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Lady Gaga: How we all became bored with pop’s most interesting monster

Take a lesson from Lady Gaga: A meat dress will go rancid faster than any Prada or Louis Vuitton. In 2010, after releasing her platinum-selling and Grammy-winning “Fame Monster,” Lady Gaga was being hailed as “The Last Pop Star,” “The World’s Biggest Pop Star” and “Our Lady of Pop.” Those days, she would fearlessly cover herself in blood at sold-out arena shows or wear a meat dress to the MTV Video Music Awards.

Long and Winding Road: James Blunt

Do you remember your first record? Your first concert? Well this isn’t about that. This Long and Winding Road is about three artists/records that influenced you over the years –- you as a musician, James Blunt.

The Reverb Interview: Phoenix

Two years ago, Phoenix was known mostly by critics and dance-music fans for its slick blend of soaring melodies and propulsive beats, or the fact that singer Thomas Mars was the beau of director Sofia Coppola, with whom he has a child.

The Kooks @ the Ogden Theatre

[photopress:kiiksbest.jpg,full,pp_image] "Sing-a-longs? We got 'em. In droves!" Photos by John Moore. The Kooks are this year’s Spoon -- a new band that explodes onto the scene with an infectious ditty that gets such incessant radio play that you feel you ought hate them, but just can’t.