Performing Friday night (Nov. 2) at the Billboard Lounge in Brooklyn's Barclays Center, where the hometown Nets had just fallen to the Rockets 119–111, the duo of Michael "Mikey" Foster and Charles "Scootie" Anderson were all smiles and bubbly energy.
In just over two years, Bad Bunny has gone from bagging groceries to shaping music culture as leader of the Latin trap explosion. In 2017, he landed an amazing 15 songs on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart, and this year, he went mainstream in a big way, scoring a Hot 100 chart-topper with his feature on Cardi B’s ubiquitous summer jam “I Like It.” Bad Bunny is quickly becoming an icon.
In his solo years, Joe had a driver’s license but nothing resembling a roadmap. Strummer 001 lets you ride shotgun while he navigates detours and traffic jams en route to one final stretch of open highway.
As the son of a Mexican immigrant father growing up in Southern California, where his family moved from San Antonio in 1957, Alejandro Escovedo hated the school roll call. Teachers would butcher his name to the point where it became “Alex,” an Anglicization he was kind of stuck with.
Food at music festivals has come a long way. Noshing whilst rocking used to mean standing in endlessly long lines just to buy hot dogs, burgers and overpriced bottles of water. Non-carnivores had to settle for french fries or fried dough. But over the last decade, events across the country have stepped up their culinary game in a big way. Nowadays, a festival’s restaurant lineup can be almost as important as its artist roster.