October 21, 1995 was a historic moment, though its participants may not have known it. Less than a year before Sublime would release their seminal self-titled record, the band rocked a sellout crowd at Hollywood’s the Palace. Seven months later, lead singer Bradley Nowell was dead of an overdose, ending the band just before Sublime exploded onto the charts. Now, after the band’s storied and prematurely stunted career — after their breakout album helped shape the sound of the ‘90s, and their consequent breakup and reunion with a replacement singer — 25 years after Sublime’s first show comes their …read more… Read more »
Wolfmother died a gradual death. After releasing 2009’s Cosmic Egg, the Aussie rockers went on hiatus and began to steadily lose members. In the end, only frontman Andrew Stockdale remained of the original lineup, and it was announced via Facebook that the third Wolfmother LP would actually be released as Stockdale’s solo debut, signaling the end of the band.
Although Wolfmother is gone, you can still hear echoes of their retro hard rock on Keep Moving. But only echoes– Stockdale loads the record with every single idea he had during the writing process. At 17 tracks (18 if …read more… Read more »
For every band like Sun Angle, who deftly weave the dichotomous sounds of punk and tropical, there are bands like Hospital Ships. Formerly the bedroom project of Kansas’ Jordan Geiger, their incongruous mix of satiny folk-rock and jagged garage rock should, theoretically, flourish. But as Destruction In Yr Soul demonstrates, their balancing act is far too disjointed to be successful.
The LP is composed primarily of harmless songs like “Lost Folk Song”. Here, a solid folk core (strummy guitars, sensitive emotional content complete with “ooh and aah” vocals) is embellished with bits of noise. It won’t offend anyone, but there’s an artificiality …read more… Read more »
Michael Hastings the fearless journalist whose reporting brought down the career of General Stanley McChrystal has died in a car accident in Los Angeles Rolling Stone has learned He was 33 Hastings’ unvarnished 2010 profile of McChrystal in the pages of Rolling Stone “The Runaway General” captured the then-supreme commander of… …read more… Read more »
Who is the most dominant figure in sports today? LeBron James? Michael Phelps? Please Get that weak sauce out of here It is Serena Williams She runs women’s tennis like Kim Jong-un runs North Korea ruthlessly with spare moments of comedy indolence and the occasional appearance of a split personality Random… …read more… Read more »
A few years ago Miley Cyrus learned firsthand the perils of unguarded moments in the digital age when video surfaced of her using a bong supposedly to smoke a legal substance called salvia – an incident she later spoofed on Saturday Night Live While the pop singer doesn’t exactly cop… …read more… Read more »
Kevin Parker recorded Tame Impala’s psychedelic masterpiece Lonerism mostly alone in a Paris apartment but he had no problem recreating it live when the Aussie band played Bonnaroo on Sunday finding deep grooves in “Elephant” and “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” “Playing live is a different beast altogether” Parker tells… …read more… Read more »