Friday, May 11, 2012
Better than: Every previous Pink Floyd-related tour. No, really.
Apparently those epic theatrical extravaganzas mounted by Pink Floyd in the 1970s and '80s -- with their massive film projections and towering marionettes -- just weren't getting Roger Wate ... More >>
Listen to this while high: Back on Time by Plug.
Behind the buzz: These are treats from "long-lost" tracks that didn't make genre-spanning pop wizard Luke Vibert's (recording under his drum 'n bass monicker Pluf) celebrated 1996 cult item Drum 'N Bass for Papa and were instead left to ripen a dec ... More >>
Remember the good old days, when wine clubs were exclusively the pastime of pretentious assholes/your parents? Those days are over: Rolling Stone magazine just announced its own scheme to sell bottles of fermented grape juice to baby boomers with nothing better to blow their pension checks on. So w ... More >>
As you might imagine, combing back numbers of my Listen to This While High column and my own vast library for a reasonable stab at the Fifty Stoniest Songs Ever is a labor and hashish intensive experience. Preliminary fossickings unearthed these half-hundred favorites, many of which may seem unfamil ... More >>
Excited Southern boy wants to live with youUPDATE: Well, fuck. Looks like either this son of the South is looking to move to San Francisco and Boston, or this ad is a fake. Reader Robbinthehood points out the exact same ad was posted in Boston. We wanted to believe in you, excitable bro. We so fu ... More >>
This week, tens of thousands of people are going to a patch
of desert to watch a pile of bands at Coachella. It's not going to be
comfortable, but it's not the worst place in the world to play. How do we know?
Because of the following -- the top six weirdest gig venues ever.
6. Against Me! at 1 ... More >>
Hear this while high: Pink Floyd's Meddle.
Why?: Pink Floyd is the canonical druggie rock band, and most beginning stoners need a little basic out-of-body orientation. That Floyd's early music is the platinum kush standard for progressive rock is doubted only by those farther along on this THC-s ... More >>
Pop culture is in perpetual remix. It's fun to watch all the various ways clever artists and designers re-imagine not just the music, but the images behind iconic acts. Those interpretations extend to album art. A new site called Animated Albums adds a little extra kick to static images by David Bow ... More >>
Getting Better All the Time: Easy Star Dub All-Stars
With two previous dubwise takes on classic rock albums--namely, Dub Side of the Moon and Radiodread, the Easy Star All Stars are carving out a rather interesting niche. Their latest addition to their oeuvre, Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band, ta ... More >>
San Francisco psychsters Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound are getting ready to unleash their latest batch of magically heavy rock on April 7. The new album, When Sweet Sleep Returned, was produced by studio maestro Tim Green at Louder Studios. According to the band's label, Tee Pee Records, the disc ... More >>
Keeping with today's Christmas-themed music posts, the MP3 of the day is a mess of an X-mas song from Pink Floyd. According to "Raised on Indie" which hosts a version of "Pink Floyd -- Merry Chistmas Song," the song may or may not have been recorded in 1969, and may or may not be Pink Floyd. But wh ... More >>