San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Sean Hayes knows you heard about him from your folk-music-loving lady friend. He says he gets that a lot. "I feel like women are the gateway," he jokes.
If you're hoping to look as good at 50 as you do at 20, there are a lot of (ultimately futile) things you can do. You can eat right. You can exercise. You can try to avoid stress and anything else that's wearing on you, with the help of prayer and meditation. Most of all, you can make sure not to ... More >>
Oh you don't own a TV? How brave. Seriously -- people love bragging about not watching TV, but they're missing out. Whether watching live, on Netflix, or on DVD, there's almost nothing as fun as zoning out in front of the TV. We're partial to music too (you might have guessed), so when we started ... More >>
IFC's darling indie cult hit Portlandia returns this Friday at 8 p.m., and we can't get enough of it. (We like to imagine that all the extras wandering in the back are displaced Phoenicians. Come back, guys -- it's cooler here.) Of course, young retirement does sound awesome. Fred Armisen: Remembe ... More >>
It's kind of hard to imagine that Lallapalooza is 20 years-old. I wasn't in attendance in 1991, but the event still feels like a cultural touchstone for me (due in no small part to the "Homerpalooza" episode of The Simpsons, which introduced me to Sonic Youth, and cemented my growing love for The ... More >>
The Sweet Escape
Healthy mind, healthy body --or at least better alcohol
Marshall Crenshaw What's in the Bag? (Razor & Tie)
Moody or confused? Essential or disposable? We offer an analysis.
One man travels through the best of what American music magazines offer -- and needs a shower
Dim Stars, Bright Sky (iMusic/ArtistDirect)
Sean Penn plays retarded for Oscar, and audiences aren't rewarded
The Crystal Method's Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland come back from the sticks with a new album. Finally.
Badlands: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska (Sub Pop)
Can one man persuade millions of people to pay for their 'free' music?
Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their 'free' music?
Three years after his death, Jeff Buckley continues to build a mystery with a new live collection
Music, money and mayhem clog MP3 download sites
Andy Partridge polishes off Apple Venus' second installment, the mostly electric, totally stress-free Wasp Star
Stumbling through 48 hours in Hollywood
A Magnolia by any other name still smells like Altman
Three years and one bad record deal later, Aimee Mann returns -- with two wonderful records
Lilith Fair returns with a more eclectic sequel
Can Sarah McLachlan's creativity survive a bout with happiness?