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Chris Weingarten Takes On Twitter With 4 Characters

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Christopher Weingarten dropped enough bombs near my lap cat. I’m fueled by a fear of choking on my own fingers to make me want to distribute them elsewhere.

Let’s watch the video and distill his argument into bullet points…

28 Apr 2010 | 2 comments | More

How to Destroy Angels Already Making Waves

The woman is clearly pretty. Dark hair, high-collared leather jacket. Slightly pensive, thousand-yard stare, despite the black bar of neener-neener. But is it the work of the marriage between Trent Reznor and wife Mariqueen Maandig? The gossip mill is burning up with fevered discussion.

27 Apr 2010 | 86 comments | More

Hole – ‘Nobody’s Daughter’

Rocketing out of the crypt like she always has, Courtney Love is back with a new Hole. Though she is the only founding member present on Nobody’s Daughter, the group was really always about the life and times of Courtney Love, anyway. This go ’round, the cultural firebrand is post-rehab, post everything, post meta, post irony, post career, mid-social media mania, and still selling the drama like no one else.

27 Apr 2010 | 3 comments | More

Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders – ‘Red Light Fever’

Like Chickenfoot and Them Crooked Vultures, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins’ second outing with the Coattail Riders is another perfectly solid and solidly entertaining foray into pedigreed, classic 1970s AOR territory. Red Light Fever finds Hawkins fronting what sounds like the hardest working L.A. bar band of the highest caliber.

26 Apr 2010 | 1 comment | More

The Kissaway Trail – ‘Sleep Mountain’

Instead of adhering to the path oft taken and comparing Denmark’s Kissaway Trail to Arcade Fire, I’ll go ahead and suggest that perhaps the quintet holds more in common with an old U2, Echo & the Bunnymen, Interpol and The National than the “Wake Up” critical darlings.

26 Apr 2010 | More

Puracane at Bowery Electric, 04.22.10

New York-based trip-hop act Puracane made an appearance at Bowery Electric on Thursday for a show that was part birthday celebration for one of the band members and part album release celebration for I’ve Been Here The Longest (out now on Astraea Records).

26 Apr 2010 | 3 comments | More

Adam Green’s NYC Art Debut: Teen Tech at the Morrison Hotel Gallery Bowery

Adam Green’ s Teen Tech was unveiled during an upbeat art opening at the Morrison Hotel Gallery Bowery, a veritable who’s who of NYC’s indie and major label rock glitterati. The artist was present amongst friends, as was iconic photographer Mick Rock, who schmoozed alongside the likes of Interpol’s Paul Banks, The Strokes’ Fab Moretti…

23 Apr 2010 | 2 comments | More

Kate Nash – ‘My Best Friend is You’

Don’t think that since British singer-songwriter Kate Nash now has her own flat, has learned to drive and to punk out, that she has in any way grown dull. The red-headed whirlwind of wit and spit(fire) is just getting started…

23 Apr 2010 | 3 comments | More

Evelyn Evelyn Premieres ‘Elephant Elephant’ Video

Evelyn Evelyn, the oddball conjoined-sister project conceived by the newly (and joyfully) label-free Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley, premiered its new video today for “Elephant Elephant,” featuring singing hand puppets, musical elephant fingerdolls, and a flying elephant, because the sisters have a fondness for pachyderms.

22 Apr 2010 | More

Cage the Elephant Announce Spring Tour Dates

Kentucky’s Cage the Elephant have just confirmed a tour to kick off April 30 in San Antonio that will see the rowdy quintet performing fan favorites from their 2008 self-titled debut, along with newer songs.

22 Apr 2010 | More