The day the music died

The day the music died

  THE FACTS: Between Nicole Westbrook’s “It’s Thanksgiving,” Double Take’s “Hot Problems,” and Gnesa’s “Wilder,” 2012 gave us no shortage of awesomely terrible Auto-Tune extravaganzas. It’s rare that these YouTube novelties ever transcend the punchline status, but PSY’s “Gangnam Style” and Rebecca Black’s “Friday” have both demonstrated that viral exposure can turn a song into […]

Eric Whitacre Announces Virtual Choir 4: Bliss

Eric Whitacre Announces Virtual Choir 4: Bliss

THE FACTS: Music mastermind and composer/conductor extraordinaire Eric Whitacre has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the fourth installment of his Virtual Choir (VC), with a goal of raising $100,000 by January 31, 2013. On December 15, the campaign went live. Within the first twenty-four hours, over $13,000 had already been pledged. Now, nearly a week in, […]

Swift Scores Sales Record… Again.

Swift Scores Sales Record… Again.

THE FACTS: On December 13, MTV premiered the “I Knew You Were Trouble” music video on MTV First: Taylor Swift at 4:40 pm ET. Soon after, the video showed up on Taylor Swift VEVO as the third single off her new album, “RED”. The album sold 1.2 million copies in its first week, which means Swift […]

Adele, Black Keys, and Arcade Fire make shortlist for Oscars

Adele, Black Keys, and Arcade Fire make shortlist for Oscars

The Facts: Adele, Black Keys, and Arcade Fire were selected along with 75 other artists to make the shortlist for the 2013 Academy Awards “Best Original Song” nominations. Arcade Fire was chosen for their song on the Hunger Games soundtrack – entitled “Abraham’s Daughter,” while Adele was chosen for her work on the new Bond […]

The Most Random Concert Line-Up… Ever.

The Most Random Concert Line-Up… Ever.

The Facts: In what is probably the most random concert line-up ever, the Rolling Stones have announced that Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga and the Black Keys will appear at their December 15th concert at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The concert will be telecast live on pay-per-view as part of the Rolling Stones’ […]

WHITE VS GAGA!!

WHITE VS GAGA!!

  THE FACTS: In a move that will surprise approximately no one, rock messiah Jack White has expressed his distaste for Lady Gaga. The former White Stripes frontman told Esquire UK, “I don’t think she lives it because it’s all artifice.”  Also,  White just posted a note on his record company’s website clarifying his Lady Gaga comments, saying […]

Jazz giant Dave Brubeck dies at 91

Jazz giant Dave Brubeck dies at 91

  Take five, and remember Dave Brubeck.   If you are a fan of jazz music, in any way, you know the work of Dave Brubeck. A pianist and composer that helped define the 60s jazz era, Brubeck’s masterpiece ‘Take Five” has been a hit from when it played in the dark smokey jazz bars […]