Kelly Clarkson

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    The Odd Spectacle of Musicians Being in Other Musicians' Weddings

    Everyone loves a good wedding -- the booze, the food, the outfits, the awkward drunk uncle dance. But truth is, nuptials are even more fascinating when famous musicians are involved. (What do their drunk uncles look like doing "The Birdie Song" dance?!) Here are five musicians and singers who have p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    The 2013 Grammy Awards: Few Surprises Despite Lots of Fun.

    The Grammy Awards are dull and insipid every year, but at least for the last two years the Recording Academy managed a few surprises: In 2011, Arcade Fire won Album of the Year, providing a climactic reality-check for thousands of indie partisans; in 2012, the awards attempted to both grapple with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    With Cassadee Pope, The Voice Has Anointed a True Star

    As it's done all season, The Voice dragged out its results show to a degree that was at best arduous and at worst excruciating. So, after two hours of performances from bus-loads of people -- including Rihanna (who had actual clothes on, miraculously), Smokey Robinson, Kelly Clarkson, The Killers, P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Carly Rae Jepsen's Kiss: A First Listen

    Normally I do these things on Radiohead or Bruce or Madonna, but my editor cleared one for Carly Rae Jepsen, who was a complete unknown a year ago. That's how big the biggest hit of the year is. Problem is, it's that mass-mass appeal that I think keeps me from all the way enjoying it. It's a cute so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Top 10 Black Pop Stars Who Should Go Country

    With the nation's major-party political conventions recently drawing to a close with a rousing reelection appeal from the nation's first black president, it seems fitting to cast a spotlight on an equally rare profession: the black country music artist. Or, rather, the former black pop star seeking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Oliver on the Lure of L.A. Pool Parties and Releasing an EP on Fool's Gold Records

    Funky disco duo Oliver is the newest project from DJ/producer Vaughn "U-Tern" Oliver and producer Oliver "Oligee" Goldstein. Both respected artists in their own right, with U-Tern remixing tracks from artists like Holy Ghost and Britney Spears, and Oligee producing tracks for pop artists like Kelly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Duets Premieres on ABC: a Timeline of the Mediocrity

    And here it is. The vocal talent show that America neither needed nor wanted. The only talent involved that we actually wanted to watch (Lionel Ritchie) is no longer part of the show, but we're ready to suffer through this nonsense regardless.  0.00.3: A ridiculous plethora of dancers throw sha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    ABC Announces New Singing Competition; World Sighs

    ‚ÄčThe last few weeks, we've been DVRing the shit out of the second season of The Voice to ensure we wouldn't miss a second. There is something thoroughly riveting about that show -- partly because of the concept (waiting to see if the judges will turn their chairs around for the contestants) is tot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    The Grammys: A Timeline of Madness and Misery

    The 54th Annual Grammy Awards happened yesterday. Which we're sure you know already. If you missed it, however, you may have missed some of the weirdest details. So here, for your convenience, is a timeline of events. Get comfortable, 'cause this thing was a three-and-a-half-hour carnival of absurdi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    The Band Perry and Ashton Shepherd: In Today's Country, Women Roar While the Menfolk Whimper

    The Band Perry, apparently on the set of the "Losing My Religion" video.​ You don't have to see the numbers to get that country radio skews female these days. The hatted hunks who a generation back might have had ramblin' fever now sing of sunny-forever fidelity that would be right at home o ... More >>

  • Music

    November 25, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Chron Clueless About the Current State of Radio

    Radio GaGa? No, Lady Gaga Interesting article on Bay Area radio Music Directors in today's Chron. When I say interesting, it's because the information presented runs counter not only to what's currently happening with the commercial radio industry, but is written in such a way to suggest that writer ... More >>

  • Music

    June 24, 2009

    Pay for Play

    Superstar session drummer and Dadaist marketing genius Josh Freese (Devo, A Perfect Circle, the Vandals) sells himself, his famous friends, and all-you-can-eat shrimp at Sizzler to promote his new album.

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    July 18, 2008
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    November 22, 2007
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    August 16, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    November 1, 2006

    Dejá Dance

    Newest DDR: Same game, fresh set list.

  • Music

    May 10, 2006

    One IODA

    Welcome to the dark, scary forest of the digital music business. Here is your flashlight.

  • Music

    February 15, 2006

    Behind the Muzak

    What do you mean you didn't keep score while watching the Grammys? We did.

  • Home Entertainment

    November 23, 2005
  • Music

    August 31, 2005

    Hear This

    The final farewell of Destiny's Child, the return of Olivia Tremor Control, and some girl named Kelly Clarkson

  • Music

    May 25, 2005

    The Tinkerers

    The Books, Battles, Prefuse 73, and other bands for whom, musically speaking, freedom is on the march

  • Music

    October 1, 2003

    Behind the Music Videos

    There are some pretty cool videos out there, but you won't see them on MTV

  • Culture

    June 4, 2003

    Hammer of the Gods

    With a handful of artists, "classic rock" is not

    a pejorative

  • Film

    May 28, 2003

    Think Different

    Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies actually requires a brain cell or two?

  • Culture

    December 24, 2002

    Fear Factor

    But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott

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