Overnight, a man whose fingerprints are all over pop hits from Beyoncé, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Britney Spears dropped a consciousness bomb. The timing of "Black" makes it an artistic pièce de résistance in the ongoing dialogue regarding L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling -- the latest figu ... More >>
This week, 5ingles tiptoes idly through spring tulips and the wild, weird world of drone, sampling conventional and unconventional takes on the form. It is recommended that you pull the shades down, turn off other mechanical devices in your domicile, and savor the sinuous, scabrous sound of overlapp ... More >>
Some of you may know that our recent cover darlings Polica, a local band of note filled with members of other local bands of note, is in Austin this week for South by Southwest. Billboard magazine knows it, because they're the ones who who hosted the group's showcase at ACL Live, aka the spot whe ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving musi ... More >>
Who will heal The-Dream's funny-bone? Who will tickle his love handles and send him into fits of uncontrollable laughter?
So it wasn't a rumor or a delusion, after all: Mariah Carey was really pregnant with real fetuses, experiencing the real ups, downs, and all-around of being with child. And Saturday, she really did become a mom for the first time, which means Nick Cannon is a dad, and maybe The-Dream is like a cr ... More >>
We know, we know: there's still more holiday shopping to be done, and you're not swayed by the idea of getting everybody the exact same world-music pop extravaganza or a Bob Evans gift card. So it's back to the outlet mall, the strip mall, Macy's, downtown - and we've got more jingle-jangle anti- ... More >>
If there's a Guinness record for "most pop artists performing on a pop single," it's probably held by "We Are The World" or its lame-ass sequel from earlier this year. But "All of the Lights" - the fourth single from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - boasts a longer and more random guest list t ... More >>
Sometime after immortalizing Gen Y idiocy in That 70's Show and Dude, Where's My Car? and sometime prior to re-branding himself as a Nikon pitchman, Ashton Kutcher executive-produced and hosted an MTV show called Punk'd where he orchestrated over-the-top pranks, usually at the expense of other b ... More >>
Photo by Tony NelsonGuante and Big Cats!We've got another great week of music content loaded onto the site -- see below for a rundown of the music section that appears in the print edition of City Pages this week.Guante: A warrior with wordsBy Michael L. WalshSpending an afternoon with the talent ... More >>
Didn't dig Mariah's latest? You're probably part of why Carey's planned Minneapolis concert -- it was supposed to go down on this week -- got canceled.
There's such a deficit of collective songwriting talent and ability out there that we've absolutely gotta re-make "We Are The World" as a Haiti benefit event single?
Ray's top 10 albums of the year.
It's time to get hacked, boys.