Nobody has written an original rock song since 1953, and the entire music industry is founded on exchanging blurry photocopies of other people's work. Sure, some art is outright plagiarism, but even when it's in a gray area, it's an opportunity for cash. Case in point: Australian psych band Tame Imp ... More >>
True story: Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and The Voice and Nicki Minaj of...well...Nicki Minaj, now are clothing designers! AT KMART! This week, Mr. "She Will Be Loved" joined Ms. "Starships" in becoming part of the Kmart family with clothing lines that continue the 'Mart's tradition of mediocrity. Press ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
Let's talk about the mighty country of Canada for a minute. For most of us, our neighbor to the north is a a vast, mysterious frontier of nothingness and seasonal affective disorder. But those of us more carefully attuned to its culture have discovered the following: There is a meal that has been co ... More >>
Less Than Jake The Firebird Sept. 19, 2012 Remember when ska enjoyed that revival in the '90s? And remember when Less Than Jake said, "This ska thing is great, but it could use some pop punk, too?" And remember when it combined those things to such great effect that critics said, "This shit will ne ... More >>
Zola Jesus is in a playground at midnight, and she's mucking in the darkest places, searching out tiny pains and feeding them blood and chocolate until they're large and capable of decimating cities. She's a conjurer, cloaking her voice in a strata of black magic and divined emotion. Zola Jesus is s ... More >>
Richard GuatyAnna Wintour eyeballing Nicki's tights. Oh, to peek inside the mind of the Vogue editrix in chief in this moment.Thank science Fashion Week is over. Isn't it just torture? If there's something worse than not being in New York City for the circus that is Mercedes Benz Fashion Week ... More >>
courtesy of Christina GradyChristina Grady, a south-county native, has gone on to a career dancing in Hollywood, snaring gigs with some of the heavyweights of Top 40. She's a woman of many interests: She was offered a scholarship to study medicine and is now starting to work on a singing car ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Acid House Kings' Music Sounds Better With You*Acid House Kings, Music Sounds Better With You TheLineofBestFit reviewed Music Sounds Better With You: "This ... More >>
Silver Lining EP
Photo: Todd OwyoungButch Walker at the Pageant, April 5, 2010.1991 wasn't exactly the best year to launch a career, if you were a head-banging metal guitarist. But that's just the position that a young Butch Walker found himself in when his band, SouthGang, made its heavy metal pilgrimage fr ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, April 5. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Okay, admit it: Most of you weren't very excited to hear that Train -- the soccer-mom fave known for "Drops of Jupiter" and other soft-glow hits -- and Point-staple rockers Blue October were coming to the Pageant. And so perhaps you missed the opening acts announced for each show, assuming they woul ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, January 22. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Two Worlds sends next-gen RPGs back to the Dark Ages.
The Best Damn Thing (RCA)
8 p.m. Saturday, November 25. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street).
Catastrophe does indeed bring Rainer Maria closer together.
Over the Hedge wants you to feel bad about what it's selling, which is everything
Unlike Jesus, Avril Lavigne will live to prove her haters wrong
A feast of sweet summer sounds awaits you
The Huygens probe makes a dogged landing
Week of January 5, 2005
White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the years best pop-rock records.
Week of November 17, 2004
Pick your personal Jesus, plus three questions for a pop princess and the poetry of heavy metal
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (Walt Disney Records) | Garden State (Epic)
Under My Skin (Arista)
Creating beauty, raising consciousness
Radar Station discovers the soundtrack to crime
Week of August 13, 2003
The critical response to the new Liz Phair album is senseless, sexist and stupid
Week of May 7, 2003
Rosanne Cash is the friend who will say, or sing, what you can't
One Kill Wonder (Earache)
Saturday, March 8; Galaxy
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, better known as the Indigo Girls, still strike the right chord
Our latest pop phenomenon, deconstructed for your convenience
The food at the Marquee's fine, though devoid of any star quality
Nobody has the right to judge you for your secret musical kinks -- but everyone will