1. Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' at 30: How One Album Changed the World

    November 30, 2012 2:00 AM EST Steve Greenberg ( @steviegpro ) is the founder of S-Curve Records and a Grammy winning record producer who had an integral role in developing the careers of Hanson, Joss Stone and the Jonas Brothers, among many others. When executives of CBS Recor ...

  2. Brian McManus Named Village Voice Music Editor

    September 17, 2012 4:16 PM EDT The Village Voice today announced the hiring of Brian McManus as its new music editor, according to a post on the New York City alt-weekly's blog . He starts a week from today on Sept. 24. McManus replaces Maura Johnston who was let go by Vil ...

  3. Don't Touch That Dial!

    August 30, 2012 1:35 PM EDT Whether on the air, on the road or online, NPR has become the newest center of gravity for breaking music. It's a Tuesday night at the Bell House in Brooklyn, and a packed crowd is about to hear the latest track from Django Django. But the Br ...

  4. Critics React to M.I.A.'s '/\/\ /\ Y /\'

    July 13, 2010 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Few albums in 2010 have stirred up more anticipation and discussion than M.I.A. 's "/\/\ /\ Y /\," out today. The buzz is thanks in part to the British-Sri Lankan artist's outspoken personal and political image, recently highligh ...

  5. Tom Waits / June 26, 2008 / St. Louis (Fox Theatre)

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For a huckster, Tom Waits certainly is generous. Do a quick internet search and there are more than 600 references of "Tom Waits" and the term "huckster" together. Snake oil, parodist, sly salesman, etc., a vocabulary of carnival ...

  6. Take No Prisoners

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In the early '70s, Lou Reed was dangerous, and it wasn't just his depictions of the nocturnal New York underworld that were on the edge; his interactions with his audience and the press could be volat RELEASE DATE: Sept. 24 In the early &# ...