Just in case any of you weren't 100 per cent sure that Fred Durst was a terrible human, the Limp Bizkit frontman has just signed on to direct -- of all things -- an eHarmony commercial. Because nothing says "take a risk" like a dating commercial directed by the oldest frat boy on earth. In honor of ... More >>
A magazine that you sometimes see in the waiting rooms of tire stores, Rolling Stone remains tirelessly dedicated to reporting on its own place in the history of the teensy sliver of music that its publisher enjoys. To that end, the august rag is forever publishing important lists ranking the best m ... More >>
Welcome back to Downton Abbey, a house now touched by tragedy. In this episode we lost one and a half men, were blown away by the Dowager Countess' formidableness, and met Ethel's obese baby. Did anyone do a cry count? These ladies and gentlemen did some serious weeping this week. Don't be sad, it's ... More >>
This past weekend, with the release of The Social Network movie, Justin Timberlake proved to the world, yet again, that he is just as good at acting as he is at making really high-pitched noises, moving his body in a rhythmic manner and cultivating enough curly hair to restock Cher's wig closet. If ... More >>
Saul Williams's facepaint resembled a dolphin crossed with the Star Trek logoSaul Williams, Earl Greyhound, American Fangs November 10, 2009 The Independent Better Than: Gym Class Heroes, or 2009 David Bowie With a head full of feathers and his face painted like a glittering Star Trek dolphin, ... More >>
EKAphotography copyright 2009. all rights reservedMichael Franti and Spearhead The 11th Annual Power to the Peaceful Festival began with a thunderclap and ended with an affirmation of love. The season's first storm hit in the wee hours, bringing warm, tropical showers - but no lightning. Most of ... More >>
EKAphotography copyright 2009. all rights reservedVoodoo Child? Vieux Farka Toure It would be somewhat of a disservice to Vieux Farka Toure to call him the Jimi Hendrix of Malian music. Though he's definitely an innovator and an amazing player--sometimes given to playing behind his back, as ... More >>
EKAphotographyMichael Franti at 2008's PTTP Watch out, Outside Lands and TIMF! Power to the Peaceful--Michael Franti's annual free party in Golden Gate Park--has announced the lineup for this year's throwdown, which is expected to bring between 50 and 75 thousand people. The featured artists thi ... More >>
Ever since Alanis Morissette released a song titled "Isn't It Ironic?" chock full of scenarios that were not at all ironic -- which, in itself is ironic -- the search has been on for a proper example of irony that doesn't involve diabetic men rushing to the pharmacy being flattened by insulin trucks ... More >>
Are the '90s back already? If so, is it too soon? After all, we can think of several dubious trends from that decade - grunge 'uniforms' (flannel shirts and scruffy faces), sugar-coated teenie pop (think Britney Spears, 98 Degrees, 'N Sync, Backstreet Boys), stomach tattoos ( i.e. Tupac's "Thug Life ... More >>
(Photo: Sony BMG) Sara Bareilles The Fillmore July 12, 2008 Review by Will Harper What a difference 14 months makes. Back in May of last year, no one had heard of Sara Bareilles when she opened for Aqualung at the Fillmore. When she started her set for that May 2007 show, there were maybe 100 peop ... More >>
Finally, someone has taken on the heady task of figuring out what famous people our democratic presidential candidates are vaguely related to.According to an AP article from today, researchers at the New England Historic Genealogical society have found that Hillary Clinton is kind-of, sort-of relat ... More >>
If you are actually enthused to attend this shitty, overpriced concert, then may Jeebus himself have mercy on your boring and gullible soul. If it was any worse, the Goo Goo Dolls would also be playing. Hey, there's still time, so cross your retarded fingers. I don't condone this evening of atrociti ... More >>
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