Fiona Apple is in an elite club of critical darlings that persevered, despite finding commercial success during the 1990s. Using the word "Despite" may sound odd, since selling a lot of records should indicate that a musical artist has something unusual to offer - a boisterous voice, an instrumental ... More >>
With music being so subjective, it's no surprise that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame emerged over the years as a colossal punching bag. When people disagree over whether Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music is dreck or a stroke of genius, no decision is going to be universally loved.
The Cleveland instit ... More >>
Pop quiz, hot shots: What was the second-highest charting song of 1969? "Come Together" by The Beatles? "Honky Tonk Women" by the Rolling Stones? "Everyday People" by Sly and the Family Stone?
Those are all excellent guesses. But the correct answer is "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" by The 5th Dimen ... 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 bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving musi ... More >>
McCoo and Davis, Jr.'s websiteMarilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., put foolios like Kim Kardashian to shame in the arena of marriage longevity.Marriage isn't what it used to be. From alternative rock demigods to bloodsucking fame parasites, matrimony these days seem rather fleeting.
But some ... More >>