"Harlem Shake" is the No. 1 song in the United States of America this week, which means that now is your chance to listen to more than fifteen seconds of it. Baauer's meme soundtrack is the beneficiary of a Billboard rule change--YouTube views have been added to the Hot 100 calculations, joining phy ... More >>
Joe: The Ticket? Really, dude?
Joe: It's great radio.
Joe: No, it's not. It's sophomoric. It's like shoving a rolled up issue of Maxim into your ears.
Joe: Totally. But here's the thing about the professionally sophomoric: They're good at radio. (See ex. Stern, Howard.)
Joe: And what makes these sop ... More >>
Gillian WelchSaturday, June 9, at Majestic TheaterWithout hearing a note, you can expect Welch's music to be have weight. Maybe it has to do with her story of being the daughter of a touring musician and being given up for adoption. Or, maybe it's because her earlier albums were given the T Bone Bur ... More >>
Summer is upon us (kind of has been since January), and that means it's time to get your butts wet on the Gexa Energy Pavilion lawn. Unless, of course, you're rich enough to have "reserved seating money." You kind of have to for the just announced Drake show on Wednesday, May 16, which will cost ... More >>
Bela FleckBanjo hero Bela Fleck has long been ahead of the curve when it comes to the often misunderstood stringed instrument that's now become a practical necessity to forming an indie hipster band. You see, in the 1970s and even into the 1980s, Fleck was a country guy. As a member of the New Gr ... More >>
Something happened this week 20 years ago, and music hasn't been the same since: Nirvana released "Smells Like Teen Spirit," the lead single from Nevermind, which would itself come out later in the month. With the song came a new movement in music, a new era. But plenty of other influential acts ... More >>
Les Claypool of PrimusAmong the many arguments that dominated our corner of the high school cafeteria was the topic of world's best bass player. One kid was confident that Flea was the greatest. Another kid was a really big fan of Dave Matthews Band, so he thought that guy was really good. But in ... More >>
Right about now, over at the Palladium Ballroom, the stage is being set for tonight's Red Bull SoundClash, featuring Talib Kweli & The Rhythm Roots AllStars and Ozomatli. The two groups spawned from vastly different scenes, but share a similar alternative hip-hop jam--and we were able to watc ... More >>
Photos by Evan ClintonLinda Koop, Dwaine Caraway, Eddie Bernice Johnson and John Crawford were among the bigwigs on hand today to announce, formally, the feds' MATA grant.I don't know if Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway is a smart man. I don't know if he's an honest man. But I know Dwaine Caraway lov ... More >>