Archive for March 29th, 2011

Artist to Watch: The Weeknd

March 29th, 2011
Who The 20-year-old singer-songwriter (real name Abel Tesfaye) from Toronto is on the forefront of an idiosyncratic new cut of R&B Thanks in part to support from fellow Toronto native Drake he's been in heavy rotation since the March 21st release of his mixtape debut House of Balloons Sounds...

The Mountain Goats Perform Wry, Uplifting Indie Rock in Concert

March 29th, 2011
The Mountain Goats' hyper-literate happily rambling front man John Darnielle led the Durham North Carolina rockers through a vibrant hilarious and continually surprising two-hour set last night at New York City's Bowery Ballroom—the first of a three-night run coinciding with the release of their excellent 16th album All Eternals Deck...

Listen: Ben Harper Gives Away ‘Rock N’ Roll is Free’

March 29th, 2011
Ben Harper is taking the title of his new single "Rock N' Roll Is Free" very literally by giving the track away for a limited time The sunny upbeat rocker is the first taste from his new album Give Till It's Gone which will hit stores on May 17th but...

A Portrait of the Band as Young Hawks: Rolling Stone’s 1978 Feature on ‘The Last Waltz’

March 29th, 2011
The Last Waltz blends concert and sound stage footage with director Martin Scorsese's interviews with members of the Band They discuss the group's history including its early-Sixties beginnings as the Hawks backup band for rockabilly trouper Ronnie Hawkins Robert Palmer played saxophone in many of the same Southern clubs as...

Digest: Britney Spears to Tour; Lady Gaga Episode of ‘Glee’ May Be Expanded

March 29th, 2011
Britney Spears to Tour With Enrique IglesiasBritney Spears announced that she will be touring North America this summer with Enrique Iglesias on Good Morning America The tour will kick off on June 17th in Sacramento and will include 26 arena dates The specific dates have not been released [Billboard]Fox May...

Britney Spears Pleases Herself: Rolling Stone’s 2002 Cover Story

March 29th, 2011
Do you mind if I put on my pajamas?" Britney Spears asks heading toward the bedroom of her suite at Manhattan's Trump Plaza It's four o'clock in the afternoon and her plans for the remainder of the day are limited to an evening workout and if she's not too pooped...

This Week In Rock History: The Beatles Call It Quits and the Ramones Begin

March 29th, 2011
This week in rock history the Beatles ended the Ramones began Genesis embraced pop Madonna flipped out and N'Sync peaked April 1st 1970 - The Beatles hold their final recording sessionThe Beatles' recording career ended very quietly in April of 1970 At the time all four members of the band hadn't...

Police Say DJ Megatron Was Buying Pot When He Was Killed

March 29th, 2011
According to the New York Post's law-enforcement sources 106 & Park and Hot 97 DJ Megatron -- also known as Corey McGriff -- was out buying marijuana when he was shot dead near his home on Staten Island on Sunday morning Investigators are still piecing together the events that led...

Exclusive Listen: UNKLE Go Cosmic With the Duke Spirit’s Liela Moss on ‘The Dog is Black’

March 29th, 2011
Click to listen to UNKLE's "The Dog Is Black (feat Leila Moss)" "The Dog is Black" a collaboration between UNKLE mastermind James Lavelle and the Duke Spirit singer Liela Moss starts off sounding like an exciting hybrid of Björk and Led Zeppelin in cosmic "Kashmir" mode but gradually changes course ending...

Amazon Launches Cloud-Based Streaming Service

March 29th, 2011
Amazon has launched Cloud Player and Cloud Drive today a new service that will allow customers to store music files on the company's servers but stream the content on their computers and mobile devices Amazon is advertising the product as a way of streamlining the management of digital music collections...