About six years ago, Ibrahim Al Said and James Muschinski created a booking company, which according to Al Said "booked all the bands that people didn't want to see." The company, Empirical Booking, supported primarily hardcore bands. The two had met at a mutual friend's apartment. Their friendshi ... More >>
Nothing like a good Twitter meme to help pass the time on a Tuesday morning. Inspired by (or perhaps as an alternative to) our post on the six worst music words in the dictionary, imaginative Twitter users led by the always uproarious Wits host John Moe took to the hashtag #sixworstwordsinmusic to o ... More >>
In Gimme Songs, musician Mark Mallman talks songwriting with his peers and heroes. This week, Electric Six frontman Dick Valentine ahead of Thursday's First Avenue show. On the Lou Reed/John Cale song about Andy Warhol called, "Images," Lou sings: "I'm no sphinx no mystery enigma, what I paint is ve ... More >>
In countless ways, youth has bypassed baseball as our national pastime. You see evidence of this fetish everywhere -- even in otherwise "normal" people who are suddenly being stricken with Bieber Fever, Taylor Swiftitis, or what could only be described as paranoid delusions of One Direction. (The ma ... More >>
The Smashing Pumpkins with Anberlin Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul Saturday, October 20, 2012 Sometimes, you go to a show and get much more out of it than you expected to or even hoped to. Other times maybe you expect too much and are left disappointed and with a bad taste in your mouth. The Smas ... More >>
By Neph BasedowE.E. Cummings said, "To destroy is always the first step in any creation." For Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, destruction and creation have been among the most consistent events of his life. "A good artist is willing to die many times over," Corgan said during our recent pho ... More >>
See Also:44 Smashing Pumpkins-related things we'd rather do than audition to be a Smashing PumpkinThe Smashing Pumpkins in 2012 is essentially Billy Corgan and a bunch of people you've never heard of. And so when the band hits the road this fall, you will hear his voice, and his raging guitar, and t ... More >>
‚ÄčOh, Courtney. She just can't give a straight answer, can she? In an interview about the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's breakout music video for "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Courtney Love took the opportunity to divulge several intimate details about her and Kurt Cobain's first... how shall we say... ... More >>
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Skye Klad rocket away from Earth into a lurid world beyond
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