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SXSW 2010: British Invasion
These four bands from the UK left me hungry for more.
WFNX honcho rates his four best English bands at SXSW
| March 26, 2010
2009: The top 10 in pop music
Hmm, lots of women, a few old dudes, and some African banjo (not to be confused with Steve Martin's Hollywood banjo).
Music you need to own
| December 25, 2009
Review: Speech Debelle | Speech Therapy
It's unfortunate that there's a glass ceiling in the US market for British hip-hop — but for the lovely, clipped London accent that gives truth to Speech Debelle's delivery, this release would be huge stateside.
Big Dada (2009)
| August 07, 2009
"The rise to the top is the best part," says Natalie Portman's Shaved Head multi-instrumentalist/vocalist David Price. "That's what Tupac said in the Biggie movie."
The glistening pleasures of Natalie Portman's Shaved Head
MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG
| April 17, 2009
Twitter Wars: Lily Allen vs. Perez Hilton
It used to be that gratuitous C-level celebrity beef was confined to rap mixtapes, supermarket tabl...
| February 16, 2009
Lily Allen | It's Not Me, It's You
On her 2007 debut, this young British MySpace sensation came across like that rare thing — a natural.
| February 09, 2009
Y'all come back now . . .
I've always liked the idea of there being some weight to the "nines," meaning: if you're a year, and you're going to perch yourself at the very edge of a decade, you'd better be ready to represent.
Diminishing returns in 2009
| December 30, 2008
Kaiser Chiefs | Off With Their Heads
If you were hoping that Kaiser Chiefs’ hiring Mark Ronson to produce their third studio disc would result in a vintage-soul overhaul of their jittery new-wave sound, prepare to be let down.
| November 04, 2008
Here are some current top MySpace artists to check out, and some to avoid.
Hot and not
CAITLIN E. CURRAN
| October 27, 2008
Offa my couch, Larroquette
In a video posted to his Web site, former Rolling Stone Ringo Starr has lovingly warned his fans to stop sending him fan mail.
Foos fight McCain, Madonna pans Palin, Heart hearts Barack
| October 24, 2008
UPDATE: Pop Trash, The Soup Nazi and WTF
Fixed broken link to audio. - c Fletcher takes out the Pop Trash, The Soup Nazi stops in (seriously) and we check the WTF Line,...
| September 03, 2008
In an era when the major labels ignore just about everybody without a nickname that rhymes with “sleazy,” it was no small feat for Wale to land a deal with Interscope Records earlier this year.
Hip-hop’s heads go on Wale watch
| July 21, 2008
It’s safe to say that Facebook is now an omniscient, all-powerful tool that, in some way, traffics in dirt on nearly everyone you know.
Thought high school was bad? Social-networking sites jack up Web-era insecurities
| July 16, 2008
You, my young British friend, start a band.
How US terror policy is ruining your summer concert season
| June 18, 2008
Every last one of you who votes in our Best Music Poll is a treasure; but blessed are those who write-in.
Stand up for your write(-ins)
| May 07, 2008
Guitars are from Mars, Feist and Björk are from Venus
It’s 3 am. Do you know if you’re a man or a woman?
A musical battle of the sexes
JAMES PARKER AND SHARON STEEL
| March 19, 2008
The big hurt: Hello, goodbye
I should probably explain that this is not the same David Thorpe who recently resigned from a different local newspaper where he wrote a beloved weekly column very, very much like this one.
And a warm hello to STP, Britney, and Lily Allen
| February 20, 2008
Who is Kate Walsh?
Tim's House | Verve Forecast
| January 28, 2008
FNX FILES [FRIDAY - 1/25]
R.E.M. shot the video for their new single, "Supernatural Superserious," Monday in New York City in two very different locales. Part of the video was...
| January 25, 2008
There is a moment, at the end of a beauty pageant, when the previous year’s winner is forced to place the sparkling crown on a new champion’s head.
In 2008, novels turn to fairies, fashion goes faux green, and Star Trek gets all 90210
| December 26, 2007
Green is the new black
Approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used and discarded worldwide each year.
How to be socially responsible in a $240 pair of pants
| November 08, 2007
Crossword: ''Don't Be a pig''
Translations from the original Latin.
| November 07, 2007
Chairmen of the boards
Not unlike Swedish, Tagalog, and Esperanto, music is a language, with its own conjugations and (lewdly) dangling participles.
Our critics pick the 14 producers with the fattest, meanest beats
PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| October 18, 2007
If “The Basement Tapes” had been conceived for the Top 40, it might have sounded much like the Traveling Wilburys.
Charmed by the Traveling Wilburys
| August 10, 2007
Boy in da Corner may be the classic Dizzee will be forced to chase for the rest of his career.
Maths + English | XL
| June 12, 2007
The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 100-91
These guys couldn't turn on a radio
| April 13, 2007
Worst in breed: Media
Who are the unsexiest media men of 2007?
The 100 Unsexiest men 2007
| April 12, 2007
The announcement that iTunes will start selling music from conglomerate EMI means you can download songs from artists on EMI and do with them what you please.
iTunes, EMI, and DRM: what does it really mean?
| April 04, 2007
No reason to complain
There are at least two ways to approach the South by Southwest festival in Austin.
Escaping corporate rock — and the panel discussions — at SxSW
| March 20, 2007
Bloc Party have gotta be one of the more misunderstood — or at least mislabeled — Brit exports of the past couple of years. Lily Allen, "Smile" (mp3)
Bloc Party rise to the occasion, plus Lily Allen on SNL
| February 06, 2007
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