In a funny, personal, F-bomb-laden keynote address at Austin's South By Southwest music conference this morning, Dave Grohl proselytized for the power of the musician's voice -- and the importance of letting artists develop on their own.
Dressed in a plaid shirt, jeans, and wearing drug store readi ... More >>
There's a surprise awaiting anyone checking out the Friday night lineup at Outside Lands. Yes, Beck performs before normal people eat dinner, but arguably that stage's Beck-Foo Fighters-Neil Young progression is logical. And yes, Justice will close the night elsewhere, but everyone knows they'll mak ... More >>
Outside Lands just released the lineup for 2012, its fifth year -- and it's a big one. Headliners include Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Skrillex, Jack White, Foo Fighters, Justice, Beck, Sigur Ros, and more. The festival takes place in Golden Gate Park Friday through Sunday, ... More >>
Earlier this week, in an interview with radio station WGRD of Grand Rapids, Mich., Black Keys frontman and blooze-rawk genius Dan Auerbach offered a strong response to critics and fans who think rock 'n' roll is dead:
I think that it's so lame of an argument, it seems so stupid. It's like the press ... More >>
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards happened yesterday. Which we're sure you know already. If you missed it, however, you may have missed some of the weirdest details. So here, for your convenience, is a timeline of events. Get comfortable, 'cause this thing was a three-and-a-half-hour carnival of absurdi ... More >>
Coachella 2012 is still more than four months away -- so naturally, it's time to start hyperventilating over rumored lineups for the first year the festival will stretch over two weekends. One "leaked" lineup appeared last week on StarzUncut, a celebrity gossip website with more than 58,000 Twitter ... More >>
In case you missed it, last Saturday, while performing at Brazil's SWU festival, Courtney Love had a minor meltdown after an audience member repeatedly held up a photo of Kurt Cobain. "I don't need to see a picture of Kurt, asshole!" she yelled. "And I'm going to have you
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Neil Young at the Bridge School Benefit. Photo by Christopher Victorio.
The lineup for this year's Bridge School Benefit is out, and it's as solid as ever. No big reunions -- we got Buffalo Springfield last year, sigh -- but the acoustic shows Neil Young and his wife, Pegi, put on to benefit ... More >>
The world's foremost connoisseurs of beverage ice.
We can honestly say that, until a few moments ago, we never gave any thought to the shape of the ice cubes in our drinks, much less the company that made the machine that created them. The peak of our lifetime's worth of ice-related contempla ... More >>
Remember the quietly xenophobic, right-wing propaganda movie that was Falling Down? The one where Michael Douglas has a meltdown in Los Angeles and goes on a mini-rampage (against mostly immigrants) in his white shirt and horn-rimmed specs? The movie was extraordinarily silly on a number of levels, ... More >>
Against Me! with former anarcho-punk and new father Tom Gabel second from left.Against Me! made a name for itself playing infamously raucous, sweaty shows in the nation's basements for kids who identified as anarcho-punks. But with the release of its second major-label album last year -- the much ... More >>
By now you've probably heard of Seattle resident James Burns' bid to raise $10 million to make Weezer break up. You may have also heard that, disturbingly, Burns has been the target of death threats for his brilliant idea prank. Frankly, we can see both sides here: Weezer (apart from its new t ... 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 >>
Dustin RabinThem Crooked VulturesNovember 19, 2009Fox Theater
Better Than: Listening to Robert Plant shy away from the high notes at Led Zeppelin's 2007 reunion show.
It's no accident that the supergroup has, in recent years, gone the way of New Coke, the McRib, and Lindsay Lohan's career. For ... More >>