Once an indie darling, he has coasted to superstardom on a wave of pure showmanship.
If you ask us, there are icons and then there are legends. Icons are people we all admire. Legends are people who you, your mother, your grandmother, and your future children will totally love forever. And rocker Joan Jett is an effing legend. She founded one of the first all-girl bands, The ... More >>
It's time to start planning your road trip to Lollapalooza land 'cause King Perry Farrell just released his 125-name guestlist for this August's three-day Grant Park extravaganza. And if you don't wanna be left at the gate, crying and clawing the dirt like a pauper, you better buy a full-weekend ... More >>
Another New Yorker takes the plunge down South.
Living ThingsWednesday, April 22, 2009Culture Room, Fort LauderdaleBetter Than: Any damn glam rock band you've ever heard up close and personal. First things first: Last night Living Things played in the wrong place at the wrong time. Oh, don't get me wrong. I dig Culture Room. In fact, I've spent ... More >>
This past September, two-piece English rock band the Kills were touring America, as rock bands tend to do, when their tour bus and driver went missing somewhere in L.A. The feds were called in and conducted a full-on search in the States and Mexico. The bus turned up in an L.A. parking lot about a w ... More >>
This humble blog, South Florida Music Scene Past and Present, is on CrossFade's blogroll, but it's such a wealth of local music history goodness that I wanted to highlight it for this installment of Throwback Tuesdays. I sat down to delve into the entire archive of posts last night (good thing the ... More >>
By Andy Vihstadt Jenna Bush loves R.E.M. If you’re bummed about having to sit this year’s SXSW out, NPR’s got you covered. At midnight on Wednesday, you can stream R.E.M.’s performance at Stubbs and on Thursday, tune into Yeasayer at 2:30 pm and Vampire Weekend at 4 p.m. Later that night, ... More >>
By ANDY VIHSTADT Casino King For those of you holding out for the follow-up to LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver, Stereogum’s got something to hold you over. The song, “Big Ideas,” will appear in 21, the film adaptation of Ben Mezrich’s Bringing Down the House. The O.S.T. hits stores Mar ... More >>
By ANDY VIHSTADT Sex & Violence For your viewing pleasure: the new Kanye West video, directed by Spike Jonze. Much like his 1995 vid for Wax’s “Southern California” (reminisce here), Jonze shows his penchant for slow motion and fire. Add a shovel-wielding lingerie model to the equation and y ... More >>
BY ANDY VIHSTADT My Grammys Weigh a Ton Outkast has been keeping 10 the Hard Way (most likely dropping in 2009 now, according to this) and next year’s solo effort from Big Boi on the down low. While you’re waiting for info, here’s something new from the duo courtesy of Spine Magazine. “D ... More >>
The Kills journey to the dark edge of sound
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