1. 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 ...

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

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

  3. 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 ...

  4. David Cook, "Come Back to Me"

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

  5. Rick Ross Featuring John Legend, "Magnificent"

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

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Eminem, "We Made You"

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

  9. 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 ...

  10. Demi Lovato, "Don't Forget"

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

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

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

    April 15, 2009 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 UGK, "Da Game Been Good to Me" Track Review ...

  16. Angel Taylor, "Make Me Believe"

    April 14, 2009 10:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 Angel Taylor, "Make Me Believe" Track Review ...

  17. Reba McEntire, "Strange"

    April 13, 2009 12:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Reba McEntire, "Strange" Track Review ...

  18. Chrisette Michele, "Epiphany (I'm Leaving)"

    April 09, 2009 10:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chrisette Michele, "Epiphany (I'm Leaving)" Track Review ...

  19. Brad Paisley, "Then"

    April 08, 2009 10:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brad Paisley, "Then" Track Review ...

  20. Nickelback, "If Today Was Your Last Day"

    April 07, 2009 11:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nickelback, "If Today Was Your Last Day" Track Review ...

  21. Pink, "Please Don't Leave Me"

    April 06, 2009 11:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pink, "Please Don't Leave Me" Track Review ...

  22. Trapt, "Contagious"

    April 02, 2009 10:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 Trapt, "Contagious" Track Review ...

  23. Pitbull, "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)"

    April 01, 2009 11:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pitbull, "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" Track Review ...

  24. Carrie Underwood, "Home Sweet Home"

    March 31, 2009 11:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carrie Underwood, "Home Sweet Home" Track Review ...

  25. The Prodigy / March 26, 2009 / New York (Roseland Ballroom)

    March 30, 2009 3:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Few electronic acts have staying power like the Prodigy, which performed for a sold out crowd of over 3,000 at Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Friday. With close to five years separating the release of 2004's "Always Outnumbered, Nev ...

  26. Morrissey / March 26, 2009 / New York (Carnegie Hall)

    March 30, 2009 3:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 During its nearly 120 year history, New York's Carnegie Hall has hosted performances by some of the world's most renowned musical deities, ranging from classical visionaries to jazz juggernauts and, occasionally, rock royalties. Now, 25 ye ...

  27. Britney Spears, "If U Seek Amy"

    March 30, 2009 1:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Britney Spears, "If U Seek Amy" Track Review ...

  28. Kid Cudi, "Day 'N' Nite"

    March 26, 2009 12:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kid Cudi, "Day 'N' Nite" Track Review ...

  29. Bloc Party / March 21, 2009 / Philadelphia (Electric Factory)

    March 26, 2009 12:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 For a band whose last record was a critical washout, Bloc Party took the stage on Saturday night at Philadelphia's Electric Factory with the swagger of the world's biggest rock stars. After snagging and embracing the Next Big Thing label i ...

  30. Motley Crue / March 16, 2009 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    March 26, 2009 11:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 Vince Neil is in fighting form. Mick Mars is looking good. Nikki Sixx is as grounded as his bass. And Tommy Lee is still the most lovable frat boy around. Welcome to Motley Crue circa 2009, a band whose personal and professional survival remains one ...

  31. Lady Antebellum, "I Run To You"

    March 25, 2009 12:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lady Antebellum, "I Run To You" Track Review ...

  32. Ciara & Justin Timberlake, "Love Sex Magic"

    March 24, 2009 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ciara & Justin Timberlake, "Love Sex Magic" Track Review ...

  33. The Black Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow"

    March 23, 2009 12:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow" Track Review ...

  34. Plain White T's, "1, 2, 3, 4"

    March 17, 2009 4:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plain White T's, "1, 2, 3, 4" Track Review ...

  35. Simply Red / March 15, 2009 / New York (Radio City Music Hall)

    March 16, 2009 6:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Mick Hucknall joked about his neighbor in the Moody Blues teaching him golf , he encapsulated just how long it's been since he was a Reagan-era twenty-something belting out the blue-eyed soul of "Holding Back The Years." It' ...

  36. Seether, "Careless Whisper"

    March 16, 2009 11:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 Seether, "Careless Whisper" Track Review ...

  37. Britney Spears / March 11, 2009/ Long Island, NY/ Nassau Coliseum

    March 13, 2009 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Britney Spears must make other pop stars angry. Beyonce, Pink, Justin … none of them would dare use pre-recorded vocals during their live shows, despite the complex choreography of their performances. Madonna and Janet are guilty of using backing tr ...

