Music

The Sopranos' Little Steven Van Zandt is going on tour

Little Steven Van Zandt has an impressive resume. He was Springsteen’s consigliere in the E-Street Band,  he played Silvio Dante in The Sopranos and was the host/creator of Little Steven's Underground Garage. He also recently released his first solo album in 18 years Soulfire. But he...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 5:38pm

People's Choice Awards 2018: How to vote, watch, stream and nominations

The People's Choice Awards 2018 is right around the corner! The show has been a staple during the awards seasons. While most award shows such as the Golden Globes, the Grammys and the Academy Awards are voted on by committees, the People's Choice Awards are voted by... you guessed it, the...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 4:15pm

Woody McClain on portraying Bobby Brown in The Bobby Brown Story

Woody McClain can't wait for the world to see The Bobby Brown Story, especially the fans—and trolls—on Twitter. The actor, who portrays the titular R&B bad boy in BET's new miniseries, is actually looking forward to the prospect of dealing with misbehaving social media...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 1:16pm

VIDEO: Ansel Elgort releases new song, remix of Galantis 'Runaway (U and I)'

It's a big week for Ansel Elgort. First, his new movie with Shailene Woodley "Insurgent" premeired last night in New York City, the second in Veronica Roth's "Divergent" series. And now, the actor and budding DJ has released a remix of Galantis's "Runaway (U...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 2:45am

Raphael Saadiq on working with Solange, Mary J. Blige and being a musical chameleon

When Raphael Saadiq plays Union Transfer on July 24 with pal and A Tribe Called Quest co-founder Ali Shaheed Muhammad, a history lesson will unfold, of R&B modern and ancient, of the roots of hip hop, of Saadiq’s own career which commenced at the end of the sleek soul '80s and...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 5:19pm

Spotify to stop promoting R. Kelly under its 'hateful content' policy

Looking for R. Kelly on Spotify? You’ll have to search: The popular music streaming service has dropped all of R. Kelly’s music from all Spotify-owned playlists and recommendations, effective today, as part of its hateful conduct policy. "We are removing R. Kelly’s music...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 12:06pm

New York’s biosphere in the Bronx

There are certain places that act as great equalizers. Where your background, appearance and abilities don’t matter. In these unique atmospheres it’s our sameness that’s overwhelming ... whether you’re hot or cold blooded, scaly or feathered, ferocious or meek // rich or...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 8:38am

The Bronx — birthplace of hip hop, still bringing the beat

It began on New York City’s streets. Way up town. At block parties, where neighbors and extended families would come together to share food, music and moves.   In the 1970s New York was a very different place. If you’re old enough to remember a Times Square that would leave today...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 7:29am

Say what? The subtle ways you might be ruining your hearing

Our ears are constantly bombarded with intense sounds from the moment we wake up until the moment our head hits the pillow. But according to audiologist Theo Saunders, we could be doing permanent damage to our hearing without even realizing it.   “Hearing loss isn’t as obvious as...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 11:08am

Trixie Mattel: crossing the country/music space, in drag

Brian Michael Firkus has the singer-songwriter gene, but you’ll more likely recognize Brian’s drag talents, performing as Trixie Mattel. For now, that is. The in-then-out-then-in-the-competition star who made it big on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (and “All Stars...

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 3:02pm

Winners of 'The Voice': Where are they now?

NBC's "The Voice" has firmly established itself as not just a leader in the reality singing competition genre but as a ratings juggernaut in TV in general. But does all that attention translate into success for each season's eventual winner? Eight talented vocalists have taken...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 8:59am

Listen up! The music, audiobooks and podcasts you need this month.

Here’s what you need to hear ... now. PODCASTS Business Wars I throw the Business section of the paper into the dog-poo-pile quicker than I do the ads and coupons, and never expected to be interested in a podcast about big businesses. But SURPRISE! The backstory on how Netflix nailed...

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 9:51am

How to score Jack White tickets for his record release show in Brooklyn

Attention rock fans: Jack White will be playing a tiny show at Brooklyn’s the Warsaw on March 23rd. The show will be the second of two record release shows he'll play in support of his new album “Boarding House Reach,” which will be released on the day of the Brooklyn show. It...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 2:06pm

Beyoncé and Jay Z leak information about upcoming tour

In a very “oops” moment, music power-couple Beyoncé and Jay Z leaked information on their upcoming joint tour this morning. Details about a show at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field on Monday, July 30th appeared briefly on Bey’s Facebook page as well as Ticketmaster...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 1:22pm

10 sexiest Prince lyrics that'll rev your little red Corvette

Prince departed this thing called life on Thursday, but he sure had a lot of fun during the 57 years he could indulge in the garden of earthly delights. (Sex. We mean sex.) Did any musician love women as much as Prince? His small frame was constantly brimming over with sexual energy,...

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 6:36pm

The best new Spotify singles for your Monday commute

Friday is record release day in the music biz. This means that Spotify debuts new singles by your favorite artists just in time for the weekend so you can blast them in your earbuds on your way to work Monday morning. Here are the best new releases on Spotify for your commute.   The dream...

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 2:44pm

Andrew WK preaches the 'healing joy' of partying

Stop trying to fit partying into your schedule. Stop dividing your life into categories. The party is already happening, all around you. Known for songs that overwhelmingly feature the word “party,” Andrew W.K. gets philosophical when asked to define it. “The pressure is that...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 1:23pm

Starting a ‘Riot’ with Yo La Tengo

The highly influential and consistently great New Jersey band, Yo La Tengo, will be releasing their highly anticipated new album “There’s a Riot Goin’ On” on March 16th. “Riot” is their first album of all original material in five years and finds them exploring...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 5:02am

Life lessons from the Wu-Tang Clan

According to Lamont “U-God” Hawkins, one of the founding members of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, the first lines of their classic song “C.R.E.A.M.” painted the picture perfectly of what growing up in Staten Island’s Park Hill Projects was really like. “I grew up...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 12:51pm

Joe Perry talks new album, Patriots and being back in Boston

Like the rest of New England, Joe Perry is pretty excited about how Tom Brady and the Patriots are playing ahead of their latest Super Bowl appearance. The Aerosmith guitarist and Lawrence native was back in Boston on Thursday for a special appearance at Newbury Comics to promote his new solo...

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 1:30pm