If there were another attempt at a Lilith Fair, say, Lilith II, featuring the roster of iconic singer-songwriter women from the '90s on the main stage (Tracy Chapman, Natalie Merchant, Sheryl Crow, Lauryn Hill, Queen Latifah, Neko Case, Emmylou Harris, Chrissie Hynde, Aimee Mann), there would be plenty of young, talented women to fill up […]
The Pacific Northwest does it again, exporting (at least momentarily) another eclectic ensemble in the form of New Orleans-style swingers Miss Mamie Lavona the Exotic Mulatta and Her White Boy Band. While they’re certainly no Foo Fighters or Neko Case, they do fulfill (quite adequately) the nichey market of yesteryear music reprocessed that we so […]
We couldn't have a greater love-hate relationship with the big city 50 miles north of us if we tried. Not only do we lose all kinds of talent to Los Angeles (Local Natives, Young the Giant, Matthew Morrison, even Jeffree Starr, for chrissakes), but there's a definite inferiority/superiority complex going on when it comes to […]
Today in Music News: Elton John Rumored to Perform with Lady Gaga at Grammys, Neko Case, Jakon Dylan, Carrie Underwood, Ke$sha
“Elton John Rumored to Perform With Lady Gaga at Grammys,” reports Spinner. Neko Case, Kelly Hogan join Jakob Dylan on new T-Bone Burnett-produced album Women and Country. Country hottie Carrie Underwood–who does a pretty mean “Sweet Child O' Mine”–to sing national anthem at Super Bowl. Ke$ha is such a slut.
Today in Music News: The Who, Michael Jackson, Lenny Kravitz, Elvis Costello, Neko Case, Stephen King, John Mellencamp, Lil Wayne
Pederast prevention group wants the Who out of Super Bowl. We just think they're guilty of CSI overexposure. Speaking of pederasts, more on outed MJ track (what? too early?): “As you know and have heard, part of the song leaked–not by me, because mine has been locked up in a vault since we recorded it,” says […]
I first became aware of the New Pornographers at the end of 2001, when their “Letter From an Occupant” was included by my friend Mike (Hi, Mike!) on his always highly anticipated year-end mix CD. As with most great loves, I was initially repulsed by the Pornographers; the chorus to “Occupant” featured a woman screeching, […]