Rejoice, puppet freaks (and pretty much everyone over the age of 30, whose childhood memories are inevitably intertwined with The Muppet Show), for this Friday, the new Muppet movie comes out! Muppets Most Wanted has Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais, so it's bound to be good, but the Muppets have a long a ... More >>
Fact: puppets are awesome. Second fact: puppets become even more awesome when you stick them in music videos. Which is what all these smart people did. Here are our top five favorite puppet-related music videos.
Remember how, after he thought it'd been long enough for everyone to forget about Pinkerton, Weezer's Rivers Cuomo put out the green album, went back on MTV, and sang a bunch of frothy pop songs that never even pretended to mean anything? Catchy, featherweight singles like "Hash Pipe" and "Island in ... More >>
DEADMEAT TOUR featuring Steve Aoki and Datsik Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Jan 21, 2012 Better than: Being slowly asphyxiated by menthol cigarettes and Vick's Vaporub. First silence, and then it hit. The subwoofers setup just a foot in front of me began to pump air out into the 7,000-capacity Bill ... More >>
Hope you enjoyed the Thanksgiving break, because this weekend, things are dropping right back into gear. The guiding principle seems to be a strong showing from the new school of house music, with major headliners playing over the course of the entire weekend. But if four-on-the-floor isn't your thi ... More >>
Christopher VictorioWeezer's Rivers Cuomo sure loved to walk up the aisles last night at the Nob Hill Masonic Center.WeezerLimousinesNovember 30, 2010@ The Nob Hill Masonic CenterBetter than: Singing along to every song on Pinkerton with a car full of your friends on a long road trip -- but only ... More >>
Christopher VictorioWeezer at the Nob Hill Masonic Center last night. Way more pics after the jump.Weezer November 29, 2010 @ The Nob Hill Masonic Center Better than: Almost everything. Seriously. Weezer is calling it the Memories Tour; some fans have dubbed it Blinkerton. The band has just hit ... More >>
Weezer's Rivers Cuomo tries to hug fans into believing he never hated PinkertonWell, this is pretty much the best piece of Weezer news since the '90s. Finally heeding the calls of legions of (correct) fans who have long held up sophomore effort Pinkerton as the group's masterpiece, Weezer will co ... More >>
Man Man Let's WrestleSeptember 7, 2010 Great American Music Hall Better than: Hobo Madness Man Man and San Francisco were made for each other. The band's gang-shout vocals, madcap cacophony and random junkyard percussion make up the perfect soundtrack for oddballs, hobos and m ... More >>
Bill SitzmannToday sees the stateside release of the Arcade Fire's third full-length album, The Suburbs, which supposedly kicks ass. Not having heard it, I will instead ruminate on another album about suburbs: Read Music/Speak Spanish, the first and only record by Omaha's Desaparecidos. The ye ... More >>
Joseph Schell WeezerWednesday, Oct. 21, 2009The RegencyBetter than: Seeing an arena rock band in an arena.Just to be clear, there was a lot of screaming going on at the Regency last night for Weezer's free "secret" show. Fans screamed when the line they were standing in outside the venue--a line ... More >>
Weezer's frontman is certifiably nuts. So why doesn't he write better songs?