We Got The Tweet

R.I.P. Amy Winehouse

By Scott Lapatine / July 23, 2011
UK press is reporting that the troubled British R&B singer died in her home today of a suspected drug overdose, though cause of death is still officially unexplained. Despite recently completing a rehab program, Winehouse had to cancel a European tour following a disastrous performance in Belgrade. Like Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Jani… More »


How Independent Rockers Celebrated #IndependenceDay

By Scott Lapatine / July 5, 2011
How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders on Roku? Maybe I stayed in and did that. There is no way to know. But all across this great country we do know there were fireworks to be… More »


Indie Rockers Respond To NY Legalizing Gay Marriage

By Scott Lapatine / June 25, 2011
New York just became the 6th largest state to approve same-sex marriage. Yes! The Senate bill passed 33-to-29, Governor Cuomo signed the measure shortly after, and the law goes into effect in 30 days. A historic night to be sure, one probably best not spent in front of a laptop. Too late. But in case… More »


Indie Rockers Respond To Death Of #Osama

By Scott Lapatine / May 2, 2011
Yesterday the United States found and killed al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden at a compound in Abbottabad. If you are like Vivian Girl Kickball Katy, you learned about it on Twitter. Or maybe, like me, you logged on as soon as you heard so you could feel part of the pandemonium social network… More »


We Got The Tweet: The Streets Tweet An EP

By Scott Lapatine / April 16, 2009
Music biz microblogging can be sure silly, with its potential for overblown beefs and identity theft. But it's hard to get mad at @LilyRoseAllen's cryptic concert ticket hunts or @METALFACEDOOM reviewing the new Eminem video. Yesterday we were retweeted by half of Tears For Fears ... #swoon. There's vitalMore »


We Got The Tweet: The Imposters

By Scott Lapatine / April 1, 2009
Twitter users were outraged last week when the service shut down @CWalken, a popular but totally fake celebrity account. Indeed it's way too easy to be duped by fake profiles. (So easy!) Not that folks care -- Tina Fey disowned her Twitter yet still has over 220k followers -- but you… More »


We Got The Tweet: The Week’s 50 Best Rock Star Twitters

By Scott Lapatine / March 23, 2009
Microblogging service Twitter has signed up countless celebrities in recent months, and among them are some of our favorite musical artists: Trent Reznor! Colin Meloy! Ed Droste! Diddy! Stereogum Tweets too! But who can keep up with all that lunch eating? Most of us only have eight hours a day with which to… More »