In the annals of rock there are many bands that people pretend to like, bands with fandoms consisting entirely of people desperately wanting to appear interesting by proxy. Royal Trux is a good example, as are Ween. Basically any Burzum fan who isn't a corpse paint-wearing, basement-dwelling Nazi fr ... More >>
Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo will perform along with the films of genius experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage at the Silent Movie Theater on March 10, Cinefamily announced this morning. Guitarist Ranaldo will play as part of Text of Light, a trio also featuring amazing guitarist (and one of the world's ... More >>
View more photos in Timothy Norris' Sonic Youth slideshow.
There was Kim in sequins and Thurston in a conservative plaid button-down, same as always, give or take. He in jeans and basketball high-tops like he was on the way to a bookstore or something; she moaning, strumming and swinging and headed ... More >>
He's a weird non-sequitur. Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo broke his wrist playing ... tennis. As a result, the band has been forced to postpone its upcoming west coast tour until January. That means that the September 29 date at the Wiltern isn't happening. The new date at the Wiltern will be Jan ... More >>
The Melvins have announced the impending release of remix album with a twist: instead of a single track to work with, each remixer was given a full Melvins album, and then some, to work with. This is remarkable news if only to hear how the producers treat Dale Crover's drum fills; the drummer is, al ... More >>
View more photos in the Rock, Paper, Scissor slideshow.
Timothy NorrisOne in Ron English's series of kids dressed like Kiss
This was a really cool weekend for those of us interested in the convergence of music and art, and whether some of the better-known musician/artists can stand alongside maste ... More >>
FROM FRIDAY: Seriously. Take John Payne's advice below. Go to this. First of all, Animal Collective is sold out, and all your friends who will be there will be bragging in tomorrow about the AMAZING SHOW they saw at the Troubadour. You, however, will have a trump card.
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