By Tony Rettman
As I sit and watch the year-end lists of best reissues virtually pile up on the laptop, I can't help but be reminded of something my Uncle Lech once said to me many X-Masses ago when we were down in his basement jamming to some Bobby Vinton. As his light-up speakers twinkled and pul ... More >>
As a holiday, Labor Day is rife with contradictions: one works all year to receive a single lousy holiday -- just one fucking day -- celebrating the worker, but that day falls at a spot on the calendar when venturing out anywhere to do anything out of the usual is sado-masochistic at best ... More >>
Drugs rule. If that sounds like a sentiment your hardcore stoner pals would echo, realize that I'm being literal here; drugs really do rule. According to this Associated Press story, it's official: drugs kill more Americans annually than traffic accidents. Your chances of being taken out by a tex ... More >>
Well isn't this just precious. A slew of indie darlings have joined Lou Reed, Patti Smith and even a former Beatle to pay homage to influential early rock 'n' roller Buddy Holly on new tribute album Rave on Buddy Holly, which is streaming in its entirety today over at NPR. Holly was only 22 years ... More >>
Photos by Denis Jeong PlasterApril is continuing to roar by us at a steady clip, and this past weekend our local scene was so bustling that we had to export some of our musicians out to Indio, California before the whole town overflowed.
Nerd alert! A mere three weeks after the iPad2 was released, duo Bunny Sparber and Coco Mault had already used the built-in GarageBand application to record a 12-track album, Underwear Party, using the built-in digital instruments and microphone to record a new set of raunchy tunes. The project h ... More >>