Iggy Azalea Shines Light on Sexual Assaults at Concerts

Monday, May 5, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Industry We all wish that the savoir-faire of pop stars could rub off on us. But that blind desire has turned into a sickening entitlement. With rapper Iggy Azalea having to cease crowd-surfing at her shows because of zealous fans’ grasping at her nether regions, it’s time to step back and stop believing we own the artists we admire. “Buying my album for $12 doesn’t mean you get to finger me,” the Aussie hip-hop scion said in a... READ MORE

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

Halloween Rocks!

Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 2:59 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Image courtesy Mattheuxphoto/Creative Commons All Hallow's Eve is upon us, and that means it's time to conjure up some spooky fun. You've already picked out your Miley Cyrus foam finger costume and your haunting jams, so we're suggesting some of our favorite musical moments from holiday-appropriate films. Behold! The Divine Miss M gets crafty with Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker in 1993's Hocus Pocus. The Sanderson Sisters were a trio of resurrected witches from historical... READ MORE

5 Fall Albums We're Stoked To Hear

Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 7:33 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Cuddle up with a pumpkin spice latte and your cozy earbuds: Here are five albums coming out this autumn that we're super excited about! Yuck Glow & Behold Oct. 1 on Fat Possum Yuck are bound to go down in history as one of the most seamless examples of picking up after their lead singer departs. Daniel Blumberg might be gone, but in his place is more of the same beautiful '90s-influenced, fuzzy dream pop these... READ MORE