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Watch: Nick Jonas releases 'Jealous' gospel remix

Every day there seems to be a new Nick Jonas video surfacing for the sole purpose of making his millions of female (and some male) fans pant. Yesterday, it was this super sexy, NSFW (definitely NSFW) clip from his new TV show "Kingdom." Today, well, he takes us to church.While we were all sleeping...

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 2:19pm

Adele, One Direction and more confirmed for Band Aid 30 single

Thirty years later, and Bob Geldofis getting another star-studded lineup to ask the same question: Do they know it's Christmas time at all? Geldof is commemorating the 30th anniversary of Band Aid with a new version of the charity single, "Do They Know It's Christmas," with a line-up that includes...

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 2:07pm

Bent Knee extend themselves with 'Shiny Eyed Babies'

Bent Knee are a locally-based six-piece whose members met while at Berklee College of Music. Their brand-new album, “Shiny Eyed Babies” sounds like the soundtrack to a fever dream. And like waking up all sweaty from a weird nightmare and telling somebody about it, talking about it almost doesn’t...

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 1:31pm

Teens freak out over Bibi Zhou beating One Direction

Teens across the U.S. and Europe are outraged that Bibi Zhou beat out One Direction, 5SOS and Fifth Harmony for Best Worldwide last night at the 2014 European Music Awards. (Click here to get the low-down on who Bibi Zhou is exactly.) Just in case you are wondering how they really feel, we rounded...

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 12:12pm

This singer beat all the boy bands at the EMAs

As you probably know, One Direction fans are pretty intense. They get things like #LiamAteNiallsPants trending on Twitter and convince their parents to spend $75 on concert tickets (that's $75 each) as soon as they're available on Ticketmaster. Fans of boy band 5SOS are almost as intense. Basically...

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 11:37am

Amanda Palmer shares the secrets of 'The Art of Asking'

​​​Singer Amanda Palmer has had a busy few years. After splitting from her record company, she decided to fund her next album through Kickstarter. What followed next was crazy Kickstarter success, a scandal about whether or not she was paying the amateur musicians she invited to join her onstage, a...

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 1:10am

Angie Miller: ‘I just want to sing’

If you preordered Angie Miller’s upcoming EP, you’re getting a personal touch that you might not even know about. Miller, who rose to fame during the 2013 season of “American Idol,” is addressing envelopes herself to send copies of her brand new EP, “Weathered,” which comes out Tuesday.“My...

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 9:26am

The Word: Rihanna, truly pop music's Ernest Hemingway

Rihanna graces the cover of Elle magazine for the fourth time for its December issue, and in honor of that she sat down with the magazine for a Q&A session full of evidence that Rihanna truly is the Ernest Hemingway of pop stars, using two words where someone like Miley Cyrus would probably use...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 7:33pm

New secret Beyonce album not so secret anymore

So you know how we've been super psyched about the adaptations that artists are making in the ever-evolving/devolving music industry since we put a name on it more than a year ago?[Here's where we take a moment to pat ourselves on the back for honing in on this trend before Beyonce out-sneak-...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 4:16am

ScenebyStoli: Andrew W.K. kicks off celebration of iconic venues in East Village

If there’s a street in New York City that still nurtures the grungy idealism of the creative people who move here with dreams as lofty as the rent they pay to live in squalor while achieving them, it’s the stretch of Avenue A that runs through the East Village.And it was at the Pyramid Club on...

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 7:36am

Tamar Braxton cohosts Powerhouse with Chris Brown, Trey Songz

These days it’s hard to miss Tamar Braxton.She’s the star of her own reality series, “Tamar & Vince” on WE TV, her own talk show, “The Real,” (locally 11 a.m. weekdays on Fox 29), and she has brand new single out, “Let Me Know.”But there was a time when the words “Tamar Braxton” and “star” had...

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:54am

It's been Ages and Ages since we've been this excited about a band

When Tim Perry went into a 10-day meditation retreat, he says he wasn’t consciously doing so to formulate all of the material for his band’s latest album. But after more than a week without speaking to anybody or being spoken to, the songs that poured out of him formed a bulk of “Divisionary,” the...

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 2:03am

Adult Jazz: The 'Gist Is' it's pretty surreal

When we meet with the members of the band Adult Jazz at a New York club during the CMJ Music Marathon, another act is doing a soundcheck. A vocalist starts (ironically?) singing Billy Joel’s “Just the Way You Are.” The “don’t go changin’ to try and please me” lyric leaks into the mic used to record...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 5:54am

Taylor Swift Named NYC's Global Welcome Ambassador

Taylor Swift is the new face of New York City tourism. On Monday, the city announced that the pop star would serve as its latest Global Welcome Ambassador, informing visitors about this "absolutely overwhelmingly electric" destination, as she says in a new promo video. The reveal came just a day...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 12:37am

A drone camera + Esther Williams-style choreography + umbrellas + funky scooters + tape speed manipulation = Another OK Go masterpiece!Really, are they still remaining true to the whole long-shot thing or is there some digital assistance at the end? Absolutely amazing!And, oh yeah, that song is...

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:03pm

CMJ 2014 highlights

The CMJ Music Marathon received an unwanted push in publicity on Friday when it was revealed that Dr. Craig Spencer, New York’s first Ebola patient, had been to a Brooklyn venue where CMJ events were happening the night before he was diagnosed. But that didn’t stop more than a thousand bands from...

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 12:12am

New study says smart people listen to Bob Dylan

Software education writer Virgil Griffith has created a chart showing what music people like listening to and their SAT scores. Griffith has been working on this chart for several years and the results may surprise you - and even might make you mad.It turns out, people with the highest SAT scores...

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 10:17pm

CMJ Music Marathon, halfway to the finish line

Tight, well-crafted songwriting, fuzzy pop and infectious soul color the first half of our CMJ Music Marathon, the 34-year-old music discovery festival that still prides itself on discovery — and rightly so. Here are a few of our favorites so far, according to Pat Healy and Chris Leo Palermino.Ages...

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 11:23pm

Getting back to the good life with Weezer

For a band famous for songs about youthful alienation, with titles like “The World Has Turned and Left Me Here,” naming an album “Everything Will Be Alright in the End” represents a pretty big step.But Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo says that change has been hard-won.“We went through so many life...

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 12:20am

CMJ Music Marathon: How do you get in?

Roughly 1,300 acts will perform throughout the city as part of the CMJ Music Marathon. While this number may seem daunting, it’s not even the half of it.“It’s about a 25 percent acceptance rate,” says Matt McDonald, who programs artist showcases at CMJ.“Music is the most important thing, obviously...

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 6:58am