I try to stay away from the celebrity gossip angle of music, but you guys, the news that perpetually "punk" tween Avril Lavigne is going to get married to fellow Canadian and Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger is too good to resist, particularly since every person in my Twitter feed felt like they ... More >>
The 54th Grammy Awards mark the combination of the Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Metal Performance awards into the single category Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, which is why Mastodon and Sum 41 are up for the same award. Historically, the metal category has been one of the most confounding ... More >>
Last night's Grammy nominations show was full of pomp, eyeliner, and people on Twitter becoming very confused. Here's the complete list of nominees; below, 20 questions that we're still wrestling with some 14 hours after the broadcast signed off. 1. "Super Bass": Robbed or totally robbed? 2. Now t ... More >>
MTV turns 30 on Monday. To celebrate, we're running a bunch of pieces on the channel, its legacy, and its future. Back when he was a music-obsessed teenager growing up on Long Island, and long before he started the influential music website Stereogum, Scott Lapatine never missed an episode o ... More >>
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F2K is a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Track our progress here. The song speaks for it itself. If giant, raging purple erections in cargo shorts could speak.
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Banned in NYC. Photo by Alyssa Tanchajja>New York's Star Fucking Hipsters are a joyous, double-middle-fingers-ablaze coup on political punk rock--pretty much inventing "bubblegum crust" in one grung ... More >>
Two years ago, William Bowers compiled this playlist. Any further additions? This holiday's abstract mandate can be sorta barren for us patriotically-challenged atheist vegetarians who maintain cosmic equidistance from our bloodkin. The term for it is even weird: "Thanksgiving" is a syntactical c ... More >>
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