From the looks of the R.E.M. setlist site remtimeline.com, early R.E.M. gigs were glorified bar-band hootenannies. Before they'd written Murmur and Chronic Town, the band cut their teeth seemingly as…   Read Story »
Last night, Jack White played a show at Boston's Fenway Park, and he opened it up by making fun of the Foo Fighters for having a second guitarist onstage "playing the same parts" to cover up any…   Read Story »
It's too late now, but I really fucked up when I didn't make ILoveMakonnen's I Love Makonnen EP mixtape of the week a month or two ago. Makonnen has songs, and he probably would've been a cult star…   Read Story »
With An Awesome Wave, their Mercury Prize-winning 2012 debut album, Alt-J went from 0 to 100 real quick, transforming from anonymous schlubs into world-famous rock stars. They did so by forging a…   Read Story »
On Twitter last week, the writer Rich Juzwiak posted this: "There is shit on the Juan MacLean album that sounds like soulful house if they removed the soul and left the corpse singing." Rich meant…   Read Story »