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Watch Johnny Marr On Portlandia

Johnny Marr is the latest figure from the rock world to drop into this season of Portlandia, joining the ranks of Isaac Brock, Joanna Newsom, St. Vincent and Eddie Vedder (so far). In this sketch, Johnny experiences some customer service issues with Carrie and Fred’s latest harebrained business, a bike valet. Watch the clip atMore »

By: Corban Goble / March 5, 2012 - 2:51 pm

Best Coast & Johnny Marr – “In Your Sleep”

Betheny Cosentino’s in that rarified place where she’s both on elder rock champions radar and also in their Fave Five. (We’re still making “Fave Five” jokes, right? Great.) Rivers Cuomo nabbed her for duet and joined her Weezer cover, Mark Hoppus had her on his TV show, and now this: Smiths icon Johnny Marr ha… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 19, 2011 - 10:44 am

80 Other Bands With Official Sneakers

Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their toes (ouch, sorry). The shoes which you can see here benefit the Socorro island Conservation Fund, and they are cruelty free, except to your eyes.

I did some… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 6, 2011 - 12:31 pm

Thom Yorke, Johnny Marr Dis Prime Minister

A lot of people don’t like British Prime Minister/Conservative leader David Cameron, who’s leading the country’s coalition government while the UK tries to dig itself out of the global financial crisis. Two of his non-fans? Thom Yorke and Johnny Marr. “Please note that our current prime minister who once made such positive noises to u… More »

By: jessica / December 2, 2010 - 6:05 pm

The Cribs – “Housewife” Video

The Cribs were in Grant Park this weekend, though I saw the band at a tune-up show the night before at the Cubby Lounge, at the foot of Wrigley Park in Chicago’s Wrigleyville. They took over the room after Warpaint left it breathless; and for all the times we’ve called Warpaint’s videos Lynchian, ironically it… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 10, 2010 - 11:01 am

Hans Zimmer & Johnny Marr Perform Inception

Inception had its Hollywood premiere last night at Mann’s Chinese Theatre, and composer Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr were on hand to perform its score. The whole premiere was streamed by Ustream, including their performance with a 20-piece orchestra. You’ll have to skip ahead a bit (pass the Inception trailer, though, if you haven’t see… More »

By: jessica / July 14, 2010 - 5:47 pm

Meat Is Murder Turns 25

When I was in high school I had a Meat Is Murder t-shirt. The one with the lyrics to the album’s title track on the front: “It’s not natural, normal or kind / The flesh you so fancifully fry / The meat in your mouth / As you savor the flavor / Of murder,” etc. More »

By: brandon / February 9, 2010 - 8:38 am

New Cribs Video – “We Share The Same Skies”

As far as wish fulfillment goes, the Jarman bros are second to nobody. Form a band, get a record deal, work with a range of producers from the eclectic (Bobby Conn) to the heroic (Edwyn Collins) to the headline making (Alex Kapranos) on the way to a commercially sustainable career with your siblings, and the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 16, 2009 - 3:24 pm

New 7 Worlds Collide (Ed O’Brien/Neil Finn/Jeff Tweedy/Johnny Marr) – “Bodhisattva Blues” (Stereogum Premiere)

At this point most fans of Radiohead are aware that 7 Worlds Collide is a true-to-the-definition supergroup involving all the people listed in the above headline as well as Phil Selway and others who aren’t. What you might’ve forgotten is that 7 Worlds Collide began as the good-will project of Neil Finn. The first document… More »

By: brandon / August 31, 2009 - 10:00 am

New Cribs Video – “Cheat On Me”

A couple of weeks ago Zane Lowe premiered the Cribs’ “Cheat On Me,” the second track from the Brits’ forthcoming fourth album Ignore The Ignorant. At the time, as Reported, we mentioned that the quartet now includes 100% more Johnny Marr. You can sort of see this yourself in the uninspired, blurred-out performance video of… More »

By: brandon / August 3, 2009 - 3:24 pm

Take A Listen To 7 Worlds Collide, AKA The Radiohead Wilco Johnny Marr Neil Finn Supergroup

