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11.25.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Kanye West's rush-released 808s & Heartbreak arrives the same week as another event album, Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy, and though the two discs have little in common, their appeal is largely the same�both have curious fans wondering, "how could this possibly be any good?" This week's charts will be driven by schadenfreude. West has handicapped himself considerably on Heartbreak. D...
11.20.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
While retailers prepare for the possibility of the worst holiday shopping season in a decade, the music industry has at least some cause to be optimistic entering Black Friday. Early next week will see the release of four huge albums: Guns N� Roses � Chinese Democracy: Axl�s album arrives after four presidential terms of hype and speculation, and with strong-than-expected reviews. It�s ...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008

August 1 - 3, 2008

   This April's Coachella was a warning to all other outdoor music festivals that audiences want quantity and quality. Coachella's overstuffed lineup was heavy on usual suspects but skimpy on big names, and its ticket sales suffered acco...
08.05.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Nobody would confuse the Lollapalooza grounds for Club Med, but compared to some of the other major summer music festivals, Chicago's annual gathering is a cakewalk. Even as attendance hit record levels this year, the festival remained manageable. Shade and water were plentiful; lines were long but they moved; food was crappy and overpriced, but not exorbitantly so; and even the bathrooms were cle...
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8:00 PM

Robo-voiced rapper/crooner T-Pain guested on so many singles last year that he gave Timbaland a run for his money. If you didn’t hear T-Pain on his 2007 hit “Buy U a Drank,” then you almost certainly heard him on R. Kelly’s “I’m a Flirt,” Chris Brown’s “Kiss Kiss” or Kanye West’s “Good Life.” T-Pain started 2008 equally . . .
02.12.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Epic faced an obvious problem marketing their 25th anniversary edition of Michael Jackson's Thriller: Everyone already owns the album. So, in addition to the requisite bonus DVD, the label packaged their set with five star-driven remixes, which ultimately are worth hearing only for the curiosity factor. Black Eyed Peas leader will.i.am masterminded four of these overhauls, headlining t...
02.11.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Pssst, gamblers: Want to know how to which disc that Grammys will crown Album of the Year for future reference? It�s easy: Examine the list of those nominated, and pick the least relevant one. This year, the award show that once gave a Steely Dan reunion album the trophy over Eminem�s chart-topper, outdid themselves: They choose a Joni Mitchell tribute album over Kanye West�s Graduation....
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008

Tonight @ the Moct - 8:00 PM

The hipster remix master of choice these days, Philadelphia-based Diplo favors the party-anthem over the increasingly ethereal approach employed by so many DJs. After his 2004 solo debut Florida, he began to focus on altering the works of others, like Bloc Party and Kanye West, turning their already familiar hits . . .
Friday, Feb. 8, 2008

Tonight @ the Moct - 8:00 PM

The hipster remix master of choice these days, Philadelphia-based Diplo favors the party-anthem over the increasingly ethereal approach employed by so many DJs. After his 2004 solo debut Florida, he began to focus on altering the works of others, like Bloc Party and Kanye West . . .

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