A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock ā€˜Nā€™ Roll ā€“ 10 Music Acts Who Changed Genres

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Maybe it’s an exaggeration to call Taylor Swift’s career a Kafka-esque Metamorphosis, but her evolution from country ingénue to bubblegum pop princess has been dramatic. (Some of the changes have been a might ugly— in aping Lily Allen’s misguided tongue-in-cheek twerking display, Swift demonstrates that two wrongs don’t make a right.) Other artists have struggled with genre hopping (lest we forget Brad Paisley’s head-slapping duet with LL Cool J, “Accidental Racist”). But here are 10 musicians... READ MORE

Coachella Pro-Tips from a 15-Year Veteran

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Concerts Coachella 2012. Photo by Melissa Bobbitt. The Internet is awash with tips for having the BEST COACHELLA EVER, from noshing on superlative grub to, erm, outsmarting narcs. All are valuable resources, but if you want to know the real Coachella, take it from me. I’ve attended EVERY YEAR SINCE 1999. That’s right. I was there the first time the Pixies played. I was there when A Perfect Circle was a new side project for Tool’s Maynard... READ MORE