My Date to The Movies With Madonna: The NYC Premiere of W.E.

by Bradley Stern

Disclaimer: My thoughts on W.E. will not be published until the week of release (February 3.) Now and then, there are some moments when I’m invited to cover an event, a concert or simply spacing out mid-interview with somebody important and/or pretty where I completely lose focus of everything happening in my head and ask… Read the full article


In Defense of Lana Del Rey

by Bradley Stern

On Saturday night, Lana Del Rey performed on Saturday Night Live. By the next morning, the internet was abuzz: The Huffington Post proclaimed “Internet Sensation Bombs On Her U.S. TV Debut.” NBC’s Brian Williams called her a “Brooklyn hipster” and “the least-experienced musical guest in the show’s history” in a personal email. Predictably sneery cyber… Read the full article


MuuMuse Presents: A PowerPoint Presentation of the Various Reasons Why Keri Hilson’s “Gimme What I Want” Is Amazing

by Bradley Stern

On the train ride home today, somewhere between pondering the solution to global poverty and attempting to shake off a recurring day terror involving a toaster oven and The Real Housewives of New York‘s Ramona Singer (I don’t feel emotionally prepared to discuss it yet), I said to myself: “Self, Keri Hilson‘s “Gimme What I… Read the full article


The Time I Saw Katy B’s Debut Performance in America (But Mostly Took Glam Shots With Adrienne Bailon)

by Bradley Stern

Yesterday evening, I had the great pleasure of attending UK grime-pop princess Katy B‘s debut US performance at Le Bain as part of the Giant Step/Steve Madden Music Series. After meeting up with my friend Jake, my worst nightmare Jon (of Alis-Blog, he’s literally the worst) and Jon’s roomie Justin, we began to mingle (Read:… Read the full article


Britney Spears: I Wanna Go (Video Review)

by Bradley Stern

FUCK YOU, FUCK YOU AND FUCK YOU: IT’S THE VIDEO PREMIERE OF BRITNEY‘S I WANNA GO.” You think you’re ready for this? *Hands seashells.* Well, alright then…LEZ GO.


Jumping Trains with JoJo at the Girls Who Rock 2011 Benefit Concert

by Bradley Stern

Last Friday night (no Katy Perry segues, please), MuuMuse contributor Sam Lansky and I had the great pleasure of attending the She’s The First: Girls Who Rock 2011, a benefit concert to raise money for the Arlington Academy of Hope in Uganda. After munching on some free Pop Chips and taking shots of some of… Read the full article


A Moment Like This: Kelly Clarkson Performs at the Confide + Conquer Event in NYC (May 25)

by Bradley Stern

While Scotty McCreery was busy being crowned the winner of the tenth season of American Idol last night, I was standing five feet away from the one and only American Idol in my heart: Kelly Clarkson.


Beyonce: Run The World (Girls) (Video Review)

by Bradley Stern

The revolution begins now. From the mere behind-the-scenes photos alone that surfaced last month, the Francis Lawrence-directed clip for Beyoncé’s “Run The World (Girls)” already promised to be epic. Then came the trailers, which–in hindsight–promised something much different thematically: There was revolution, combat, drama. But as it turns out, the clip for Bey’s latest single… Read the full article


Amazing Things I’m Listening to From Sweden, Vol. 3

by Sam Lansky

Fact: In Sweden, it is illegal to make bad music. Okay, so this may not be empirically true, but it is a reality that the Swedes are known for exporting pop of the very highest quality. In my ongoing series, Amazing Things I’m Listening to From Sweden, I discuss the best Scandipop that’s been quietly… Read the full article


Spark: The Delicate, Darling World of Natalie Walker

by Bradley Stern

I was first introduced–sorry, introduuced to Indiana-born singer Natalie Walker back in 2006. Formerly a member of the trip-hop troupe Daughter Darling, Walker debuted amongst a surge of fellow indie-pop songstresses that dominated the blogosphere (not to mention the soundtracks of nearly every trendy television show of the time, including Grey’s Anatomy, Ugly Betty and… Read the full article