Big Hassle MediaThe timeless power pop of Los Angeles' Army Navy makes for a great summertime soundtrack.Like your favorite comfort food, power pop music is familiar, tasty and satisfying... and, sometimes, it's the only thing you want.
If you consider The Raspberries' 1972 self-titled debut ... More >>
http://120minutes.tumblr.com/MTV just turned 30 years old yesterday! There are so many shows on MTV that I either wish would come back or are finally coming back. It's a shame Daria isn't still around, though Beavis and Butthead is returning on October 27.MTV2 has graciously brought back 120 Minu ... More >>
At the risk of sounding like a real nerd, when I got knockout drunk on this day last year, it had nothing to do with green beer or a quick embrace of my Celtic heritage. Big Star leader, Box Tops singer, and solo provocateur Alex Chilton died one year ago today, and I reacted the only way I knew ... More >>
Drummer Scott Kusmirek -- who did two stints with the Gin Blossoms in the midst of the band's feud with Phillip Rhodes, the drummer they rode to prominence in the early 90s -- has a new project."The Kooze's" new band is called Vinyl Station and an "indie-rock" trio also featuring bassist Darell C ... More >>
Doug Bale does some cool stuff. The singer-songwriter (here billing his title above his name) not only has a great mid-fi sound that sorta reminds me of Matthew Sweet (check out his stuff below), he's got a cool web site and some super cool art work. It all works together remarkably well, as I'm ... More >>
fun.'s second tour won't come to Phoenix, but there is a little local flavor to be had when the new project by former Format mamber Nate Ruess hits the road later this month. Phoenix indie act Miniature Tigers, who recently opened for Ben Folds on his East Coast tour, has been tabbed to open (date ... More >>
Shout FactoryMatthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs make beautiful music together... other people's music, that is.
Covers albums, by their very nature, are a mixed bag. Not only are their songs usually drawn from disparate sources, but the quality of interpretations varies wildly as well.
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