How did we go from the Rolling Stones to Fartbarf?
Every couple weeks, the Voice takes a hard listen to the music in which millions of Americans soak. The Band Perry, "Done" Current Billboard Country Chart Position: 15 Yes, "cauc-pop." What else to call the Nashville radio hits that, since Dolly went disco, have drawn so fully on the deepest tradi ... More >>
By Brian McManus Lately we've noticed a lot of bands have their own brands of wine, including MotÃ¶rhead, Kiss, AC/DC, and Ratt. (Even Warrant has a wine. Warrant.) One of our friends at Wine Spectator magazine showed us the piece they wrote in April about this trend, and noted they were going to r ... More >>
The PMRC is one of those faint memories that music fans that grew up in the '80s try to brush away. The Parents Music Resource Center was launched in 1985 by a group of Washington power wivesthe most visible face being the wife of then-senator Al Gore, Tipperwho saw rock and rap as, in ... More >>
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.
Jani Lane, the former lead singer of the hard rock band Warrant, was found dead in a California hotel room last night. Lane was Warrant's primary songwriter, penning radio hits like "Heaven," "I Saw Red," and "Cherry Pie"; in his later years, he would leave and get back together with his former ban ... More >>
A #1 hit, but not a one hit. Yes, the VH1-clip-showization of music-discussion culture is pretty much a given at this point, thanks to, well, the Internet, and its tendency for shared laughter to hold more ballast than shared enjoyment within. (Shh.) And it follows that calling certain artist ... More >>
The Lower East Side trio's music gets rescued from the No Wave depths
Guitar Hero fans attempt to look sexy while playing video games. Results are inconclusive.