By Chris Parker
It's as though the sad, lamentable death of recorded music was accompanied by a kick-ass wake. Sure, label executives have had to sell their fancy homes and put their kids in public schools, but the rest of us have been feasting on a musical smorgasbord.
Nothing better exemplifies ... More >>
Every season, a handful of bands dominate Pitchfork's news posts, features and attention. The blog is frequently viewed as the "tastemaker" of the independent music microcosm -- and with tantalizing headlines and by-the-minute updates via Twitter, we feel a strange amount of pressure to love Pitchf ... More >>
If you go to a lot of fan conventions in Southern California, you've probably seen Steve Sievers. Usually, he's dressed as a turtle, Daniel the Turtle, to be specific. That's the character he created and voices for the web-based cartoon series, Supa Pirate Booty Hunt.
Supa Pirate Booty Hunt is abo ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Fuck Guilty Pleasures celebrates the over-produced, commercial, artless, lowbrow music that we believe is genuinely worthwhile. Like, among the best music ever.]
Critics do their best to ignore Blink-182. After all, it's not easy to get scrunched up with deep opinions about lip-ring ... More >>
It's just after 10 p.m. and already five comedians have done their thing when comic Eddie Pepitone strides up to start his set. Short, bald and decidedly unhinged, Pepitone gives the air of a blue-collar Buddha: a wizened, workaday sage who happens to be slightly crazy-eyed.
Getting right to the po ... More >>
See also: Still a Malcontent: A midlife crisis spawns Keith Morris' new band Off!
In this week's music feature we get inside the heads of punk rock "supergroup" Off! on the eve of the release their self-titled debut album. (They hate that term, btw.) The group, which is led by former Black Flag and ... More >>
Winds Of Plague[Editor's Note: Fuck Guilty Pleasures celebrates the over-produced, commercial, artless, lowbrow music that we believe is genuinely worthwhile. Like, among the best music ever.]
Everyone has that one friend with whom intelligent conversation is a strain. You'll never share you ... More >>
Lina Lecaro "This town is our town. It is so glamorous. Bet you'd live here if you could and be one of us..."
-The Go-Gos, "This Town"
Yesterday, the Go-Go's were recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. What made the fan-packed induction ceremony particularly sweet was the star ... More >>
Review by Ian Cohen
WHO: Steve Vai and Joe Satriani
WHERE: House of Blues
"They don't make 'em like they used to." "Lion of the industry." Those are the sort of old salts that probably would be sprinkled about upon the mention of ailing music biz vet Cliff Cultrer ... More >>
Lina Lecaro Dave Gahan feels it at Nokia.Happy Birthday Dave Gahan! The Depeche Mode singer turns 49 today, but he came frighteningly close to never seeing this milestone. Fifteen years ago, he in fact died from an overdose at the Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood and was brought back to life ... More >>
For more quotes from Andrew W.K., as well as Dave Mustaine, Lemmy Kilmister, Vinnie Paul and Zakk Wylde, read our coverage of Revolver's Golden Gods Nominations.
After we interviewed Andrew W.K. last fall about his album of cover songs from the Gundam franchise, we have been curious as to whether o ... More >>
Shannon CottrellAuncia Live at Second Street Jazz
From performances by major Japanese recording artists like Moi dix Mois and Morning Musume, to Anime Music Video competitions, to karaoke battles and the annual AX Idol contest, music is just as important as animation at Anime Expo. Many Japanese co ... More >>