Super Bowl is on your mind. We know this, but there's still plenty of fun to be had before the big game. Videology is hosting a workout session and screening old-school Jazzercise videos, a group of artist have built a pyramid scheme (of sorts_ for a one-day show, and crowds gather in Chinatown on S ... More >>
How did we go from the Rolling Stones to Fartbarf?
Today is the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a moment in American history that was pretty horrifying for reasons that have been enumerated countless times. Their effects on pop music weren't as tragic, to be sure, but they were pretty unfortunateartists on both sides of the aisl ... More >>
Blazing hard rock might signal a sea change
A few weeks ago I was perusing the Billboard Rock Songs chart, which at present shows a genre in crisisits ranks are split between the staggering dinosaurs of the nu-metal era, a few poppier rock outfits like Gotye and fun., and a bunch of bands that sound like slight variations on the old-ti ... More >>
The "classic" L.A. Guns lineup, ca. 1989.Today, Matador announced that it would be launching a new singles club and the inaugural release would be Stephen Malkmus and one of the bands currently calling itself L.A. Guns (more on that in a minute) will be releasing a split 7-inch on Matador wh ... More >>
And so will your kids. Out today: Kidz Bop Sings Monster Ballads, in which the child-themed cover-record series takes on the soppiest hits of the era when Headbangers' Ball and Dial MTV looked a lot alike. And hey, there are a lot of quality songs from that time period that kids should at lea ... More >>
Earlier this morning, Gawker introduced the world to "Mike's Apartment," the supposed newest addition to the NYC nightlife scene. In a "reasonable-sized studio/loft downtown somewhere," goes the joke, the city's fashionable elites are gathering, fleeing the depredations of the Box and the shu ... More >>
So Sebastian Bach saved Axl Rose from being attacked by a maniac with a blade the other night at the Gramercy Hotel's Rose Bar. "Nobody is getting anywhere near my man Axl Rose with a knife," said the one-time Skid Row frontman, and from his position atop a banquet, he summoned security to cast wh ... More >>
F2K is a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Track our progress here. Just another schmo who hoped that 9/11 would change everything...for his career.
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