An inky, flooded road skirts the edge of a trailer park on Stock Island, a square mile swath of land just east of Key West. Two men in rubber overalls stomp through the water, sheets of rain smacking their bright-orange suits. They head toward Hogfish Bar & Grill, a rickety restaurant beside the old ... More >>
Some people feel bad for the music industry, but we don't. There may be more illegal downloads than ever. But there are still plenty of super-rich musicians sitting on golden thrones, dining on the hopes and dreams of others and little sandwiches with no crust. OK, just because they're wealthy, t ... More >>
It's 5 a.m., and an impromptu, collective chant to the tune of the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" fills the streets of Baltimore. The city's beloved Ravens were crowned Super Bowl XLVII champions roughly eight hours ago, but the team's diehard fans are still celebrating the victory with the squ ... More >>
That $515 million ballpark in Little Havana that Miami-Dade taxpayers helped build for Major League Baseball's biggest joke, Jeffery Loria's Miami Marlins, is finally being put to good use. For only the third time in its 23-year history, the World Music Awards are coming to the United States. And ... More >>
Editor's note: Country Time is a new biweekly column for our sister music blog in Seattle, celebrating that city's favorite musical genre: mainstream country. With the nation's major-party political conventions drawing to a close recently with a rousing reelection appeal from the nation's first bla ... More >>
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 >>
Sandwiched between Usher on May 18 and a "special Thursday" performance by the future American Idol champ and runner-up on May 31, Pitbull has been added to the mainstream list of musical acts tackling the Today Show stage as one of several participating in the year's Toyota Summer Concert Series. ... More >>
What does it mean to rock? That is the eternal question. And according to StubHub, "the world's largest ticket marketplace," it's all about a willingness to shell out obscene amounts of money (approx. $130) for resale tix to U2's 360° Tour at Sun Life Stadium. Earlier today, the "eBay company ... More >>
"I don't vomit often. But when I do, I've been drinking tequila. Stay thirsty, my friends."Happy Cinco de Mayo, chingones! Pardon our French -- er, Mexican -- but tequila does that to you. Anyway, that fifth day of May is upon us once again. And you know what that means ... It's time to boister ... More >>
Break out those calendars country music fans and mark Thursday September 24 as the day you'll be seeing the Grammy Award winning duo at the BankAtlantic Center. Sugarland is doing a huge spring and summer tour across the US and Canada in support of their third album "Love on the Inside," which proba ... More >>
Renée Zellweger is the anti-Norma Rae in New in Town.
From driving a biodiesel-powered bus to hangin' with the likes of Snoop Dogg and Ryan Adams, pretty much everything Country Music Hall of Famer Willie Nelson does is pure, inarguable badass. The OG of the outlaw country movement in the 1970s also continues to add to his considerable songbook, releas ... More >>
Ranking the best of what went around and came around again.
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) 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, occasionally, rock. "Scenes ... More >>
Summer tour sponsorship we would not like to see.
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Surveying the best country/rock/blues records of the year