Better than: Expected.
Cat Power is unsmoteable. Not Giovanni Ribisi and his potentially Scientologist Welsh supermodel wife, or The Miami New Times' "less than stellar" review, or angioedema, or tour bankruptcy, or alcohol could get in the way of last night's performance at Terminal 5. Maybe her s ... More >>
"Shady Lane" is one of Fork in the Road's favorite Pavement songs, a ditty so evocative it might bring tears to your eyes.
The refrain, "A shady lane, everybody wants one/A shady lane, everybody needs one" suggests an Acadian past we might like to retreat to, while also partly recalling the Quicksi ... More >>
Have you unfollowed Charlie Sheen on Twitter yet? If not, are you prepared to? You have two more days to decide before Worldwide Global Unfollow Charlie Sheen on Twitter Day, a day of reckoning, a day of justice, a day to end enabling. We've given you our reasons for unfollowing (spelling "Ko ... 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 >>
So the "secret" Eminem/Jay-Z show on the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theater, initially thought to be a casualty of the dreaded Drake Riot Aftermath, actually happened last night, a mini-performance to air on Late Show with David Letterman Friday to promote both the duo's upcoming concerts and Em's ne ... More >>
The Texas Board of Education accepted this week, on a preliminary basis, the recommendations of conservative advisors to make the state's textbooks read more like Glenn Beck transcripts.
They'd been working at this awhile. Earlier this year, conservatives had advised changing the Texas science c ... More >>
Adult Swim's team of terrorists and aliens have organized a summer-long series of free shows at Santos' Party House. Tonight, New Pornographers frontman A.C. Newman joins Cheeseburger, the Woggles, and, apparently, "a hockey-mask-wearing burlesque review." [ED: Shouldn't that be "revue"? Or will s ... More >>
Nine is the all-star musical film based on the Broadway show, which in turn was based on the Fellini flick 8 1/2, about an Italian director who's surrounded by scads of exasperating yet titillating women.
Well, the trailer makes it looks like a gorgeous melange of Italianisma, as directed by Rob ... More >>
Having basically been left speechlessly happy about this song since the Clipse finally let it go this morning, it's hard to want to do more than just let the rappers on this track speak for themselves. What to say? This song, if it were done right, was always going to be some perfect mix of startlin ... More >>
Somewhere Russell Simmons is wondering just what the hell happened
First came the not-quite news that the Clipse were in the studio with Rick Rubin (he was the one who signed them to Columbia, after all). Now that same Entertainment Weekly reporter, Simon Vozick-Levinson, has managed to actually he ... More >>