YouTube launched in 2005; so did Perez Hilton. How that year changed America — and took down Tom Cruise.
See also "The 15 Richest Musicians: From Jay-Z to Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Dr. Dre." At 11 a.m., you can buy a piece of Facebook. That's when the social networking giant will start trading publicly on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbol FB. According to Bloomberg News, "the average ... More >>
Though obviously rooted in the beat matching and live mixing of the disc jockey, the mash-up, as we know it today, is a distinctly 2000s phenomenon that revealed itself at the very beginning of the decade. The modern blueprint for expertly splicing together two songs (often from sources so di ... More >>
Whether or not the Black Keys' seventh studio album is the Akron, Ohio group's finest, El Camino is undeniably one of the better records of 2011. In a year when folk music seemed to dominate the indie scene, the Black Keys' singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney upped their bl ... More >>
A decade of debauchery, deals, and disasters.
Dark Night of the Soul may sound familiar to you. Danger Mouse and iconic filmmaker David Lynch displayed photographs from the illustrated companion book to the album at the O.H.W.O.W. gallery this past Art Basel.The album was set for release last May, but never made it out to record stores. A le ... More >>
Bells are made to be BrokenIn our Moving Units column, Mike Ramirez at Fort Lauderdale's Radio-Active Records graciously keeps us up-to-date and comments on the current releases flying out of his store each week.This week, the collaboration between Shins' lead singer James Mercer and Gnarls Bar ... More >>
Considering that one half of Gnarles Barkley is the comprised of musical genius/producer extraordinaire Danger Mouse, and the other is Cee-Lo mother-fuckin' Green, whom we all know is the soul machine, drawing the comparison "the Latin Gnarles Barkley" are some pretty damned big kicks to be stepp ... More >>
via wasabifashionkult.comCheck out the rest of this collage on Wasabi Fashion Kult's blog.A new year, a new chance to take a look at the local music/nightlife blogosphere. At the end of 2009, things looked bleak -- many blogs had been neglected or completely abandoned. Maybe the new year will pus ... More >>
A voyage into the art of darkness in an economy gone mad.
Photo by Tim ElfrinkThere's a reason David Lynch long ago joined the small pantheon of adjective-ized American artists alongside Hitchcock, Kubrick and Bon Jovi. (What? You've never heard a Bon Jovian song?)The director's tightrope walk between macabre and mundane was plastered all over the walls ... More >>
Banana Republican kicked off his Art Basel festivities at the opening of Primary Flight's Blue Francisco AlvaradoIggy Pop's man boobs attract a crowd.Print For Space inside Art Center South Florida on Lincoln Road. Mighty impressive display of street inspired art I must say, especially photogra ... More >>
You can't buy it anymore, so don't even bother trying. Not only has EMI Records prevented it from being officially released to the public, but a site-specific offering of book and (blank) CD-R sold out before the grouchy label heads could even sic their mouthpieces on the culprits. And while there d ... More >>
Courtesy of David Lynch/O.H.W.O.W.Most people know quixotic movie director David Lynch for his Academy Award-nominated films like Blue Velvet and The Elephant Man. But Lynch is also an accomplished visual artist who brings the same surreal, dream-like imagery and deadpan irony that are a staple o ... More >>
Modern Guilt (DGC Records)
The folks at the Verve Music Group are trying to make sure that the great jazz vocalists of yesteryear are never forgotten. So for the last six years, they've been creating a stellar remix series where they select some of the world's most respected DJ's and crate diggers, give them access to old mas ... More >>
The Odd Couple (Atlantic)
Upstart conference M3 goes on hiatus
Gnarls Barkley tests the One Ring theory
The Mouse and the Mask Epitaph
"The Mask" (White Label)
Demon Days (Virgin)
Verve Remixed 3 Verve
Fear of a Black Tangent Mush
In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.
Genocide in Sudan Waxploitation
At the M3 music conference it was that audacious crossbreed The Grey Album
WMC hits town and South Beach reels from the impact
Meet Jay-Z's The Black Album -- the remix