It's been a year of surprises in Latin music. Reggaetón continues fading, albeit slowly, and the industry's mainstays aren't garnering the attention they used to. Case in point: Don Omar's summer release iDon (no relation to your phone), which remained quiet after its first single, "Virtual Diva." ... More >>
The past year brought the worst economy since the malaise of the 1970s, and like that era, it also saw dance music sweep the nation. Lady Gaga, the Black Eyed Peas, Beyoncé and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs all dabbled in the sound. Even Michael Jackson was said to be working on a dance album with the Peas ... More >>
The lowest common denominator having been achieved in 2005 with the release of the Black Eyed Peas' Monkey Business, popular musicians have had to work extra hard in recent years to find new and inventive ways to be inane. They found great success in 2009, with artists as varied as Lady Gaga, Bru ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, October 29, 2009...Nick Jonas is launching into a solo career... with side band The Administration.Wunderkind producer Mark Ronson is now designing shoes for Gucci.Lady Gaga is giving away a locks of her hair with her new deluxe album. Well played ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, October 16, 2009...Looks like Lady Gaga isn't letting the whole canceled-tour-with-Kanye-West thing keep her down" She's hitting the road anyway.In news that will make most of middle-America shake with joy, Garth Brooks is unretiring!A-Ha has broke ... More >>
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Almost as magical as when Merle Haggard spits onstage.Dressed like a character belonging more to Pan's Labyrinth than anything of the natural world, Karen O led the Yeah Yeah Yeahs through a fantastical, epic performance at Zilker Park last night.And it was all th ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, October 1, 2009...
How sad: The Kanye West/Lady Gaga tour has been canceled. I hear someone tried to tell 'Ye the tour was canceled, but was interrupted by Taylor Swift.
Flava Flav is shopping a series where he goes back to high school to rec ... More >>
Neftali Feliz likes him. So should you.I have no idea who or what Omega El Fuerte is. But if it's good enough for Texas Rangers' fireballin' phenom Neftali Feliz, it's good enough for me.
When the ridiculous rookie enters a game over the weekend in a crucial series against the Seattle Mari ... More >>
Over on his Sportatorium blog this morning, Observer sports columnist Richie Whitt checks in with the head of the Texas Rangers' in-game entertainment, Chuck Morgan. Uh, why care? Well, 'cause of this: Morgan's the guy who runs the music at the Ballpark, and he helps the players decide what ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, September 9, 2009...
Not a lot of people are happy about turning 30. However, Pete Doherty took it to the extreme and tried to throw himself off the top of a hotel.
Apparently Lady GaGa doesn't like being questioned about her gender. She h ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, September 1, 2009...
British police are going to re-examine the death of Rolling Stones member Brian Jones.
In the ultimate attempt to recover from a floundering career, Michael Bolton has been writing songs for his new album with Lady ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, August 24, 2009...Something about Lady GaGa screams "LOOK AT ME!" Is it the outrageous outfits? Sure. Or maybe it's the fact she says things like this: She wants to have a gang bang with '90s British boy band Take That. Annie Clark, aka St. ... More >>
Tonight's House of Blues show boasts a sweet little bill, featuring two of the hottest emcees of the moment, with Asher Roth, whose "I Love College" was almost unavoidable for a minute there, and Kid Cudi, whose "Day N Nite" rose in pretty much the same, if somewhat of less fratty and more backpack ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, June 11, 2009...
Unlike everyone else who saw him run into a stage prop at the Tony Awards, Bret Michaels is not happy about what happened--and he feels that the award show and host Neil Patrick Harris didn't take his injury seriously. ... More >>
You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barriers in 2008 were de ... More >>