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Even with my never-ending obsession with music from the early ’80s, it’s a pretty rare opportunity when I get the chance to write anything about my favorites from that era. Last week, one of those rare opportunities popped up. I called Jim Kerr, the frontman of the Simple Minds — i.e., the man who sang… More »

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with “You Are A Tourist,” the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it recalls brighter moments of mid-period Cure when it’s not channeling “Float On.” That’s fitting given how Ben Gibbard’s got five… More »

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Watch Simple Minds Play The Billboard Music Awards, First U.S. TV Performance In 20 Years

Simple Minds performed at the Billboard Music Awards last night, their first American TV performance in 20 years. The last time they appeared on televisio…
Caitlin White | May 18, 2015 - 10:44 am

Nicki Minaj – “Blazin'” (Feat. Kanye West)

Maybe Kanye West’s “Monster” was your introduction to Nicki Minaj. Even if your intro came earlier (via her Beam Me Up Scotty mixtape or one…
jessica | November 17, 2010 - 2:17 pm

Death Cab For Cutie Cover “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”

The Critics Choice Movie Awards, whatever that is, aired live on VH1 tonight. I could not tell you who won what, but it looked like…
Scott Lapatine | January 15, 2010 - 9:31 pm

Don’t You (Forget About Me): The Movie

Couldn’t sleep last night, so I ended up watching The Breakfast Club on cable for the 1,000th time. And since I couldn’t sleep, I wa…
Scott Lapatine | August 16, 2006 - 2:21 pm