Since Larry didn’t provide me with any taco recipes this week, you all get Links Around The Web. We hope these links help you while away your Saturday. Romeo Sid Vicious: In case you missed it, our very own Michelle Evans and Cory Hanks from Those Crosstown Rivals have decided to get hitched! On behalf [...]
It’s pretty brave to come out against the new U2 album that was dropped onto everyone’s computer last week, considering all the unanimous praise it’s gotten. (Well…) Leave it to Tyler, The Creator to go against the grain: “GET OFF MY FUCKING PHONE. YOU COULDNT COME UP WITH AN ACTUAL MARKETING IDEA? FUCK @U2 I [...]
Several good EP’s have crossed my listening desk over the summer, and while individually there wasn’t quite enough material in each of them for a full review, they’re all worth a listen. First up is the latest from Lost & Nameless, When You Walked Into the Room. I first ran across this group early in […]
Sounds like: What So Not, L D R U, Yahtzel, Skrillex Song: Carmada - Maybe What's so good? Carmada is the fresh collaboration between Aussie producers Yahtzel and L D R U. After playing a bunch of recent b2b sets, they've now officially joined forces. Show More Summary
Sounds like: Bon Iver, Blue Boats Song: Astronauts, etc. - Up For Grabs What's so good? Oakland's Anthony Ferrano, aka Astronauts, etc., has come a long way since we hyped "Mystery Colors" in August 2012. "Up For Grabs" is the latest gem to surface from Ferrano's upcoming Sadie EP. Show More Summary
We know that Miley Cyrus has an ear for the classics: she’s covered the Smiths in concert, is apparently readying a Leonard Cohen cover, and has been working with Wayne Coyne and the Flaming Lips on their Sgt. Pepper’s tribute album. Last night, she uploaded a cover of “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You,” an Anne [...]
The piece is modeled on the 24 hours of a day with its phases of activity, leisure, transport and rest. It was included in Chamber Music America's "Century List" (although I can't find the actual list online). Elodie Lauten Robert.....
Chris Brown teams up with Trey Songz in “Songs on 12 Play,” a new song revealed from his sixth album X. The match-up isn’t just arousing mood music, as to be expected from two young R&B stars. Instead, Brown and Songz weave in references to R. Kelly‘s singles off 1993 debut 12 Play (“Sex Me,”... More »
The Simpsons took over the Hollywood Bowl last night to celebrate their 25th anniversary and highlight some of the show’s best musical moments. Weird Al was there to perform a song about Homer and Marge set to the tune of John Mellencamp’s “Jack And Diane,” Conan O’Brien did “The Monorail Song” from the famous Simpsons [...]
The Prince of Darkness mistakenly sits shotgun in the wrong Range Rover.
Miley Cyrus has flaunted her surprising range as of late, by covering Fleetwood Mac, OutKast, The Beatles (alongside The Flaming Lips, no less) and The Smiths. Now, she continues to surprise with a new, lo-fi cover of “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You,” as made famous in 1969 by Led Zeppelin. Rolling Stone initially panned Led... More »
It has been a long time coming, but I am stoked to report that Alton, Illinois' Hellraiser are finally releasing a follow-up to their 1995 debut-album "Cut Yer Teeth On This"! That's right ladies and gentlemen. The very same Hellraiser that appeared in my January 8th, 2012 Forgotten Gems article has announced the long-overdue release of album number. Show More Summary
Chris Brown‘s dance-pop duet with Ariana Grande, “Don’t Be Gone Too Long,” was announced last spring, before it was postponed due to his incarceration and then appeared to have been scrapped entirely. (“My duet partner isn’t available at the moment to put the song out with me,” Grande had said.) A version without Grande will... More »
As reported a few weeks ago, Kenny Shane will be releasing an album in October called The Gawn, and from it is another song for you to try out, this one called “Me & My Drink”, which may sound like the perfect subject for a country song by Brad Paisley but it’s a hip-hop song […]
When Richard Branson saw the success Chris Blackwell was having with the reggae music he signed for Island Records, Branson felt he would like to start his own reggae subsidiary as well, and be created Front Line Records. Front Line: Sounds Of Assembly (Virgin/Universal) is a great 5CD compilation putting together some of the best […]
Soulja Boy is getting ready to drop his new mixtape “King Soulj4 IV” on September 23rd and as a first taste we get the slo-mo, auto tuned track “Pablo Escobar”.