More Facebook Stupidity, Bon Iver in the Lead


A few explosively overrated whiny contributions to taint our music industry, a couple of songs for whales to mate to and undeserved Grammys later, Bon Iver is still at it, this time giving away tickets on Facebook. I have to say, the prize package is pretty enticing – a night’s hotel stay, dinner and a [...]

Nicki Minaj Responds To Grammys Performance Criticism, Releases New Single “Starships”

Nicki Minaj

In a recent interview with Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj explained the concept behind her over-the-top presence and controversial performance during the 2012 Grammy Awards. “I had this vision for [the Roman character] to be sort of exorcised—or actually he never gets exorcised—but people around him tell him he’s not good enough because he’s not normal, [...]

Bon Iver to Collaborate with Alicia Keys

Bon Iver, Fall Creek Wisconsin, August, 2010. ..Photo by D.L. Anderson

2012 is shaping up to be the year of collaborations. Don’t believe me? Ask Justin Vernon. After a fistful of Grammy nominations, he has taken to making music with unlikely counterparts. First was his effort with The Flaming Lips, and now Bon Iver is joining up with Alicia Keys in an effort to create, “an [...]

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones Announce Tour Dates

Bela Fleck

Grammy-nominated Bela Fleck and his fellow Flecktones have announced a US tour for  March and April of 2012. Promoting their newest album, Rocket Science, this will be the last tour of the original lineup, so make sure to get your tickets soon! Dates are below. 3/1 – Madison, WI – Union Theater 3/2 – Skokie, [...]

Interview: Mastodon’s Troy Sanders


Fresh off a Grammy nomination for best rock performance for their single “Curl of the Burl,” Mastodon singer and bassist Troy Sanders took time to answer a few questions. The band has reached the end of their American tour and after a month off will be jumping across the Atlantic to rock the bollocks off the [...]

54th Annual Grammy Predictions

12.1 Grammy Prediction

So last night the Grammy Award Nominations were announced, and we’re all running around chit-chatting about how excited/pissed we are about different nominations. Maybe you’re dumbfounded at the fact half of the “New Artists” are being considered new or that King of Limbs is getting more attention than it deserves. Regardless, I have compiled a [...]

Video: Eminem’s 2011 Grammy Performance with Rihanna and Dr. Dre


Eminem was nominated for 10 Grammys but walked away with two awards:  Best Rap Album and Best Rap Solo Performance. Eminem also performed (keeping the CBS censors busy while doing so) “Love the Way You Lie Pt. II” featuring Rihanna and “I Need a Doctor” featuring Dr. Dre . Watch the performance below and let [...]

Taylor Swift’s Label Blames Grammy Performance on Technical Issues


Taylor Swift’s Grammy performance with the legendary Stevie Nicks was not well received and that has prompted Big Machine Records CEO Scott Borchetta to defend the country star. “She is the voice of this generation. She speaks directly to (her fans), and they speak directly back to her,” said Borchetta in a phone interview. “This [...]