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The Big Hurt: The Whitney price hike, Francis Bean's cat, Shakira's sea lion adventure

It seemed a little suspicious when, hours after Whitney Houston's death, the prices of her various greatest hits albums shot up by several pounds in the UK iTunes store.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 24, 2012
Metal Elvis is not alone: a trip down live-metal-mashup memory lane

Metal Elvis is not alone: a trip down live-metal-mashup memory lane

Tonight, something called Metal Elvis makes its Boston debut at the Hard Rock Cafe -- and if you couldn't already tell from the high-concept title,...
By Shaula Clark  |  July 03, 2010

Balls of fire

For one month every four years, the United States — try as it might — can’t impose its vacuous culture on the rest of the planet. The World Cup arrives and the Americans are, at best, an afterthought.
Porn stars, witch doctors, elephant farts, and the worst soccer team on the planet take center stage at this summer’s World Cup

Jem | Down to Earth

The songs broadcast their emotional content — anxiety, melancholy, resilience — with a straightforwardness you rarely hear outside children’s music.
ATO (2008)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  September 23, 2008

The Beehive’s Eggs Shakshuka

The Beehive’s jazz beat is grooving a little earlier on Saturday and Sunday mornings these days.
Comfort food, Moroccan-style
By TERRI RUTTER  |  December 14, 2007

Happy endings

The end is nigh! And I’m not talking about the mortgage market.
Bad news begets good tunes
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 12, 2007


Live Earth 2007

So you’re headed to a Live Earth gig somewhere, whether outside New York City or in a remote outpost in Antarctica.
Where to go, who to see, what to know — even if you don't have a ticket
By JEFF INGLIS  |  July 10, 2007

Good vibrations

In honor of dancing dirty, as well as Patrick Swayze’s open-shirt-pelvic-thrusting summer camp fantasy, we offer this list of the dirtiest dancing music videos we could find.
The 15 dirtiest dancing music videos  
By ELLEE DEAN  |  May 24, 2007

Bodies: Kina Dean

By TAMARA WIEDER  |  January 16, 2007

Does your life suck?

In this pixelated alternate world account holders aren’t users, they’re “residents.” In this world, you can fly. You can “teleport.” You can’t drown. You do not age. You can have an awkward version of cyber-sex. Watch the Second Life trailer (QuickTi
In the MySpace-meets- Matrix online world of Second Life , everyone is sexy, real money flows, and pixels are the only limitation
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  July 17, 2006

Indie rock en Español

If Shakira singing with Mana in a reggaeton remix is your idea of the Latin-American music scene, check out the nomad Clandestino party ? this Friday at All Asia in Cambridge ? and listen carefully.
The Clandestino rock in Spanish party
By ANA RIVAS  |  July 12, 2006


Cutting Loose

Her new third album, Loose , celebrates the emancipation of Nelly Furtado.
Nelly Furtado gets promiscuous with Timbaland
By KEN MICALLEF  |  June 24, 2006

Fantastic voyagers

What will be this year's songs of summer? Here are the top contenders. LISTEN: Nelly Furtado, "Maneater" | Keane, "Is It Any Wonder?"
Your soundtrack to summer
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  June 07, 2006

Going on sale, April 28, 2006

Phoenix /WFNX Best Music Poll; Shakira; Xiu Xiu
By WILL SPITZ  |  April 26, 2006