In a scene oversaturated with bands mining the 1960s, Shannon and the Clams manage to stand out in stark contrast to their peers. That's partly because their songwriting is simple and strong, but mostly because of Shannon Shaw's powerful, soulfully melodic and emotionally gripping voice. Shaw sounds ... More >>
The Great American Beer Festival is a mecca for beer afficianados--but curiously, it seems to be home to something else, as well: The Great American Beard. Continue reading for photos of our favorite chin-growers from the three-day booze-a-palooza. See also: - Great American Beer Festival 2012: ... More >>
In advance of the January 17 release of Jason Heller's first novel, Taft 2012, Quirk Books has offered up a gorgeously constructed film teaser. A glimpse into the fictional candidacy of a long-dead William Howard Taft, resurrected and running in next year's actual presidential election, the ... More >>
FlickrThe horses will be running at Churchill Downs this weekend, which means you'll soon find yourself digging through the hall closet for the biggest hat you can find and, later, rooting your ass off for a thoroughbred named after a minor character from The Great Gatsby, only to realize ha ... More >>
Lori Midson Venue chef James Rugile Restaurant and chef semifinalists for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards were released this morning, which gives all the nominees exactly 32 days to chew on their success before the five finalists in each category are announced on Monday, March 22. The ... More >>
Broken Social Scene Presents: Kevin Drew Spirit If… (Arts & Crafts) The credit Kevin Drew chose for himself on this disc seems designed to reassure fans fearful that his decision to release a CD under his own name means Broken Social Scene is bound for the grave. But the wordiness of this bit of ... More >>
The Secret Machines locate the sweet spot between heartache and head rush.
Sound tumblers Chris Cutler and Thomas Dimuzio flirt with the fault line.