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By Daniel Kohn For music fans, there's nothing better than seeing your favorite band or checking out an up-and-coming act in person. While the records serve as a tangible finished product that fans can jam on until eternity, the live show experience explains more about a band than their recorded wo ... More >>
Last night, during the 55th Grammy Awards, we trudged through the bile and self-loating of angry would-be comedians and critics who took to Twitter to tell Jack White he looks like Edward Scissorhands and Johnny Depp he looks like the butt baby of Jack Sparrow and Steve Tyler and Adele she was dress ... More >>
This week neo-pop superstar Beck announced the release of Song Reader, a new "album" in the form of sheet music. The finished product offers nothing to listen to; just 20 sheets of notation collected in a "lavishly produced hardcover carrying case," according to the publishing outfit McSweeney's, wh ... More >>
George Thorogood & The Destroyers w/Tom Hambridge & The Rattlesnakes B.B. King Blues Club Wednesday, August 8 Better than: Jack White. The last time I was at B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square (right next to the Sanrio store, across from Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum), I saw Napalm Death. From the ... More >>
On August 14, Insane Clown Posse will deliver their 12th studio album, The Mighty Death Pop! The last time Detroit's finest punching bags released a full-length original album, September 2009's Bang! Pow! Boom!, they gave the world "Miracles," an unintentionally hilarious viral-video ode to giraffes ... More >>
Here is a video put together by an employee of the Chicago Music Exchange that purports to tell the story of rock and roll in 100 guitar riffs, which the guy manages to do in a single take. (They're not all perfect, but you try winding your fingers around the guitar parts for "Hot For Teacher" and " ... More >>
by Chris Gray "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of ... More >>
If the triumph of tUnE-yArDs in this year's Pazz & Jop albums poll was one of the biggest upsets in the poll's history, then the companion singles poll offered one of its most predictable winners to date: Adele's "Rolling In The Deep." Smart money had been on that song taking the prize since it bega ... More >>
Jonathan KingsburyDaniel Pujol formed Pujol about two years ago, and he has put out ten releasessingles, EPs, and full-length albumsin that short period. When Pujol (the band) isn't touring, writing or recording, Pujol (the guy) is playing the Nashville circuit with his other ba ... More >>
If you thought (or hoped, depending) that public fascination with Insane Clown Posse had run its course, you would be gravely mistaken. Nevermind that strangely coincidental timing of Lou Reed/Metallica Lulu monstrosity somehow made Jack White's collaboration with Insane Clown Posse far more palatab ... More >>
The Kills Terminal 5 Friday, April 29 Better than: The Kate and William Lifetime original movie, in a way. The glorious bend of the Kills' albums is that they sound scarcely contained: recorded in flash floods of blues-rock jamming, a panicked production assistant chases singer Alison Mosshart 'r ... More >>
The Kills have style and substance
Remembering Captain Beefheart
photo by Nate "Igor" SmithTexan frat-boy didgeridoos We know you hated us, and at this moment, we hate ourselves too. Since you probably (definitely/rightfully) blocked all the spirited gluttony and gleeful ignorance cluttering your Twitter feed about SXSW, let's just accept that a few things happe ... More >>
The year in music, circa 2010, started at the Cake Shop, with a shred-down to the New Year courtesy of Siren Festival MVP-to-be Marissa Paternoster and her band Screaming Females. After a tour through the NYE fetes of the Lower East Side and Williamsburg, that night ended amidst a marathon sh ... More >>
Bring out your dead (animals)
A cover girl sings out
Today brings more confirmations for the three-day line-up of the Jim Jarmusch-curated All Tomorrow's Parties New York. Adding to the stellar list of Explosions in the Sky, Raekwon, Sonic Youth, the Breeders, Fucked Up, Girls, and the Stooges doing Raw Power are Shellac (credited in the press relea ... More >>
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 >>
The video for "Must Be Santa," off Bob Dylan's deranged new Christmas album, features ol' Bob gallivanting around in a Santa hat, and as such is required viewing. He's at United Palace Theatre tonight for the first of a three-night stand. Man this is gonna be bizarre. You better watch out.
A theater troupe made up of contemporary New Yorkers
Bloodshot Records celebrates 15 years!
Click to enlarge. Finally pulling out the bullhorn on this weekend's permit-less backyard-and-rooftop festival, Hillstock, after initial concern for blowing up the event's spot. But, by now, you're either going or you're not. Organized by Food'lebrity frankfurter Alex Billig and his Eskalators' ban ... More >>
In the week we talked Charlie Gibson into saying our name, twice, we apparently made fun of the Hold Steady for being middle-aged, although that wasn't really exactly what we meant to say. Right wingers still really hate Janeane Garofalo, huh? Other interviews: Smog's Bill Callahan on his new Somet ... More >>
Photos by John Burlage Jemina Pearl Music Hall of Williamsburg Saturday, January 17 Jemina Pearl is one of the few world-class rock 'n rollers right now, especially if you factor in her age or breed--that is, riot grrrls, or riot anyone, who want the world and have the confidence, wit and sound t ... More >>
New Art Parade doesn't suck; Tommie Sunshine wants Revenge
Sly Detroit hicks frown quiet; L.A. string cuties smile pink
Bottoms up! OU812! 5150! Hike! Stop! Hammer-on time!
"I'm Never Wrong" vs. "This Is What I'm Good At"
The World Is That Which Is the Case
You Didn't Know That Rock 'n' Roll Burned
The Review of Video Games