Think MTV is all grown up? Think again. While this year marks the channel’s 25th anniversary, its premier event tonight — the MTV Video Music Awards — promises to be the channel’s edgiest yet.
The 2006 marks a year of dramatic change for the MTV Video Music Awards. Who will be the winners? Soundbytes columnist David Hyland gives us his picks.
After a spooky, acoustic-guitar-dominated debut that left many stroking their whiskers with interest, bearded folkie Ray LaMontagne has returned with a new album of augmented songs that refines his songs to broaden their appeal and increase their impact.
When they’re not busy recording masterpieces, playing to adoring crowds or creating fodder for tabloids, it appears a growing number of today’s rock stars are staking a claim in the blogosphere.
A year ago, The Thermals were just another dime-a-dozen pop-punk group sullying the music’s already besmirched name — except that many critics fawned over their albums. However, it’s their new record that finally warrants the glowing press.