Maybe you read this week's print story on Lou Reed and realized he's probably a little, uh, moody. But the legend himself is coming to Fingerprints Record Store in Long Beach tomorrow, right before he goes off to converse with Bob Ezrin at The Carpenter Center. (He's also in town for a Metal Mac ... More >>
Countless American streets have been memorialized in song (Route
66, Highway 61, Tenth Avenue) but few are as passionately remembered as
Jonathan Richman's beloved Route 128.
Tonight, Massachusetts-born Richman will make a stop at
Santa Ana's Galaxy Theatre as part of his West Coast tour. Al ... More >>
Jonathan Toubin grew up punk in Texas and learned some lasting lessons--like play hard, play fast, play loud and play with people's expectations. So when he started his own all-45s DJ night in New York City, he brought out something different than sweet Northern soul or slo-mo funk ... 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 >>
Record Store Day is like Christmas in April for both fans and independent record shops. Fans make pilgrimages to local shops seeking limited edition releases, free shows, band signing, bonuses, sales and if you're lucky, free food. The releases are hyper-limited--smaller stores may only get one ... More >>
Each year, the old bastards at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame invite some other old bastards to join the club. Usually, they're either obvious (this year, Tom Waits, who really should have been in about 15 years ago) or questionable (Alice Cooper is cool, but he has maybe ten truly great songs in ... More >>
San Antonio's Girl in a Coma lifted their name from a Smiths song. If that bothered Morrissey, it never came up in conversation while the alt power pop trio was on tour with him in 2007 opening his shows on the east coast and in Europe.
"We didn't really have much creativity in com ... More >>
If you don't think music plays a big role in Matt Fraction's writing, you're not reading closely enough. Or the last album you bought was Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet.Let's present the case:He titled an issue of Uncanny X-Men "All Tomorrow's Parties" and used Velvet Underground references as capt ... More >>
The Raveonettes and Be Your Own Pet
March 2, 2008
Better Than: Spending your Sunday night at any other Raveonettes-less venue
Download: “You Want the Candy.”
I am sorry to report that The Raveonettes only have one more SoCal show, so if you want to check them out, you're going to ... More >>
By Jeff Shaw at our sister paper, Citypages.
Love is a many-splendored thing and all, but it's also dependent upon a relationship's context -- and so is the associated music. You don't want Al Green's "Let's Get Married" to stream through the car speakers during your third date, you don't want your ... More >>
The Parson Red Heads photo by Zach Schrock
The three bands on this bill proved that rock can be uplifting without being corny—which was an inspirational lesson on a Sunday night in a mostly empty house. Detroit Bar's desolation was a shame and maybe to be expected, as the lineup seemed to be cobb ... More >>