Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway Show, Reviewed

Bruce Springsteen has played every kind stage imaginable — hole-in-the-wall bars, 80,000-capacity stadiums, White House sitting rooms — and, as a bandleader in command a sound as big as this country is wide, surveyed the expanse America through hopes, dreams, and the subtle pull the open road. He is a …

Shania Twain’s Now Is an Audacious Comeback Album

It feels like some kind cosmic tragedy that Shania Twain hasn’t recorded very much in the decade and a half since revolutionizing country-pop on her Come on Over and Up! albums, but personal trials are as much a constant in Shania’s story as music. She lost both parents in a …

3 Doors Down Is the Perfect Band to Play Trump’s Inauguration

With major black and mainstream pop musicians effectively boycotting Donald Trump’s inauguration, event planners have been compelled to rely on artists with a large popular following who hail from culturally marginal genres. Classical crossover, a schlocky genre predicated on slavish devotion to a mirage European high culture, is well-represented by …

On DC4, Meek Mill Proves He Can Stand the Test of Time

There’s a moment late on Meek Mill’s DC4 that seems at once incidental and revealing. Halfway through “Tony Story 3,” the mixtape’s penultimate track, Paulie, the narrative’s protagonist, finds himself alone in a parked car in the darkest hours the morning. His driver’s seat is all the way reclined; he’s lurking while …