Last week, Black Sabbath released 13, their 19th studio album. In case you haven't heard, it's kind of a big deal. This is the first album since 1978 to feature original lead singer Ozzy Osbourne and the first since 1994 with bassist Geezer Butler. Conspicuously missing from the classic Sabbath line ... More >>
By Gabriel San Roman
Ten years ago this week, "Shock and Awe" airstrikes by U.S. forces in Iraq marked the onset of another invasion of that country. President George W. Bush led a so-called "Coalition of the Willing" mocked by anti-war activists as a "coalition of the shilling" into hostilities un ... More >>
Picking up the phone at her South Philly home, GANG singer Amanda Damron says, sternly, that I've interrupted her while she was watching the Beyoncé documentary on HBO. There's a brief, awkward silence, then she bursts into laughter.
"It's OK, I probably know everything that's in it, I'm obsessed ... More >>
"So one of us is running for Vice President, but only one of us listened to 'Bawitdaba' on the way over here in the Secret Service motorcade," Paul Ryan said this morning at a rally in Royal Oaks, Michigan.
Miriam Coleman of Rolling Stone reported today that Kid Rock came out in support of the VP n ... More >>
After today's news that Paul Ryan is a huge Rage Against the Machine fan, we are continuing into the weird vortex of politics and music. And what a strange place it always tends to be.Yesterday was the Iowa State Fair and, headlining the Midwestern fun of the Buckeye State, Hank Williams, Jr., was o ... More >>
You can't arrest a song!
That's part of the idea behind one faction of a large network of demonstrations and protests planned for May Day -- the day of action this Tuesday that some suspect will push Occupy Wall Street into the spotlight again in a major way.
The group Occupy Guitarmy has acti ... More >>
Thanks to her husband, Katy Perry considers herself as an honorary Brit. But as the most frequent current inhabitant of the Billboard charts, she must wish we were all anglophiles.
If only America had a Christmas No. 1 competition as rabid and media-fueled as Old Blighty's! Katy would have t ... More >>
One of the most respected turntable artists in the independent hip-hop world, Brad Forste's fierce, punk-like approach to scratching always pushed each set he DJed right up to the line of pandemonium. On more than one occasion I have seen Forste, apparently unsatisfied with the crowd's energy, cut u ... More >>
Ted Leo, Titus Andronicus, So So Glos
Monday, November 21
Better than: Getting into another political argument on Tumblr.
In honor of last night's benefit for the National Lawyers Guild at Shea Stadium, the letters "OWS," for "Occupy Wall Street," were haphazardly applied to the wall ... More >>
Tom Morello at Occupy Wall Street. First there was Real World 27, which will include Occupy Wall Streeters if everything goes to plan. Then there was True Life: I'm Occupying Wall Street. Now there is the O Music Awards, where there is a new category for Most Memorable OWS Performance and it' ... More >>
Fox News decided to publish an editorial on "hipsters" or what they think they know "hipsters" are, entitled, "The Trouble With Hipsters," written by a Hopefully you've landed here and will not read the actual article. That said, given that Fox News's broad outlook still sees President Obama ... More >>
Buraka Som Sistema, from their last time at LPRBuraka Som Sistema
Le Poisson Rouge
Wednesday, November 5
Last night, Buraka Som Sistema proved that no one gives a shit about what you're saying if you do it with a smile on your face and a sassy female MC on stage with you. The Portuguese pro ... More >>