Top 10 Cartoon Soundtracks

Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 3:48 PM
Stef Preston

  Music     For the first time since 2010, N.E.R.D. is finally releasing new material. They're on the soundtrack for the upcoming The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, in theatres February 6. Pharrell Williams and his partners, Chad Hugo and Shae Haley, are releasing three songs for the album, including “Squeeze Me,” which can be heard here. N.E.R.D. hasn't been the only band to lend their voices to an animated movie. Let's take a trip down Space... READ MORE 1

The Heavy Costs of Being an Indie Touring Band

Monday, December 1, 2014 at 5:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Industry It's hard out there for a Pomplamoose. The NorCal indie dance duo might rack up millions of YouTube views thanks to nifty covers of Beyonce and Pharrell Williams, but they haven't much dough to show for it. It's a tale heard around the world from too many "successful" independent artists (successful in quotes because, as member Jack Conte writes, "We have not 'made it.' We’re making it."). They bust their asses self-financing music videos, recording... READ MORE

Album Review: Maxine Ashley - MOOD SWINGs EP

Friday, June 6, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Tia Scott

  Music After garnering a successful buzz from her cover version of Portishead’s “Glory Box” and pulling in more than 9 million views on her YouTube channel, songbird/songwriter Maxine Ashley releases her debut EP, MOOD SWINGs. For this exclusive EP, the Bronx, N.Y., native delivers nine infectious tracks with whimsical vocals over imaginative, experimental production by the likes of Kerry “Krucial” Brothers, Zeke MacUmber, The Outsyders and the one and only Pharrell Williams. With MOOD SWINGs, Maxine doesn’t fail to... READ MORE

Will Daft Punk 'Get Lucky' at the Grammys?

Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 9:30 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music The nominees for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday, Dec. 6, and it seems Captain Obvious is the presiding judge. Lines were blurred, robots "got lucky" and a teen Kiwi ruled them all. Here are some notable categories and our predictions of who will win (and who should!). The Grammys will be televised January 26, 2014 on CBS. RECORD OF THE YEAR "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons "Royals" by Lorde "Locked... READ MORE