Nobody has written an original rock song since 1953, and the entire music industry is founded on exchanging blurry photocopies of other people's work. Sure, some art is outright plagiarism, but even when it's in a gray area, it's an opportunity for cash. Case in point: Australian psych band Tame Imp ... More >>
It's common knowledge that the popular music industry is dominated by a few huge companies, sometimes referred to as the Big Three: Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group. It used to be the Big Four, until EMI was subsumed into the other three. Before that, it was the ... More >>
The boys in Free Energy are musicians who know what they want. And if they don't know what they want, the Philadelphia via Minneapolis power pop quintet has a knack for finding the production talent who does.Their meticulously crafted debut, Stuck on Nothing, came out of left field back in 2010. The ... More >>
It's not often a band comes along that changes your view on the music industry and gives you hope that good music is still being made -- and with so many new bands and artists popping everyday, it's difficult to discern who to spend your time and hard-earned money on. Meet the Farew ... More >>
Monday morning Apple posted a typically cryptic teaser on their homepage, the message reading "blah blah you'll never forget blah" and hinting at what everyone wants: cloud-based iTunes. Well that didn't happen, as you've probably heard. The Beatles were finally made available on iTunes, and the ... More >>
Like a puppyJeremy Messersmith's recently released video for his song "Tatooine" is a fucking adorable little construction paper synopsis of the Star Wars OT (original trilogy, hello?) set to a sparse guitar and piano whisper of a song.And, since we're total nerds, we're taking the occasion to re ... More >>
Over the weekend Yoko Ono threw a seriously must-attend preparation celebration of her late husband's 70th birthday (and her first show ever in Los Angeles). In tow were: Lady Gaga, Iggy Pop, RZA, Perry Farrell, her son Sean Lennon, Thurston Moore, and...much more. Of course there were myriad Fli ... More >>
One of the world's most popular DJs talks to Gimme Noise before his set tonight at Spin.
Chatting with the guitarist from Phoenix in preparation for tonight's sold-out show.
From our email (arriving too late for publication), here's a press release for a Tuesday event that's probably a lot more interesting than it sounds: 'LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS JAMES H. BILLINGTON AND BARITONE THOMAS HAMPSON CELEBRATE "CREATIVITY ACROSS AMERICA" WITH 11-CITY CONCERT TOUR. The internati ... More >>
In the past year, Prince has become a Jehovah's Witness, bitched about the record industry, canceled a national tour, and delayed the release of his new CD. But he doesn't want to talk about it.
Master P's No Limit label proves that nothing succeeds like excess
La Vampira: Maria Callas is baaaack.