Rick Astley is a freaking tease. All this week, 103.7 FM, a Clear Channel radio station in the St. Louis metro region, has been playing Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" nonstop in a stunt to drive interest in the launch of the station's new format. And honestly, it seemed to have worked. We saw S ... More >>
stueagon.comMeat is murder. Tasty, tasty murder.Morrissey, former lead singer of the Smiths, has forged a career not only as the elder statesman of sad songs, but also as one of music's most outspoken animal-rights activists. Not surprising, coming from a guy whose band titled its 1985 albu ... More >>
Photo by Jon ScorfinaEuclid Records employee Anna Zachritz, better known around town as DJ SuperConductor, has amassed hundreds of records in less than a decade. As a DJ, Zachritz is known for spinning underground hip-hop and electro, but at the heart of her collection is riot grrl - the '90s ... More >>
Image viaThe Alton, Illinois, acoustic/folk duo Audri & Aaron recently won the "Small Town Sound" female-fronted-band search sponsored by the clothing store maurices. Over 500 acts entered the contest, which culminated in the pair's original song, "Home," beating out the tunes of nine other f ... More >>
Hating on South By Southwest is too easy. Just look around: Shit-faced lawyers waxing bizness gobbledygook to shit-faced salesmen of exercise bikes, members of psych-metal bands (probably called Red Octopus or Purple Cobra) barely remaining vertical for all their unbathed rock studiousness, the endl ... More >>
On Saturday night, a very cool exhibit is set to open at White Flag Projects. Destroy All Monsters: Hungry for Death is billed as "a survey of survey of artwork, music, video, and archival material by the seminal pre-punk/psychedelic noise group and art collective Destroy AllMonsters." Founded in 19 ... More >>
Chin up, Loser! How to dine out alone without feeling like a fool. (The Detroit Free Press) Chrissie Hynde backs new soy-based faux meat product. (Los Angeles Times)Craft beer in cans gains popularity, especially in Alaska. (National Public Radio)Julie and Julia prompts a look at wome ... More >>
Related: The thread on morrissey-solo about the typeface, photo and the cover's place in album cover/font history is high comedy. Also related: Morrissey's website is called itsmorrisseysworld.com. According to long-time fan site true-to-you.net, Moz will be touring the U.S. next year (yes!) and has ... More >>
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