Beyonce and the New Era of Music Videos

Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 11:28 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music "Pretty Hurts" still courtesy Melina Matsoukas Where were you at the stroke of midnight EST on Friday, December 13, 2013? For once, us homebodies were rewarded for our introverted ways, gifted by one of the ultimate extroverts in pop. This generation will remember its exact location and emotion when it first saw Beyoncé's self-titled album. That's right: saw the album. As everyone and their grandma knows by now, Mrs. Carter stealthily released her fifth solo collection... READ MORE

Music resolutions for 2013

Friday, December 21, 2012 at 6:05 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Seemed like only yesterday this writer donned that goofy pair of glasses to ring in 2012. Well, we've beat the apocalypse and now look forward to 2013 with a renewed sense of purpose and extremely eager ears. Here are some of our music-related resolutions: Give unfamiliar artists or genres a greater chance I hope to expand my aural comfort circle this year. Admittedly, I haven't been a real fan of rap or r&b since my... READ MORE

The five people you meet in karaoke bars

Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 2:19 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Industry Ah, a night out at the Empty Orchestra. It separates the (Boyz II) Men from the (Beastie) Boys. We're talking karaoke, a pastime this writer is enamored of. But for some, the idea of getting onstage to belt out a classic in front of judging eyes is tantamount to a circle of hell. Let's examine the character profiles of five people one might meet in a karaoke bar. (My favorite one, by the way:... READ MORE