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Melissa Locker

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Bands to Watch in 2014: Diane Birch, Chance the Rapper, Lizzo

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."

Read Melissa Locker's full list of artists to watch in Time.

One of Locker's picks for 2014: Lizzo

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A Scariest Musician Smackdown

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. 

 

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New Yorkers Head Southwest to Get Indie Music Fix

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.

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The Whitney Biennial Strikes a Pose

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.

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The Whitney Highlights Aki Sasamoto

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.

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Behind the Scenes at the Biennial : Ari Marcopoulos

Monday, January 25, 2010

Watch this video game within a video from the Whitney, featuring artist Ari Marcopolous.

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Gig Alerts: Avi Buffalo

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Download the country-tinged track "What's In It For?" by Avi Buffalo.

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Download This: Ecstatic Sunshine

Monday, January 18, 2010

Download the Baltimore band's mellow track, "Turned On."

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Gig Alerts: Dinosaur Jr.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Dinosaur Jr.
"I Want You To Know"
Playing at: Brooklyn Bowl
(61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg)
Get: Tickets | Directions

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After-Air: DJ Spooky and Keith Shocklee on 30 Years of 'Rapper's Delight'

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Celeste Headlee sits down for an after-air conversation about the first mass-market rap single, "Rapper's Delight," which was released by The Sugarhill Gang 30 years a...
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The War in Afghanistan: Veterans' Stories

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Today marks the eighth anniversary of the U.S. sending troops to Afghanistan. To help mark the occasion we get the personal stories of three veterans of that war: Joe Sturm, Marco Rei...

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Gourmet Magazine Closes After Seven Decades

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Conde Nast announced yesterday that it will close Gourmet magazine after nearly 69 years of taste making and recipe writing. The November issue will be its last. The decision came aft...

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H1N1 Vaccine Rolls Out Nationwide

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

The H1N1 vaccine is being slowly distributed around the country. We talk to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute on Allergy and Infectious Disease, about when the...

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The True Cost of H1N1

Friday, October 02, 2009

Flu season starts officially on Sunday, and while the government has been urging schools to close only as a last resort in the battle against H1N1, there have already been at least 18...

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In the Philippines, After the High Water

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The floodwaters in the Philippines are starting to recede now that Typhoon Ketsana (locally known as Typhoon Ondoy) has passed through, but the situation in Manila and the surrounding...

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Addressing Climate Change One Prank at a Time

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Last week close to a million New Yorkers received a special edition of the New York Post emblazoned with the giant headline: "We're Screwed!" Plausible as the headline seemed, the pap...

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The Late Show with President Obama

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

President Obama added another TV appearance to his recent media tour last night. He stopped by the fabled couches of "The Late Show with David Letterman" and brought his bully pulpit ...

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Afghanistan: From the Headlines to the Frontlines

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hot on the heels of a recently-released report in which Afghanistan commander General McChrystal said the U.S. mission in Afghanistan "will likely result in failure" without calling u...

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Searching for 'The Lost Symbol'

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

They can't wait for Amazon.com to ship it. They can't wait until 9 a.m. for Barnes & Noble to open. They are Dan Brown's biggest fans, and they can't wait even a minute past midnight ...

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China to US: I'll See Your Tires and Raise You Chicken Parts

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

President Obama set off a trade dispute on Friday when he announced that the U.S. would impose a 35 percent tariff on imported Chinese tires. China retaliated by launching an investig...

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