First, a joke: A man visits an Indian reservation. The tribe's chief leads him on a tour, and the man hears drums in the distance. "What are those drums?" he asks. The chief replies, "When the drums stop, bad things happen." They continue the tour, but the man keeps getting distracted. "Excuse me, w ... More >>
A well placed, well delivered "yeah" can mean so much more than just a lazy "yes." Here are the six best YEAAAHs in rock and roll. Let us know your favorites in our comments, yeah? See also: -Six Most Overused Rhymes -The Six Best Effect-Enhanced Guitar Solos -Nitpick Six Archives
The Gaslight Anthem, with Dave Hause The Firebird July 13, 2012 By Allison Babka In a huge win for St. Louis, Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem played an intimate, sold-out show at The Firebird. Supported by friend and collaborator Dave Hause, the band brought humor and energy to the hungry audie ... More >>
Marshall Amplification founder Jim Marshall passed away yesterday at the age of 88. He had been diagnosed with cancer late last year after suffering from a series of strokes. His name may not be familiar to the average music lover, but his amplifiers provided the massive, crunchy guitar sound that s ... More >>
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene
Roger Daltrey Peabody Opera House October 8, 2011 Better Than: Any band you've heard since John and Keith were here. It could have been an expensive disappointment, an awkwardly painful reminder that life moves too fast and people get old and it sucks. But in the thick of it, it was hard to think ... More >>
Bobby Bare Jr. covers up with his ace Pixies and Breeders tribute act.
Cobbled together from better movies, Steve Carellís latest is strike two.
Week of September 15, 2004
Then and Now: Maximum Who (Geffen)
Twenty-five years later, a filmmaker comes to grips with his Kids
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists combine record-geek allusiveness with heartfelt personal politics
On his latest album, bookworm musician Jim Roll collaborates with two music-geek novelists
Cameron Crowe takes Jerry Maguire on a dizzy trip through dreamland
Driving Rain (Capitol)
The Fucking Champs wage their solitary war on the wuss hegemony, the indie-rock cabal, the bass and soundmen
History tells us that musicians who turn to the written word are just asking for trouble. Occasionally, though, something special sneaks through.
Instructions for the Two Ways of Becoming Alice (Eggbert Records)
BBC Sessions (MCA)
Ben Harper's journey to musical stardom