By Reyan Ali
Finding a young, lesser-known band in the pages of Rolling Stone is not a noteworthy event. However, seeing a review of Ceremony's new record, Zoo, in the magazine recently still constitutes one of those I-can-believe-it's-happening-but-I-still-can't-believe-it moments because Ceremony ... More >>
Benton is an improviser with The Torch Theatre and invites you to the Skewed News
Hour, Friday nights at 7 p.m. at The Torch Theatre. She also performs with Chaos Comedy at Dearing Acting Studio at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday's.
When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the ... More >>
Anything you can do I can do better. Of course, that isn't the case if you can actually do it better.
Just to be clear, this list isn't about girl power. No doubt, there are dudes who rock harder than some girls and girls who rock harder than some dudes. Talent isn't a gift that affects one gender ... 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 >>
Putting it simply, the women of Wild Flag knew exactly what they were in for starting a new band. "We've all been in bands," says keyboardist/vocalist Rebecca Cole. "We knew the pros and the cons."
Been in some bands? No kidding. With resumes that include The Minders, Sleater-Kinney, Quasi, Hel ... More >>
Middle Brother, a new potential indie powerhouseHoliday cover songs were popular this season, but there's something else that has been getting just as much attention. It seems to be that the latest and greatest trend among rock bands, particularly indie bands, is forming supergroups.Ben Harper, D ... More >>
Salvia sales in Los Angeles have rapidly increased since a video of teen pop star Miley Cyrus allegedly smoking salvia from a bong leaked early Friday morning, according to NME.Apparently the video has triggered salvia sales to triple overnight.It seems many lots people than usual went to L.A. sh ... More >>
Portland indie trio The Thermals, as seen on TVThe ThermalsRhythm Room, PhoenixNovember 17 2010It was at some point during Portland indie punk trio The Thermals' set last night where I caught myself remembering that I wasn't the biggest fan of the band's 2004 album Fuckin A.Granted, I was a to ... More >>
Artist: Screaming Females
Title: Castle Talk
Release date: September 14
Label: Don Giovanni
Back in the day, I'd hate to miss a good show (I'm still not happy that my parents wouldn't let me drive to Kalamazoo one Monday night to see Scratch Acid and Big Black play, ditto the time I couldn't ... More >>
Artist: The Corin Tucker BandTitle: 1,000 YearsRelease date: October 5Label: Kill Rock Stars
Who else loves Sleater-Kinney and was disappointed to hear they'd gone on indefinite hiatus after the release of one of their best records, The Woods, in 2006? In my opinion, we're one of the finer bands ... More >>
It's never surprising when Lady Gaga makes headlines, and given that Cyndi Lauper has been laying down the law on Celebrity Apprentice, it should come as no surprise that she's making headlines with her own ventures outside of the show. According to feministing, Lauper and Gaga teamed up with the ... 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 >>
Wednesday afternoon, I spent at least a half-hour trying to convince a colleague that I wasn't crazy for getting excited about seeing Girl in a Coma. They're a fairly average band, he said. No, seriously, they've really got something, I said. Then I spent another half-hour trying (unsuccessfully) to ... More >>