Allow me to sound like an old person for a minute: Back in my day--which is 1996, the only time I remember being cognizant of an Olympics theme song, because I was nine and didn't know better--the Olympics theme song did not have kitschy theatrical background vocals or an extended instrumental break ... More >>
The 2012 VMA nominees are out, and while there are certainly plenty of big names and obvious choices, there are a few surprises buried in there. Frank Ocean gets a nod, as do A$AP Rocky, Jack White and Regina Spektor. But those are curiosities -- Rihanna, Drake, Katy Perry et. al. get the lion's sha ... More >>
Compiling the best songs about birds is tricky. Many great ones are too metaphorical ("Bird On A Wire" by Leonard Cohen, "Freebird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd) and many literal ones are not great ("I'm Like A Bird" by Nelly Furtado). Continuing the Nitpick Six series about animal songs, here are the six best ... More >>
Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to lend a closer ear to the genre. This country's Hispanic population isn't just growing, it's growing more diverse. More and more unique musical styles are being gobbled up, and that shoul ... More >>
7 p.m. Friday, May 16. Vintage Vinyl, 6610 Delmar Boulevard, University City
Timbaland Presents Shock Value (Blackground/Interscope)
Week of December 28, 2006
Justin Timberlake kisses his pop roots adios
One year later, a glimpse at New Orleans' music scene.
Thursday, March 9, 9 p.m. at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)
We chat with Eddie Money, get all Punjabi on you and fatwa all over Robert Downey Jr.
Week of May 12, 2004
Fillmore Street Brewing Company, 1835 Beltway Drive, 314-640-2455
Week of March 27, 2002
With a diverse following and a stand-alone attitude, Nelly Furtado hit it big by being herself. But how long can it last?