Why is it that when British people drink too much, they become 10 times funnier? It's not just the accents (though that does definitely help). There is just something specific to coming from that island -- and we have no idea what it is -- that inspires a special next-level of unhindered glee and co ... More >>
By ANGELA RAIFORD
Friday, Jan. 18, 2013
Better than: Catching up on the American Idol auditions.
By 9:40 p.m. it started to feel like this might be a setup. In spite of signage for a Root Bugg Float drink special and a few English voices ringing through the cr ... More >>
One of the more celebrated bands to emerge in the past few years as part of San Francisco's new psychedelic-rock underground, Sleepy Sun made waves globally in 2009 with the release of its acclaimed debut album, Embrace. Shifting easily from epic Zeppelin-esque riff workouts to soulful, gospel-tinge ... More >>
The Black Keys
Friday, May 4, 2012
Better than: The sound of a Guitar Center inside a parking garage.
Maybe the Black Keys just aren't an arena band.
Sure, the Akron blues-rock outfit sold out Oracle Arena just prior to the start of its Friday show. And the humble duo ... More >>
See also: Our complete Coachella coverage
Coachella 2012 has come and gone; now it's time to brag about our awesome tans and how we lost count of all of the onstage mindfucks. But while we Nor-Cal-ers try to switch our brains back to reality, let us also explain why we're really looking forward to ... More >>
Christopher VictorioYou could see the Coachella artists... without seeing this.
Maybe you hate traveling. Maybe you're broke. Or maybe you're allergic to waiting in long lines under the hot sun while privileged pre-teens gyrate to David Guetta.
There are many, many good reasons not to go to ... More >>
via yfrogThe London riots began with a fatal police shooting, but the latest casualty may be independent record labels.
Protesters burned down a CD and vinyl stock warehouse in North London last night that was owned by Sony DADC and used by the PIAS Group, a marketing and distribution firm t ... More >>
Three days of this for 2011!As promised, Outside Lands' avatar Ranger Dave announced the lineup this morning for the festivals fourth incarnation, to be held August 12-14, 2011. Your headliners: Phish, Muse, and Arcade Fire. Also playing: the Black Keys, Deadmau5, MGMT, Girl Talk, Decemberists, a ... More >>
Social Studies, A Day To RememberRarely are bands' press photos shot on a stage, at a bar, in front of a microphone, or at a stuffy wedding reception. Though these places would seem the most logical place to plaster on a smile -- given that, you know, that's where musicians play -- the most ... More >>