If I had to pick one story in all the history of music to illustrate everything I love and hate about pop, I would choose the one about Veronica Bennett and her one-time partner, Phil Spector. What's great about Bennett and Spector is the music they made together: "Walking in the Rain," "Why Don't ... More >>
This week's joint: Wall of Sound: The Very Best of Phil Spector 1961-1966 Behind the buzz: News from the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame is usually weird enough sans dope, but the fact that the Hall took until last Wednesday to admit Darlene Love is downright surreal. A finalist since 2009, Lov ... More >>
Phantogram at the Great American last night The xx Phantogram @ The Great American Music Hall June 1, 2010 Better than: The light show at the Planetarium.The Great American Music hall was flooded with an unusual excess of smoke and bass during the Phantogram and The xx show last night. It didn't ... More >>
Dangerous Game (Norton Records)
You and me and the Bravery, sitting around, full of it
Music and dance older than Jim Crow
Stinky's Peep Show Four-Year Anniversary; The Gossip; "Live From the 215"
The Last Cigarette and Pretty Things