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The Week In Pop: From The Earliest MP3 To The Latest Britney Spears, A Pop History Of Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner”

“Tom’s Diner” is one of those songs you know even if you don’t realize it. Suzanne Vega’s signature song — written about the same NYC diner they used for exterior shots in Seinfeld — has been remixed, covered, and sampled so many times by so many musicians that its melody is basically imprinted on our… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 30, 2015 - 12:54 pm

Captured Tracks Is Releasing An Album From Ben Stiller’s Forgotten ’80s Punk Band

When Ben Stiller was a teenager, he played drums in a quirked-out punk band called Capital Punishment. The trio released one album, 1982’s Roadkill, a piece of music that freely employs both fake British accents and Captain Beefheart scraggle-growls. The album’s songs found their way to YouTube, and last year, word got around that Stiller… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2015 - 11:57 am

Watch The Trailer For Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young Starring Ad-Rock And Scored By James Murphy

Noah Baumbach’s newest film While We’re Young, which is due out in March 2015, chronicles the life of a couple in their 40s (played by Naomi Watts and Ben Stiller) attempting to reconcile with the fact that they are no longer broke, artistic youths. In come Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried, your stereotypical happy-go-lucky Bushwick… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 4, 2014 - 2:48 pm

Watch Arcade Fire’s Here Comes The Night Time Concert Special

Last night, Arcade Fire were on Saturday Night Live’s Tina Fey-hosted season premiere, where they played “Reflektor” and “Afterlife” and appeared in a sketch. Following the show, NBC aired a 30 minute long Arcade Fire concert special, Here Comes the Night Time, directed by Roman Coppola. It featured the debut performances of Reflektor songs “Here… More »

By: Liz Pelly / September 29, 2013 - 2:18 pm

This Week The Roots Became Comedy Central’s House Band

The most fabulous Roots crew have a new record out soon, and it looks like they’re raising awareness by any means necessary: whether that entails collaborating with a Fall Out boy (see “Birthday Girl“), enlisting a porn star in their video (ditto), or doing two live performances in three nights for Comedy Central. The first… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 16, 2008 - 11:37 am

Aimee Mann Mockumentary Starring John Krasinski, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell

For someone who says so much through sad songs, Aimee Mann’s live shows are surprisingly comedic affairs. Patton Oswalt has pinch-bantered for Aimee in concert for over ten years now. The singer/songwriter’s part of Jon Brion’s Largo family, and it’s always fun to watch that talented crew of comedians and musicians in new configurations, especially… More »

By: Stereogum / February 8, 2008 - 6:35 pm