The first batch of bands for the hottest music festival around, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, has been leaked. Confirmed Artists: the Killers, the Airborne Toxic Event, the Bug, Buraka Som Sistema, Crystal Castles, Drop The Lime, Fleet Foxes, Flying Lotus, Girl Talk, the Hold Steady, ... More >>
By Chris Gray
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again.
As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, ... More >>
For more of this charming man, check the slideshow.What can we say about a DJ night with Andy Rourke of the Smiths that this guy didn't? Well, for one, we didn't spill a drink on him and make total asses of ourselves. Instead, we actually maintained some semblance of self respect in spite of our rid ... More >>
Last week, I called out Andy Rourke of the Smiths for standing me up not once, not twice, but thrice. As you may know, Rourke of The Smiths took my advice and showed up to spin this weekend at the Ruby Room. And me? Well, I took the opportunity to embarrass myself in front of a member of my all-ti ... More >>
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Stop me if you think you've heard this one before: After Thanksgiving, I was so bloated from overindulgence, I overslept and missed an opportunity to make a Zia Records run. My friends came over and presented me with a postcard gift.
Andy Rourke of the THE SMITHS spinning... somewhere. I couldn't ... 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 >>