Better Than: Most rock 'n' roll reunion shows. The Replacements are a band that contain multitudes. More multitudes than most, rather, with their unorthodox and believable balance of snottiness and romance that pervades their songs. Part punk and part rockabilly, they're drenched in pop sensibility ... More >>
On Tuesday, June 17th the 2014 Summerland Tour comes to Irving Plaza, where those in attendance will attempt to party like it's 1999. Nostalgia will be in full effect as this year sees headliners Everclear joined by Soul Asylum, Eve 6, and Spacehog. To adequately prepare you to '90s rock, we've asse ... More >>
No one expected a new My Bloody Valentine album in 2013. There were a few signs pointing to its pending arrival — the shoegaze pioneers had announced that the follow-up to their seminal 1991 record, the stunning and ethereal Loveless, had been mastered. They didn't provide a release date, trac ... More >>
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. See also: Top 10 Douchiest Guitarists of All Time
Titus Andronicus draw more from hip-hop culture more than you think. Songwriter, bandleader and Wu-Tang Clan fan Patrick Stickles' lyrics are deeply post-modern and full of hypertext links to everything from The Velvet Underground to Albert Camus to Curb Your Enthusiasm. And like any hustler with a ... More >>
The current version of Guns N' Roses--Axl Rose, DJ Ashba, Dizzy Reed, Tommy Stinson, Richard Fortus, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Chris Pitman, and Frank Ferrer--will continue their pretty successful run of gigs when they head out on a brief club tour next month that has three shows scheduled in New York ... More >>
Guns N' Roses w/Asking Alexandria Izod Center Thurdsay, November 18 Better than: Getting to sleep at a decent hour. "It's nice to be here," Axl Rose said from the Izod Center's stage at approximately midnight last night, an hour into Guns N' Roses set. "I had my doubts, too, if I'd make it." The ... More >>
The triumphant David Comes to Life storms the suburbs
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 >>
Take that, CBGB! Were you booking shows with Axl Rose and his rental band back before John Varvatos graced you with some leather jackets and used audio equipment? No you were not. Fashion week would come and go and you'd just book 17 more Subhumans shows. Not like the new regime over at 315 Bowery ... More >>
Beowulf, meet the Replacements! Great books from 2007 you may have missed.
"I'm Never Wrong" vs. "This Is What I'm Good At"