Melissa Locker appears in the following:
Friday, July 22, 2016
Friday, July 15, 2016
Friday, July 01, 2016
Friday, June 17, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
Friday, April 08, 2016
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
It's never too early to start looking for the next big thing, and Time's Melissa Locker joins Soundcheck to talk about her picks for up-and-coming artists and bands for 2014. Her list includes groups that haven't even yet released an EP -- to artists who are already signed to major labels.
Among others, Locker predicts 2014 will be a breakout year for Diane Birch, who was plucked out of a hotel lobby by Prince and has already released two albums. Locker also picks two rappers -- Chance the Rapper and Lizzo -- who each have a unique sound that she thinks will change the direction of R&B. Plus, hear the band that Locker crowns "the next pop overlords."
One of Locker's picks for 2014: Lizzo
Thursday, October 31, 2013
All this week in Soundcheck's House of Horrors, we’ve been posing this question: Who is the scariest musician of all time? Today, it’s time to pit some of your nominees for scariest musician against each other in a quickfire Soundcheck Smackdown.
Chris Weingarten, senior editor for Spin magazine, and Melissa Locker, freelance music writer for outlets like Time and Rolling Stone, help decide who's the scariest in each round of our smackdown, from Ozzy Osbourne and Alice Cooper, to Insane Clown Posse and Slipknot, to Kenny G and Michael McDonald.
Who do you think wins each matchup? Who did we leave out? Tell us below.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
New York music fans traveled to Austin, Texas this week to see their favorite New York bands play the annual South by Southwest Music Conference. The festival kicked off Tuesday night and runs through Monday.
Monday, February 01, 2010
Get a sneak peek of the Whitney Biennial with a short film by artist Rashaad Newsome. Here, dancers explain what it takes to be a Vogue performer. Watch the video.
Monday, January 25, 2010
During the Biennial, Sasamoto will perform alongside her sculptures. In this short video, produced by the Whitney, she talks about tubes and dreams.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Watch this video game within a video from the Whitney, featuring artist Ari Marcopolous.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Download the country-tinged track "What's In It For?" by Avi Buffalo.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Download the Baltimore band's mellow track, "Turned On."