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Michaelangelo Matos | August 13, 2008 - 9:45 am

Oh look–there’s now Elvis and Priscilla Presley wedding-day Barbie dolls. That’s kind of cool. But when are these folks going to wise up and give the fans what they really want? More »


This Adorable Puppy Would Like You To Chew On Our Reader Survey

Maura | August 13, 2008 - 9:30 am

Yes, that’s right: It’s reader survey time, where we ask you questions about your likes, dislikes, and hobbies. If you could be so kind as to fill one out, so we can get a clearer picture of just who out there is reading, I’d be much obliged, and so would Madison up top. More »


Maura | August 13, 2008 - 9:15 am

A few attendees of the mall-store sponsored New American Music Union Festival over the weekend got it in their head that the songs Rock Band had to offer were much more interesting than the ones being performed by Bob Dylan: “As the legend, now 67, performed ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ and other ’60s… More »



The Academy Is… Throwing A House Party In The ’70s

Maura | August 13, 2008 - 8:53 am

I’ve spent the last five minutes trying to figure out how, exactly, one would make the name of the bubblegum-punk outfit The Academy Is… into a possessive. “The Academy Is’…”? “The Academy Is…’s”? “The Academy Is…s'”? More »


Which Alt-Rock Classics Do We Hate Most?

Michaelangelo Matos | August 13, 2008 - 5:15 am

Earlier today, the R&B blog SoulBounce came up with an idea we’re kicking ourselves for not having come up with first: the editors’ and their friends’ (and their comments box’s) choices for the “Universally-Adored Soul Classic That [They] Hate.” (Funniest moment: site editor nOvaMatic’s dis of Frankie Beverly and Maze’s “Before I Let Go,” one… More »


Michaelangelo Matos | August 13, 2008 - 5:07 am

If you’re in New York anytime between now and, oh, January 9, you might want to check out the Museum of Modern Art’s new exhibit, opened today, called “Looking at Music.” More »



Videodrone Presents A Drum & Bass Revival

Michaelangelo Matos | August 13, 2008 - 3:45 am

No, the genre formerly known as jungle isn’t staging any sort of chart takeover. (Though d&b singles do pop up pretty regularly on the BBC Radio 1 Independent Label Top 30, not that this is any sort of real-world indicator of anything.) Nevertheless, this brief video places two latter-day drum & bass favorites (Konflict’s “Messiah” More »


Michaelangelo Matos | August 13, 2008 - 3:30 am

Apparently, there are talks between Paul McCartney and Louise Harrison–George’s sister, who’s lived in the U.S. since before the Beatles blew up–to open a Beatles museum in Branson, Mo., Harrison’s home city. More »


Feeling the Fabric: Big Beat Strikes Again

Michaelangelo Matos | August 13, 2008 - 3:00 am

DJ-mix series come and go, but the paired Fabric and FabricLive mixes have so far issued 80 CDs. To see how they stack up as a whole, we’re reviewing them in numerical order.More »



Maura | August 13, 2008 - 3:00 am

Upon hearing that Warner Music Group recorded-music bigwig Lyor Cohen had sold 23% of his stock in the company–and raked in a $6.8 million payday as a result–one former employee said to me, “If i still worked there, I’d consider setting the building on fire. What a boost for company morale.” More »


Jonas Brothers Fans Launch Intimidation Campaign Against “Washington Post” Critic

Kate Richardson | August 13, 2008 - 2:30 am

In the vast, weird universe of Jonas Brothers fandom, there are certain rules. Right up at the top of the list with “Scream ’til your lungs bleed” and “Never trust a Tokio Hotel fan,” there’s “Never let a music critic suggest one Jonas is inferior, as all Jonases are created equal.” Washington Post music critic… More »


The Newest Innovation In Kids’ Compilations: “No Annoying Cover Songs!”

Michaelangelo Matos | August 13, 2008 - 1:45 am

Next Tuesday sees the release of a Motown compilation. Big deal–there are approximately 875,000 Motown compilations. But Motown for Kids promises to be a little different. OK, it isn’t different at all: all 14 of its songs are proven warhorses. More »


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