This week, the world found out that, had he played his cards differently, Ryan Gosling could've been a Backstreet Boy. By all accounts, he thought joining the band would've been a waste of time, since New Kids On The Block had already happened. (Silly, silly Gosling -- as long as there are teenage g ... More >>
Like my colleague Andrew Stout, I have mostly managed to avoid Justin Bieber for what I'm pretty sure are good reasons. He's a typical "innocent" white male singer trying to represent universality to nonwhites and nonmales. Then there's his musical blandness: bits that crept through my defenses of " ... More >>
Tony! Toni! Toné!
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Better than: Smacking it up, flipping it, or rubbing it down.
New Edition's "Road to 30" tour celebrates 29 years since the band found international recording success. But its origins actually stretch back to 1978, when producer M ... More >>
If you're a regular viewer of Saturday Night Live, chances are high that you found yourself confused and aghast last weekend, when the show's musical guest turned out to be British boy-band sensation One Direction. The band members grinned their way through two songs -- one of which, incidentally, d ... More >>
Robyn Hitchcock at Slim's last night.
Nov. 17, 2011
Better than: New Kids on the Block performing their No. 1 British album, Step By Step in its entirety.
Robyn Hitchcock recorded Eye in San Francisco more than 20 years ago, and last night he returned ... More >>
It came to my attention that James Blunt is back with a new album this week.
Considering that the mere sight of his face evokes my inner rage, the
thought of his actual music is enough to make me want to drive off a cliff.
If you remember, he was that guy in 2006 with the song "You're Beautiful"
whe ... More >>
For all you doubters: Backstreet's back, alright? Next week the
Boys are heading west to perform at San Francisco Pride and the Warfield Theater. If you asked the guys, though, they'd tell you they were "Never Gone" and "Unbreakable." (Yes, we're reading
straight from some of their recent album ... More >>