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

The Best Concerts of 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 4:58 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Concerts The roar of the crowd. The rush of energy as the band takes the stage. The deep-felt euphoria that rattles your soul. What better place to be truly present than at a concert. And 2012 was full of memorable ones: This writer witnessed everyone from the Beach Boys to the lauded rise of indie supergroup Divine Fits. But it was these five shows that ruled them all: 5) Fiona Apple, Sept. 14 at the Greek... READ MORE

Concert review - Fun.

Monday, August 20, 2012 at 2:52 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Concerts Let's get this out of the way right off the bat: Fun. are incredibly fun in concert. There's something a little morose and deliciously bratty about the trio's breakout album Some Nights (Fueled by Ramen). But live, the extended group - which add three multi-instrumentalists/vocalists - conjure up a manic reverie. Balloons and confetti cascade from the ceiling. And a particular cover tune, the Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" (which... READ MORE

The last band that'll matter to the Millennials

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 2:15 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Image provided by Fueled by Ramen So here we are, at the end of all things (if you believe the Mayans or the evangelicals or the economists). It's 2012 - did we think we'd get here at all? In this post-Cold War, post-9/11, post-feminism, post-modernism world, we aren't sure of anything. But we might as well have some Fun. while we're pondering our nihilism. Pun intended, the band Fun. is the voice of our... READ MORE