Music

New Aimee Mann Record Features Songs of Mental Illness

Aimee Mann Mental Illness (SuperEgo Records) The acclaimed singer-songwriter returns to her roots on Mental Illness: showcasing melancholia in a nearly all-acoustic setting....

Punk, Pop and Dance: All Roads Meet in Blondie’s Pollinator

Blondie Pollinator (BMG) These punk pioneers return with a fresh collection of romantic infectious melodies on their 11th studio album. The set was recorded on their home turf at...

New Depeche Mode Album Lives up to Its Title: Spirit

Depeche Mode Spirit(Columbia Records) One of the most influential and beloved electronic pop acts of the genre returns with their fourteenth studio album from an unparalleled...

Prince’s Reign Begins Anew With 30th Anniversary Purple Rain

At the time of his death last year, Prince was working on an ambitious re-imagining of his best known and most beloved work, the soundtrack to Purple Rain. Next month, the...

Michelle Branches Out: Is There Life after Love?

During the early 2000s, Michelle Branch was inescapable: her major label debut The Spirit Room spawned ubiquitous hits like “Everywhere” and “Goodbye to You,”and she won a...

John O’Hurley Is the Genuine Article at Café Carlyle

I took in a show that has me wondering whether imitation is in fact the most sincere form of flattery. Certain performers present such a unique combination of voice, affect and...

Nelly Furtado Spreads Her Wings . . . Again

Inspired heavily by early ‘90s R&B slow jams, the Canadian singer/songwriter’s new album is by turns sensual, confident and uplifting....

Sister Is Doing It for Herself: The Return of Solange

Beyonce’s little sister steps into her own on this attention grabbing, socially-conscious release....

The Red Hot Chili Peppers Live at Madison Square Garden

Feb 15, 17–18 For nearly 30 years, The Red Hot Chili Peppers have enticed audiences with their high energy concerts and signature SoCal sounds....

Robbie Williams Returns with a Little Help from His Friends

On his strongest release to date, the veteran British performer collaborates with a wide range of unexpected special guests....

Joanne Finds Lady Gaga Back in Her Sweet Spot

Returning to her singer-songwriter roots, Mother Monster bounces from folk to country to pop with enormous success on her latest effort....