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Can a New Rock Band and Guitar Hero Both Survive?

The word on the street is that both are seeking a return to the market. The crew of Podcast Unlocked weighs on in whether or not that's a good idea.

Kim Gordon’s Book Hits Book Shelves This Week

A memoir by Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, is out this week from HarperCollins’ Dey Street Books. In Girl in a Band: A Memoir, the indie rock icon talks talks about music, being an artist, marriage and motherhood. She also discusses the difficulties of doing a show in South America with her ex-husband/bandmate Thurston Moore. Show More Summary

Celebrating Brazil's colourful Carnival

Tens of millions of revellers dress up to go onto the streets to take part in “blocos”, or parades led by a samba band.

Russian punk band Pussy Riot release ‘I Can’t Breathe,’ inspired by Eric Garner

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Industrial ballad’ is born of taking part in street protests against US police brutality but also takes aim at Russia’s repressive Putin regime The video is dark, claustrophobic and haunting – an “industrial ballad”, in the words of Pussy Riot, inspired by the death of Eric Garner and dedicated to...

Joe B. Mauldin, bass player for Buddy Holly and Crickets, dies at 74

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

When a 16-year-old high school student named Joe B. Mauldin told his mother that he was planning to join a rock 'n' roll band, she suddenly saw his future dive out the window and shatter on the streets of Lubbock, Texas.

Annoying Man Serenades a Woman in the Snow with Mariachi Band

New Yorkers are used to seeing annoying mariachi bands interrupting a perfectly silent/tranquil commute. Well, this man thought it'd be a great idea to combine that with some off-key singing as part of a snowy serenade in the streets of New York. Read more...

Imagine Dragons Perform Live Commercial During Grammys 2015

Imagine Dragons and Target teamed up to do something very different for this years 2015 Grammy Awards. The band performed their song “Shots” live from Fremont Street in Las Vegas and it aired during the award show and doubled as an ad for Target. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Imagine Dragons In case [...]

Listen to the Foo Fighters’ Powerful, Long-Forgotten Cover of “Baker Street

The Colour and the Shape was the Foo Fighters’ second album, and the one that silenced notions of the band being a flash in the pan riding on Dave Grohl’s name. It’s now considered one of the best rock records of the ’90s, but it still...Show More Summary

Record Time: 1921

New York circa 1921. "New York Band Instrument Co., East 14th Street." Dealer in Victrolas and Victor records, also seen here in its window display. Next door: Great China Chop Suey. 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

Opening Night of 30th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Excitement reigned Tuesday night on Santa Barbara’s State Street. On one block, several generations of colorfully garbed concertgoers milled about, ready for a sold out show by the Patti Smith Band at the Granada Theater, while half a block away, another glitzy crowd grew to 1000 outside the Arlington Theater. Show More Summary

Click Click: Baby Bry Bry & the Apologists, BRNDA, What Moon Things, The Sea Life @ U Street Music Hall

  Some of the area's best local bands joined forces to put on an outstanding show at U St Music Hall this weekend. [ more › ]

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A field recording of a Thai psychedlia band from DA+. 50+ chapters of grad skool advice goodness: Grad Skool Rulz ($1!!!!)/From Black Power/Party in the Street!! 

Manic Street Preachers playing 'The Holy Bible' in full on East Coast tour, including Webster Hall (dates)

by Bill Pearis Manic Street Preachers @ Webster Hall, 2009 (more by Alexis Maindralt) Long-running Welsh band Manic Street Preachers released their 12th album, Futurology, last year which went to #2 in the UK and made its way onto a...

Man on Guiyang streets claims to beg for stray dogs

last monthChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A 76-year-old beggar in Guiyang, Guizhou province has gained attention on social media after a passerby posted images of him and his band of scruffy dogs online. [ more › ]

A.M. Funds Roundup: Fund Companies Eye Dark Pool; Watch Oil ETF ‘Contango’

Links to the best reading in fund investing Big fund companies are banding together to launch an off-exchange trading venue, or “dark pool” — Kirsten Grind, The Wall Street Journal Remember “contango” risks associated with oil-futures tracking exchange-traded funds such as the United States Oil Fund (USO) Eric Balchunas, Bloomberg After pumping $300 million into FXCM [...]

VICE Premiere: Listen to the Remastered Reissue of Head Wound City's 'Street College'

Every so often, an album comes along that makes your ears feel like they're being diddled by an alien creature's bizarre tentacles. Head Wound City's EP is one of these albums. The band is a noisegrind supergroup with two members of the Blood Brothers, two members of the Locust, and Nick Zinner—the guitarist from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Show More Summary

Street Angel 010: Invasion Angel City!

last monthHumor : Boing Boing

Cortez and his band of time-traveling pirates/Conquistadors hit the mean streets of Angel City! Read the rest

Newswire: Hear a new song from The Smith Street Band

Last fall, Australia’s The Smith Street Band released its debut for Side One Dummy Records, Throw Me In The River. As the band proved on its previous releases, it’s no slouch at offering up boisterous takes on pop-punk, so much so that the album wasn’t enough to contain its anthemic tracks. Show More Summary

Wonkbook: Mitt Romney is getting the band back together

Mitt Romney is preparing to run for president for a third time. But if he is launching a campaign, it was off to a bad start already with this verdict on his last one in The Wall Street Journal the day before, from an article about Republicans' new emphasis on wage stagnation and economic mobility: For Republicans circling the 2016 race, the focus on […]

Kim Gordon releasing 'Girl In A Band' memoir, going on book tour (two NYC dates included)

Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, no stranger to authoring books, is releasing a new memoir on February 24 via Dey Street Books called Girl In A Band, presumably named for the ill-advised question female musicians are often asked in interviews...

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