Father's Day is just around the corner (June 15 for you slackers), and whether you've had the pleasure of yielding your own spawn or owe it to your old man for teaching you life hacks, there's a new reason to love fatherhood -- it revived Failure.
Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer The composer hosts the podcast Trainwreck in Progress. Listen to it here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I drive a scooter! (You know, the orange one with the green, fuzzy seat.) So no driving stations for me. ... More >>
Mike Watt answers the phone the same way he plays music and jumps into creative endeavors: without hesitation. "Watt!" he bellows, and within a moment he's off, sharing details of his creative process, and detailing his multitude of projects. See also: Bassist Mike Watt Reps Blue-Collar Ethos Se ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.
Hood Internet @ Bar Smith| 10/5/12Generally speaking, the later someone stays out, the more fun they have soaking up the local nightlife. This isn't always the case, though -- if you stay out all night and pass out on a stranger's floor, you probably aren't having the best of times. Staying out a li ... More >>
There's so much to report and so little Internet to shove it in. First things first: the small bit of youth music we've witnessed in the Western United States convinces me thoroughly that my generation of American musicians has the studiousness and audacity to be emotionally unflinching in th ... More >>
The Go! Team - Rolling BlackoutsFours years makes the heart grow fonder -- in most cases. For Brighton-based indie/positive vibes outfit The Go! Team, those four years were spent crafting yet another upbeat, dance-worthy album. Rolling Blackouts, the band's third effort and first since 2007's Pro ... More >>
The Beatles: Unquestionably the most influential rock band of all time.Today The Beatles and the company formerly known as Apple Computer Inc. struck a deal resulting in the release of the band's music on iTunes for the first time.The band's entire output -- 12 studio albums with 193 tracks from ... More >>
Spin: Watch 50 Cent's Sensitive Slow Jam Pitchfork: Buy Billy Corgan Lunch! Rolling Stone: Weezer's "Undone - The Sweater Song" Turns 15: A Look Back Rolling Stone: Rob Halford on Recording at Ringo's, Opening for Led Zeppelin NME: Phil Spector demands iPod for new prison cell Electric Mustache: Vid ... More >>
Amazon takes their shot at indie rock's 100 greatest albumsThe fine folks over at amazon.com decided that the time was ripe to assemble a list of the best indie rock albums of all time. Indie rock is a genre either really easy to define or kind of confusing to define, but that sentiment did not hol ... More >>
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Less Pain Forever has its brains and eats them, too
Only Dan can wear a tree
What would J.C. play?
A band of local indie rockers quietly builds a name for itself
Milk Man (Kill Rock Stars)
Enter into an eerie haiku dream world
Mr. Smith goes to Hollywood and jumps to the majors