 "What a wonderful crazy night that was," sings Elton John on the title track of his 33rd studio album -- a song that is neither crazy nor, to be frank about it, wonderful. It's a jaunty piece of piano-pop about a night of youthful aba ...

  32. Lianne La Havas and Her Fans Excel at Solo Manhattan Show

    February 02, 2016 2:21 PM EST 0 0 0 Lianne La Havas ’ performance at the McKittrick Hotel in Manhattan last night (Feb. 1) was an experiment. “I’ve never done this before on my lonesome,” she explained. Playing solo for an hour for the first time gave her the chance to render her song ...

  33. Joan Baez Shines at 39th Annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival: Live Review

    January 31, 2016 6:40 PM EST At the 39th Ann Arbor Folk Festival, Joan Baez smiled and acknowledged a  fan from the back who shouted birthday greetings. "There's something very liberating knowing that everybody in the room ... knows my age," the headliner said ...

  34. Garage Rocker Ty Segall Challenges With Menacing Sound on ‘Emotional Mugger’: Album Review

    January 29, 2016 4:09 PM EST 0 0 0 Ty Segall hasn’t been himself lately: On 2013’s Sleeper the habitually noisy California garage rocker got unplugged and personal, while 2014’s Manipulator was a psychedelic odyssey. On both, however, pretty prevailed. Emotional Mugger is meaner and ...

  35. Alt-Pop Duo Charlift Enlivens Synthy Sound on ‘Moth’: Album Review

    January 29, 2016 4:06 PM EST 0 0 0 Chairlift formed back in the pre-streaming days of 2005, when artists still chased success with major-label deals and songs in iPod commercials. These highbrow Brooklyn synth-popsters did both -- they’re on Columbia, and 2008’s cutesy “Bruises” help ...

  36. Sia Struggles to Find Her Identity on ‘This Is Acting’: Album Review

    January 28, 2016 5:58 PM EST 0 0 0 The concept of Sia 's new album,  This Is Acting , feels like a watershed in the public's growing ­awareness of the way pop sausage gets made today: The idea is that every song (save one) was originally meant for another artist, who passed ...

  37. Bruce Springsteen Delivers 'The River' and Hits at Madison Square Garden Post-Winter Storm Jonas: Live Review

    January 28, 2016 2:51 PM EST 0 0 0 This past weekend in New York City, you didn’t need a weatherman to know how bad the snow was. The blizzard was enough to force Bruce Springsteen to postpone his Sunday, Jan. 24 show at Madison Square Garden -- a decision he probably made after firs ...

  38. Aubrie Sellers Celebrates Her Garage Country Debut in New York City: Live Review

    January 28, 2016 1:30 PM EST 0 0 0 In the middle of her show last night (Jan. 27) in downtown Manhattan, the country singer Aubrie Sellers offered a self-assessment -- and maybe a warning: “There’s 14 songs on [my] record and only one of them is sweet.” Those 13 strident tunes and th ...

  39. G-Eazy Lights Up New York City's Terminal 5 for When It's Dark Out Tour: Live Review

    January 26, 2016 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 G-Eazy ’s ascent from slick-haired Oakland rhymer to consistent rap chart-topper spanned three years since he flipped Dion’s 1961 classic for “Runaround Sue.” In the video, a young Gerald Earl Gillum looks like a fresh-faced schoolboy caught up in s ...

  40. Techno Legend Richie Hawtin Smashes the Essential Mix Live Debut in Los Angeles: Live Review

    January 23, 2016 7:13 PM EST Pete Tong broke new ground on Friday (Jan. 22) by hosting his first-ever BBC Radio 1 broadcast live from Los Angeles. The afternoon affair, which took place on the rooftop deck of E.P. & L.P. in West Hollywood, featured a star-studded cast of ...

  41. Arctic Monkeys' 'Everything People Say I Am, That's What I Am Not' at 10: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

    January 23, 2016 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The best British rockers have always been more than mere singers and songwriters. They’re also sociologists, comedians, and local beat reporters. Give Ray Davies, Paul Weller , or Damon Albarn a few minutes, and he’ll tell a little story about a chi ...

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