1. The Black Eyed Peas, "I Gotta Feeling"

    June 11, 2009 9:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas, "I Gotta Feeling" Track Review ...

  2. Nine Inch Nails & Jane's Addiction / June 7, 2009 / Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre)

    June 10, 2009 8:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 It was a breezy Sunday night (June 7) in Long Island, NY, and 15,000 black-clad rockers were congregating at the oceanside Jones Beach amphitheater, all of them ready to party like it's 1991. That was, of course, the year of Perry Ferrell' ...

  3. Linkin Park, "No Divide"

    June 10, 2009 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Linkin Park, "No Divide" Track Review ...

  4. Cobra Starship Featuring Leighton Meester, "Good Girls Go Bad"

    June 10, 2009 9:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cobra Starship Featuring Leighton Meester, "Good Girls Go Bad" Track Review ...

  5. The Mars Volta, "Since We've Been Wrong"

    June 09, 2009 10:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Mars Volta, "Since We've Been Wrong" Track Review ...

  6. Roots Picnic / June 6, 2009 / Philadelphia (Festival Pier at Penn's Landing)

    June 08, 2009 6:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 In its second year, the Roots Picnic at Philadelphia’s Festival Pier on Saturday (June 6) offered an atmosphere as informal and relaxing as the word “picnic” suggests. Concertgoers soaked in the gorgeous early-summer day by rolling out blankets, sma ...

  7. Cobra Starship Featuring Leighton Meester, "Good Girls Go Bad"

    June 08, 2009 12:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Cobra Starship Featuring Leighton Meester, "Good Girls Go Bad" Track Review ...

  8. The All-American Rejects, "The Wind Blows"

    June 05, 2009 10:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 The All-American Rejects, "The Wind Blows" Track Review ...

  9. Rob Thomas, "Her Diamonds"

    June 03, 2009 9:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rob Thomas, "Her Diamonds" Track Review ...

  10. Dave Matthews Band / June 1, 2009 / New York, NY (Beacon Theatre)

    June 02, 2009 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Despite being on the verge of a break up after the death of saxophonist LeRoi Moore last August, the Dave Matthews Band is now living up to its frontman’s assertion that its members are “getting on as good as we ever have.” Matthews and his bandmate ...

  11. Adam Lambert, "No Boundaries"

    June 02, 2009 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Adam Lambert, "No Boundaries" Track Review ...

  12. Kris Allen, "No Boundaries"

    June 01, 2009 10:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kris Allen, "No Boundaries" Track Review ...

  13. Emily West, "That Kind of Happy"

    May 29, 2009 10:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 Emily West, "That Kind of Happy" Track Review ...

  14. Keane / May 27, 2009 / New York, NY (Radio City Music Hall)

    May 28, 2009 4:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Chaplin, the lead vocalist for Keane, made sure that no one in attendance for the UK band’s sold-out show at Radio City Musical Hall Wednesday night (May 27) was sitting down. Despite the melancholy tone of the group’s early catalog, the crowd t ...

  15. Yeah Yeah Yeahs / May 27, 2009 / Pontiac, Mich. (Clutch Cargo’s)

    May 28, 2009 4:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs takes the stage, she wants all eyes on her -- including the enormous inflated one that loomed behind the band at its show in Pontiac, Mich. Wednesday night (May 27). While her bandmates dressed in dark clothes and ...

  16. Dave Matthews Band, "Funny the Way It Is"

    May 28, 2009 10:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dave Matthews Band, "Funny the Way It Is" Track Review ...

  17. Maxwell, "Pretty Wings"

    May 26, 2009 12:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Maxwell, "Pretty Wings" Track Review ...

  18. St. Vincent / May 21, 2009 / Philadelphia (First Unitarian Church)

    May 22, 2009 4:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 If you’ve never seen St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) perform live or given her albums a close listen, you might wonder how this lilting songstress has separated herself from all the other aspiring female singer-songwriters still looking for an audienc ...

  19. Sean Kingston, "Fire Burning"

    May 21, 2009 12:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sean Kingston, "Fire Burning" Track Review ...

