Bobby Hebb, famous for writing one of the most covered songs in music history “Sunny,” died Tuesday at the age of 72.
The Chicago area festival Lollapalooza is just about to start and Spinner.com is getting every excited by giving a way tons of free downloads by some of this year’s best acts.
The next big thing in movies: 2-D? J.J. Abrams and other Hollywood directors are down on 3-D. Has the backlash begun?
The annual gore-fest known as Shark Week is finally upon us and everyone from selachimorpha enthusiasts to people who just like to see other animals brutally attack other ones are strapped to their couches, hoping to satiate their yearly blood-lust.
The Arcade Fire’s newest album, The Suburbs–set to release in just a few weeks (August 3rd in the US and the 2nd in the UK)–is sending the blogosphere into hyperdrive.
First they previewed eight different album covers, and now a Seattle radio station is streaming 30-second clips of every song off of the new album.
This year is starting to become the “year of reunions,” and the geniuses from Roxy Music don’t want to be left in the dust. Bryan Ferry, one of the group’s founding members, announced that Roxy Music will be going on tour early next year for the first time in a decade. But don’t get your [...]
If you didn’t think BP is an evil, self-serving company already, their admission to lobbying for the release of the only convicted Pan Am 103 bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi should change your mind. After pressure from a number of U.S. senators, BP has finally admitted that they played a part in the release [...]
Is it really a surprise that the infamous haters from the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) are protesting something again? They’ve made headlines for their outlandish signs that tell pretty much everyone except themselves to go suck it. The next target for the WBC is the annual geek-gathering Comic-Con, and they feel it’s time that comic [...]
As our society moves forward, and we destroy the earth more and more, we have to ask ourselves: What next? Some say the Moon, some say Mars, but the people at The Netherlands Architecture Fund have a better idea: A giant trash island! That’s right, trash. Currently there is a giant ball of trash the [...]
When I heard there was going to be a movie based on the epic, book-length poem Howl by Allen Ginsberg (played by James Franco), I wondered how they were going to turn one of the most influential pieces of creative writing into a feature film. The trailer is finally circulating around the internet, and as [...]
Question: What makes a great summer jam? Answer: A tune that is super casual, you can sing along to and has a head-bobbing beat that gets you psyched to do anything. Lewis Pesacov of Fool’s Gold has discovered this formula in his remix of the Local Natives track “Wild Eyes” from their Gorilla Manor album. [...]
I used to be one of those weird kids in high school that believed the government is monitoring everything everyone does. I’ve somewhat grown out of that phase, but in light of the NSA’s announcement of the “Perfect Citizen” program, old paranoid feelings are starting to rise up in me again. The point of the [...]
I think that everyone living in New York can agree that free outdoor concerts are the best part of the summer, besides busted fire hydrants. Yesterday, while I was doing my daily internet cruising I discovered that the Spanish dance outfit Delorean were going to be playing a free show in a kind of bizarre [...]
When I was little my parents instilled in me the idea that you should never make the same mistake twice, and in light of George Michael’s recent arrest this adage has been floating in my head all day. He just can’t stay out of trouble with the police. In the early hours of July 4th, [...]
Right now there are a handful of iPhone apps connected to different musicians and bands. Both Wilco and Death Cab For Cutie provide streaming music, and an app put out by guitar-god Santana offers guitar lessons for fans. Not wanting to be left out of the app store and the money generated by useless guitar [...]
Much like the kid who feel asleep during President Obama’s speech at his high school graduation, John (Sonny) Franzese, once the most feared underboss of the Colombo crime syndicate, is now seen more as an endearing old man than a cold-blooded killer. He was caught taking a little siesta prior to his son’s damning testimony, [...]
Falling in line with band-mates Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, Philip Selway is set to release to his first solo album, Familial, August 31 on Nonesuch Records. In Radiohead, Selway provides the infectious beats that accompany Yorke’s caustic song writing. For his own album however, he’s stepped out from behind the drum kit, picked up [...]
When it comes to major news, no other story has been used to bash Obama, the oil industry and our growing hunger for gasoline quite like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. It’s been the same song and dance for the past 7 weeks as more and more oil has dumped into the ocean: destruction here, [...]
First let me say, the Mars500 study sounds like the worst idea since my dad decided to invest in Amway when I was a kid. Furthermore, does anyone else think the mission would make for a great reality TV show? It may be a little boring at first, but they could pull some Truman Show-esque [...]
Apparently child pornographers aren’t just an abhorrent breed of filth lower than the smallest single-celled organisms; they are incredibly stupid as well. After 50-year-old Michael Fraser left his cell phone on a bus in the UK, police were able to crack a child pornography ring allegedly 70-men deep. The bus driver discovered dozens of pictures [...]