By Mark Keresman
Brian Eno was quoted as saying, "The first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000 copies, but everyone who bought it formed a band."
Rock history is filled with bands and albums that were somewhat unappreciated in their time yet occupy an enviable (by some people, at any rate) ... More >>
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Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. It's in many ways the enduring holy trinity of pop music. Like it or not -- we're not advocating anything -- drugs are responsib ... More >>
Guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady go back. Way back.
Before the two joined San Franciscan psychedelic outfit Jefferson Airplane they played together in a group called The Triumphs. After (while Airplane morphed into the subsequently cheesier and cheesier Starship), the two formed Ho ... More >>
Expat RecordsJason Ikner is Black OneI had never met a rapper who claims to like Adele, the Black Keys, and dubstep. That is, until I spoke to local hip-hop artist Jaron Ikner, commonly known as Black One.
Black One draws from different sections of the record store than your average backp ... More >>
The Gallagher brothers in happier times.Oh, the Gallaghers. Talk about sibling rivalry.
Noel blames Liam for Oasis' split, Liam compares Noel's new track to Dido, Noel says Liam was born a liar...but while we'll never know who's right or wrong (and who gives a damn, as long as they are making gre ... More >>
We all have those select few songs we can't stand. Songs that, when they come on your car stereo, make you seriously consider jerking the car into a ditch just to make the pain stop. Songs that a wily FBI profiler could blast at us to stop a hostage situation.Not that anyone is planning to take h ... More >>
You probably don't know the name John Van Hamersveld, but chances are you own and cherish a few pieces of his work.
Van Hamersveld is the artist who designed the album covers for The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour, The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street, Jefferson Airplane's Crown of Creation, ... More >>
The French version of Rolling Stone magazine cannot get enough of Phoenix's own Love Me Nots. The mag ran a massive feature on the garage rock band in this month's issue, which you can read in translated form on the jump. The mag seems to relish comparing the band's sound to earlier acts, like th ... More >>
It's not a honeymoon: President Obama will stop in Phoenix and Denver next week as part of his whirlwind U.S. tour to promote his stimulus plan. Fire, but no reported brimstone at a Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in Mesa. Their albums have sold millions of copies, they've played before waves of ador ... More >>