Ahead of West Coast Sound's 20 Worst Albums of the '90s poll next week, let's talk about the Barenaked Ladies. When I tell people I love Barenaked Ladies, the first thing they usually say is, "I'm sorry." This is because I typically only bring it up after one of my friends has launched into a mini-r ... More >>
If you're over the age of 30, you probably have at least a few songs from Free to Be You and Me engraved in your memory. Conceived by '60s-era TV actress Marlo Thomas and produced as a project of the Ms. Foundation for Women, the 1972 album jumped on the progressive feminism wave via catchy tunes fo ... More >>
If we ever start a band, we're gonna call it "secret special guest." Okay that's probably about as lame as "Barenaked Ladies," but there's no denying the frequency of the words "surprise" and "secret" on party invites these days.
Usually, the secrecy is about contractual obligations with ... More >>
Drew ReynoldsMaps & AtlasesIndie-rock has just about exhausted all its permutations, hasn't it?
You think so, and then you stumble across somebody like Chicago four-piece Maps & Atlases, whose don't let their technical prowess and penchant for experimentation (or impressive beards, for that ... More >>
Leslie and a coupl'a BadgersWe've always loved L.A.'s Leslie Stevens and her Badgers.
So naturally we were pleased as punch to learn that Nashville-based Americana label Thirty Tigers is going to be re-releasing the indie country band's quite stunning 2009 album, Roomful of Smoke, on August ... More >>
This month, The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas returns to inject a major dose of comedy diversity into Sin City, rising above and beyond the mainstream standards for standup on the Strip. Amongst the biggest gets for the fest is the Vegas debut of Canada's sketch comedy icons, The Kids in the Hall; ... More >>