Keep Your Paws off Lady Gaga

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Never underestimate Lady Gaga. The viral effect of digital has made it possible for artists to experience meteoric rises, falls, and rebounds within a matter of a few short years. If you didn't know any better, you would think that Lady Gaga demonstrates this reality. She exploded in popularity in 2009, ...

Backstage at the Oscars

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Simply watching major events like the Academy Awards and Grammys is a passé experience. These days you can go backstage and rub elbows with the stars thanks to second-screen capabilities offered by forward-thinking organizations like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Of course, the Oscars are a notoriously ...

Is rock dead?

Monday, March 12th, 2012

What does the future look like for rock and roll? It's a question that will surely be on the minds of participants at the 2012 South by Southwest Music festival, which kicks off this week. I believe the future of rock and roll is very bright -- if you're willing ...

Top 20 albums of all time?

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Just what the world needs: another top 20 albums of all time list, courtesy of the Y! Radish Music Blog. This list is a bit different from the usual critical assessments because it seeks to be more objective and empirical, weighing factors such as album sales, "critical rating value" ...

All you need is love

Monday, February 11th, 2008

The most gratifying Grammy award last night went to Sir George Martin and his son Giles for producing the most stunning musical mash-up in history, the Beatles "Love." At age 82, Sir George could be forgiven for resting on his laurels. But instead he and Giles took an ...