The PMRC is one of those faint memories that music fans that grew up in the '80s try to brush away. The Parents Music Resource Center was launched in 1985 by a group of Washington power wivesthe most visible face being the wife of then-senator Al Gore, Tipperwho saw rock and rap as, in ... More >>
Clevelander Dylan Baldi is making like the indie rock LeBron James. Except instead of pinpoint passing ability, Baldi's hands are able to noodle a fine lo-fi pop tune out of a four-track or ProTools like an all-star from an early age. His early cassette releases garnered him what's referred t ... More >>
New research suggests that babies develop their palates in the womb and that what a woman eats while pregnant could affect her child's tastes later in life.
The FDA will soon start to regulate gluten-free foods. Currently, a gluten-free label doesn't necessarily ensure that a product a ... More >>
Pop culture -- especially music -- has always had its own respectively fringe and seemingly misunderstood populations. From Phish Phans, to Justin Bieber's bloodthirsty teenage following, and beyond, there always seems to be a group of people deeply saturated in a culture of fanatic obsession ... More >>
Spicy pickles ($5)Last night, Thistle Hill's handful of wooden tables were full as dusk filtered in through the place's large windows. The restaurant cooks in the farm-to-table new American style that has become as familiar as a corner slice joint, and has a full bar with tasty $10 cocktails ... More >>
Hey look, it's Michael Bolton. Photo by the intrepid Rob Harvilla.In the week we attended a cocktail party at Michael Bolton's house, we learned that the god has a Kanye platinum plaque on his wall and the finest Scrabble board Toys R Us sells on his mantle. Our guided tour of New York's most ... More >>
New signage up at Thistle Hill, the much anticipated bar and restaurant from NOFX's Fat Mike and a consortium of others, including 'inoteca's David Massoni and Niagara Bar's John Bush. When last we checked in, the spot, which is located in the former Olive Vine location at 15th Street and 7th ... 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 >>