Marina Makes a Welcome Return to the Mess That's America

It's been 84 years, or at least a small handful, since Marina Diamandis - heretofore known as Marina & The Diamonds, henceforward simply Marina - graced a U.S. stage. If memory serves correctly (or, well, Billboard telling me so), the last time she performed stateside was during the final few shows…


One Night in Maluma: The Colombian Prince Gets Pretty, Dirty in New York City

In an era of #fakenews, it's important to reveal my bias from the get-go: I almost never do celebrity crushes (impractical), but when I do, there's only one charming, handsome, heavily tattooed Colombian Prince of Reggaeton worth getting worked up about — and that's Maluma. Never mind that I've got…


Miley Cyrus Gives Good Bangerz For The Buck In Brooklyn

The last time Miley Cyrus graced the stage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, she twerked against Robin Thicke's crotch, faux-masturbated with a foam finger, stuck out her tongue and became the most famous pop star of 2013. Last night, she was hellbent on continuing that momentum. Over the past…


Betty Who, Live In NYC (Concert Review)

If you hadn't already noticed, Miss Betty Who is one of my favorite up-and-comers on the pop scene this year. The (as of yet) unsigned indie-pop singer-songstress has been grabbing headlines across the blogosphere and beyond with her brilliant debut EP The Movement, which has continued to serve as…


Something Kinda Muu: 48 Hours in Swinging London Town

This weekend, I went to London for the first time ever — all in the name of Girls Aloud. I don't think I've ever 'properly' explained my Aloud fandom, so it makes sense to do so now. My obsession with the group started around 2005 or so, when I was prowling one of the now defunct Britney forums…


Madonna Brings Boston to Church on the MDNA Tour

...God? I'm not religious, but she makes me want to pray. Several minutes after 10 PM, the lights dropped at the TD Garden in Boston on Tuesday night as a group of hooded priests huddled around a massive censer, praying quietly to themselves. Behind them, a giant cross with the words "MDNA"…


Life, Death and Lana Del Rey: Live at Irving Plaza (June 8, 2012)

After all of the noise and hot air that erupted from the Internet following her live performances around the release of the album six months ago, I was slightly concerned as I arrived at Irving Plaza on Friday night that a live Lana Del Rey might not actually be as compelling as the girl on record…


Sara Bareilles Plays Central Park (Concert Review)

I’ve been to quite a few concerts this summer and looking back, it’s funny to think about the differences in the crowds. At Britney Spears, there were gay men in glittery eyeshadow and booty shorts all around me. At Jack’s Mannequin and Guster, the audience consisted of suburban white kids with…


Britney Slays Boston with The Femme Fatale Tour (Concert Review) (August 8, 2011)

As the countdown trails to zero and the lights plummet into total darkness, the screen above the stage fills with the image of Spears--the Femme Fatale. Brandishing a gun, she feverishly bolts past security cameras; her signature blonde locks bobbing up and down as she scales barbed-wire fences…


Fierce and Feeling Mighty: Kylie Minogue Brings Aphrodite Live to Boston (April 29, 2011)

As the bright blue LED screens lighting up the Agganis Arena in Boston on Friday night began to fill up with bubbles and the silhouettes of a dozen muscly mermen, a handful of dancers slowly crept up the coliseum staircase and bowed in reverence as a giant structure began to ascend from below. Was…


Simon Curtis and Sky Ferreira Perform at the ArjanWrites Superfraiche Showcase in Brooklyn (Concert Review)

Last Friday, I--along with MuuMuse contributor Sam and one of my bestest bloggy BFFLs Jon of Jon Ali's Blog--attended ArjanWrites.com's SUPERFRAICHE at the Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn.


Janet Jackson: The Number Ones Up Close And Personal Tour Live At Mohegan Sun on March 16 (Concert Review)

On Thursday night, Janet Jackson brought her international Number Ones: Up Close and Personal Tour to Mohegan Sun.