Each September, we recognize 40 new bands we look forward to listening to for years to come. And each December, we salute the veterans who’ve decided to pack up their knives and never ever get back together. This year’s class of quitters includes an anarcho-pop one-hit wonder, a multi-platinum Aussie rock band, and a New… More »
Indeed, this year’s Virgin Mobile Festival was totally free, and Richard Branson’s attempt to “put a smile on people’s faces” totally worked. Aside from those grumbling about the long lines for admission, because everybody loves complaining about something. The day featured sets from a reunited Blink-182, Weezer, Wale, and made for some fantastic scheduling whe… More »
Nope, not B. Flow’s latest bit of verbal diarrhea (’cause that would be as stupid as likening himself to Beethove … oh, never mind). This bit of comical conceit comes from Jet’s drummer, the quotable Chris Cester, at the band’s LA show last Thursday (via Reuters). “And here’s the proof,” he added. And then they… More »
The Aussies’ album of unironic cowbell and Brothers Gallagher mugging leaked its way out of UK’s iTunes and into Stereogum’s hands. Gigwise explains (via RS): In the massive clanger, the Apple run company is thought to have failed to put the setting on ?Pre-Order? mode in the UK.
The mistake meant that people could… More »
NME reports Jet have launched an attack on the Strokes, claiming that the New Yorkers have “lost any credibility.” The Aussie rockers took the swipe following Julian Casablancas and co.’s recent comment to Rolling Stone saying: “Jet makes me not want to make music.” Jet drummer Chris Cester retorted, saying: “They have lost any credibility… More »