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Music, All Shook Down Nine Notable Acts from Coachella Weekend One

Nine Notable Acts from Coachella Weekend One

I’ve covered Pitchfork, Bonnaroo, and South by Southwest — and of course, Noise Pop, Outside Lands, and Treasure Island — but until this weekend I’d never been to Coachella. In a lot of ways, it’s just like all the others,…
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Music, All Shook Down Morning Music News: Noise Pop Adds to Their Lineup, Oscar Nominees, Donald Trump Theme Song, and More

Morning Music News: Noise Pop Adds to Their Lineup, Oscar Nominees, Donald Trump Theme Song, and More

The 10-day, 24th annual Noise Pop Music Festival just announced a handful of new acts to their lineup. The festival, which starts on Feb. 19 and runs until Feb. 28, will now feature sets by: Michigan producer, Sango; Bay…
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Music, All Shook Down Sam Smith Grabs His Balls, Katy Perry Buys Hillary a Necklace, and Ed Sheeran Doesn't Have a Vagina

Sam Smith Grabs His Balls, Katy Perry Buys Hillary a Necklace, and Ed Sheeran Doesn't Have a Vagina

There are influential women all over the place this week, with Katy Perry hanging with Hillary Clinton and Madonna, Alanis Morissette inspiring an unlikely song cover, Dave Navarro's mom's story getting told in a documentary, and Lionel Richie making an…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Taylor Acts White, Zendaya Turns Orange, and Stefani Feels Blue

This Week: Taylor Acts White, Zendaya Turns Orange, and Stefani Feels Blue

So, what did we learn this week? We learned that Gwen Stefani can't fake cry to save her life, religion should never be brought into fundraising exercises (even if you do happen to have a giant Star of David…
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Music, All Shook Down Musicians React to Marriage Equality on Social Media

Musicians React to Marriage Equality on Social Media

Let's face it, Friday's landmark ruling on marriage from the Supreme Court was the most-perfectly timed way to kick Pride weekend up ten levels we'd never imagined. It was also, of course, a major cause to celebrate, a long-awaited relief,…
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Music, All Shook Down Musicians Respond to Caitlyn Jenner's Big<i> Vanity Fair</i> Reveal

Musicians Respond to Caitlyn Jenner's Big Vanity Fair Reveal

If you left the house yesterday — or looked at the internet for longer than three minutes, or had the television on for five, or spoke to another human at all — then you will have already seen Caitlyn Jenner…
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Music, All Shook Down The Billboard Music Awards' 5 Most Bizarre Moments

The Billboard Music Awards' 5 Most Bizarre Moments

Hosted by Ludacris ("I'm a hip-hop artist, a former radio personality, and I'm blessed to be in one of the biggest box office hits of the year") and Chrissy Teigen ("I bang a musician" - no, really, she actually said…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Miley Gets Mad, Rihanna Pulls a Prank and Ad-Rock Wants You to Blame Your Parents

This Week: Miley Gets Mad, Rihanna Pulls a Prank and Ad-Rock Wants You to Blame Your Parents

“They are dinosaurs, and they are dying off. We are the new generation, and with that will come so much. We are moving forward. As much as we get distracted by stupid laws that make us feel like we’re…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Sam Smith Takes the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on an Emotional Rollercoaster

Live Review: Sam Smith Takes the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on an Emotional Rollercoaster

Sam Smith Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium The Union Jack flag hung on the balcony long before the show began. A few fans speaking nearby the stage barricade were from England, but every person in attendance…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Sam Smith Loses to Tom Petty, Hackers Lose to Taylor Swift and Politics Wins 2 Chainz

This Week: Sam Smith Loses to Tom Petty, Hackers Lose to Taylor Swift and Politics Wins 2 Chainz

“PS any hackers saying they have 'nudes'? Psssh you'd love that wouldn't you! Have fun photoshopping cause you got NOTHING.” Taylor Swift got hacked, but the hackers got NOTHIN’! (Twitter) “I’m a musician, not a politician. I’m supposed to…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Week: Rihanna Does Smurf-Style, Sam Smith Cries On a Tank, and Madonna's Kids Help Their Mom

Last Week: Rihanna Does Smurf-Style, Sam Smith Cries On a Tank, and Madonna's Kids Help Their Mom

For Christmas this year, Rihanna embraced “smurfette couture.” (Instagram) "I'll sometimes go outside and eat snow. I like its cold texture. I'm obsessed with it... If I'm really crazy about it, I'll mix it with some orange juice and think to…
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Music, All Shook Down Breaking: "Do They Know It's Christmas" Is Still a Misguided, Patronizing, Terrible Song

Breaking: "Do They Know It's Christmas" Is Still a Misguided, Patronizing, Terrible Song

Hey guys! Have you heard about Ebola? Did you know that Ebola is really, really bad? Did you know that the part of the world in which Ebola is a major crisis right now is one that doesn't have nearly…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Week: Taylor Swift Holds Her Own, Hayley Williams Holds Her Pee, and Gwen Stefani Can't Stop Laughing

Last Week: Taylor Swift Holds Her Own, Hayley Williams Holds Her Pee, and Gwen Stefani Can't Stop Laughing

"Being on my own, prioritizing my girlfriends, my family and my music above everything else and trying things I never thought I'd try... It's really been a liberating and freeing time... I made the decision to spend time on…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Riff Raff Gets Stupid, CeeLo Gets Offensive and Courtney Love Gets... Cheese

This Week: Riff Raff Gets Stupid, CeeLo Gets Offensive and Courtney Love Gets... Cheese

"People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!" CeeLo Green is a fucking idiot. (Billboard) "I truly and deeply apologize for the comments attributed to me on Twitter. Those comments were idiotic, untrue and not what I believe." Hey, CeeLo…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Transgender Spiderman, Mayor Kanye, and "Naughty" Pharrell

This Week: Transgender Spiderman, Mayor Kanye, and "Naughty" Pharrell

"I want to make it a normality because this is a non-issue. People wouldn't ask a straight person these questions. I've tried to be clever with this album, because it's also important to me that my music reaches everybody."Sam…
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Film, The Outsiders

The Outsiders

In a parallel universe of socially conscious dramas, there exists a movie in which a staid white British family moves into a lively community of black Jamaicans. After some initial mistrust, the Jamaicans find themselves moved, even ennobled by the…
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