The Shirelles

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    The Beatles' Please Please Me turns fifty

    Fifty years ago today, the Beatles' electrifying debut album, Please Please Me was issued in the U.K. Designed to reproduce the manic intensity of an early Beatles' live performance and hastily produced to meet demand after the group's song of the same name rocketed to number-one on the British sing ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012
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    January 27, 2011


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  • Music

    September 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Tennis takes on New York

    ​Okay, the level of attention Tennis has attracted is officially absurd at this point, especially considering the short amount of time the act's been together and the ridiculously low number of shows that it has played thus far. Don't know if you caught this, but in advance of its pair of show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Top Ten Americana Albums of 2008

    Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records t ... More >>