The frontman for rock band Skaters on a year spent touring the U.K.
New York-based Skaters won’t be releasing their debut album, Manhattan, until February 25, but the band’s spent the better part of a year touring to build buzz around it.
“We’ve been to the U.K. seven times this year with only singles out,” singer Michael Cummings says. “We’d play ... More
Inspired by her new film on modern love's ups and downs, actress Joy Bryant creates a soundtrack worth playing on repeat
Sometimes the signs of a breakup are so obvious, it's painful: there's the unmade bed, the half-eaten cartons of Chinese takeout, the brooding Coldplay song on repeat. It's this last clue in particular that raised Joy Bryant's eyebrows when she walked in on a friend who's relationship was on the ... More
Life after Lovefool? The Cardigans frontwoman chats with DuJour about going solo
“I went to a year of art school before I quit to join the Cardigans,” Nina Persson tells us from her home in Sweden. “I never thought music would last forever; I thought I would go back to that.” Persson, of course, stuck with the band. The Cardigans shot to ... More
What’s it like spinning music for some of the world’s most powerful leaders? Just ask MICK, the A-list DJ who's headed to Switzerland
On a typical night, you might find the Brooklyn-based DJ MICK spinning at an event hosted by an A-list celebrity or wowing a crowd of well-heeled New Yorkers at an exclusive nightclub. This Friday, though, he’s headed to Davos, Switzerland to perform at the World Economic Forum—a venue ... More
U.K. rising star Lewis Watson got his start online, but he’s become real-world famous
Lewis Watson should get used to being noticed. The 20-year-old British crooner was just another moppy-haired kid two years ago when he posted videos of himself to YouTube, covering songs by his musical heroes like Bon Iver and Bombay Bicycle Club, and caught the attention of hundreds ... More
Along with her directorial debut at the Met this month, stage legend Fiona Shaw brings a 200-year-old poem to life in Brooklyn
You might know Fiona Shaw from her role as the poisonous Aunt Petunia in the Harry Potter films or her turn as a power-hungry witch on HBO’s True Blood, but it’s the Irish-born actress’ stage work—whether she’s in a starring role or working as a director; she does both with ... More
8 things we learned from the Jonas Brother's lengthy, "PG-13ish" first-person piece for New York magazine
Things are getting real for Joe Jonas, the recently-liberated leader of the oh-so-wholesome-but-now-defunct Jonas Brothers band. Along with the band’s breakup came the realization that their Disney-entrenched image was really just that: an image, created by executives to make the boys seem like a lily-white version of what they really ... More
Rolling Stone music critic Anthony DeCurtis remembers a friend and rock and roll trailblazer
"People always say to me, ‘Why don't you get along with critics?'" Lou Reed told me one night last year. "I tell them, ‘I get along fine with Anthony DeCurtis.' Shuts them right up." We were sitting in the dining room in the Kelly Writers House at the University of ... More
From Justin Bieber's brothel rumors to Tom Cruise's Scientology woes, the six most surprising statements of the week
It was a week of court cases, apologies, and kiss-and-tells from teen icons. Read on for for the most brazen—and revealing—quotes from the past week.
Bieber Does Baywatch
“Can't believe or dwell on the bs. Just gotta know your truth. U can't bring us down. And @DavidHasselhoff everyone loved BayWatch.”—Justin Bieber, responding (sort ... More
John Legend stops by New York City's Food and Wine Festival
Guests certainly did not leave hungry as John Legend joined Whoopi Goldberg and fellow Food Network stars to celebrate day two of New York City's Food and Wine Festival. Held inside the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, the sold-out event sponsored by Time Warner Cable kicked off with a ... More