  38. Fleetwood Mac/ March 8, 2009/ Auburn Hills, Mich. (The Palace)

    March 09, 2009 4:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Early in the fourth show of Fleetwood Mac's Unleashed tour, guitarist Lindsey Buckingham referenced the group's "fairly complex and convoluted emotional history," drawing a laugh from the crowd and even some knowing smiles from h ...

  39. Elton John and Billy Joel / March 2, 2009 / Jacksonville, Fla. (Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena)

    March 09, 2009 12:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 The closest thing the live music industry might have to a stimulus package, Elton John and Billy Joel's Face 2 Face tour kicked off on March 1 to a packed house in Jacksonville, Fla. This latest incarnation of the pair's tour operates unde ...

  40. They Might Be Giants / Feb. 28, 2009 / New York (Le Poisson Rouge)

    March 06, 2009 3:51 PM EST 0 0 0 Alt-rock mainstays They Might Be Giants are having a rather nice start to 200: they won their second Grammy in February for the kids album “Here Come the 123s,” have a song prominently featured in the magically excellent stop-motion film “Coraline,” ...

  41. Nickelback/ Feb. 28, 2009 / Detroit (Joe Louis Arena)

    March 02, 2009 11:19 AM EST 0 0 0 Nickelback has been a big, arena-sized rock band for the better part of a decade. Now it's starting to act like one. The multi-platinum Canadian quartet's show in support of its sixth studio album, 2008's "Dark Horse," marks ...

  42. P.O.S / Feb. 21, 2009 / New York (Mercury Lounge)

    March 01, 2009 5:43 PM EST 0 0 0 A founding member of the Minneapolis hip-hop label Doomtree Collective, P.O.S. has fought hard for respect in the depths of underground rap music. Touring with acts like Atmosphere and Minus the Bear, P.O.S. (aka Pissed Off Stef/Promise Of Stress) s ...

  43. Leonard Cohen / Feb. 19, 2009 / New York (Beacon Theatre)

    February 20, 2009 1:32 PM EST 0 0 0 Defying his 74 years and his decades spent as rock'n'roll's hard-living bard, Leonard Cohen impishly scampered onto the Beacon Theater's newly renovated stage to a standing ovation last night (Feb. 19) in New York. He proceeded t ...

  44. Lykke Li / Feb. 2, 2009 / New York (Webster Hall)

    February 05, 2009 5:36 PM EST 0 0 0 One of the latest Swedish imports to incite a flurry of blog buzz in the States is Lykke Li, the sweet-voiced 22-year-old whose 2008 debut, "Youth Novels," walks its own quirkily charming line between Feist's simple melodies and Robyn ...

  45. The Walkmen, Beach House / Jan. 20, 2009 / L.A. (Music Box)

    January 22, 2009 7:13 PM EST 0 0 0 Hamilton Leithauser is no slouch. Beyond a formidable 6'5 frame, he has nearly as gripping a stare as he does a voice. He uses both attributes well, whipping the crowd into a frenzy with his white-hot rasp one minute, blowing them off with a st ...

  46. Lil Wayne / Jan. 16, 2009 / Long Island, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)

    January 21, 2009 3:16 PM EST 0 0 0 Putting on a Jekyll-and-Hyde-like display at Long Island's Nassau Veterans Coliseum on Jan. 16., Lil Wayne opened with humble gratitude and spiritual reflection, but just minutes later he added. "I'm the best rapper on earth." Al ...

  47. The Fray / Jan. 10, 2009 / Detroit (Saint Andrews Hall)

    January 14, 2009 11:23 AM EST 0 0 0 A double-platinum debut album and passel of hit singles has made playing clubs a thing of the past for the Fray -- if the Denver quartet should so choose. But as it prepares for the Feb. 3 release of its self-titled sophomore outing, the group is, b ...

  48. Bruce Springsteen, "Working on a Dream"

    December 31, 2008 11:52 AM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen, "Working on a Dream" Track Review ...

  49. Brandy, "Long Distance"

    December 18, 2008 11:52 AM EST 0 0 0 Brandy, "Long Distance" Track Review ...

  50. Rihanna, "Rehab"

    November 19, 2008 6:45 PM EST 0 0 0 While "Rehab" has always been a highlight on the album, it does sound a bit dated, 18 months after its debut. Track Review ...

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