On Tuesday night, Jack White took in a Cubs-Padres game as part of a three-ballparks-in-three-nights promo and probably had a fine time. But he also made the mistake of showing a range of human…   Read Story »
Shut Up, Dude is coming a little early today because I'm at Forecastle (aka the Pitchfork Festival of Kentucky). It's got OutKast, the Replacements, Slint, and plenty of bands that aren't just…   Read Story »
Last Friday was a federal holiday so there was no Shut Up, Dude. But I don't wanna leave last week's winners and losers hanging, so below we've got the highest and lowest rated comments from 6/27-7/3…   Read Story »
This week we launched our Song Of The Summer poll, which pissed off many of you because it did not include the songs you wanted on the ballot. But here's the thing: the concept of Song Of The Summer…   Read Story »
ICYMI, this week we ranked the 50 Best Albums Of 2014 So Far. It's a difficult exercise, and Lazaretto fans will insist we did it wrong, but hopefully it turned you on to some albums you may have…   Read Story »
We're still a few days away from the official release of Ultraviolence, but if you've already heard it, you're probably surprised at how good it is. As Tom wrote, "Ultraviolence is a gorgeous,…   Read Story »
It's Governors Ball weekend, three days and nights when the epicenter of NYC's music scene relocates from Brooklyn to Randall's Island. This year's lineup is stacked: the Strokes, Jack White, Vampire…   Read Story »
This week's Shut Up, Dude comes a little later than usual, but I have a good excuse. I'm at Napa Valley's BottleRock ("The strangest festival lineup of 2014?" -Stereogum) to find out what happens…   Read Story »
Sorry for the delay on this, guys. It's like 3AM here. Really epic night, though. Lana did three songs and the escargot is like, the G.O.A.T. escargot. My table is me, Bret Easton Ellis, Andre Leon…   Read Story »
This week the Black Keys and Lily Allen were in NYC to promote their latest albums. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney stopped by SNL, Letterman, and Colbert, and might end up with next week's #1 album…   Read Story »