By: Rae AlexandraThe Los Angeles mural that has served as a site for Elliot Smith fans to pay tribute to the much beloved singer-songwriter has just been given a recent revamp, by Punk Rock Marthas -- an art-minded group of charitable folk -- who felt the mural needed a pick-me-up in honor of the ni ... More >>
Consequence of Sound just announced that indie rock band Grandaddy has reunited. They've been broken up for six years, but will play a number of shows this year, beginning with a headlining spot at the UK's End of the Road Festival in September.
Wikimedia CommonsThe Washington Post has posted a previously unreleased Elliott Smith song recorded back in 1997, which until know, was thought to have been lost. The tune "Misery Let Me Down" was captured by microphones when the late Smith, then 27, performed at the University of Maryland's stud ... More >>
A replica of Elvis Presley's Graceland opened in Denmark this week, proving that the creators of Lego are a lot less classy than they've always let on.
To be fair to the Danes, we figured there must be an even stranger assortment of music-related museums here at home. We were right.
The places ... More >>
Jezebel yesterday published a story saying kids who listen to music are most likely to be depressed, while kids who read books were least likely.
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine studied 106 teens, 46 of whom were clinically depressed, over five weekends, and surveyed ... More >>
Montreal's Little Scream renews my faith in music. Singer/songwriter Laurel Sprengelmeyer (who looks like a young Susan Sarandon, apparently) is touring to support her debut, The Golden Record, a gorgeous set of folk/pop songs that she named after the 1977 Voyager space-shuttle time-cap ... More >>
www.deathcabforcutie.comWTF?Pitchfork reported yesterday that famed rock & roll photographer Autumn de Wilde will release a bound collection featuring 200 images of the indie kings, Death Cab for Cutie.Wilde has released such tomes in the past--including a book chronicling the introspective, ... More >>
WTF?Yesterday Pitchfork reported bluesman Tom Waits will be releasing a 78 RPM vinyl single on Nov. 19 through New Orleans-based Preservation Hall Recordings.Each side of the limited edition vinyl platter will feature a cover song recorded in collaboration with the Preservation Hall Jazz band inc ... More >>
The Hype: Jesse Malin is a punk rock veteran whose overall sound remains surprisingly optimistic. Starting out in the '80s with the hardcore band Heart Attack, Malin evolved musically to co-form the '90s garage act D Generation. Now, he's assaulting the ears of the masses with his latest pro ... More >>
Danielle BacherEven if you don't know him by name, you've probably attended at least one show at a Jon Reiser venue in the past decade. He owns Detroit Bar with Dan Bradley, Diego Velasco, David Hastie, Mike Harris and Scott Hamilton (who also own all Memphis Restaurants and Tin Lizzie Salo ... More >>
Singer/guitarist Keith Slettedahl is a happy-go-lucky guy, as witnessed by his band the 88's irresistibly upbeat lyrics and catchy hooks. But the last couple of years were a little dark for the serenely-married Pasadena dad. The band got signed and dropped by Island Records. But they did manage to l ... More >>