Abigail

18 Flips | 4 Magazines | 1 Like | 4 Following | 5 Followers | @tiredofspork | Music blogger. Theatre kid.

Cassandra Wilson's revealing tribute to Billie Holiday

The hypnotic art of singer Cassandra Wilson has taken many forms through the years, but it seems uniquely suited to the music of Billie Holiday.<p>Like the historic singer, whose centennial arrives next month, Wilson always has valued substance over flash, depth of expression over technical …

The Life and Times of Archie Alleyne, Toronto's Greatest Jazz Drummer

Archie Alleyne is a Canadian treasure who is known for his improvisational swing and bebop style drumming, as well as his work with jazz greats such as Billie Holiday. This is his story, in his own words.<p><i>Illustrations courtesy of Ben Ruby & Yuliya Tsoy</i><p>Known for his improvisational swing and bebop …

Toronto

First Look at Melissa Benoist as SUPERGIRL

And just like that, things start to get all kinds of more real. We’ve known for a while that CBS’ upcoming <i>Supergirl</i> series would feature former <i>Glee</i> …

Inside Lady Gaga's Latest Reinvention (It's All Part of a Long-Term Plan)

Less than a year ago, was still the Queen of Shock: a marquee concert for Doritos at South by Southwest ended in her being vomited on by a …

Travis Barker to Tom DeLonge: 'Just Man Up and Quit' Blink-182

"I think for Tom, he doesn't like punk music and it was a phase for him," drummer says of potentially former bandmate<p>In just over two weeks, …

Music

Prince will perform spontaneous concerts across the US beginning next week

Prince spent much of the last year playing a series of spontaneous shows across the UK and Europe in promotion of his new solo album <i>Art Official Age</i> …

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …

Mindfulness

Don't Starve Together with JSmith, Mathas and Doxy! (Pt. 34)

The Woman Behind Marvel's Newest Team Of Heroines

Fasten your seat belts, true believers. If you haven't flipped through a comic book in a while, you might be in for quite a surprise come May. The entire Marvel multiverse is collapsing.<p>Forget about seeing the Wolverine we knew any time soon. And the current Ghost Rider? Before long, his current …

Comic Books

R&B Artist Kehlani Is on the Verge of Blowing Up

The former "America's Got Talent" finalist is selling out shows across the country and dealing with the pressures of fame for the first time.<p>There are very few 19-year-olds who are touring the country performing at sold-out shows, but I guess that's further proof that Kehlani is …

Sleater-Kinney In Concert

The last time Sleater-Kinney played the 9:30 Club, a transformer threatened to blow in the midst of a summer heat wave. Or maybe the Washington, D.C., club just couldn't handle Corin Tucker's pipes. That was nine years ago, on a goodbye-for-now tour that caught the trio at the top of its game. The …

New Albums

New Music Videos, Reality TV Shows, Celebrity News, Pop Culture | VH1

2 hours ago<p>4 hours ago<p>8 hours ago<p>8 hours ago<p>9 hours ago<p>11 hours ago

2014 Artist Survey: Zola Jesus

Nika Roza Danilova on 2014's Best Albums, the Director She'd Most Like to Work With, and How Technology is Harmful<p>For Under the Radar's 12th annual …