I have an embarrassing tendency to bait people into conversations where I just talk about cool things I am doing. Surprise, right? While it likely stems from being bored with hearing of the mundane achievements of others (babies, crappy jobs, cars), there is a part of me that figures it must stem fr ... More >>
Better Than: Everything. It started like a movie. The lights dim and rise up again. Excited cheers stifled by a few excited gasps. Half a second goes by and... "I'VE GOT NO REGRET RIGHT NOW." The nasal boom comes from deep within guitarist Tom DeLonge's throat, and with a ferocity that's unmatch ... More >>
Rancid are an institution. Fervently punk rock roots mixed with songs catchy enough for people who've never seen the inside of a squat, these Californians ain't fuckin' around. But while we take this moment to appreciate the majesty of Rancid and look forward to their upcoming shows Thursday and Fri ... More >>
The charismatic Juicy J of Three-6 Mafia takes the stage tonight at Irving Plaza. While his legacy is no doubt acclaimed for the group's groundbreakingly cryptic early work, irresistible later anthems and one of the greatest Oscar acceptance speeches of all time, there's one more aspect to Juicy J t ... More >>
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 >>
In the last 20-plus years, filmmaker Kevin Kerslake has amassed a mind-bogglingly impressive list of music-industry credits, not only shooting videos for Sonic Youth, Prince, Green Day, R.E.M., the Rolling Stones, but also directing the visual treatment of Nirvana's "Come As You Are" and the MTV V ... More >>
Honda Civic Tour: Blink 182/My Chemical Romance w/Alkaline Trio Nikon At Jones Beach Theater Sunday, August 7 Better than: A five percent chance of rain. On the way to Jones Beach last night, leery of the weather that had cut short the final day of Escape To New York some 70 miles east, I checke ... More >>
It's been almost 5 months, or 141 days, or 3384 hours, or 203,040 minutes since Lil Wayne got out of jail. And in that time, by our count, he's made 26 new musical appearances. A few of these might have been recorded before he went to jail (pre-probation-Wayne's maniacally hoarse voice genera ... More >>
If ever you wanted an excuse to truck out to Long Island's Nassau Coliseum, home to perennial NHL doormats the New York Islanders, this'd be it: Lil Wayne's I Am Music II tour, costarring Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Mixmaster Mike, and indomitable rapper accessory Travis Barker, is coming to town ... More >>
Dwayne Carter proves rappers can make lousy rock albums, too
I don't think so, mind you! In fact, the show in which AM was set to help others recover seemed like a cathartic idea and a way for him to work out his own issues while helping others. (Plus I always think any exposure is good exposure.) But a posting by someone way more expert in this field, ... More >>
Adam Goldstein, better known as DJ AM, was found dead in his home on Friday afternoon. The news first circulated through TMZ and Perez Hilton and--to the dread of his friends, his peers, and thousands of fans--the NYPD confirmed the rumor later that evening, announcing the DJ's death and its ... More >>
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