8 months ago | Top Lists
You've seen those memes: the ones about how musicians spend thousands of dollars on gear, hours rehearsing and loading/unloading, and drive 40 minutes to just play a show for $100. How noble and brave our poor musicians are, selflessly sacrificing...
9 months ago | Soapbox
In case you haven't been flooded with hundreds of cheering reposts on your social-media feeds, Scott Stapp is having a hard time. When bad things happen, people laugh. Whether it's out of some sort of genuine happiness for the pain of someone that...
11 months ago | Punk & Hardcore
I've never had an interest in Screeching Weasel, as I don't listen to punk music that comes off like it was meant to be the soundtrack of a straight-to-video film about kids rollerblading in a shopping-mall parking garage. I listened to Boogadaboo...
12 months ago | Top Lists
Every week, we get thousands of notifications on Facebook, and because our lives are privileged and lonely, we pay attention to them. Everyone has commented on everything. It is everybody's birthday today. Everyone but you has had a baby and is al...
1 year ago | Top Lists
Recently, my enemies have been accusing me of having a problem with hats. Maybe it's because I am (predictably) a bald, pale music critic, and wearing a hat makes me look like a Nosferatu vampire-creature. But personally, I think someone's choice ...
1 year ago | Juggalo Watch
Nate "Igor" SmithNebraska, a personable and modest 22-year-old dishwasher from Lincoln, Nebraska, takes a punch.As our nation's culture and economy continues to deteriorate, more and more people are taking an interest in watching people beat the s...