Rob Harvilla

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  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    Flea almost cries. Twice. There's your four-word summation of The Other F Word, a half-poignant, half-absurd documentary on punk-rocker dads, self-described as "a coming-of-middle-age story" that thrills to the sight of, say, Rancid's Lars Frederi...

  • 6 years ago | Lists

    Yeah, pal, that's "college rock," scare quotes very much included. Look, it's a meaningless term. As are "indie," "alternative," "hipster," etc., etc. Let's not overthink this: Here we have ten splendid records with an amorphous rock and roll desi...

  • 7 years ago | Music News

    And now it's time for the"I love you like a fat kid loves cake" memorial Worst Lyrics of 2008, March Madness-style tournament, this year a terrifying melange of appalling oral-sex requests, bargain-bin philosophies, grammatical atrocities, and cri...

  • 8 years ago | Music News

    Eddie Van Halen's son looks like Peppermint Patty. There's no getting around it. I wish things could be different — as do, presumably, fans of Van Halen. This weekend, the long-beleaguered pop-metal behemoth pulls into the Pepsi Center with ...

  • 8 years ago | Music News

    In Defense of the Genre, Say Anything's 27-song, two-disc quasi-concept album — which is twice as long and nowhere near as good as its predecessor, 2004's Is a Real Boy — is about Max Bemis's struggles with drug abuse and his very publ...

  • 8 years ago | Music News

    By now, you most likely have fully absorbed Double Up, the latest chart-topping treatise from crazed/brilliant R&B lothario R. Kelly. Which means that, despite the current attention lavished on lead single "I'm a Flirt," you have discovered the re...

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