  20. Doves / May 16, 2009 / Los Angeles (Wiltern Theater)

    May 19, 2009 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Unlike many of its flavor-of-the-week compatriots from the depths of the UK’s bottomless buzz bin, there is a certain unkempt charm to Manchester’s Doves that only seems to grow with time. On its first trip back to Los Angeles since 2005, the band, ...

  21. Kristinia DeBarge, "Goodbye"

    May 18, 2009 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kristinia DeBarge, "Goodbye" Track Review ...

  22. Animal Collective / May 13, 2009 / New York (Terminal 5)

    May 14, 2009 8:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 To say Animal Collective is a band that achieves its own distinct sound doesn’t quite do it justice. The Baltimore-bred group doesn’t have so much a singular style as it does a masterful ability to bend, distort and toy with your mind in a way that ...

  23. Sean Kingston, "Fire Burning"

    May 14, 2009 10:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sean Kingston, "Fire Burning" Track Review ...

  24. The Crystal Method / May 9, 2009 / New York (Webster Hall)

    May 12, 2009 12:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Saturday night (May 9), New York’s Webster Hall welcomed The Crystal Method—a.k.a. Ken Jordan and Scott Kirlkand—to convert its space into an atmosphere reminiscent of the good old days; that is, when invitation-only raves were held in warehouses ...

  25. Oak Ridge Boys, "Seven Nation Army"

    May 12, 2009 12:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Oak Ridge Boys, "Seven Nation Army" Track Review ...

  26. Stones Throw / May 8, 2009 / New York (American Museum of Natural History)

    May 12, 2009 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 James Pants, Mayer Hawthorne, Dãm-Funk, and Peanut Butter Wolf--all artists on the independent hip-hop label Stones Throw Records--provided a celestial soundtrack Friday night (May 8) at “One Step Beyond,” a monthly series at the American Museum of ...

  27. Black Lips featuring Gza, "The Drop I Hold"

    May 11, 2009 10:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Black Lips featuring Gza, "The Drop I Hold" Track Review ...

  28. Mike Watt & The Missingmen / May 7, 2009 / Hoboken, NJ (Maxwell’s)

    May 08, 2009 6:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the live music archive featured on the public domain website Archive.org, there is an amazing audience recording of the Minutemen playing Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ that dates back to October of 1985, less than two months before the seminal pu ...

  29. Anberlin, "Feel Good Drag"

    May 07, 2009 10:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 Anberlin, "Feel Good Drag" Track Review ...

  30. Cam’ron / May 4, 2009 / New York (Highline Ballroom)

    May 06, 2009 5:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Cam’ron celebrated his homecoming Monday night (May 4) at New York’s Highline Ballroom with his first performance in three years. And while many of the Harlem-born rapper's fans seemed nostalgic for a Dipset reunion--sporting merch of the Harle ...

  31. No Doubt / May 2, 2009 / Atlantic City, NJ (The Borgata Hotel and Casino Events Center)

    May 05, 2009 6:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the five years since No Doubt last toured across the nation, lead singer Gwen Stefani hit Top 40 paydirt as a solo artist, releasing two full-length albums adored by both critics and fans alike that reveled in the glitter and sweat of 21st centur ...

  32. Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday / May 3, 2009 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    May 04, 2009 4:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 We should all be so lucky to have a 90th birthday party, especially one like Pete Seeger’s. Madison Square Garden filled to a near capacity crowd on a rainy Sunday night to join the celebrities of folk music to celebrate Mr. Seeger, who dedicated hi ...

  33. Lady Gaga / May 2, 2009 / New York (Terminal 5)

    May 04, 2009 1:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 “I never imagined that at a club in New York City, this many people would come,” Lady Gaga gushed to a screaming, sold-out crowd at Terminal 5 on Saturday (May 2), before adding with a smile, “But you still throw beer on me.” The New York club scene ...

