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10 of the Best Breakup Songs

Let's just come out and say it: Valentine's Day sucks! Even if you're in relationship there's a whole bunch of stress about wanting to make it special and find ...
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Eleven Great Songs Inspired by Literature

What could be better than spending a few hours with a great album on a long winter evening? Spending a few hours with a great album and a great book! Of course,...

10 Non-Halloween Halloween Tunes

It's the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas! You can keep your jingling bells, your ding-donging merrily, and your awkward family gatherings to ...

10 of the Best British Imports in L.A.

To the majority of L.A. residents, LAX is, to be brutally honest, a hell on earth. Endless traffic, endless lines, endless noise... A curse on those friends who...

10 Songs Addressing Depression

For the purposes of this feature we have included several helplines in case you are going through depression and need someone to talk to. Maybe you'll call them...

Ten Highlights of Psycho Las Vegas

It's time for a road trip, with the emphasis on trip, man. Or at least it is if you like your music heavy and loud, because Psycho Las Vegas is coming to town a...

10 Great Songs About Doing Time

There are many names for it — the big house, the slammer, lock up, the clink (after Clink Prison in London, which later served as a venue for fetish events) — b...
Billy Idol with "mash-up band" Generation Sex.; Credit: Brett Callwood

10 Undeniably Excellent Mash-Ups

According to Merriam-Webster's online dictionary, the first known use of the term mash-up dates back to 1859, although, alas, it doesn't say what it was. Thankfully, Wikipedia is slightly more helpful, offering John Zorn's Naked City album of 1990 as the first example, since it employs Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman" set over the bass-line of Roy Orbison's "Pretty Women." Presumably, no one else bothered for over 100 years....
Killing Joke; Credit: Hannah Verbeuren

10 Highlights Of Punk Rock Bowling

It's not as if anyone really needs an excuse to head out to Vegas for the long Memorial Day weekend, but for folks of a punk rock persuasion those dates have been marked on the calendar in indelible ink, like a stick 'n' poke tattoo. Celebrating its 21st birthday — and legally old enough to get hammered — Punk Rock Bowling has grown over the years from a fun little get-together with a handful of bands to a full-blown festival that is arguably the finest of its kind in the world....