This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
When I heard that Jennifer Lopez was leveraging her new position as an American Idol judge to launch her new single, premiering the video for "On The Floor" on one episode and performing the song on another, I rolled my eyes at what I thought was her hubris. It'd been less than two years sin ... More >>
What was the first rock and roll song? Ask music historians and you'll get a range of '40s and early '50 candidates, from "Good Rockin' Tonight" to "Rocket 88."
Ah, but when did the Rock Era begin? That's easier. Everybody knows that Bill Haley and His Comets' rendition of "Rock Around the C ... More >>
My slight obsession with Beck's Record Club, wherein he wrangles visiting big-shot musicians into covering ostensibly classic albums in their entirety, is well documented by now, particularly his recent dalliance with INXS' Kick. Here, Brooklyn art-rock siren St. Vincent takes lead on the indestru ... More >>
Really enjoying this edition of Beck's ultimate man-of-leisure-and-an-unlimited-recording-budget project, wherein St. Vincent, Angus from Liars, and Sergio Dias from Os Mutantes join Beck and his cohorts in reimagining Aussie MTV rock's finest hour, INXS' Kick. Here we have "Devil Inside" transfor ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Brooklyn's Bear In Heaven have evolved from a spaced-out, fuzzy psych mess to a spaced-out, fuzzy dance band. They've kept their soaring choruses and This Heat noise smackery intact, but now the wh ... More >>
Hmm. The presumption was suicide, but now it is being suggested that David Carradine's death might be homicide, or just a good time gone wrong. Police in Bangkok say the now-famous curtain cords were tied around Carradine's neck and genitals, suggesting auto-erotic asphyxia. A Thai forensics specia ... More >>
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