The first time Randy Cordero covered a Neil Diamond song, he did it as a lark, never dreaming that it would become his full time job for the next 20 years. "In 1988, I was the singer and songwriter of a regular rock band," Cordero recalls. "Sometimes I'd do open mics, playing my own songs solo, with ... More >>
A couple of weeks ago, you may recall we did a list of the Top Ten Music Biopics. The biopic debate raged again today, however, after we saw images of Andre 3000 dressed up as Jimi Hendrix, in the midst of making a movie. We're pretty sure Andre is going to do wonders in the role, but that doesn't m ... More >>
Back in January, Fleet Foxes drummer Josh Tillman tweeted an announcement: "@fleetfoxes, the best and last band that would ever have me. Tokyo is my last show. Fleet Fans, sorry if I was ever distant/obtuse to you. X."
This week, Tillman released his first solo album under the new moniker Father J ... More >>
This week, Whitney Houston became the first female artist to have three albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 album chart at one time. In the two and a half weeks following her death, Whitney sold 2.7 million songs and 668,000 albums -- a massive increase. There's no doubt that if she were st ... More >>
Davy Jones of the Monkees, who sang such widely known hits as "Daydream Believer," "Last Train to Clarksville," and "Valleri," died of
a heart attack this morning. He was 66.
Already a renowned stage performer who'd scored a Tony
nomination, Jones auditioned in 1965 to be on a TV show based on t ... More >>
Sad Baby Wolf
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012
Bottom of the Hill / Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Opening Night
Better than: Seeing The Hold Steady.
Ask a local, or a bring a notebook with you to a show, and they'll tell you: Noise Pop is as much about discovering new music as it is about venue-hopp ... More >>
Listen to this while high: Pendulum by Creedence Clearwater RevivalBehind the buzz: This clutch of untelegenic megabuck hippies was supposedly outselling The Beatles as the '60s crumbled into the '70s. This second CCR album of 1970 is typically regarded as psychedelic as these country boys ev ... More >>
The Monkees: Where are their leather pants?
Do the Monkees belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Of course they don't. But not for the reasons Jann Wenner and his cabal of ex-Rolling Stone interns have decreed, which add up to the charge that Micky Dolenz, Davey Jones, Michael Nesmith, an ... More >>
This past weekend, with the release of The Social Network movie, Justin Timberlake proved to the world, yet again, that he is just as good at acting as he is at making really high-pitched noises, moving his body in a rhythmic manner and cultivating enough curly hair to restock Cher's wig closet. If ... More >>
Mondo 2000 nailed the emerging cybersexcomputerdrug zeitgeist with its first issue in 1989, making media mavens out of its founders, Queen Mu and R.U. Sirius. But the trippy, fractious family that was Mondo began to implode in 1993, torn asunder bu inter