Best of 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 7:14 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Mystical singing space cats. The resurrection of the Thin White Duke. "YOLO" versus "Y.A.L.A." The year in music circa 2013 was a zany one that was forward-thinking (everybody's droppin' the bass these days) and reverent of the past (every new band sounds like it's from the 1980s). Here's what we loved and loathed: BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Thao & the Get Down Stay Down – We the Common BEST EP OF THE YEAR: Andrew McMahon –... READ MORE

Concert Review - Way Over Yonder

Monday, October 7, 2013 at 4:21 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Concerts The contract was signed in blood: They were to play only folk songs. The maniacal mastermind behind the coup watched from the wings, shooting ominous looks at the man on display as he toyed with the idea of throwing in a little rock 'n' roll. That wouldn't fly here. One misstep, and he'd be fed to the sharks. Or worse-- the tourists. Capitalizing on the success of the summer Twilight Concerts, which featured No Age... READ MORE

Playlist - Ode to NYC

Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 2:52 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music This writer's hitting up the Big Apple Oct. 13-17, hoping to squeeze in some CMJ Music Marathon time while I'm there. New York City is one of the most musically rich areas in the world, blessing us with everyone from Bob Dylan (via Minnesota) to Blondie (oh, those heady CBGB days!) to the burgeoning hipster revolution in Williamsburg. We've compiled a Spotify playlist in honor of Gotham's artists and iconic NYC-centric songs. Dig it here: http://open.spotify.com/user/bandcrab/playlist/7hyRSKZlfN1tega7ietBSn -... READ MORE