The Black Keys headlined the first day of Coachella. Black Sabbath is about to play Lollapalooza. Local metal phenom Black Fast just wowed a crowd at Euclid Records for Record Store Day. These are all reminders that black is the official color of rock & roll. Here are the six best "Black ______" ban ... More >>
For a guy who makes some of weird sounding shit, Tom Fec is a pretty normal dude. He exercises. He dreams of giving up, getting fat and going bald. He loves the '80s, but not in a lame, ironic way. But Fec crafts day-glo hallucinogenic pop with Black Moth Super Rainbow, and drops bass like a ... More >>
Chrissy WilmesVintage Vinyl General Manager, Leon Reed, with some of this week's releasesEvery week, we'll ask your local record store clerks to advise you on which new releases are worth your hard-earned pennies. Today, Vintage Vinyl General Manager Leon Reed fills us in on a particularly st ... More >>
Dan Bejar, the indie maestro behind Destroyer's Euro blues sound and lyric poesy brings his erudite rock to the Luminary Center for the Arts with War on Drugs on March 28.
*Hush Arbors, January 26
BB's Jazz Blues and Soups
*Chainsaw Dupont Blues Band, January 29
*Josh Vowell and ... More >>
I Need That Record chronicles the events that led up to the demise of many record storesBefore there was an iTunes "store" and torrent sites, the record store played a vital part in thousands of people's lives -- a church for the sinners.
For some this hasn't changed. But by and large, peop ... More >>
The signs on the doors of the Pageant box office and entrances said it all: "Earplugs are available for purchase at the bar and soda areas." The occasion? Dinosaur Jr. was in town last night, and the band is notorious for being loud. How loud? Well, friends who saw the trio's show in Columbia a few ... More >>
Via TIRC, via NME: Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton was found dead at the age of 60 at his Michigan home. Cause of death is unknown right now.You know, it's almost easy to forget how influential the Stooges are on modern music -- all strains of it. Every time I listen to one of their older songs, I'm s ... More >>