How did we go from the Rolling Stones to Fartbarf?
Blink 182. You know them. You love them. And we'll have a lot more about them and their Wednesday show at Music Hall of Williamsburg tomorrow and Thursday. But these tickets we're giving away, they were made possible out of the kindness that pours from the hearts of the lovable scamps pictured above ... More >>
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Warped Tour returns with bands both old and new
"It's a huge accident." That's how Kitty Beckwith characterizes the fact we're even talking, over chocolate tea at Tarallucci E Vino, about her unlikely success as a rapper. The alleged teenager made waves last year as Kitty Pryde, a Claire's employee from Daytona Beach who appeared, like all viral ... More >>
The 2011 edition of Da Capo's annual anthology Best Music Writing which this year was guest edited by The New Yorker classical writer and The Rest Is Noise author Alex Ross; Daphne Carr has been the series editor since 2006contains 32 essays and is augmented by a a jumbo-sized "Other N ... More >>
Chris Brown's "Look At Me Now" has topped Billboard's R&B/Hip-hop Songs chart for seven weeks in a row, and it recently peaked at No. 6 on the Hot 100. In terms of Brown's career, it's notable for being the singer's first top 10 hit in the two years since that whole violent incident with then ... More >>
Good luck learning all the chord changes in "Jane Says," dudeSo TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek has joined Jane's Addiction, in some unspecified bassist/songwriter/possibly-non-touring-member capacity, which is super bizarre when you first hear about it, but is, upon reflection, not the stranges ... More >>
Welcome to Sound of the City's year-in-review rock-critic roundtable, an amiable ongoing conversation between five prominent Voice critics: Rob Harvilla, Zach Baron, Sean Fennessey, Maura Johnston, and Rich Juzwiak. We'll be here all week! Pay Rich Juzwiak what you owe him, Jay Leno. Twitpic by Dav ... More >>
tkTom is the one in black. Against Me! leader Tom Gabel is the sort of lyricist that can't stop himself from contemplating the folly of Robert McNamara's foreign policy decisions mid-song, and he's the sort of singer that can find a way to make the former Secretary of Defense's quirky name positive ... More >>
White Crosses revels in the suddenly anomalous thrills of power chords
Girls not having much fun. Pic by Connar Walik, more below.Once a year, mtvU hosts the Woodies, an event that's a lot like the Teen Choice Awards, except that it caters to college kids and music-industry people who can say stuff like, "I started listening to that band, like, two years ago." T ... More >>
It still holds up. Yesterday's installment was apparently helpful, so: CMJ has a ton of afternoon music-industry panels. Here's Wednesday's lineup. Join us now as we distill them to their respective essences.
Sometimes the most fascinating items in the New York Post are buried in the lifestyle coverage. Today Reed Tucker's "Diet Soda Diatribe" takes off from Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez ' claim that Coke Zero is bad for you. While saying up front, as all good Americans must, that Chavez "would love n ... More >>
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.