Today and Saturday, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake take the stage at Yankee Stadium for their Legends of Summer tour. While they're both certainly living legends in their own right, it's interesting to look back on how truly different both Hov and Timberlake's summers have been over the years, and yet ... More >>
Egos have been around for a long time. Odysseus had an ego, Louis XIV had an ego, Wu Zeitan had an ego. For as long as we've recorded history, there have been people feeling themselves, sometime for good reason. So, naturally, many of the people on this list are responsible for some truly amazing mu ... More >>
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 >>
Well, shit--JUST when we'd finally recovered from 11/11/11, here comes the titanic saturnalia we like to call 12/12/12! So hey, here's 12 songs with "12"/"twelve" in the title, because what the fuck else.
The latest rumor about how the Olympics will close themselves out next month comes from The Sun: "[Oasis's Liam Gallagher] will perform a new arrangement of... 'Wonderwall' with bandmates Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock." 12. All of the track & field competitors dress up like Benny Hill a ... More >>
The Great GoogaMooga Prospect Park Sunday, May 20 Better than: Eating anything in my fridge. Vineland. Field Day. All Points West. New York is littered with the acrid corpses of past festivals, a perpetual tease giving hope to the most jaded music fan that maybe this year, someone will get it righ ... More >>
If you're on the Internet you might have heard of Klout, a pseudo-scientific way for measuring the slippery ideal of "online influence." Taking into consideration a variety of factors, it has (despite its often being utterly gameable and as a result off the mark) turned into a way for people online ... More >>
Leigh RydbergNoel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Beacon Theatre Tuesday, November 15 Better than: Big Bang Theory reruns. Watching Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, it's hard not to see the albatross around his neckhis estranged brother Liam, who he left behind in 2009 after a serie ... More >>
The former Oasis brother releases his own record
Yesterday, it was announced that Jay-Z would be joining U2 on the band's five-date tour of Australia come November. It makes sense: in addition to commingling at the top of the Forbes 2010 Music Earners List, Jay-Z and U2 have performed together before--more than once, in fact. (Never forget ... More >>
Cast out of Jay-Z's kingdom, a notorious hip-hop mogul takes a kinder, gentler, hipper approach to reinvention
In the UK, anyway. According to this article, there's been a steep rise in the number of Brit males who are putting down their crumpets and going in for "threading," the intricate hair removal process that makes your face look far less like an Edward Scissorhands topiary.
--Noel Gallagher has posted a statement regarding his reasons for quitting Oasis minutes before the band was to go onstage at the Rock en Seine festival in France. On the band's website, Gallagher wrote that "the level of verbal and violent intimidation towards me, my family, friends and comr ... More >>
Ha--a full 20,000 people requested their money back after Oasis played a show in their own hometown of Manchester. To be fair, the sound was apparently plagued, and Noel Gallagher announced from the stage that the band would be offering refunds to anyone who could produce a ticket, saying "this is ... More >>
--The full lineup to Brooklyn's "Woodsist Captured Tracks Festival" has been announced. Organized by Blank Dogs Mike Sniper's label, the shows will be at Broadway Backyard July 3rd and 4th. The lineup includes Woods, Kurt Vile, Vivian Girls, Thee Oh Sees, Psychedelic Horseshit, Blank Dogs, and Crys ... More >>
Why the British love the Scissor Sisters more than we do
Flinging poo at the haters with the Arctic Monkeys
Noel, Liam, and pals slide away from singular glories you probably forget were ever there
In 1997, Britpop was going to eclipse the Beatles, and the P.M. was king. What happened?
In Pop Music, Its Anyone's Guess