Radiohead w/ Caribou
Friday, June 1
Better than: Spazzing out (ahem, dancing) in a warehouse all by your lonesome.
Any inclination of Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke being, as he put it, "sick as a dog" was not obvious until the band screwed up "Idioteque" and Yorke walked off wit ... More >>
About a year ago, the movie Bridesmaids opened in the U.S. and was the subject of a rather unusual awareness campaign.
Female movie fans, largely independently of the film's producers, compelled women to go see the film in its opening weekend and defy common Hollywood wisdom that non-rom-com movies ... More >>
This weekend, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its class of 2012, which consists of Donovan, the Beastie Boys, the late singer-songwriter Laura Nyro, the Small Faces and the Faces, blues guitarist Freddie King, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Guns N' Roses, although not lead singer Axl Rose, wh ... 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 >>
Here's audio I could listen to through eternity ... or at least until a hawk swoops down and pecks my eardrums out.
(6) "Losing My Religion by R.E.M.
Don't tell me what it means! Don't even tell me they broke up! Just tell me I can have this on constant rotation!
Its propulsive guitars and angst ... More >>
Patti Smith, leading the charge as always. Pic by Tracy Ketcher.21st-Annual Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert
Starring The Flaming Lips, the Roots, Taj Mahal, Michael Stipe, etc.
Thursday, March 3
Better Than: "Auld Lang Syne"
"Beauty is power -- violence is weak," we are told ... More >>
Big Star's Third/Sister Lovers is quite possibly the most beloved power-pop album of all time, and certainly the most poignantly morose, a heartbreaking state only exacerbated by frontman Alex Chilton's death last year. Now comes word of a full-album live tribute with a crazy all-star cast, a ... More >>
C'mon, Steve, indulge us.So Pavement Week ends tonight, with one more show in Central Park. We all had a good time, though, right? Dredged up some memories? Sung a few half-remembered choruses? Got rained on? Made some money? (Actually, no, we didn't make any money.) And though the set lists ... More >>
Yesterday, The Business Insider's chief Henry Blodget announced a new round of funding to the world in a blog post explaining that the company just scored a cool $3M in the form of backing from a venture capital firm, RRE Ventures. That's more than the company's had since they started. TBI an ... More >>
Beach Fossils prior to the grand, violent finale. Pics by Chris Becker.Beach Fossils/Woven Bones/The Beets
Thursday, July 1
You get to like it, the rudimentary BOOM-BOOM-THWACK, BOOM-BOOM-THWACK of a two-piece stand-up drummer -- no flash, no cymbals, no particular variety ... More >>
So a 23-track best-of from everyone's favorite Coachella-headlining, Central Park-invading, reunited indie-rock demi-gods will drop on March 9, and after some initial guess-the-tracklist fanfare, Matador has finally revealed the real thing. Not bad, I suppose, but twice as many from Brighten ... More >>
One fear, as fine digital purveyors like Rhapsody and eMusic expand and mutate and more frequently generate fine music criticism of their own, is that they'll shy away from, well, criticism -- as they are literally in the music business, they'll be loathe to talk trash even when trash-talk m ... More >>
The highlight of the new Flight of the Conchords season thus far, provided above, is a song about their testicles, i.e. "Sugar Lumps," which is both the good and the bad news. (The Voice food brigade is enraptured with this clip as well.) I will admit to liking this a lot more than I feel that I ... More >>