Since the only frame of reference I have is my own, I talk a lot about growing up in the '90s. Of course, I would also argue that that the '90s was the best decade ever: daytime talk shows ruled everything, Courtney Love was queen and MTV didn't suck yet. But not only did MTV not suck, it was home t ... More >>
Everyone loves "Doll Parts." At least that's the song the comes up any time I speak about Hole to a non-Hole fan. I'm not complaining. "Doll Parts" is arguably a better point of reference for the band than the other common conversation piece regarding Hole, which is the comment that Courtney Love is ... More >>
In the past few years, fuzz guitars have come conspicuously back to the forefront, and they're being played by some female-led outfits that sound like they came straight out of mid '90s, the time when Juliana Hatfield, Liz Phair and Courtney Love were queens of the Sam Goody racks. With jangly and d ... More >>
Word came down recently that André 3000 of Outkast will be playing the highly influential Jimi Hendrix in a biopic called All Is By My Side, which centers on the iconic guitarist's early years. With inspired and estimable casting like this, it made us think about the other memorable biopics that ha ... More >>
When filmmaker Alex Cox finished shooting Repo Man in 1983, the first thing he did with the left-over money was option the film rights to the science fiction novel Bill, the Galactic Hero. Now both projects are back in the spotlight. The Criterion Collection recently released a Blu-Ray edition of th ... More >>
Feuds, tantrums, threatening to kill the president -- if you've been following rock music for the past few decades, you know that dickish behavior comes with the territory when your job involves a stage and adoring fans. Here we've assembled the reprehensible cream that has risen to top, highlightin ... More >>
Well, here we are, at the end of the road of lyrical idiocy. As our countdown to crappiness finally culminates, we've trained our eye on some of the greatest lyricists in rock, who during select moments, greatly disappointed us with their valueless verse. These lyrics are all bad on their own terms, ... More >>
Just when you think the suck factor has been turned all the way up, here comes another batch of songs to push the needle further in the red. Today as the countdown of total crappiness continues, we've got tunes by Kid Rock, Nickleback, Michael Jackson, Sublime and more. Keep reading to see which son ... More >>
I started smoking cigarettes when I was fourteen. Reading that sentence now, I am shocked -- mostly because I certainly wasn't participating in any other such risky behavior. I'd been "drunk" once before that (if you count puking after drinking a Bartles & James in the basement of my friend Sarah's ... More >>
Waking up on November 7, I felt like a million bucks. A million bucks that could breathe again, knowing that my president was still mine, my uterus was in the clear, and so many people had exercised the right to vote. That part, the voting part, was the most exciting, because after months of the imp ... More >>
Britt ChesterEat it, journalism!There are two distinct periods in the average American's life: high school and not-high school. For me, the farther I get from those formative ninth-through-twelfth-grade years -- 1994 to 1998 -- the cooler they seem to have been. Today, when I look back at say ... More >>
A very pregnant Kim Gordon, flanked by band mate Julie Cafritz and KennedyOnce upon a time, before reality TV cheapened television programming as a whole, MTV (thirty years old today) was a bastion of music culture that actually showcased cutting edge artists for the sake of art. Because the network ... More >>
Sometimes hurt feelings and death threats bring people closer together -- that definitely seems to be the case of the former web editor at our sister paper in Los Angeles, Erin Broadley, and shock-rocker Marilyn Manson, who once threatened to kill her. After the two met, they came to the real ... More >>
Sarah CassLust-Cats of the Gutters team up with Sara T. for their first video.Sara Thurston (aka DJ Sara T.) is in town from Los Angeles this weekend for another edition of Danceotron -- her "No Bullshit" dance party, now in its eighth year -- and she's also hard at work editing footage of Lu ... More >>
It's becoming increasing more popular for celebrities and pseudo-celebrities alike to think the public still gives a rats-ass what they have to say. And it's no secret that Twitter is a giant bathroom stall waiting for the sharpie attack of a bored ex-rocker, but every once and a while it g ... More >>
Lust-Cats of the Gutters
Photo courtesy of Kanyewest.com Last week, Kanye christened his new web site with the above photo of his girlfriend, Amber Rose. Then, Thom Yorke announced the name of his latest band on the Radiohead blog. Which got us thinking about the other band blogs we have bookmarked. In our bitchin' ... More >>
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Show Your Bones (Interscope)
The Matrix: Path of Neo is more chop suey than chopsocky.
Check the Vegas odds: It's time to predict this year's rock-star deaths.
Devendra Banhart has plenty to Crow about.
A blues enthusiast digs up the backstory on some red-hot mamas.
For the Melvins' Buzz Osborne, grunge means never having to say you're sorry.
Wilco weathers Reprise Records, in-fighting and an in-studio film crew in a new documentary.
At SXSW, it's all about the buzz, not the Buzz Band.
Blueprint for a Sunrise (Capitol)
The Down-N-Outs call it quits, while Turnsol turns over a new CD.
It's a Man's world when Denver's one-person punk band takes the stage.
Hemi Cuda's new CD is thick and tasty.
After a period out of the public eye, Remy Zero continues to create its own poets' society.
How a small band of insurgents led by K Records co-founder Calvin Johnson helped fashion a punk revolution.
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