Kool and the Gang
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Better than: Any of the still-touring Sunset Strip hair-farmers from the 1980s that Van Halen inspired.
There aren't too many '70s-era hard-rock bands that can inspire the kind of unabashed hedonism -- a "bring me the skull of Sammy Hag ... More >>
Danny ClinchDeath Cab for Cutie
Death Cab For Cutie hits the Fillmore tonight in support of its seventh album, Codes and Keys. We sat down with frontman Ben Gibbard and bassist Nick Harmer to find out what drives Death Cab after fourteen years of making music.
You started out being a lot of ... More >>
Fact: it is impossible to fight crazy. So what the hell are
the radio stations of Malaysia
thinking, going up against Lady Gaga? Apparently they've taken her new LGBT-empowerment
anthem, "Born This Way" and removed all the, uh, LGBT content. Way to miss the
whole point of the song, Malaysia!
Gaga ... More >>
Who better to Christmas-cheer you up than the ever-chipper Jonathan Richman?Parker Gibbs' Christmas Craptacular w/ Jonathan Richman, Mark Eitzel, Marc and the Casuals, Carletta Sue Kay, Los Cenzontles, and othersDecember 22, 2010@ The Make-Out RoomBetter than: Face down in Burl Ives' swimming poo ... More >>
Dear turkeys, we're sorry. Seriously. This is a really bad time of the year for you guys and we feel terrible about not being able to really do anything about your plight and everything. But hey, everyone else, we know you're also having a stressful time of it (what with dealing with your family and ... More >>
Well, this fucking sucks.Pete Quaife, a founding member of the titanically influential British Invasion band The Kinks, died at age 66. This is the guy who played bass on "You Really Got Me," -- you know, one of the greatest guitar-rock songs ever -- and the entire The Kinks Are the Village Green P ... More >>
Taylor FriedmanRobert Schwartzman, RooneyRooneyThe Young VeinsBlack GoldJune 22, 2010@Slim'sBetter than: Random! punctuationFor the price of seeing Rooney and two opening acts, the audience at Slim's was also treated to half a Panic! at the Disco concert. Black Gold's Eric Ronick and Than Luu wer ... More >>
Like clockwork, the waning of each year brings another slew of Christmas songs. Even Dylan has gotten in on the act. The vast majority of the seasonal crop is either nostalgic rehashings or sentimental cash-ins, but there are always a choice few that far outshine the rest. Below are eight season-app ... More >>