God Save the Kinks: A Biography By Rob Jovanovic Quarto Publishing Group, 330 pp., $14.95 As battling brothers Ray and Dave Davies continue to go back and forth with each other -- and in the press -- with sometimes wholly different views on what if anything the Kinks will do to mark their 50th anni ... More >>
In the fifth season premiere of Mad Men, Jessica Paré as Megan Draper forced a roomful of jaws to drop with an unexpected performance of "Zou Bisou Bisou." The scene took place at Don Draper's apartment during his surprise birthday party; his young wife, Megan, turned the shock quotient up to 11 wh ... More >>
How did we go from the Rolling Stones to Fartbarf?
Just because it's getting cold out doesn't give you the right to act like a hermit. This weekend's round-up will keep you nice and cozy.
The Melvins--immortal avant-metal overlords of cataclysmic, stadium-sized riffage, double-drum devastation and deliciously diabolical yelping--are the freakishly genius punk crushers that the late Kurt Cobain wished to high hell his band Nirvana could be. While Melvins idolizer Cobain is long gone, ... More >>
In a recent convo with Sound of the City, Sebadoh/Dino Jr icon and ex-Amherst punker Lou Barlow waxed nostalgic for Boston's music scene, both snickering at the hardcore simpletons brutalizing innocents in the pit and in awe of American underground rock trailblazers like Mission of Burma. Alas, punk ... More >>
Leigh RydbergNoel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Beacon Theatre Tuesday, November 15 Better than: Big Bang Theory reruns. Watching Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, it's hard not to see the albatross around his neckhis estranged brother Liam, who he left behind in 2009 after a serie ... More >>
The new parents: Michael Bernstein and Maya Miller of Religious KnivesFor Brooklyn foursome Religious Knives--guitarist/organist/singer Michael Bernstein, guitarist/organist/singer Maya Miller, bassist Todd Cavallo, and new drummer Ryan Nadieau--gloom, shadows, and lapidary repetition are the ... More >>
crappy photo of Mark Arm and 2/3 YLT, last Tuesday night by Cami D Yo La Tengo Hanukkah Shows at Maxwell's All the Covers, the Special Guests, the Mix CDs. . . So far. by Jesse Jarnow It is maybe no accident how perfectly Yo La Tengo's gear tucks into the dimensions of the Maxwell's stage, thei ... More >>
Teen pregnancy, hilarious and sweet, in the indie-licious Juno
Outside is the perfect setting to cure all that ales you