That’s it. I’m just going to go ahead and do it: I call conspiracy. I am absolutely convinced that there is some secret warehouse somewhere in Brooklyn in which local bands congregate.
Every year the Pitchfork Music Festival is the same. The musically hungry masses flock to that glorified football field in the wilds of Chicago in search of the same thing: something new. Yes, something amid the white-washed indie haze that sparkles – that worms its way into your cranium and croons on repeat all the way back to New York, or New Orleans, or New Wherever-the-Fuck Midwest Land, U.S.A.
Apparently, there was much to-do last week after rapper Clipse’s new video hit MTV. A New York fried chicken joint named Obama Fried Chicken was featured in the video, but the name was blurred out on network television. While many thought the censorship was spurred by the rather racy name of the eatery, the real [...]
For some reason I thought he’s be into dancier stuff: The Presidential iPod Out of the woods and onto the runway?: Let The Joanna Newsom 2010 Rumor Mill Begins You hearing this, Edward Droste?: The Justin Bieber Example: Use Twitter or Incite a Riot and Get Arrested (via The Daily What) Guys like crazy chicks. [...]
That saddest of days has finally come: Edward Droste, of indie darling band Grizzly Bear, has left us all in the dark, reaching out with weak hands toward where the illumination he oft dispensed once streamed. No, he didn’t break up the band–Droste quit Twitter. One cannot even take a trip down memory lane by [...]
Ever since the “BNE Was Here” stickers started cropping up in my Brooklyn neighborhood, I’ve been intrigued by the elusive artist–partly because I think it’s an awesome campaign, and partly because those are my initials. (Side note: I tried to write a story about the dude way back in May and contacted an artist who [...]
Check out this sweet retelling of classic kid’s book, Goodnight Moon in which the “Moon” in question is Keith. Check out the vid after jump. Warning–it gets kinda boring toward the end and may induce nightmares.
The Dukes of Stratosphear–from the folks that brought you XTC–are releasing an extremely exciting collection of discs on November 30th. The announcement on their Web site may be the most whimsical/slightly disturbing product description yet–which is why I’m just gonna paste it after the jump. Click to read and listen to the Dukes’ trippy tunes.
Single serving blog of the day: Clients From Hell Oh, man, attempt a weak smile, sad boys–previously unseen Neutral Milk Hotel videos: Live in 1998 Kids surf in sewer water, America gags: This is Disgusting, You Should Watch it of the Day Bringing ironic facial hair to new heights: Half-Bearded Man Arrested The Academy digs [...]
Yeah, um, that’s basically the gist. While the warbly voiced crooner was rocking out in Hamburg on Tuesday he made a joke. A bad joke. A joke that actually really isn’t a joke at all: Something along the lines of, “Hamburgers should be called Hamburgists.” Apparently, an audience member who never learned that most basic [...]
Comin’ at ya, the perfect present for your slightly weird (but awesome!) Uncle Hank or your brother, Trey, who just discovered rock ‘n roll: the expanded Ultra Devo-lux, Limited Edition four-disc set. Pretty lofty sounding, huh? The huge-ass package, crammed with posters and CDs and whatnot, will be available online only this holiday season at [...]
So a few days ago it was reported that “unfriend” is the word of the year, according to the New Oxford American Dictionary. The designation of such an honor can only mean one thing: We’re all becoming assholes.
Say what you will about the Decemberists–love ‘em, hate ‘em, enjoy ‘em but sometimes feel slightly overwhelmed by the twee factor–they put on an awesome fucking show. I mean, plywood whales, audience interaction–it’s like going to the Mystic Seaport–on acid. Anyway, the poppy troubadours have finally broken into yet another frontier of musical storytelling: the [...]
I really dig dudes with classically horrible voices. This is an attraction that probably requires some sort of counseling, but, in the meantime, I am very much so enjoying this new video from N.A.S.A., short for “North America South America” (a music collaboration project assembled by Squeak E. Clean [a.k.a. Sam Spiegel, Spike Jonze's brother] [...]
So yesterday we reported that garage rocker King Khan (of King Kahn & BBQ Show fame) and his manager Kristin Klein were arrested Thursday for alleged possession of hallucinogenic mushrooms. The duo missed a couple of shows, but they’re back on track for an L.A. appearance tonight. Last night, the musicians issued a statement about [...]
Finally, some sweet retribution for all you music snobs out there who have long proclaimed: “Psssh, screw CDs–that album sounds way better on vinyl.” Apparently, Nielsen SoundScan figures show that 1.4 million LPs were sold in the U.S. last year–which is almost double the number of records sold in ’07. Meanwhile, CDs are going the [...]
Write a poem for Jeff Tweedy, you know, like a stalker would: Wilco Launches Haiku Contest Take this on your lunch break–if you’re a fat-ass: “Where Should I Eat, Fast Food Edition” (via The Daily What) And you thought Jay R’s moniker was politically incorrect: A Roundup of Retarded Merch (via The Daily Swarm) Like [...]
Remember when MTV used to be cool? I don’t either. But I feel like at one point it was at least a little less smack in the middle of the mainstream.
The washboard tie–it’s from Urban Outfitters, naturally. I would make a joke about it being loud, but… Yeah… You can buy it here if you feel so inclined.
Let’s just get this out of the way before we go any further–you, reader (although you are probably a male), watch Gossip Girl sometimes. It’s a cultural curse, deal with it, no one’s judging. That out of the way, can we just appreciate for one moment how horrible the music has gotten on that show [...]