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    October 28, 2014

    Yvonne Gage's Halloween Classic "Doin' It In a Haunted House" Turns 30!

    Yvonne Gage is a Chicago-based singer who is best known for the '80s funk and R&B favorites "Garden of Eve" and "Lover of My Dreams." She's also known for being both a prolific session musician, singing for everyone from Celine Dion to R. Kelly. But this time of year, to a very loyal cult following ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014


    The Observatory

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    August 8, 2013

    Avenged Sevenfold Used Cover Their Groupies in Piss

    By John Wiederhorn and Katherine Truman Avenged Sevenfold have always occupied a weird space in the annals of OC metal, or metalcore, whatever you want to call it. Despite being rejected by some old-school metal fans (i.e. anyone with a sleeveless denim jacket, a Napalm Death concert stub and tattoo ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    Legends of the Summer - Rose Bowl - July 28, 2013

    The Legends the of Summer feat. Justin Timberlake and Jay Z Rose Bowl 7/28/13 "West Coast, are y'all ready for a legendary evening?!" exclaimed Justin Timberlake. "You all ready to party, Rose Bowl?" Jay Z asked to thunderous cheers. Indeed they were. For one night only, the self-anointed Legends ... More >>

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    June 24, 2013

    Father John Misty - The Glass House - June 22, 2013

    Father John Misty The Glass House 6/22/13 It's been just over a year since Josh Tillman released his debut full-length, Fear Fun, under his new moniker Father John Misty, and in the past 365 days he's lived out of a van, on the road, preaching his gospel of adulterous fun times to the masses. Fourt ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Dirtyphonics Bring "Vomit Level" Partying to Nokia and Coachella

    Charly, Thomas, Pho and Pitchin--four french dudes who have been making heavy bass music for well over a decade now--are currently on tour in support of their full-length album IRREVERENCE out on Dim Mak Records. They celebrated their album release on Tuesday at Dim Mak Studios in typical LA fashion ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    The Best of Coachella: Weekend One

    Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    The 10 Most Awkward '90s Songs to Listen to in the Car With Your Parents

    For a moment, imagine it's the '90s again -- the era of Bad Boy Records, grunge and Bill Clinton. You're a kid again, and you're on a road trip with your parents. Maybe it's your mom; maybe it's your dad; or maybe it's both. You've been driving for a while. You're bored, staring at the electrical po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    10 Songs With Surprisingly Good Sex Advice

    Sometimes paying attention to song lyrics pays off. We decoded some great sex advice in these sensual songs:

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    October 3, 2012

    Top Five Classic "South Park" Musical Guests

    For 16 seasons now, "South Park" has been delighting viewers with its signature brand of absurdity, skewing any and everything in pop culture along the way. There's been quite a few music superstars immortalized on "South Park," some whose appearances were made without them even being consulted. Wit ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    Here Are the Best Parts of R. Kelly's New Book Soulacoaster

    By: Brian McManusWhether you believe he's the world's greatest living music artist or a twisted sexual deviant who eluded justice, there's much to be gleaned about R. Kelly in his new autobiography Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me. In the thick (377 pages!) tome, Kelly is incredibly candid about his tu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Is Brian McKnight The Next Charlie Sheen?

    Remember when Brian McKnight was widely regarded as one of the strongest talents in the adult urban contemporary R&B genre? Doesn't seem that long ago, right? After all, this is a guy who has been nominated for 16 Grammys and even though has none to show for the nominations, he was always respec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Ralphie May Talks Jews, Dancing With The Stars' Man Pumps and Being a "Filthy Fuck"

    When you look at Ralphie May, you might see big, and you'd be right. He draws big crowds, brings big talent and has the ability to cross big boarders and be loved by people worldwide. We'd say that's a big accomplishment and this weekend, you've gotta get in on the big laughs that Ralphie May will b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Jay-Z and Kanye West at Staples Center Last Night

    Christopher Victorio​Jay-Z and Kanye West Staples Center December 11, 2011 From the Givenchy-designed gold cover to lyrics dripping with foreign luxury brand references like "Hublot" and "Margiela" to the video in which they chop up a $350,000 Maybach for giggles, Jay-Z and Kanye West's albu ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Tim Armstrong of Rancid and Three Other Rock Stars Co-Opting Serious Forms of Musical Theater

    ​Rancid's Tim Armstrong is launching a new musical theater series for the web, Tim Timebomb's RockNRoll Theater, Rolling Stone says. The preview for the premiere episode, "Dante," star AFI's Davey Havok and Rancid memeber Lars Frederiksen. It will premiere Oct. 21 on VEVO and will be the first s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Curren$y to Release Stoner Opus

    Pitchfork Media​Here's a story for all you hip-hop hotheads. Pitchfork Media is reporting New Orleans rapper Curren$y is set to release his latest "commercial mixtape," affectionately titled Weekend at Burnie's on June 28. (We get it, he spelled Burnies with a "u" in a delicious pot reference.) As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Top Five Worst White Rappers Ever

    ​Nope, not MC Serch of 3rd Bass (as seen above)! His image from the early '90s is just a perfect representation of all things white rap: horrible haircut; worse glasses; shaved eyebrow; laughable jewelry; Jewish.Picking the top five worst white rappers is like picking the top five smelliest turds. ... More >>

  • Music

    June 9, 2011

    Ethan Hulse: Minister of Folk

    [Locals Only] He's a Christian who rocks, but don't call it 'Christian rock'

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    June 7, 2010

    Crunkmeister Lil' Jon Deejays At Sutra Lounge​Ghetto rap auteur Lil' Jon is holding his CD release party at Sutra Lounge tonight for his new album Crunk Rock. He's performing a live DJ set--no electric guitar crossover, unfortunately--but you will be able to herald the coming of his album with him at midnight.

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    December 8, 2009

    Release the Sounds: Snoop Dogg, 'Malice n Wonderland'

    ​What's to say about Long Beach native Snoop Dogg that hasn't been said already? The last decade has afforded him the kind of mega-watt celebrity that seemed unreachable even when he reigned as California's favorite, fresh-off-the-block, gangsta rapper in the '90s. While his ever-expanding popu ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009
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    December 18, 2008

    Hitsville: The Year in Music, by the Numbers

    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 >>

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    October 9, 2008
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    April 17, 2008

    Heart of 
Orange County

    Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z

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    March 19, 2008

    Ass, and You Shall Receive

    Tryflynn, the anal-attentive crooner. R&B has long been a sanctuary for sincere romantic sentiments, songs full of Vaseline-lensed, wine-light schmaltz. The characters in these songs never have intestinal distress or garlic breath or a raging zit precisely where the third eye's located. And rarely ... More >>

  • Music

    January 31, 2008

    Billion Dollar Babies

    Rappers' billfold braggadocio is getting ridiculous

  • Music

    January 3, 2008

    Old Dog, New Tricks

    A rap veteran at 20, Bow Wow dispenses advice to the next generation

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    April 19, 2007


    Stacks the Vinyl Authority

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    September 14, 2006
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    May 18, 2006

    Walk the Line

    Straight outta cartoon country: Hip-hop reality starts with LD and Ariano

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    January 19, 2006

    Get Out!

    Yearn to Be Blown
    Nightlife & More: Jan. 19 - Jan. 26

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    August 11, 2005
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    March 31, 2005

    Hole Man

    A Spermy Night with Blowfly

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    February 17, 2005
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    August 19, 2004
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    January 1, 2004

    The Year in Girl

    There was a war in there, somewhere

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    September 11, 2003

    The People Love Loud

    Notes from the American Idol Tour

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    April 24, 2003

    Get Your Iraqs Off

    This time, its sexual