Josh Fischel is playing a homecoming show after touring around half of the globe this year. He just returned from a New Zealand tour—and a European tour shortly before that. He's worked with an array of famous musicians over the years; most notably as Sublime's videographer where he eventually made a documentary about them. Currently, […]
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. ] 10. The Misfits – “Last Caress” If it weren't […]
There's something about celebrity name puns that make for ever-so-clever band names. Gnarls Barkley. Los Angeles hipsters Pocahaunted. Tennessean metal band the Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza. It's not surprising that the Motor City would produce two white boy goofballs (in the best sense of the phrase) Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. As chuckle-inducing as these band […]
May the Fourth Be With You: Freddie Mercury, Cee Lo Green, Anthrax's Charlie Benante, Thrice, Snoop Dogg and Michael Jackson Celebrate Star Wars Day, Too!
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't like 'Star […]
Beck has made a much-lauded career by camouflaging his ramshackle ways in the scenery of his producers. Still, even more so than you might expect, Modern Guilt feels as much a Danger Mouse album as it is a Beck release. Danger Mouse, the whiz behind Gnarls Barkley's maniacally celebrated “Crazy”—the feel-good hit of summer '06—is […]
We expect a lot from our indie-ethos crossover pop stars nowadays, even from a duo as inspired as Gnarls Barkley, a.k.a. DJ Danger Mouse and rapper Cee-Lo. We expect guilt-free-yet-radio-worthy earworms such as “Crazy,” as well as genuine pathos, ground-breaking production and minimal amounts of filler, all of which Gnarls Barkley somehow managed to deliver […]
The way the press sheet tells it, Nino Moschella emerged ready to go from a tiny town in the Northern California woods after long winters warming up the four-track, which made him a seasoned and versatile songwriter before his first release ever came out. Recent EP The Real Better Believe (on Ubiquity) bounces Nino's voice—elastic […]