Posts Tagged: Paramore

What's Left Of Pop Music In The Miley Era?

In the shower I listen to Kiss 108, Boston's Clear Channel-operated pop station, a fair amount, and so in addition to hearing the vowel-crazed Justin Timberlake/Jay-Z collaboration "Holy Grail" a lot I have been subjected to ads for the station's Jingle Ball, which took place at the TD Garden this past Saturday. Miley Cyrus was the scheduled headliner; the bill also included Enrique Iglesias, Paramore, Selena Gomez, Flo Rida, Fall Out Boy, Robin Thicke and Fifth Harmony. (Each year, a cast of Clear Channel-approved pop stars whips through the country's biggest markets, with lineups growing and shrinking in accordance with each city's prestige level.) I was pretty excited; [...]


Paramore, "Use Somebody"

It took me a while to warm up to Kings of Leon; I initially, and on very little evidence, dismissed them as warmed-over classic rock. That may or may not be the case, but the ubiquity of their music on the playlists of the dives I frequent has overcome my suspicions and allowed for a grudging acceptance which, if it has not yet caused me to illegally download their last album, inspires at least a casual nodding and finger-tapping on the bar when one of their many samey-sounding songs comes on. (Talk about strong endorsements, huh? Regardless of how all that sounds, I do like the band.) Anyway, [...]