Posts Tagged ‘pop’

Album Review: NRBQ – “Keep This Love Goin'” – (Clang!)

Album Review: NRBQ – “Keep This Love Goin'” – (Clang!)

Summer is here and NRBQ is back; that’s cause for celebration on both counts. Well known for unusual musical pairings and rollicking live shows, the band is better and looser than ever: Who else would adapt Tchaikovsky’s “Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor” to a loping country song? That’s exactly what keyboardist/frontman Terry Adams […]

Catching Up With: Jake Mann + The Upper Hand — “Parallel South” (Crossbill)

Catching Up With: Jake Mann + The Upper Hand — “Parallel South” (Crossbill)

San-Francisco based Jake Mann + The Upper Hand‘s Parallel South, released January 18th, is the band’s latest since 2007’s Daytime Ghost. The Sacramento News described Daytime Ghost as “a cornucopia of sonic film footage”. Here the footage includes Bay Area bluffs shrouded in mist, abandoned, haunting skeletons of WWII bunkers and factories, hawks sailing on […]

Album Review: The Sunshine Factory – “Sugar” – (Independent)

Album Review: The Sunshine Factory – “Sugar” – (Independent)

The Sunshine Factory’s new EP, Sugar, is just the thing I have been looking for. I’ll admit it, I’ve been disenchanted with a good bit of my music lately. Sugar is a much-needed shot in the arm that must be cranked up loud to get the full heady, narcotic effect. Blending 60’s psychedelia with early […]

Another Late Night: Lissie Makes Network TV Debut, 1:35am ET

Another Late Night: Lissie Makes Network TV Debut, 1:35am ET

On the heels of her performances at last weekend’s Austin City Limits Festival, Lissie will make her network television debut tonight on Last Call With Carson Daly (NBC, 1:35am ET/12:35am CT), playing “In Sleep” (how fitting) from her debut full-length album Catching A Tiger. The performance and short interview segment were filmed live at her […]

The 2010 Lilith Fair Lineup is Kind of Awesome.

The 2010 Lilith Fair Lineup is Kind of Awesome.

Remember Lilith Fair? The Sarah McLachlan-curated touring festival/gathering of womanly vibes that took America by storm in the ’90s? Well, it’s back. And we’re excited. The festival, which includes female artists from the rock, pop, country, folk, hip-hop and R&B worlds coming together, announced their initial lineup this week, and there are plenty of CMP-approved […]

MTV Video Music Awards Open Thread

MTV Video Music Awards Open Thread

For us at CMP headquarters, tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards featured one shock after another. First of all, we were shocked to discover MTV still plays music videos. Then, we were shocked bubbly teen country superstar Taylor Swift beat out heavy-hitting pop front-runners Lady Gaga and Sasha Fierce Beyoncé to win Best Female Video for […]

King George Dethrones the King of Pop with his new album 'Twang'!

King George Dethrones the King of Pop with his new album 'Twang'!

The King of Country has racked up his fifth #1 album, topping both the Country and Top 200 (Pop) sales charts this week with the August 11th release of TWANG.  TWANG is also the #1 Top Comprehensive Album this week, outselling Michael Jackson’s “Number Ones”.