Category: Music

Popcast: In Defense of Soundtracks. And Fergie.

Photo The album of songs Kendrick Lamar helped assemble for “Black Panther” is part of a recent soundtrack renaissance. Credit Joel C Ryan/Invision, via Joel C Ryan, via Invision, via…

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Here’s the new ‘Frozen’ song that’s gonna get stuck in your head for the next million years

[embedded content] Move over, "Let It Go." There's a new Frozen earworm in town. This one, titled "Monster," is the first original song released from the Frozen Broadway musical. You…

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Alice Glass says Ethan Kath’s lawsuit against her has been dismissed

Photo: Matt Cowan (Getty Images)The legal drama between former Crystal Castles bandmates Alice Glass and Ethan Kath appears to have reached a turning point today, with Glass reporting that Kath’s…

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Sufjan Stevens to make everyone cry at this year’s Oscars

Photo: Rebecca Sapp (Getty Images)Who would have thought, back in the days of “Say Yes! to M!ch!gan!”and “John Wayne Gacy, Jr.,” that Sufjan Stevens would one day grace the Oscars…

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The 2018 Oscars Musical Performers Include Mary J. Blige and Common

Photo Mary J. Blige, who is the first person to earn Oscar nominations for songwriting and acting in the same year, will be performing “Mighty River,” from “Mudbound.” Credit Jake…

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Critic’s Notebook: Luigi Nono’s Harsh Music Inspires Reflection and Action

During these moments, the division between Mr. Kremer’s recording and Ms. Kim’s live playing remained perceptible. Yet the harmony suggested a collapsing of the distance between identities and perspectives —…

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Encounters: The Show Goes On for Arrested ‘Housewife’ Luann de Lesseps

#CountessAndFriends was originally planned as a variety show about Ms. de Lesseps’s adventurous life, and will feature special guests like the comedian and “Housewives” superfan Rachel Dratch, the drag queen…

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Apparently you can map the Radiohead discography to any TV show ever

Photo: Jim Dyson/Getty ImagesOver the decades Radiohead, like most good bands, has changed its sound from album to album. The range of its work (no, not just “sad,” “sadder,” and…

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Critic’s Notebook: A Renaissance for an Instrument of Melancholy Magic

Instrument makers responded by building beautifully ornamented hurdy-gurdys that were often coveted by women; Marie Antoinette is known to have played one. (The French term is “vielle à roue”; the…

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14 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in NYC This Weekend

OLDEN YOLK at Union Pool (Feb. 24, 8 p.m.). The guitars in Olden Yolk’s “Cut to the Quick” evoke British folk music from the 1960s, the drums sound like Cologne…

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