Author: Caitlin White

  • JUSTIN TIME

    The renaissance of Justin Timberlake’s solo career has been something of a transition for the former boyband star. With Justified and FutureSex/LoveSounds, Timberlake established that he could continue on as a pop star in his own right — but The 20/20 Experience aims for adulthood and maturity, both sonically and in subject matter. “Mirrors” and […]

  • DIRTY MINDS

    The now familiar platform of the TED Talk is one that’s loveably academic and incredibly earnest — and its been ripe for parody quite some time now. Enter TEDxxx — Ideas Worth Dreading, a series of tongue-in-cheek lectures given by passionate, knowledgeable and very drunk writers and comedians. Examples of some of the slated presentations […]

  • DIFFERENT STROKES

    As the lead singer of The Strokes, Julian Casablancas already fronted one of the best-known, 2000s-era rock bands from New York City. But he didn’t stop there. Accumulating a rag-tag group of friends from both the Big Apple and LA, Casablancas is now leading a new punk-focused collective called Julian Casablancas+ the Voidz, playing tonight. […]

  • SISTER ACT

    The gorgeous, lilting harmonies of Johanna and Klara Soderberg—the sisters better known as First Aid Kit—will grace Hammerstein Ballroom’s stage tonight. The Swedish-born Soderberg’s first real entryway into the world of music was a cover of the Fleet Foxes song “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song” that they posted to Youtube as teenagers. The video went viral […]

  • BAC-ON, BAKE-OFF

    The food competition now known simply as The Takedown was created by Matt Timms in 2003, and is entering its 11th year of existence. The Brooklyn Bacon Takedown is just one of many events that will take place all around the country as chefs face off in a live cooking competition akin to Chopped or […]

  • SO FANCY

    Pop’s latest grunge-glam princess, Charli XCX is bringing her spunky sashay to Manhattan tonight. Topping a stacked bill that includes more girl power pop — Elliphant and Femme — Charli will take the stage and, hopefully, reveal some of what she’s been working on for her sophomore album, Sucker. The record was originally slated to […]

  • ARCADE GAMES

    Arcade Fire is a band that has managed to preserve the concept of “indie rock,” even while they are playing massive arenas like the Barclays Center, as they are tonight. This carefully-constructed image and ethos is reliant on their ever-evolving style and peculiar band dynamics. They’ve never given in to the draw of radio-ready beats […]

  • BLOODY GOOD SHOW

    Blood Orange is Devonté Hynes, a singer, songwriter and producer who has helped shape the careers of sultry pop wanna-be’s like Sky Ferreira as well as more R&B-leaning artists like Solange Knowles. But when he’s on his own? Hynes gets in a groove and stays there, carving out a space for love and heartache to […]

  • MONSTER MASH-UP

    For those of us who missed Rihanna’s surprise appearance during Eminem’s set at Lollapalooza, all is not lost. Eminem and Rihanna will be appearing on the same stage for the three shows during their “Monster” tour this summer, and one takes place in New Jersey tonight. Obviously, the tour takes its name from their recent […]

  • FAMOUS AMOS

    Tori Amos, the queen of the heartbroken piano ballad, has returned. The new release Unrepentant Geraldines is her 14th studio album and her eighth to debut in the Billboard Top 10. Her particular brand of alternative, baroque pop is punctuated with forays into story songs, like album standout “Trouble’s Lament.” Tori plays at New York’s […]

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