The afterlife of the video star
By Nate Jackson What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder who ... More >>
Jack gets filmic with his Blunderbuss
Amy Winehouse passed away on July 23. In memory of the people, places, and things that passed away in 2011, here's a collection of links and streaming-video artifacts.
Bryan Horowitz Kelly Clarkson Highline Ballroom Wednesday, May 25 Better than: Watching the American Idol finale in real time. I'll be honest: There was something pretty delicious about spending last night, during which a super-frustrating American Idol season came to an end by crowning a ... More >>
We started out the week on a positive jam. Riding high off Bob Dylan Week, we spent the weekend paying tribute to all those bands who came before with Craig Finn at Music Hall of Williamsburg and trying with all our hearts to sing along while the Dismemberment Plan flailed around on stage at ... More >>
So the White Stripes officially announced their breakup today. You are understandably depressed. Not shocked or devastated, probably -- they hadn't put out a record in four years, nor toured in about as long, nor generally much resembled an active band. And yet it's now time to regard the sta ... More >>
Today brings more confirmations for the three-day line-up of the Jim Jarmusch-curated All Tomorrow's Parties New York. Adding to the stellar list of Explosions in the Sky, Raekwon, Sonic Youth, the Breeders, Fucked Up, Girls, and the Stooges doing Raw Power are Shellac (credited in the press relea ... More >>
Testing out the new Alice in Chains
Don't blink, or you'll miss Mos Def
--Tickets for Leonard Cohen's October 23rd gig at Madison Square Garden are now available via Fan Club Pre-Sale: the password is CENTRALPARK. Regular seats for the Garden show go on sale August 10th at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for all the general public schmucks. The 74-year-old legend re ... More >>
The Raconteurs get even more chaotic
Photo credited to gaelenh The White Stripes June 19 The Fillmore at Irving Plaza, or something By Rob Harvilla A dear friend of mine theorizes that Def Leppard’s Hysteria ranks among the greatest rock albums ever made due to the forced simplicity of, uh, having a drummer with one arm. Such an i ... More >>
Absurd bagpipes and half-assed prog retreads sink the Stripes' sixth manifesto
Jack White dreams up a dumb new reason to cover a song
Sheriff arrives, the Strokes are sent home, drunks from Down Under take over the garage
"I'm Never Wrong" vs. "This Is What I'm Good At"
Garage Punks Discover New Wave and Kick Out the Cans
Prog Cognition and the Future of ?
Innocence Executed by Ohm
Jack and Meg Find a Little Place to Fight 'Em Off
The Review of Video Games