Remember when Avril Lavigne first emerged, fresh from a Hot Topic sale, riding on the handlebars of a BMX and singing about skater boys? Sorry -- "Sk8tr Boi"s? Frankly, that video was so contrived and stupid we remain deeply offended by it, even a decade later. We had assumed Ms. Lavigne would be in ... More >>
As it's done all season, The Voice dragged out its results show to a degree that was at best arduous and at worst excruciating. So, after two hours of performances from bus-loads of people -- including Rihanna (who had actual clothes on, miraculously), Smokey Robinson, Kelly Clarkson, The Killers, P ... More >>
By JACK BOULWARE [Editor's note: Jack Boulware is the co-author, with Silke Tudor, of Gimme Something Better: The Profound, Progressive, and Occasionally Pointless History of Bay Area Punk from Dead Kennedys to Green Day.] If we're talking the birth of Bay Area punk, there are as many points of vi ... More >>
Justin Bieber: Is there anything more annoying than his stupid helmet hair, saccharine songs, creepy affinity for hitting on older women and tiny, little, smooth, smug face? Not yet, no. But if Ashton Kutcher gets his way, there may well be. For PerezHilton.com has just reported that not only would ... More >>
Photo of a previous Vampire Weekend show by Moses NamkungVampire WeekendThe Fox TheaterApril 19, 2010Better Than: getting bitten by a vampire wearing high-tops, skinny jeans, and shaggy bangs.Last night, the Columbia grads of Vampire Weekend, led by frontman Ezra Koening and his impressive falset ... More >>
Shot at the Walter Maciel Gallery, LA. Robb Putnam wall art and sculptureSarah Morrison Photography. Josette Church Makeup. On her second full-length effort, For Blood and Wine, Rykarda Parasol invites you on a journey where the main character, a lawless woman trapped in time, drifts between the ... More >>
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