Surfer Blood! The West Palm Beach band is currently recording its second full-length slab in California with Gil Norton, a studio pro who's previously produced The Foo Fighters and Counting Crows, as well as the final three albums by The Pixies (with whom the Blood boys toured last year). Given ... More >>
Matthew Weiner's commitment to authenticity is second to none. His Mad Men series is a televised portal back in time, a weekly peek into 1960s Manhattan, the advertising industry, and all it entails--booze, cigarettes, depression, submissive wives, etc. But the 1960s were also a time of celebri ... More >>
At the climax of his glory, Davy Jones left millions of teenage pillows soaking hot and wet with culture-lust. The "Daydream Believer," popular member of The Monkees, singer, actor, and icon got back all that karmic heartache in the form of massive coronary failure that left him dead at home th ... More >>
Drummer Nomar Negroni is the Tommy Lee of JazzWay back in 1966, Paul Revere and the Raiders put out a song by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart called "(I'm Not) Your Stepping Stone." The track exploded to fame when manufactured pop band the Monkees recorded it, and later achieved cult status thanks to ... More >>
Smash Mouth sucks eggs.You gotta hand it to the internet ... It is a consistently -- no, dependably -- weird place. The internet is society's Id. It's the only place where the minutia of our droll everydays -- what we ate, where we're going, what we're thinking -- are filed right next to s ... More >>
via myspace.com/theblackrabbitsOver the past couple years, much of the American iteration of "indie rock" (or whatever) has gotten mired in a latte-scented puddle of mild psychedelia on one hand, and purposely lo-fi, pedal-doused noise on the other. There's a lot of cool stuff in-between, but wha ... More >>
John Dawson fronted this pioneering Americana band.To read past installments of Notes from the Soundboard, click here. It's become all too common in our society to mourn the passing of those whose fame has taken them to the heights of international stardom, while all but ignoring others who perha ... More >>
(Photo via Smash Mouth's MySpace page.)If a band exists solely to keep the party going -- as California's Smash Mouth clearly does -- it makes perfect sense to catch that band in a tailgate-party setting before a huge football game. For this appearance, Smash Mouth takes a detour from its usual casi ... More >>
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