dave’s music report

That Other Awards Show

The American Music Awards might just be the most ridiculous music-related awards show there is. Between the arbitrary number of nominees in each category, the…


R.E.M.BERING

Bands break up all the time; it’s really nothing new. However, most bands aren’t R.E.M. Inarguably one of the most influential bands of the past…


A Reality Check

I think it’s pretty safe to say that reality television has really changed pop culture in America. Almost undeniably the leader of the pack is…



The 2011 VMAs

The MTV Video Music Awards may not be the most prestigious ceremony in music, but every year they see legendary and iconic moments that live…


Summer ’11: A Look Ahead

As another school year comes to an end, another summer gets ready to kick off, and, as usual, the possibility of great music is high….


Life after Death

This past Monday marked the ninth anniversary of the passing of TLC rapper Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. Despite not being a particularly monumental anniversary, it…


The Diva Battle is ON!

In this day and age, it is pretty rare that an epic chart battle is in the cards. However, this week it seems like the…


One for the Old Guys

In an era where it is particularly difficult (nearly impossible) for older acts to maintain any sense of relevance, it seems that touring on a…


The Singles Are Back, Baby!

Despite still being in the first quarter of 2011, there have been an abundance of musical milestones on the Billboard charts. The most recent comes…


A Little Positivity

I think it’s important to take a step back from time to time and simply observe what’s going on in the music world. Outside of…


What Day Is It?

BREAKING NEWS: Friday is the day after Thursday; the day after that is Saturday, and Sunday comes afterwards. Thanks to ARK Music Factory newcomer, 13-year-old…


Someone Like You

While most songs on Top-40 radio tend to follow the “loved today, laughed at tomorrow” cycle, every now and then something great slips through the…


Born To Make History

Love her or hate her, there is little denying that Lady Gaga’s new single “Born This Way” was one of the most talked about and…


Grammys: The Review

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards are officially over, and what a show it was. With the tightest set of nominees imaginable and a lineup of…


The Half Time (Dirty Bit): The Review

Seeing as last week’s article was about the Super Bowl Half Time show, I wanted to write about something different this week. However, this year’s…



The Nominees Are In!

The nominees for the 2011 Grammy awards are out! As per usual, this year’s list includes the usual combination of great nominees and total surprises….


Rihanna Is Back And Louder Than Ever

There’s really no question that Barbadian singer Rihanna is (and has been) one of the biggest pop stars in not only the country, but the…


The Never Ending Album Project

The idea of re-releasing an album is far from a new one. For years, repackaging and slightly altering the tracklist has been a brilliant way…