Shaun Ryder: ex-Happy Mondays vocalist, frequently-intoxicated loudmouth, and a man embodying so much English working class swagger, he makes Liam Gallagher look like a pansy. Mr. Ryder is an unforgettable character, but not someone you'd think about leaving in charge of documentary programming. So ... More >>
It would be oh so fun to claim -- as Dan Weiss just did in a post for this very blog -- that Kreayshawn's long-awaited full-length debut is on track to be the worst record of 2012. And it wouldn't be hard: Somethin 'Bout Kreay, which came out this week, is basically an album of nonsensical brags mut ... More >>
Rock Med staff at the Sierra Nevada Music Festival 2003They might be the greatest concert buffs of all time. This year, they plan to attend 700 concerts. Last month alone, they saw an astounding 60-odd shows, including Iron & Wine, Britney Spears, U2, Panic! At the Disco, and the Yellow Magi ... More >>
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