Paul McCartney is going on tour this summer, and at least one concert info website says he'll be playing this year's Outside Lands festival. Via an anonymous tipper, check out this Last.fm page that says Macca, the great co-founder of the Beatles and a solo legend in his own right, will be playing o ... More >>
Madonna October 6, 2012 HP Pavilion Better than: Doing the "Lucky Star" dance at home. Madonna's MDNA Tour has been protested across the globe almost steadily since it began last May. In Warsaw, public exorcisms were conducted in order to expel Satan from the star's lithe body and punish her for p ... More >>
In 1939, at the age of 13, Joe Kubert drew and lettered a series of four stories about a character called Volton, the Human Generator, for Cat-Man Comics. These were the early days of the comic book industry, just a year after Superman's debut in Action Comics #1. Kubert's Volton stories are clearly ... More >>
via FlickrList of things you don't want to say onstage: "Hello, New York!" when you're in Boston; "How about them Dodgers?" when you're in San Francisco; and "The tragedy is Norway was way less serious than the way fast food chains operate every day" when you're pretty much anywhere. Alas, ... More >>
Sometimes it feels like "post-punk" has become a dirty descriptor. More often than not, if a band cites its influences as pre-Joy Division Warsaw or the Fall, expect to see some bad haircuts and hear a clichéd hodgepodge of post-punk darkwave and cheesy modern dance music that lacks heart, origi ... More >>
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