Miranda LambertChris YoungJerrod NiemanFriday, April 27, 2012Shoreline AmpitheatreBetter than: Every other currently touring Nashville hitmaker, for reasons gone into below. The short version: Blake Shelton showed up. The Pistol Annies did five songs. Lambert's band actually rocked when it tried to ... More >>
Romana MachadoFuckaroos Fuckaroos, Sandwitches, Earth Girl Helen Brown, Sonny & the SunsetsApril 2, 2011@ Amnesia BarBetter than: Pulling
the mask off the old Lone Ranger.
It seems everyone's tired of hipsters, but no one's tired of complaining about them but me. You can scarce swing a dead ... More >>
Putting rock musicians in movies has been a catchpenny ploy since about fifteen minutes after rock music began to hit nationwide in the mid-1950s. The crusty-nosed brats buying all the records were, after all, the very same unruly vermin clogging American drive-ins every weekend. At first, acts were ... More >>
Santa Cruz's The Devil Makes Three, a trio consisting of two guitars and standup bass, plays a refreshingly contemporary, riotous, and punk-tinged amalgamation of folk, country, and ragtime. While their sound may be partially derived from dated genres often wrongly associated with tame performanc ... More >>
DJs are natural curators. They go into the dusty stacks (or plow through the billions of MP3s online) to pull out only the choice music cuts for their sets. But we wanted to know how they rate as guides for more than just your ears and hips. In our newest All Shook Down column, On the Record, we tak ... More >>
Mission of Burma, Erase Errata,
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009
Better than: Watching your dad's high school garage band relive their glory days.
It seems like all the original indie rock icons are on a reunion, revival, or new album tour this year: Sonic Youth, The Pixies, and ... More >>
via webhamster.comThe Hamster Dance Back when the Hamster Dance - a series of animated hamsters dancing to Roger Miller's "Whistle Stop" - hit the Internet in 1998, few people thought it would be the first of a slew of Internet memes that bounce around our collective consciousness with li ... More >>