Jenny Shank

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  • 15 years ago | Music News

    Dateline, 1982: At the annual talent show at an elementary school, the majority of performers enjoy spinning on their heads atop pieces of cardboard. The breakdancing craze has stretched from coast to coast like one gigantic cultural rubber band, ...

  • 16 years ago | Music News

    Andy Warhol once wrote, "A person is entitled to the lighting they need." It's a philosophy the Pet Shop Boys seem to have taken to heart throughout the two-decade span of their careers as dance-music innovators. The Boys peaked during the synth-p...

  • 16 years ago | Music News

    Techno never completely invaded America, in part because the electronica revolution could not be televised. Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands, better known as the Chemical Brothers, are a case in point. Their music has plenty of personality and bravado, ...

  • 16 years ago | Music News

    Gomez is an up-and-coming English rock group, but its members don't act like it. Their clothes aren't terribly exciting, their music doesn't "shimmer," "jangle" or "pulsate" from the speakers of a dance club near you, and they resist the urge to t...

  • 16 years ago | Music News

    TLC FanMail (La Face) Production is often used as a coat of paint that's slapped on to disguise the inferiority of the song beneath it; scrape it off, and what's left can be mighty frightening. But on other occasions (like this one), unfathomably ...

  • 16 years ago | Music News

    Rusted Root's music may conjure images of twirling, patchouli-packing hippie folk enjoying an eclectic global-village vibe, but the outfit's origins are pure "Summer of '69" Americana. Band co-founder Patrick Norman says that he's no longer motiva...