Melissa Locker appears in the following:
Friday, October 21, 2016
Takeaway Culture Reporter Melissa Locker fills us in on the nominees for the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Friday, October 14, 2016
This week, culture reporter Melissa Locker gives us a break from the election cycle with round-up of new comedy specials from veterans and up-and-comers.
Friday, October 07, 2016
Pop culture geeks from near and far are gathering at New York Comic Con this weekend.
Friday, September 30, 2016
On Monday, President Obama will throw a mini arts festival called South by South Lawn at the White House.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Sure, you may not be directly affected by the recent announcement of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's divorce, but sometimes you just need a great, binge-worthy breakup movie.
Friday, September 16, 2016
This week, Takeaway Culture Reporter Melissa Locker gives us her picks for the television shows that have the best shots at getting an Emmy.
Friday, September 09, 2016
We've got your fall music preview with tunes from Angel Olsen, M.I.A. Wilco, Against Me!, Dwight Yoakam, Jack White, and more.
Friday, September 02, 2016
Takeaway Culture reporter Melissa Locker gives a round-up of alien movies and making contact with extra terrestrial life.
Friday, August 26, 2016
Go beyond Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon.
Friday, August 19, 2016
Culture reporter Melissa Locker fills us in on the best shows currently on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and beyond.
Friday, August 05, 2016
Explore some of the well known, as well as more obscure, theme songs that were commissioned for the Olympics of the past.
Friday, July 29, 2016
As questions about spying, hacking, and secret emails enter the 2016 election, Culture Reporter Melissa Locker gives us her picks for the best Russian spy and hacker movies.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Comic-Con International will open a window into the Harry Potter spin-off "Fantastic Beasts," the new "Justice League" film, and a glimpse at Season 7 of "The Walking Dead."
Friday, July 15, 2016
Whether you're traveling or taking a day off at home, you may want to kick back and relax this summer with a podcast. With so many options, where do you even start? We're here to help.
Friday, July 01, 2016
Often a spring ritual, television cancellations come fast and furious whether or not the fans love the show or the critics hate it.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Country artists like William Tyler, Kacey Musgraves, Chris Stapleton, Margo Price, and Jason Isbell are taking a toned down, less glitzy approach to the top of the charts.
Friday, April 22, 2016
You win or you...get a spot in the cabinet? "Game of Thrones" comes back Sunday, and it's hard not to draw comparisons between the fictional chaos in Westeros and the 2016 election.
Friday, April 08, 2016
A musical time machine can be found at radiooooo.com, bringing you anywhere in the world to different music of different times and places.
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.