Last October, six days after a gunman killed 58 people during his performance at the Route 91 Harvest festival on the Las Vegas strip, Jason Aldean made a surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live. For the show’s cold open, the country star and his band covered “I Won’t Back Down,” which functioned as a dual … More »
Can we talk about Eminem’s Revival tracklist for a minute? It is not a promising tracklist. “Foreboding” is a better word for it. Look at these features:
The best way to judge a boy band’s potency is the intensity of the screaming throng that accompanies its every move. That was true in the 1960s, when the mop-top-era Beatles incited widespread hysteria, and it was true again at the turn of the millennium, when Backstreet Boys and NSYNC became the faces of a … More »
CBS and the Recording Academy will honor the Bee Gees with a concert featuring performances by Celine Dion, John Legend, Nick Jonas, Keith Urban, Pentatonix, and more. “Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees” will be taped on 2/14 at the Microsoft Theater, and it’ll air on CBS later this … More »
Pop music is fluid. Like any vibrant creative field, it exists in a constant state of flux. It has to, or else it would cross over from an active concern to a historical relic, a format frozen in time for museums and reenactments. Pop is special in this regard because unlike rock or jazz or … More »
Lema & DJ Savi get you in the holiday spirits with their take on Pentatonix’s “Little Drummer Boy.”
An artist on rise, Savi fits the criterion seemingly with ease, nailing his signature future bass sound yet again. The remix follows a slew of original releases including “Breathe It In” and a collaboration with the lovely Nervo girls.
Look out for Savi and Lema to move up the ranks very soon and catch them at one of their Vegas residencies.
The most intriguing Grammys category this year? OK, technically it’s Best Rock Performance, the WTF clearinghouse pitting Beyoncé and Jack White vs. Twenty One Pilots vs. the late David Bowie vs. Disturbed (covering Simon & Garfunkel!) vs. Alabama Shakes. But they probably won’t even hand that one out on TV, so let’s move … More »
When did you realize the Chainsmokers were music’s biggest breakout stars of 2016? Was it when “Closer,” the production duo’s collaboration with budding alt-pop superstar Halsey, debuted as their third top-10 smash of the year following “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down”? When “Closer” became their first chart-topping hit? When the song stayed at #1 … More »