Welcome to my life, Weezy.So Lil Wayne is finally a free man. Perhaps a lonely free man, but a free man nonetheless. It's been a hell of a two weeks for the law around here, in all honesty. After last week's barrage of club closings, this week brought news of yet more: 171 Lombardy was raided ... More >>
No idea why he'd have cause to look so pissed last night.Elvis Costello
New York Public Library
Tuesday, November 2
Better Than: Following election results, that's for goddamn sure.
One corny joke ("I hope you've brought back all your overdue books"), two old songs ("Blame It on Cain" and t ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.
A-Team novelizations Small But Deadly Wars; When You Comin' Back, Range Rider?; Old ... More >>
That would be "Sing 'Hey Jude' in the East Room of the White House with Paul McCartney, Jack White, Dave Grohl (!), Jerry Seinfeld, Elvis Costello, your wife, and a whole bunch of other people on an evening when BP finally finished sawing through its own oil rig, thus dumping yet still more light ... More >>
That's Flansburgh on the rightJohn Flansburgh stands as the younger, more bespectacled half of They Might Be Giants, a Brooklyn-by-way-of-Boston band he has been playing in for more than half his life (Their latest album is Here Comes Science, their fourth children's album and 14th or so stud ... More >>
So David Simon's post-Katrina New Orleans drama Treme premiered last night on HBO -- our comprehensive, local's-eye-view feature is here -- and though it might not be perfect (agree with this, for starters), it must be said that this is a music lover's dream: Wendell "Bunk" Pierce playing trombone ... More >>
It took braver men than us to sit through the entirety of the "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon--our taste for artist self-martyrdom/self-aggrandizement is minimal, and since we have no desire to talk to George Clooney or Stevie Wonder personally on the telephone by way of giving money to a desperatel ... More >>
If only AutoTune had existed back then.
Starring Elvis Costello, Public Enemy, the Smiths, Shellac, NOFX, TMBG (!), and R.E.M. The "Alice in Chains are the new Doors" theory (during a discussion about the Dead Kennedys' "Triumph of the Swill") is particularly revelatory. Better sing now while you ... More >>
They have a beautiful new piece of art for every single, Ezra Koenig's voice was already weird and is getting artfully weirder, his ska ad-lib is better than Jay-Z's, his lyrics are ever more surreal, the band's playing three hometown shows in January that promise to relieve an unremittingly ... More >>
The poetry of Gil Scott-Heron spoke for the wretched of the earth-- his concocted third-world revolution was fearsome enough to stand in for the real thing. Since denying the addictive properties of cocaine in 2001, the spoken-word artist has been in and out of prison on drug-related charges, resu ... More >>
In the week "I ain't shoot nobody in like...since the early 90's" irretrievably entered the American lexicon, we learned with some dismay that David Carradine very likely left this earth the hard way. And more grim news: Koko Taylor, 1928-2009.
Live: Doves cry at Terminal Hall, Art Brut's second-ni ... More >>
Over at Jarvis Cocker's mostly-useless web site, there's a brand-new MP3 for registration-required download from his forthcoming second solo record Further Complications. It's called "Angela," it's about a 23 year old who makes 4.50 an hour, and it sounds like Elvis Costello reinterpreting Winger's ... More >>