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Stopped clocks are right twice a day. LMFAO are descendants of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy. Cher and KISS have combined for more farewell tour dates than most bands perform over their entire career. Keith Richards is still among the living. Some things you just can't explain, like how really ... More >>
Tech N9ne is the only rapper on the 2013 Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list who wears face paint and has performed at the Gathering of the Juggalos six times. After raking in an impressive $7.5 million over the past 12 months, the Kansas City native appears on the list in between Swizz Beatz and 50 Cent ... More >>
Limp Bizkit with Ryan CampbellVarsity Theater, MinneapolisTuesday, May 14, 2013Limp Bizkit is still very much a "thing," and -- while nu metal is no longer a prominent genre -- still very much alive. The characters within are the DJ, the epic drummer on his raised platform drawing from old-school me ... More >>
It's finally starting to feel like May again, and this week is packed with shows. Friday Daughter visits the Fine Line with label-mate and local opener, Jeremy Messersmith. The Amsterdam hosts their second annual Girls Got Rhythm Fest featuring Cherie Currie, The Avengers and many more stretching ov ... More >>
KnotfestWith Slipknot, Lamb of God, Deftones, Machine Head, Serj Tankian, Cannibal Corpse, Dillinger Escape Plan, Prong and GojiraSomerset Amphitheater, Somerset, WisconsinSaturday, August 18, 2012See Also:Slideshow: Knotfest 2012 Music PerformancesSlideshow: Knotfest's People & ScenesSlipknot's ... More >>
Slipknot promises apocalyptic chaos and stink
See Also:Bon Iver book Radio City Music Hall residency, unveil Bjork coverBon Iver's Justin Vernon designs shoe for KeepThe yearly tradition of The Believer putting out a music issue is upon us once again. As in years past, the McSweeney's flagship magazine of profound thought has pulled together an ... More >>
He's helped popularize plodding, misogynistic rap-rock and backwards red baseball caps. He's incited the shiftless youth in a Woodstock audience to riot. He's been an unashamedly creepy stalker of young, blond Hollywood pop starlets. He's been involved in film projects involving skateboarding cul ... More >>
So, you know how Jimmy Fallon could never manage to get through a whole Saturday Night Live sketch without cracking a smile, laughing at an inopportune moment, and then inevitably falling into a fit of giggles that would derail the entire script? Yeah, this is going to be sort of like that.
The announcement that Weezer's emo-rock masterpiece Pinkerton will be reissued this fall was welcome news at An Affront to Serious Music Criticism HQ. Weezer's sophomore album and Sebadoh's Harmacy pretty much defined the autumn of 1996 for this writer, but of the two, Pinkerton is the one that's ... More >>
Just for you, we've rounded up all our end-of-the-decade content - so far.
We get on with the business of singling out the past decade's least defensible, most insufferable tunes.
Chad Fjerstad and his pornstar girlfriend move to L.A. to make it in the skin trade
New Deftones' album is as black and beautiful as the cosmos itself
Flaneur tongue-kisses the absurd; Nautilus breaks up to make up
2003: The year everything got Big, in both ambition and execution, but pandering lurked darkly in the background
A lonelier Eminem explains himself for the benefit of his homies in the suburbs
O Rock, where is thy sting? The Hives have the answer.
Faux Jean applies for the job of Best Band in the World
Can a local CD store with no CDs save record companies from free music?
In 1999, cock rock and teenybop ruled the roost
Krzysztof Kieslowski's The Decalogue is a must-see epic of moral dilemmas
The inscrutable music, the unknowable man
Computer wizards leave their bedrooms, rappers reach the stage, and the Mason Jennings Band creates the bar buzz of the decade. In the ninth annual City Pages New Music Poll, 60 local music fans pick the bands that made the biggest noise.
Monster Magnet's new alloy of heavy metal salvages the most unholy of musical forms
35 concerts to soundtrack your summer.