With the advent of the HARD Summer line-up and its hilarious trailer circling the Internet, we couldn't help but notice how much they have outdone themselves in terms of bringing the most in the now, up and coming and sought after talent today with a diverse line-up featuring everyone from Dog Blood ... More >>
Original Wailers executive producer and guitarist Al Anderson (featured in the paper this week) joined Bob Marley and the Wailers in the wake of Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer's departure from the band, working with Marley from 1974 until his death in 1981. For Anderson, a U.S.-born, Berklee-trained se ... More >>
The day's biggest concern was a raid.Everybody in Orange County knows the members of the Vandals are as punk as they come. But who would have guessed they were also neo-grunge post-metal alterna-rockers? For a little more than a year in the early '90s, two of them
were. Drummer Josh Freese ... More >>
This alternative to the oh-so-boring standard briefcase is made of printed polyester with leather accents and a purple interior.
Although probably not appropriate for every office job, the Boombox Briefcase should definitely be noted by those working in the lucrative music industry or “alterna ... More >>
In a further swipe at the face of Music Industry giants, The Raconteurs have announced the release of their sophomore album... next Tuesday.
“March 25 became the soonest date to have it available in EVERY FORMAT AT ONCE. The band have done no interviews or advertisements for this ... More >>
Two irrefutable facts about music critics: they have opinions about the shit they've heard over the course of a year and they're ever so lovable. Okay, maybe one irrefutable fact.
Anyway, music blog Idolator has tabulated the results of nearly 500 music scribes for its second annual critics pol ... More >>
Oh, sweet, sweet irony. Remember in the mid-'80s when major labels crowed about how the advent of compact discs would hasten the death of vinyl? A quarter century later, it looks like the (turn)tables are reversed: vinyl's popularity is resurgent while the CD's fortunes are looking as bleak as Ira ... More >>
..for honorable nominations in this year's Plug Awards. Wha Plug? Indie backpatters sez:
PLUG is different from all of the institutional accolades for the music industry – the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Radio Music Awards, GRAMMY Awards, Teen Choice Awards, MTV Music Award ... More >>