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After a month of living in Virginia and the D.C. area, we (myself, cameraman, producer and assist ... More >>
Like any girl who came of age in the early 90s, we knew some basic facts on the New Kids on the Block.
We knew Donnie was the leader; Joey and Jordan, the cute ones, and the lead singers; Jon, the shy, sensitive one; Danny, the one who looked like a monkey. We knew that our best friend in grade sc ... More >>
Ivy DickersonJames Marsters had only recently returned from Hawaii, where he had been filming Hawaii Five-0, when we met him at Swinghouse Studios in West Hollywood. The occasion was a listening party for the forthcoming album from the former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star's current band, Ghos ... More >>
Sam SlovickWhen Sava D hugs Tim, he feels right at home.
It's another postcard day at Venice Beach, the Washington Square Park of L.A. Aging kooks and crackpots in an eternal time warp freely express themselves like it's 1967. There's a guy in a leopard bikini with the rubber snakes, a dude ... More >>
Last year, as SXSW'ers swarmed downtown Austin, Texas, Alexander "DJ RTC" Fruchter rented a palatial mansion in the nearby hills for four days and set about creating a "hip-hop fantasy camp." Rappers like Freddie Gibbs, Fashawn, Rhymefest, and Kanye West associate GLC passed through, hung out ... More >>
Matt Popieluch (Big Search, Foreign Born, Fool's Gold) writes on his favorite solo projects.Guest blogger Matt Popieluch is not only the lead singer in Foreign Born and riddim guitarist for Fool's Gold, but an "artist gone rogue" in his own right. He's celebrating the release of the debut alb ... More >>
Make no mistake, Hollywood's biggest political players are lining up behind the 2010 re-election bid of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, The Hill has reported.Film director Steven Spielbergâ€‹From David Geffen to Barbra Streisand to Steven Spielberg, the liberal/entertainment establishment gave Boxer bar ... More >>
By Chris Gray
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again.
As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionall ... More >>