As we told you this past fall (and again, later), Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien and Philip Selway rejoined ex-Crowded Housed Neil Finn for part two of his 7 Worlds Collide project. The inaugural project, recorded back in 2001, included O’Brien and Selway along with Eddie Vedder, Johnny Marr, Lisa Germano, Soul Coughing’s Sebastian Steinberg, and Neil’… More »

By: brandon / July 30, 2009 - 3:13 pm

New Cribs – “Cheat On Me”

Our recent Cribs Progress Report came complete with opener “We Were Aborted” (and 100% more Johnny Marr). You’ll hear Ignore The Ignorant’s second track “Cheat On Me” at Zane Lowe, if you don’t mind toggling to the 29-minute mark. More »

By: brandon / July 13, 2009 - 10:05 am

Progress Report: The Cribs

NAME: The Cribs
PROGRESS REPORT: Wrapping up recording on their fourth album, Ignore The Ignorant (out 9/7), with new band member Johnny Marr. Recorded at producer Nick Launay’s home studio in Los Angeles.

Gary, Ryan, and Ross Jarman have worked with indie rock’s elder statesmen before: Scottish legend Edwyn Collins produced the Cribs’ second… More »

By: jessica / July 6, 2009 - 4:16 pm

Jeff Tweedy Covers Radiohead

Yesterday we got a rare glimpse of Phil Selway singer-songwritering at one of the 7 Worlds Collide shows in Auckland this week. As mentioned, the series yielded something just as rare and even more bloggable in Jeff Tweedy’s take on “Fake Plastic Trees.” And here it is. The world-collision quota is nearly fulfilled by thi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 8, 2009 - 10:25 am

Johnny Marr Joins The Cribs

Last time we heard from the Jarmans they were on stage with Lee Ranaldo in Brooklyn. Now, according to this NME video interview with frontman Ryan J and Johnny Marr, the ex-Smith and current Modest Mouse is a full-time member of the band. Looking like there’ll be a single next year. No word on which… More »

By: brandon / August 26, 2008 - 3:49 pm

R.E.M. “Fall On Me” In Chicago With Johnny Marr

R.E.M.’s doing that national tour with the National and Modest Mouse these days. And there has been a rather awesome development of late. We’ve highlighted some of the rarities spilling from the setlists, but none quite so rare as the mind-and-fret-meld presented by the recent rash of “Fall On Me”s with Johnny Marr on additional… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 11, 2008 - 3:36 pm

Tony Hawk Interviews Isaac Brock And Johnny Marr

On the new site ShredOrDie — a member of the OrDie Network — skating legend Tony Hawk (did he ever find Animal Chin, btw?) interviews Isaac Brock and Johnny Marr before the start of one of Modest Mouse’s shows. Yes, we’re serious … even about the site’s name. Hawk does a pretty good job, getting… More »

By: brandon / February 22, 2008 - 10:07 am

Separate Ways, Here We Come

One from the archives! There’s a lot going on in this shaky clip of the Smiths at London’s Brixton Academy in 1986. A fan pop onto the stage, Morrissey flails, Johnny manages to never lose a precariously dangling cigarette. More interesting — it captures the band performing their last song ever. Any idea how these… More »

By: Stereogum / August 3, 2007 - 3:50 pm

Jeff Buckley Covers The Smiths

Few artists could sustain the sort of rarity scrounging posthumous repackaging treatment Jeff gets — but naturally we’ve bought just about every boxed set/live show/remastered demo release mom Mary Guibert’s put together (and then some she hasn’t). But the tenth anniversary of Jeff’s death approaches, a natural time for reflection on his tragically brief recording… More »

By: Stereogum / May 2, 2007 - 6:43 pm

Fancy Footwear For The Well-Heeled Indie Rocker

When Johnny joined forces with Modest Mouse, he upped the band’s “dapper” quotient 100%. Next up for the guitarist? Trans-Atlantic sneaker designer. Johnny religiously dons his PF Flyers before hitting the stage each night, and now he’s designed a shoe with dark blue leather and black accents for the aspiring Marr in you. More »

By: Stereogum / April 16, 2007 - 7:00 pm