| Apr 8, 2010
| 4:35 PM
For those of you pondering how to best spend your time at the upcoming Coachella music festival, the continuing Coachella Countdown at the Pop & Hiss blog added a few new entries that we wanted to call your attention to.First up, Ann Powers on Brooklyn'...
| Oct 16, 2011
The cristal baschet is one of the most beautiful musical instruments you will ever see, made of vibrating, tuned steel, fiberglass amplification cones and wire "whiskers" that shimmy when fingers rub the glass-rod keyboard. Film composer Cliff Martinez'...
| Jun 24, 2008
OK, so cut Peter Gabriel some slack for taking too long to finish an album: "Big Blue Ball," a long-simmering world music project he launched back in 1991, is finally surfacing today.
In the intervening 17 years, he's released four other collections of...
| Feb 3, 2008
Jack Johnson "Sleep Through the Static" (Brushfire) **
"THE world has its ways to quiet us down," sings Jack Johnson on this album's philosophical final track, "Losing Keys." Sure, and one of those ways is Jack Johnson.
The eco-activist with the...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Steven Deal got it. No, I don’t mean cancer, from which he died earlier this week. He got the whole rock & roll thing. On whatever level he chose to play it.
Steve was a rock star in the signed-to-a-label sense. He was a rock star in that he could...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 4:32 PM
For those of us suffering from Olympic burnout, take solace. The end is near. The 2012 London Summer Olympic Games come to a conclusion on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 7pm ET on NBC with the closing ceremony, titled “A Symphony of British Music.” Aside...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 4:46 PM
Mel B of the Spice Girls performs during the Closing Ceremony at the London Olympics. Photo credit: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: The Summer Olympics left London in style and kept NBC the ratings leader Sunday evening. The Closing...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 11:30 AM
The first thing you notice in a phone interview with Liza Minnelli is how much she sounds like Liza Minnelli.
A living legend since her teen years, Liza is often parodied — the grin, the squeals, the flowing gowns and grandiose arm gestures. Just...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 7:22 PM
It must be true: All good things indeed must come to an end — a fireworks-strafing, confetti-showering and rock-god-reviving end if you're talking about the Summer Olympics that concluded Sunday.
"We lit the flame, and we lit up the world," said...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 5:33 AM
Great Britain had an announcement for the world "We Will Rock You." At the closing ceremony of London's Olympics, organizers dispensed with the history lessons of the opening ceremony for a show that reminded the world of its dominance in popular...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 4:19 AM
MOSCOW(AP) — The global campaign to free Pussy Riot is gaining speed: Supporters of the punk provocateur band mobilize this week in at least a two dozen cities worldwide to hold simultaneous demonstrations an hour before a Russian court rules on...