OK, not everybody thinks it's OK to like ska, but for those that do, cover masters Reel big Fish are a pretty good reason. Maybe not for their original material, but the Fish have a reel knack for…   Read Story »
Stephen had a chat with Seattle's The Stranger, touching on northwestern bands, cities, and fashion styles. Some thoughts on the region's music (via LHB):What about Portland's music scene?
There's…   Read Story »
Or should we say "New Mark Ronson"? The producer/wedding DJ put together a glockenspiel-and-Motown remix of Lily's cut for his forthcoming full-length Version. (P4K assumes it's the same version…   Read Story »
Until this year's Gang Of Losers (their best effort yet), The Dears were never mentioned without a passing reference to The Smiths, and it?s a tagline they've usually embraced (while pointing to…   Read Story »
Now that we know what Brits wanna hear when they're dead, we're curious what the living are listening to. The busy pollsters at NME contacted a cross-section of the UK's student body in an effort to…   Read Story »
We know this is old news, but for the five of you who haven't read it yet ... hilarious:August 7th, 2006
Mash-up in the house, y'all! Some bedroom producer from Norway who calls himself Calvin…   Read Story »
One thing to know about Oslo: Most people are honest (except cabbies), friendly (except customs agents), extremely beautiful (no exceptions), and obsessed with the export of their arts. So Øya is…   Read Story »
Rolling Stone has a update on the ex-Smiths axeman's ongoing collaboration with Modest Mouse: it's become a full time gig!According to Brock, Marr?s membership is so unequivocal, he will tour with MM…   Read Story »
There has never been a Smiths cover better than the original. Yet, I always look forward to hearing new versions of "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out." Here, from the new Q CD, is the latest…   Read Story »
On YouTube: BBC3 interprets the story of Easter using tunes by Manchester bands. Jesus (Darren Morfitt) performs "Love Will Tear Us Apart" at the last supper. Tim Booth plays Judas.
In this other…   Read Story »