By: Jessica Hopper[Editor's Note: Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers!
Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured
internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist,
and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for ... More >>
Sex, drugs and violence are fodder for all kinds of music, but there's a special class of artist that can wax poetic about the idea of corpse-fucking. From the Misfits to Tyler, the Creator, here are popular imagination's best musical translations of the ultra-taboo act.
Happy Star Wars day to you too! Here are some musicians who've geeked out to the greatest movie of all time.
1. Freddie Mercury In this photo, he sits on Darth Vader's shoulders during Queen's
tour to promote their album The Game. In his 1978 Queen song, 'Bicycle Race,' he sang, "I
don' ... More >>
Taylor HambyMoises Juarez of Tomorrows Bad SeedsTomorrows Bad SeedsDec. 2, 2010the Coach HouseWhen Tomorrows Bad Seeds
kicked off their Holidaze winter acoustic tour at the Coach
House last night, it marked their first (almost) acoustic show. Singer Moises Juarez said normally, "there's a lot of e ... More >>
Andrew YoussefClick here to see our slideshow.The Hype: A lot of excitement was generated upon the announcement of the collaboration between James Mercer of The Shins and producer extraordinaire Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton in the form of Broken Bells. It was the second night of their tour ... More >>
I've been bear-hugged by Gnarls Barkley's Cee-Lo Green. Talked politics with Toby Keith. Sat with Norah Jones just weeks after her multi-platinum debut dropped and killed a pint of Bushmills with AC/DC singer Brian Johnson.
All of this went down during the past decade while writing for Florida ... More >>
I review the sophomore release from The Shortwave Set in the Weekly this week, but seeing as how the album's been out for like, forever, overseas, and it's out today in the states, why wait to read it? Read it here, now! The future is now! But actually the past! Think about it. The Shortwave SetRepl ... More >>
The Fall: Lawrence's—and John Peel's—favorite band.
In this week’s Sprawl of Sound, I feature KCRW DJ/librarian Eric J. Lawrence. As is often the case, there was not enough space in the print version of the paper to run the entire interview. However, I think that this one is interesting eno ... More >>