  34. Nas / May 1, 2009 / New York (Hunter College Assembly Hall)

    May 04, 2009 11:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Despite the fact his wife Kelis -- who is due to give birth to the couple's first child in coming months -- filed for divorce the previous day and that he had to perform for a rowdy crowd full of insubordinate college kids with a less than desi ...

  35. Green Day, "Know Your Enemy"

    May 04, 2009 9:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 Green Day, "Know Your Enemy" Track Review ...

  36. Bat For Lashes / April 30, 2009 / New York (Bowery Ballroom)

    May 01, 2009 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 It’d be easy to say Bat For Lashes’ Nastasha Khan is a drama queen. Both her albums-- “Fur + Gold” and her latest, “Two Suns”--are quite moody affairs, blending dark electronics with a much noted Kate Bush vibe. Her stage setup furthers this impress ...

  37. Chrisette Michele / April 28, 2009 / New York (B.B. King Blues Club)

    May 01, 2009 1:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chrisette Michele sings female anthems about empowerment and heartbreak, but men and women alike came to B.B King Blues Club on April 28 to see the 26-year-old singer perform material from her sophomore album, entitled “Epiphany” and due May 5. Afte ...

  38. Solange, "T.O.N.Y."

    April 30, 2009 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Solange, "T.O.N.Y." Track Review ...

  39. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival / April 24-26, 2009 / New Orleans (Fair Grounds Race Track)

    April 29, 2009 5:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 At 40 years old and still going strong, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is slipping into middle age with its musical mission evolving and its devotees skewing somewhat older and more musically literate than average concert crowds. Jazz Fe ...

  40. David Cook, "Come Back to Me"

    April 28, 2009 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 David Cook, "Come Back to Me" Track Review ...

  41. Rick Ross Featuring John Legend, "Magnificent"

    April 27, 2009 11:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rick Ross Featuring John Legend, "Magnificent" Track Review ...

  42. Kelly Clarkson, "I Do Not Hook Up"

    April 23, 2009 10:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kelly Clarkson, "I Do Not Hook Up" Track Review ...

  43. Gavin DeGraw / April 20, 2009 / New York (Highline Ballroom)

    April 22, 2009 4:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fans who braved the rain to see Gavin DeGraw at Highline Ballroom in New York City Monday night (April 20) were treated to material from “Free,” his new album, in addition to old favorites. The crowd-pleasing singer/songwriter--whose current tour is ...

  44. Eminem, "We Made You"

    April 21, 2009 11:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eminem, "We Made You" Track Review ...

  45. Culture Shock Music Festival / April 17-18, 2009 / Purchase College, NY. (VA Field)

    April 20, 2009 2:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hot dog vendors, beer tents and carnival rides couldn’t settle down the hundreds of attendees at the Purchase College annual Culture Shock weekend. The two-day music festival took place on a small field in the middle of the campus and featured 19 ar ...

  46. Demi Lovato, "Don't Forget"

    April 20, 2009 12:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Demi Lovato, "Don't Forget" Track Review ...

  47. UGK, "Da Game Been Good to Me"

    April 16, 2009 10:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 UGK, "Da Game Been Good to Me" Track Review ...

  48. Neko Case / April 13, 2009 / New York City (Nokia Theatre)

    April 15, 2009 7:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 What used to be a telling sign of Neko Case’s rise in stature was not necessarily how well her albums were doing. Instead, her success could be charted in a different way: the rise in cat calls from her male audience over the years. It was somewhat ...

  49. Katy Perry / April 7, 2009 / New York (The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza)

    April 15, 2009 3:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Katy Perry was surrounded by giant, inflatable fruit and a Hello Kitty doll when she hit the stage at New York City's Irving Plaza Tuesday night for her "Hello Kitty" tour, but it was ultimately her cheeky performance and banter that ...

  50. Leonard Cohen / April 11, 2009 / Los Angeles (Nokia Theatre)

    April 15, 2009 2:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Never mind that there were thousands of people Saturday night (April 11) at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre; Leonard Cohen wanted to confide in each and every one of them. It had been 15 years since his last American tour, he explained to the nearly ...

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