| Jan 15, 2009
It takes a special kind of singer-songwriter to find pathos in a party-punk song titled "I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked." The raven-haired, kohl-eyed Norwegian singer-songwriter Ida Maria and her three-piece band left Tuesday's crowd of...
| Oct 8, 2008
| 11:57 AM
| May 11, 2008
THE VERY last scene of last year's hit film "Juno" pointed toward one small path in music's future: star Ellen Page sitting on a stoop, singing a song by obscure boy-girl folk duo the Moldy Peaches. Her leading man, Michael Cera, sang along, but he was...
| Jun 22, 2008
DISCUSSING THE landmark 1993 album "Exile in Guyville" earlier this month, Rachel Martin, host of NPR's "The Bryant Park Project" program, blurted out a list of emotions the album evokes for her: "A young woman's really kind of raw ambition, her...
| Jun 26, 2007
It's not the actual content of "My December," Kelly Clarkson's just-released third album, that currently makes it unlistenable. I'm not saying that it's a bad album -- it's a solid, heartfelt, occasionally beautiful exercise in mainstream modern rock, and...
| Mar 7, 2010
Part 2 in a series of occasional articles.
In the music video for Lady Gaga's hit single "Bad Romance,” the pop diva vamps across several nightmarish tableaux wearing a variety of barely there lingerie get-ups. The flashy clip caused a sensation...
| Jul 23, 2009
| 8:39 AM
It was a busy morning at the Dar Williams household when she picked up the phone to do an interview.
As Williams fielded questions about her current tour and her latest CD, "Promised Land," she was also dealing with the needs of her four-year-old son,...
| Feb 28, 2010
The Nineties Revolution in Music
Faber & Faber: 162 pp., $14 paper
Culture Is Our Weapon
Making Music and Changing Lives in Rio de Janeiro
Patrick Neate and Damian Platt, preface by Caetano Veloso
Penguin: 224 pp., $14...