Trying to describe a Reggie Watts show is about as messy as hurling a bunch of random phrases, melodies, beats and action verbs to a wall just to see what sticks. Because, well, that's pretty much what his show is. But the magic isn't necessarily in the chaos--literally personified by a massive clou ... More >>
Among a pack of Southern bands leading the resurgence of gritty, grown-man music, Ben Nichols, front man for Tennessee-based Lucero, stands out as a smoke-throated vocalist preaching rock-n-roll redemption to the lonely and broken-hearted.The Weekly caught up with Nichols by phone, as the band ... More >>
Courtesy of Sanctuary RecordsRonnie James Dio, we thank you.With the news of the death of Teena Marie over the weekend, it seems 2010 still hasn't quite finished its toll yet. In 2010 we saw some truly tragic losses to the world of music--Lena Horne, Kate McGarrigle, Marvin Isley--but here's our ... More >>
Seriously, we thought iTunes was going to announce something really cool today, but all it was, is that the Beatles are finally on iTunes. Ho-hum, maybe. You might think, who on earth is going to download the White Album in a new format AGAIN? Well, a ton of people, apparently. After all, T ... More >>
I would have figured a Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin or Michael jackson disc would have topped the chart. But no, Michigan rocker Bob Seger's Greatest Hits "is officially the decade's best-selling catalog album," reads the press release from EMI. It has sold "close to 9 million copies." I have ... More >>
The sun finally reappeared today and I decided to play tourist. I've been promising my family pictures of where I live for the past two weeks. I'm from Florida. My parents have never been to California. Only one of my three younger siblings has visited the state. So, I got on my bicycle and clic ... More >>
Indie Fest USA 2009, which is scheduled to open with red carpet arrivals at the Disneyland Hotel Aug. 22 and continue seven days thereafter in Anaheim, vows to "break the mold in film festivals," according to Ray L. Gibb, vice president of events with Indie Fest USA Entertainment Group. "At ot ... More >>
Who would you imagine has written the worst song lyric ever? Jethro Tull? Billy Joel? Vanilla Ice? Rick Ross? Wrong, wrong, wrong, and, well, close but still wrong.
3 Doors Down, "Here Without You"
In fact, the pop culture perps are Escatawpa, Mississippi band 3 Doors Down, in the form of their ... More >>
I'm about to leave on a trip for the Detroit area, where I spent my first 32 years, so allow me to indulge nostalgically in some of that city's musical lore. As deeply flawed as this Midwestern metropolis is, I still have fond memories of growing up there, and one reason was hearing the early songs ... More >>