The brothers behind the hushed, soulful music of Los Angeles' Inc., singer/guitarist Andrew Aged and bassist/vocalist Daniel Aged, took up their respective instruments in the late '90s. At the time, Andrew was 12 and Daniel 11. Playing music together, they say, actually helped them open up to each ... More >>
The current state of the game isn't strong. Back in the late '90s, stagnant rap got a righteous kick in the gonads from the whole "backpack" movement. Now in the 2000s, the hip-hop scene has become rife with repetitive ring-tones and IQ-lowering catch phrases. And there ain't much opposition out ... More >>
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Forbes just released its list of the "World's Most Powerful Celebrities," a somewhat arbitrary compilation that ranks everyone from athletes to movie stars to radio personalities "based on entertainment-related earnings plus media visibility (exposure in print, television, radio and online)." Acco ... More >>
The cool sea breeze whipped through the North Beach Bandshell on Saturday night as Afro-Latin rhythms bounced off the circular wall of the oceanside, outdoor venue. Colombia's Quantic Sound System and NYC's Pedrito Martinez Group rang in the Heineken Transatlantic Festival's 10th anniversary with c ... More >>
Röyksopp albums, like all good things in life, come to those who wait. The duo of Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland first began experimenting with synthesizers together as kids in their small, sub-Arctic hometown of Tromsø, Norway. "I remember seeing this documentary when I was seven, I th ... More >>
Courtesy of Peace BisquitCazwell and Amanda LeporeIn a recent episode of NBC's 30 Rock, Jenna was sad 'cause she was going to miss out on going to Elton John and Tom Ford's New Queer's Eve. She had broken up with her cross-dressing boyfriend Paul, just as they were planning to go together as ... More >>
Fidel Castro has put aside the too-old-to-care tracksuits and unearthed his old olive-green military uniforms. He has returned to his weathered rut in front of the Cuban parliament, back on television, ranting incessantly again. As Elton John would say: The bitch is back.
Jacob Jeffries Band ...Waiting for the Piano Movers...Eleven:11 Entertainment Jacob Jeffries is absurdly young -- barely out of his teens -- to be so abundantly talented. And despite his age, he's clawed his way to the top strata of South Florida's pop elite, thanks to last year's aptly titled ... More >>
via nakedeyesmusic.comWith 1980s playlists all the rage these days, you don't have to be of a certain age to appreciate the tuneful joy of Naked Eyes' 1983 "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me." But it helps. If only for the fact that you can count yourself among those who were there when ... More >>
What a drag.
Sayre BermanBilly JoelFriday, January 2, 2009 Hard Rock Live, HollywoodBeing a piano man in a rock 'n' roll world can be a precarious proposition. Unless you have the cool of, say Jerry Lee Lewis, with the attitude and swagger to match, it's tough not to look like a dweeb sitting stationary behind ... More >>
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