Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>
This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
Toro Y Moi w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Ava Luna Webster Hall Wednesday, September 14 Better than: Getting my phone stolen on the way to the show. In the age of the wireless router, traces of our recent cultural past ('80s pop videos, '90s Reading Rainbow episodes, Aughts Geocities pages, and so ... More >>
Consider the shark jumped. The $3 canned beverage, both caffeinated and alcoholic, has already been banned in New York, with distributors halting their local deliveries on Friday, and now we here at Runnin' Scared are moving to ban the drink from the internet. Our teeth are shivering from the sugar ... More >>
If you have the internet, especially on your phone, you might spend some time on Twitter. And if you're not completely consumed in this whole Nerd Prom thing, maybe you noticed another hashtag all up in your feed on Friday and Saturday. No, not about the weather, though it is beautiful in New ... More >>
Dear Internet, Can someone point me in the direction of the study which conclusively proves that the more imposing, oppressive, tiled and hideous an online advertisement is, the more likely a reader is to click it? Because otherwise, creative really needs to buckle down and help us all out befor ... More >>
Sound of the City roots for the home team and so does Impose Magazine's Jeremy Krinsley. Alia Raza did the above video for Violens, a band that plays soft-heeled indie pop that is not in any way Lansing-Dreiden light, despite the band's frontman being first and foremost a member of that collecti ... More >>
They seemingly came out of nowhere (far north NJ to be exact) in the mid-70's, but by the time the Feelies stopped playing together (never officially breaking up) in 1991, their legacy loomed large enough to have not only rock critics slobbering over them, but also fans like R.E.M. (Peter Buck co-pr ... More >>
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