Matt Sharp

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    The Six Most Uncool Members Of Cool Bands

    Last week in this very column, we counted down the six coolest members of uncool bands. This week, we flip the script. Here are the six most uncool members of cool bands, and they're all probably really nice people. See Also: -The Six Coolest Members of Otherwise Uncool Bands

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Weezer's Lost "Songs From The Black Hole" Album Finally Released... By A Message Board

    Twenty years ago, the people who yesterday released a complete, remarkably full-sounding version of Songs from the Black Hole, the lost Weezer rock opera begun and abandoned before Pinkerton, probably would have just started a zine or something. The internet's amplified a lot of things--celebrity s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    The Six Best "Bad" Guitar Solos

    Eddie Van Halen demonstrates the exact opposite of this idea.​The guitar solo has become an integral part of the rock and roll formula, either as a melodic counterpoint to a vocal line or an excuse for showing off. But there's a different kind of solo out there. The kind that, by all technical ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Weezer's Six Greatest Shark-Jumps

    Oh, Weezer. Why would you name your upcoming album Hurley, and feature the namesake Lost character on the cover? Have you run out of colors? Or is this just the next in your trend piggy-backing, like last year's "I Can Haz Cheezburger"-inspired cover for Raditude? There was a time when your music ... More >>

  • Music

    August 8, 2007

    The Rentals

    7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois

  • Music

    July 2, 2003

    Sounds Around Town

    Week of July 2, 2003

  • Music

    July 2, 2003

    Rental Unit

    Matt Sharp proves there's life after Weezer