Every wave of music coming out of Canada is quite the "melange." In the most recent one, Drake's fame is pulling up Toronto R&B artists The Weeknd and Melanie Fiona. We also have elves like Grimes and Purity Ring tinkering around with their precursors, from Skinny Puppy to Nelly Furtado.
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All That Remains.All That Remains, like their peers in Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall and Unearth, keep the flame of modern metal burning. Clearly influenced by '90s European metal but filtered through an American hardcore sensibility, the Springfield, Massachusetts, quintet makes their seco ... More >>
Man, just seeing the name Avril Lavigne on the charts again takes me back to my teenage years. Back then, I loathed her singles "Complicated" and "Sk8er Boi" for their obvious pretense toward skater punks. Seems little has changed.
N.E.R.D.A few weeks ago, the Gorillaz show at Verizon Theatre on Wednesday, October 20 slid in under the radar. There's no doubt that the show from the animated band will be huge--but it just got a little bit bigger: N.E.R.D has just been announced as the opening act. N.E.R.D is touring to promot ... More >>
Ellen Von UnwerthCyndi Lauper still has fun.At 57, Cyndi Lauper is as feisty today as she was when her debut album, She's So Unusual, was released back in 1983. Still performing in those outlandish outfits with an ever-changing array of multi-colored wigs, Lauper has always been a new wave pop an ... More >>
"Somebody Once Told Me The World..." SHUT UPDear Hollywood,
We know it's hard to cut trailers, and you want to the maximum possible appeal. It's understandable, and we all know the game. Unfortunately, you've recently achieved critical mass on one subject: overused, hackneyed trailer songs. Some ... More >>
This logo wasn't lying. In yet another sign that the '90s are back, or perhaps never really ended, Lilith Fair is returning this summer with a 33-city schedule (including Dallas) revealed so far. Even better news: the lineup is strong enough that you won't have to promise your boyfriend a blowjob ... More >>