No Way Back presents Mutant Beat Dance and Magic Touch Friday, Feb. 22, 2012 Monarch There was some head-nodding, but not a whole lot of dancing at Monarch last Friday. This is an unusual occurrence for No Way Back, a party whose exuberant crowd generally creates one of the most active dancefloors ... More >>
Muse Band of Skulls Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 Oracle Arena Better than: Matt Crawley wailing in his best falsetto atop the roof of Downton. From its earliest records to the present day, Muse has maintained the sound and presence of a band that plays arenas. Over nearly two decades it has refined an ep ... More >>
Having heard the news that Lou Reed reportedly refused to let Susan Boyle perform "Perfect Day" on America's Got Talent last week (resulting in her apparently fleeing the country in floods of tears; Reed says legal issues were to blame), we couldn't help but start thinking about the variety of so ... More >>
In a recent interview with Spinner, White Stripes/Raconteurs/Dead Weather mastermind Jack White explained why he doesn't allow fans to shoot photos and video during shows at Third Man Records:When we have concerts [at Third Man Records headquarters in Nashville], we don't allow people to film and ... More >>
Richard HaickTool's Maynard James KeenanTool Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine July 12, 2010 @Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Better than: Scratching "Lateralus" lyrics into your binder during a high school math class "How many of you are under 21?" Tool singer Maynard James Keena ... More >>
Superstar session drummer and Dadaist marketing genius Josh Freese (Devo, A Perfect Circle, the Vandals) sells himself, his famous friends, and all-you-can-eat shrimp at Sizzler to promote his new album.
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