Posts by Lyndsey Parker

  • 'American Idol' Top 7 Results: Not A-Meused

    Lyndsey Parker at Reality Rocks8 hrs ago

    This week on "American Idol," Jessica Meuse, one of the few contestants this season who'd never been in the bottom two or three, received such a blatant busing, the show might as well have been sponsored by Greyhound.

    The judges gave Jessica's perfectly fine performance of Miranda Lambert's "Gunpowder and Lead" an unfairly harsh critique; dug up long-forgotten embarrassing footage of her from Hollywood Week; and even slammed the David Gray song she'd selected for fellow contestant Sam Woolf. I seriously hadn't witnessed such an obvious smear campaign against an "Idol" finalist since the judges inexplicably had it out for Haley Reinhart in Season 10.

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  • KCRW Stages 'Mini-Coachella' With Beck

    Lyndsey Parker at Maximum Performance15 hrs ago

    When Southern California's Coachella festival expanded to two identical consecutive weekends a couple years ago, the fest's participating artists were faced with a conundrum: What to do with themselves during their days off in Cali between weekends one and two? But Los Angeles tastemaker radio station KCRW solved that problem for some of Coachella's acts by hosting private "mini-Coachella" showcases at famed engineer/mixer Bob Clearmountain's refreshingly air-conditioned, no-sunscreen-required Apogee's Berkeley Street Studios.

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