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14 items by David Marchese

  • Normcore: Norm Macdonald's Quest to Host 'The Late Late Show'

    Normcore: Norm Macdonald's Quest to Host 'The Late Late Show' | ARTICLE

    Norm Macdonald is tilting at windmills, rolling a stone up a hill, trying to get a late-night television talk show. Since it was announced that Craig Ferguson was leaving the Late Late Show, the devilishly sharp comedian...

    June 2, 2014 9:00 AM ET
  • Arcadia

    Arcadia | ALBUM REVIEW

    A concept album of laptop-recorded love songs that double as nature allegories, this project from Chairlift frontwoman (and recent Beyoncé collaborator) Caroline Polachek is both ambitiously high-concept and charmingly DIY. Highlights such as "Backwards and Upwards"...

    April 29, 2014 12:05 AM ET
  • Tatiana Maslany Talks Prepping for 'Orphan Black' Season Two

    Tatiana Maslany Talks Prepping for 'Orphan Black' Season Two | ARTICLE

    On BBC America's cult hit sci-fi series Orphan Black, Tatiana Maslany stars as scruffy English con artist Sarah Manning, an unwitting product of a sinister cloning experiment. But as you might expect in a show about clones,...

    April 15, 2014 9:15 AM ET
  • Gene Ween No More: Aaron Freeman's New Life as a Solo Artist

    Gene Ween No More: Aaron Freeman's New Life as a Solo Artist | ARTICLE

    Aaron Freeman is no longer who he once was. On his upcoming as-yet-untitled solo album, due this summer, the singer-guitarist has opted not to go by the moniker of Gene Ween, under which he performed as part...

    April 2, 2014 10:00 AM ET
  • Alex Chilton's Secret: Inside the Big Star Legend's New Biography

    Alex Chilton's Secret: Inside the Big Star Legend's New Biography | ARTICLE

    As the leader of hugely influential but largely unpopular power-pop icons Big Star, Alex Chilton was perhaps the quintessential rock & roll cult hero. But Chilton, a gifted songwriter, angelic singer and idiosyncratic guitarist, was...

    March 24, 2014 9:45 AM ET
  • An Ode to the Best St. Patrick's Day Song: Thin Lizzy's 'Black Rose'

    An Ode to the Best St. Patrick's Day Song: Thin Lizzy's 'Black Rose' | ARTICLE

    The Irish have put up with a lot of bullshit over the years. There's England. The Troubles. The kittening of the Celtic Tiger. Enya. It's not been an easy history. And black people, those living...

    March 17, 2014 9:30 AM ET
  • Exclusive: Afrojack Announces Debut Album, 'Forget the World'

    Exclusive: Afrojack Announces Debut Album, 'Forget the World' | ARTICLE

    Superstar DJ Afrojack has contributed to giant pop hits by the likes of Pitbull ("Give Me Everything") and Beyoncé ("Run the World [Girls]"). He's a headliner at megaclubs and festivals around...

    March 13, 2014 9:20 AM ET
  • Dean Wareham

    Dean Wareham | ALBUM REVIEW

    Nearly 30 years into a career that includes stints fronting beloved dream-pop outfits Galaxie 500 and Luna, Dean Wareham has finally released a solo album. The singer-guitarist's trademark slow, rhythmic chug and wry worldview are both here,...

    March 11, 2014 12:25 AM ET
  • America's Other, Cuter Super Bowl: The Story of the Puppy Bowl

    America's Other, Cuter Super Bowl: The Story of the Puppy Bowl | ARTICLE

    This Sunday, millions of Americans will gather around their televisions to watch their favorite athletes compete in a thrilling contest of physical will, fearless playmaking and instinctive grace. A bunch of other people will be watching

    January 31, 2014 11:20 AM ET
  • Watch Bruce Springsteen's Moving Birthday Tribute to Pete Seeger

    Watch Bruce Springsteen's Moving Birthday Tribute to Pete Seeger | ARTICLE

    Bruce Springsteen made no secret of his admiration for American icon Pete Seeger. In 2009, at a 90th birthday celebration held at Manhattan's Madison Square Garden in the latter's honor, Springsteen put into words just...

    January 28, 2014 2:50 PM ET
  • Warpaint

    Warpaint | ALBUM REVIEW

    Moody Los Angeles post-punkers Warpaint entranced heartsick indie fans with their 2010 full-length debut, The Fool. On their self-titled follow-up, the all-female quartet's gift for ringing, skeletal guitar lines, slyly defiant lyrics and keening melodies remains...

    January 21, 2014 12:05 AM ET
  • The Orwells Talk Instantly Infamous 'Letterman' Performance

    The Orwells Talk Instantly Infamous 'Letterman' Performance | ARTICLE

    Fierce Chicago quintet the Orwells hit the Late Show With David Letterman on Wednesday night to play the title track from their Who Needs You EP. Performing at the vaunted Ed Sullivan Theater, the band...

    January 16, 2014 5:20 PM ET
  • How Chairlift's Caroline Polachek Landed a Track on 'Beyonce'

    How Chairlift's Caroline Polachek Landed a Track on 'Beyonce' | ARTICLE

    Like the rest of the world, Chairlift frontwoman Caroline Polachek was pleasantly surprised to learn that Beyoncé dropped an album last night. But unlike the vast majority of us, she got the extra shock...

    December 13, 2013 4:15 PM ET
  • 2013: The Year of the Album-Release Stunt

    2013: The Year of the Album-Release Stunt | ARTICLE

    At the beginning of 2013, Daft Punk had been silent, aside from one middling Disney soundtrack, for six years. In human or robot years, that's a solid amount of time. In pop years, it's a generation. Since...

    December 10, 2013 3:25 PM ET
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