This week, Swedish progressive metal band Meshuggah have been performing alongside a cardboard cutout of their singer, Jens Kidman, whose fearsome voice was completely annihilated by the flu. (Don't worry, he's recovering.) Whether he'll join his bandmates onstage tonight at the Roseland Ballroom re ... More >>
Tesco Vee has stretched his bawdy bile over three decades now as leader of the Meatmen, the Hate Police, and a few other concerns his lawyer would rather we not talk about. Whipping up face-slapping punk rock while juggling numerous onstage propsdildos, nun outfits, bloody rubber chickens, an ... More >>
Friday, July 6
Better than: The Yanks taking three of four from the Red Sox.
Size matters. Roger Waters proved this Friday night at Yankee Stadium when he put on his biggest-yet production of one of the biggest albums of all time, his former band Pink Floyd's double-LP ... More >>
John Peck has an irresistible post on McSweeney's today, listing ideal sandwich components for various bands.
For example, this gem:
Pink Floyd: Amethyst-rubbed pork, asparagus jelly, moon-dried tomatoes, pumpernickel.
Isis earlier this month, letting it all go.
Friday, June 18
Farewell tours are weird, the celebratory nature of live rock being counteracted by the knowledge that this will never happen again; the listener can frequently walk away feeling weirdly hollow, as tho ... More >>
Pink Floyd has won a legal claim in the UK against EMI; Chancellor Sir Andrew Morritt agreed that the music company doesn't have the right to sell the band's music in formats the band does not accept. The band cited an artistic integrity clause in its contract that the court agreed applied to ... More >>
Today, as we struggle mightily to readjust from Long Weekend Mode to Back at Work Mode, seems like a good day to just play Wu-Tang Chamber Music on infinite repeat: As Mr. Breihan notes, it's neither a great album nor, technically a Wu-Tang album (no Method Man/GZA, no RZA production, etc.), but a r ... More >>