As the new year commences EDM fans have one thing to look forward to and that's the start of festival season which kicks-off with WMC and Ultra Music Festival in Miami this spring. Though most people think EDM is in it's revival stage, the truth is the plethora of dance music at festivals has always ... More >>
In a piece of data that may have gone unnoticed due to the holiday, SoundScan announced the leading album and singles for the year so far. And while it might not be surprising considering their songs are literally everywhere, Adele and Gotye are leading the pack on the strength of songs that, frankl ... More >>
While not a luxe lonchera, Palm Terrace now has a catering truck, ready to serve parties of five to 500 wherever they can park it (most recently at the OC Fairgrounds). His mom's infamous cooking makes another appearance in this segment as well, but so does Yoda. It'll make more sense once you perus ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>
When Towleroad posted this mashup of Adele's "Someone Like You" and Brokeback Mountain, we didn't have very high hopes for it. Instead we were surprised to find that the essence of both the song and the film were kept intact via the video montage. It made us tear up a bit, and it also made us mis ... More >>
Sweet! Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band added another show to their LA stop. Now they're also performing on Friday, April 27 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. The tour supports Springsteen's 17th studio album, Wrecking Ball, out on March 6, and tickets go on sale at all Ticketmast ... More >>
In 1962, Neil Sedaka said everything that needs to be said about ending relationships when he sang, "breaking up is hard to do." It's simple in an "aw shucks" 1960s pop song sort of way, but the tune's direct approach has not meant the end of the break-up song. In fact, we've got some pretty dand ... More >>
You know the song: "Somebody That I Used to Know" is a powerful and bitter break-up anthem by Australian singer-songwriter Gotye. I'm not sure how to rank it compared with Adele's "Someone Like You" as a break-up ode, but I'd definitely put it in the same mix tape. Both songs are seriously up the ... More >>
Wanda Jackson has been performing for nearly 60 years. But the woman who once stole Elvis Presley's heart, and was one of rock n' roll's original bad girls, recognizes a good year when one comes around. "It's been a good ride, I'll tell yah," the 74-year-old Hall of Fame-inducted rockabilly ... More >>
As I mentioned once before, there's a shitload of really, really bad and annoying music out there. The music released in 2011 is no exception (No hate to Kreayshawn, but "Gucci Gucci," anyone?). Whether it's overexposure, repetition, or just a terrible melody, each of the songs below are some of ... More >>
Here are the top five selling record this week from Second Spin, 1781 Newport Blvd. in Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8870.This week's top seller is the posthumously released Amy Winehouse compilation, Lioness: Hidden Treasures.
The Atlanta garage-rock band enlist Mark Ronson's production style for their sixth album to change things up
Adele's video for 21's closing song, "Someone Like You," is shot in black and white, showing her walking around the streets of Paris all by her lonesome. And while it may not be as hair-raising as her performance at the Brit Awards, it's still beautiful. Watch it after the jump.
We just gave you the top 10 best albums of the year so far--now revel in the best singles!Obviously, Adele is in there, but guess who else gets a mention? Plus, do you agree with our choices? Put your own picks in the comments!
I've never agreed with any award-giving body on who gets nominated or gets awards for best this or that, but this year's VMAs are akin to the year Milli Vanilli won Grammys over the Indigo Girls. (The fact that I date myself by remembering this hoopla means I'm really mystified by what's going on ... More >>
Zach WolfeAtlanta's Black Lips are notorious for grimy garage pop matched by equally dirty antics--puking on stage, making out with each other, making fun of Wavves. For plenty of us, this was exactly how a band such as theirs should act, and sound. So we could be forgiven for being dubious at t ... More >>
According to the Hollywood Reporter, British singer Adele has canceled the rest of her sold-out North American tour due to laryngitis with nine dates remaining. She'd already postponed five shows under doctor's orders, but now have to cancel even her Palladium and Greek Theater shows in LA next w ... More >>
It's now official! Grammy Award-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco can now claim a No. 1 album on his musical résumé, with first week sales of Lasers coming in at more than 204,000 copies. The Nielsen SoundScan numbers confirmed the expected, as the new release edged out and ended Adele's two-week rei ... More >>
www.andykindler.comLast Comic Standing judge Andy Kindler might consider himself an anomaly, but you can consider him hilarious. From cameos on David Letterman to writing the "Hacker's Handbook," to almost having a career in music, Andy Kindler is a complex breed of funny man. Get a taste of how ... More >>
God, I hate the stupid fucking Grammy Awards, an annual music industry wank-off that I've seriously been railing against ever since I was 12 -- in 1980, the year wus-pop icon Christopher Cross swept all the big awards, beating out classic recordings like Pink Floyd's The Wall (which somehow flew und ... More >>