If the eyes are the windows to the soul, The Residents in their most famous visual incarnation provided some of the strangest, most soulful music of the last half-century. The band’s striking visual presence
“When you’re 24 and young and
bored and don't know who you are no more, there’s no hope, and it’s time to
come of age.”These words, which appear in
English rock band The Vaccines’ song “No Hope,” offer a candid look at a common
struggle many face
La Tengo have just returned from a tour of West Coast record stores, part of an
aggressive first-week push behind their new album, Fade, and guitarist Ira Kaplan is adjusting to the full schedule.
“I think in this modern record age, there’s more activity than ever focused on
the initial week
many fundraisers, the Pablove Benefit Concert was born of tragedy. In 2009, Jeff
Castelaz and his wife Jo Ann Thrailkill lost their six-year-old son Pablo to
cancer. Having managed some of the most successful Milwaukee
been an inglorious run for Dustin Diamond post-“Saved by the Bell.” Since
waving goodbye to the show in 2000, Diamond has appeared on seemingly any
reality show that would have him, including “Celebrity Boxing
It makes sense that Sufjan Stevens
would have a soft spot for Christmas. After all, the holiday touches on several
of the songwriter’s most pervasive motifs: Christianity, childhood nostalgia
and Americana. What’s surprising
Nada Surf is 20 years old, which means there are ostensibly a number of 40-somethings walking around with a well-worn place in their Walkmans for this band, an alt-rock mainstay that overcame one-hit wonder status to
Chan Marshall’s cough Monday night was a curious thing. It was persistent and discomforting, a constant distraction throughout the first half of her erratic performance, yet it seemed triggered not so much by...
2009 proved to be a big year for psychedelic chamber-pop darlings Dr.
Dog. That summer, the band stepped out of their comfort zone and into the
relative big leagues, leaving their hometown label Park the Van Records...