Double-platinum country music recording star and the oft-tormented Mindy McCready was found dead at her Arkansas property last night, the victim of an apparent suicide. She was 37. According to a statement released by the Cleburne County Sheriff's office, McCready died of a self-inflected gunshot ... 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 chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>
"What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>
ABCAnthony Bourdain and tree on Good Morning America'Tis the season to have celebrity chefs on morning television cooking their favorite dishes and making merry with the likes of Kelly Ripa, Kathy Lee, and Robin Roberts. This week, two of our favorite chefs made it to ABC morning studios.An ... More >>
NOW That's What I Call Pop Appeal!If you're the kind of weirdo who still owns a "compact disc player," then you're probably also the kind of weirdo who still listens to "commercial pop radio." Well, amazing news for you! We're giving away two new CDs from the ubiquitous NOW compilation series. ... More >>
Photo by Yvette LabovRachel Goodrich should probably play at Lilith FairLilith Fair's August 10 tour stop at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach features Gossip, Corinne Bailey Rae, Norah Jones, Court Yard Hounds, Sia, Sarah McLachlan, Martina McBride, the Rescues, Ceci Bastida, Katzenjammer, ... More >>
As I type this, Lilith Fair's official site is crashing like any web coverage devoted to Tiger Woods' return to professional golf at this year's Masters. And for good reason. The all-female touring festival featuring the likes of Loretta Lynn, Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Tegan and ... More >>
via lilithfair.comLoretta is betta!In no particular order:1. Cat Power 2. The Gossip3. Erykah Badu4. Jill Scott5. Metric6. MARY J. BLIGE7. Tegan and Sarah8. Emmylou Harris9. Ximena Sarinana10. Sia11. Chairlift12. Nneka13. Marina and the Diamonds14. Janelle Monae15. La Roux ........and, my persona ... More >>
Matt Keating - Between Customers Keating's follow up to 2007's astonishing double disc opus Quixotic is another revelation, a collection of richly affecting songs, ranging from the heartbreaking "Louisiana, a passionate paean to the victims of Katrina, to "Better Than That," a plaintive ball ... More >>
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Alpha Pup rides for the Los Angeles underground
Versions (ESL Music)
Long Gone Before Daylight Koch
The SXSW music fest showcases the city as much as the artists
Soulive makes bebop accessible for the masses
A thoroughly unscientific look at what your friends and neighbors read, watch, and hear -- or not
Rosanne Cash is the friend who will say, or sing, what you can't
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