Remember in high school when mom pawned all your old video games 'cuz you never played them anymore? Then, as soon as you got to college and first felt homesick, you ended up buying a used SNES and had to start your cartridge collection from scratch? Thanks a lot, mom. Brooklyn's Anamanaguchi have ... More >>
Election years tend to carry more chaos then normal ones, but there was something else going on in 2012. Maybe it's the aura of apocalypse made people a little stranger this year. We had the Syrian Civil War, the Aurora Shooting, Israel being dicks to Gaza and vice versa, Mitt Romney was treated l ... More >>
Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra @ Crescent Ballroom | Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 Amanda Palmer is a paradox. On the one hand, she exudes the energy of someone who wants everyone to be exactly who they are - no façade, no varnish. On the other, her shows are invariably filled with costume ... More >>
Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
See also: A Tour Doc Reveals Katy Perry's Essential Katy Perry-ness See also: Katy Perry's 10 Best Looks and Lyrics See also: Five Totally Rad Things About Katy Perry Watching the trailer for Katy Perry's movie, Part of Me, raised a lot of questions: Why is this movie in 3D? Why does it exist? Why a ... More >>
Once again reminding us the record industry resembles the band on the Titanic playing as it sinks, Rolling Stone reported "9 Ways Musicians Actually Make Money Today." To be blunt, it's pretty stupid.
Legendary singer/songwriter Daniel Johnston is coming to Crescent Ballroom on Sunday, November 11. The mythic outsider artist and inspiration to Kurt Cobain (who famously wore a Johnston shirt), Beck, Bright Eyes, The Flaming Lips, more (see the tribute album The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discov ... More >>
Tim Minchin is a rather humble lad. Despite having millions of fans in his homeland of the UK, Australia, and here in the states (not to mention awards up the ying-yang) the 35-year-old piano-playing comedian and musician remains pretty modest about his success."I'm lucky to be doing what I'm doing, ... More >>
Lollapalooza has revealed an absolutely killer lineup for its 20th-anniversary show, according to Consequence of Sound.Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, and Muse are at the top of this summer's impressive bill. Other big names scheduled to perform include My Morning Jacket, Deadmau5, A Perfect Circ ... More >>
In addition to releasing their highly anticipated upcoming album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, on May 3, the Beastie Boys will be releasing a short film in a few weeks, according to Pitchfork.Fight For Your Right Revisited is the Beastie Boys' new star-studded 22-minute short film directed by th ... More >>
Michelle EdwardsMichelle Edwards The local improviser performs with Dangerville at 7 Minutes in Love on Saturday, February 12 at Space 55 at 9 p.m., immediately followed by Dangerville in the Cagematch improv competition, also at Space 55. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on ... More >>
Here's reason number 7,082 why Amanda Palmer is awesome: The Dresden Dolls frontwoman is celebrating her victory over Roadrunner Records with an EP of Radiohead covers played on ukulele.The songs were recorded in Australia after she learned how to play the mini-guitar "as a joke" to do a memorabl ... More >>
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In some ways, Arizona's first "official unofficial" showcase at SxSW wasn't a big deal. Other cities, states, and countries have been doing it for years. Hell, Seattle's party is even promoted by a flier in the high-value real estate of the official party envelope you pick up with your badge. Butfor ... More >>
It's times like this I'm extra thankful for George Washington. It appears Amanda Palmer's brilliant single "Oasis," and the accompanying video have effectively banned in Britain for "making light of rape, religion and abortion." You can read all about it on her blog, where the Dresden Doll gets righ ... More >>
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Coachella's 2009 official lineup is officially out -- as of 3:15 this morning, says Michael Lopez. Here it is: Girl Talk, Crystal Castles, The Knux, Fleet Foxes, Lupe Fiasco (that's, in order, five of my 10 favorite records of 2008) plus The Black Keys, Late of the Pier, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Gasligh ... More >>
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In some ways Arizona's first "official unofficial" showcase at SxSW wasn't a big deal. Other cities, states and countries have been doing it for years. Hell, Seattle's party is even promoed with a flier in the high-value real estate of the official party envelope you pick up with you ... More >>