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Pete Seeger

RIP, Folk Legend Pete Seeger

Singer-songwriter Pete Seeger, a man who was foundational in the shaping of modern folk music in America, died Monday of natural causes in a New York hospital, the New York Times reports. He was 94. While he was never what many would consider a chart success as a solo artist during his 70-plus-year career, there are few today in American music who have not felt Pete Seeger’s influence, most especially […]


Grammy 2014

Daft Punk Take Top Grammy Honors

Grammy 2014 highlights and low-lights

As further evidence of EDM’s growing influence on popular music, a couple of robots (also known as Daft Punk) took the top honors at last night’s Grammy Awards show, winning “Album of the Year” for their record Random Access Memories. In fact, the helmeted French duo took home no less than four Grammys, each time having one or more of their collaborators speak on their behalf. (It certainly must be […]


Grammy 2014

Grammy 2014 Predictions and Picks

As the 2014 Grammy Awards telecast approaches, as is the custom, many fans, critics and journalists are speculating as to who will win which awards. I am no exception. While there are far too many categories to go through them all, here are a few of my predictions for some of the higher profile categories. See if you agree with my picks.   Album Of The Year: The Blessed Unrest […]


Grammy 2014

Grammy Awards 2014 Preview

It’s upon us again—the biggest night of the music industry. The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will be telecast live on Sunday night from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, with awards for current hitmakers and performances from some of the biggest names in music, both past and present. The year in music has been an interesting one, to say the least, marked by stellar comebacks (Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk) set […]


Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber Arrested in Miami for DUI, Drag Racing

Pop star Justin Bieber was arrested early Thursday morning in Miami after being pulled over for allegedly drag racing in a rented yellow Lamborghini and subsequently failing a field sobriety test, according to local authorities. Confirmation of Bieber’s arrest first broke just before 5:00 am local time via the Miami Beach Police Twitter account: #BreakingNews confirming @justinbieber has been arrested for DUI & Drag Racing more info & press release […]


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Freed Pussy Riot Members to Appear at Brooklyn Concert Event

Scheduled to speak at Amnesty International concert at Barclay’s Center Feb. 5

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, the two members of Russian art collective Pussy Riot who were recently freed from prison, are scheduled to make an appearance at a human rights concert in Brooklyn, according to a press release from Amnesty International. The human rights organization says the pair will be appearing at a special concert event dubbed “Bringing Human Rights Home” at Barclay’s Center on February 5, where they will […]


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Why All the Hype About Beats Music?

The new Dre/Iovine streaming music service releases tomorrow. Should you care?

Tomorrow, January 21, yet another streaming music service will start competing for market share with Spotify, Pandora and others. (Really? Another one?) And while each new entrant tends to create some boot-rattling, this one seems to be making more waves than others. Beats Music, the latest installment in the Dr. Dre/Jimmy Iovine audio franchise, promises a whole new music listening and music discovery experience that, if it does what it […]


Robin Thicke

Partial Settlement of “Blurred Lines” Copyright Lawsuit (analysis)

But Robin Thicke is not off the hook yet

In the highly complex and often emotion-filled copyright dispute between the Marvin Gaye family and Robin Thicke over the latter’s hit tune “Blurred Lines,” the playing field was somewhat simplified this week. According to The Hollywood Reporter, in what seems to be typical big-corporation wash-your-hands fashion, Sony/ATV has settled with the Gaye estate for an undisclosed amount, thereby removing itself as a defendant in the copyright infringement lawsuit. Robin Thicke, […]


Morrissey

Morrissey Signs with Harvest Records/Capitol Music Group

New album expected in 2014

For once, it seems the former Smiths’ frontman Morrissey is in the news for actual, music-related reasons. After 2013 was fraught with news about tour cancellations over a slew of health issues, beefs about…um…beef, and controversy surrounding his Autobiography, MusicWeek reports that Morrissey has inked a 2-record deal with Harvest Records, an imprint of Capitol Music Group, and will be releasing a new album sometime in 2014. Plans for recording […]


The Mowgli's Waiting For the Dawn

The MIMO Interview: The Mowgli’s [2013 in Review]

At the time David Tillman turned this piece on The Mowgli’s into MIMO back in April, they were just starting to gain attention with their single “San Francisco,” with a debut full-length record in the works. Since then, they’ve guested on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, had their music featured in a major motion picture trailer, and seen their song “San Francisco” climb to No. 11 on the alternative […]


Coachella 2014

Coachella Reveals its 2014 Festival Lineup

Muse, OutKast, Arcade Fire to headline

Hailing the kickoff of music festival season, Coachella has officially revealed its lineup for its 2014 festival, which will take place over two weekends in Indio, California in April. As has become the custom, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is designed to be a repeat schedule over its two weekends, April 11-13 and April 18-20. OutKast is scheduled to headline both Fridays; Muse, both Saturdays; and Arcade Fire, […]


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Insane Clown Posse Sue FBI For Calling Juggalos a “Gang”

On Wednesday, lawyers for horrorcore hip-hop duo Insane Clown Posse filed suit in federal court against the United States Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for classifying their fans (known as “Juggalos”) a “loosely-organized hybrid gang,” the New York Times reports. Also named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit are four ICP fans who claim they have been the victims of police harassment and other penalties for identifying themselves […]


Young Jeezy

Young Jeezy Arrested for Alleged Attack on Son

On Friday, Jan. 3, Young Jeezy turned himself into Atlanta authorities after a grand jury issued warrants for his arrest on three charges relating to an alleged physical attack on his own son in September 2012. Referring to court documents, TMZ is reporting that the rapper allegedly threw his son around the bathroom and bedroom of their home, threw repeated punches and threatened to kill him. In the documents, the […]


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Artists to Watch in 2014

Previously, my end-of-year lists have covered artists who were overrated and artists who were worthy of the acclaim they received. In this final installment, I want to put a few bands and artists on your radar that you may not know yet, but who are showing promise and momentum, and whom you’re likely to hear a lot more from in 2014. Here they are, in no particular order (except for […]


Bruce Springsteen High Hopes

Bruce Springsteen’s “High Hopes” Streaming Early Online

Tunes from the record to be featured on “The Good Wife”

Well, if you want to hear Bruce Springsteen’s latest record High Hopes early, you can now do so legally. After Amazon accidentally leaked the record briefly last week, CBS is streaming the entire album online from now until its official release next week.  As an additional plug for the album, CBS is announcing that tunes from High Hopes will be featured on the January 12th episode of its television series […]


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