By Ryan Wasoba
Bands are collections of people. In any such group, some people will be cooler than others. Even in an uncool rock band, there will be cool people. Here are the six coolest members of uncool bands. Cool? Cool.
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If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in this planet's many happenings, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. To break down the chaos, a few of Village ... More >>
Steve GullickMark Lanegan Band
Tuesday, February 7
Better than: Drowning.
Mark Lanegan has a voice. You know? It's like those super-high-definition photographs of people that don't get airbrushed, that show the lives the subjects have lived in every wrinkle and mole and imp ... More >>
When Curtis Granderson came to bat for the Yankees in the second inning of yesterday's home opener against Detroit, the crowd got a nasty shock: the stadium's speakers were blaring Rebecca Black's "Friday," a song so insipid it makes Justin Bieber sound like Lou Reed.
Granderson, too, seemed ba ... More >>
If you had asked us after 2007's For Emma, Forever Ago, or even after 2009's auto-tune adorned EP, Blood Bank, we probably would have told you Bon Iver would be crazy to put out an album during the summer. Justin Vernon had made a name for himself by capitalizing on heartbreak, exorcizing awa ... More >>
Listen, he's Bob Dylan, and I'm honoring this.Bob Dylan
Monday, November 22
Better Than: That tour he did awhile back with John Mellencamp, probably.
You want to know what he looks like, but you already know: dapper, dignified, craggy, with a hat so wide and round and stiff it co ... More >>
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Gomez-Delgado, lower middle. Zemog El Gallo Bueno is an audacious, spiked-wristband to the jaw of contemporary world music--hard-rocking, hard-arting, undeniably New York. Making what Peruvian-born, ... More >>