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A long, long time ago I can still remember how The forums used to make me smile And I knew if he had a chance Ramsey could showcase his talents And maybe we’d be jammin’ for a while… I’m not really sure what bastardizing Don McLean lyrics has to do with anything, but as a […]

As promised, we want to whet your collective appetite for what the site’s tagging system and band pages will potentially look like (as you know, things are subject to change, but as of now, the owner’s on pace to start rolling this out sometime in Q3!). Click the images to enlarge. There is a high […]

I’m curious if the musician behind the Trash McSweeney alias dissociates from reality whenever he morphs into his idiosyncratic performer’s role. Or, from a different point of view, whether or not the McSweeney persona is actually a commune of fragmented, detached personalities it has encountered over its lifespan and subsequently absorbed into some scattered, diffused […]

Right when I start to think the forthcoming album should be renamed to something along the lines of This Record is Never Coming, Trash McSweeney and his merry band continue to release teaser after teaser that The Revolution is Never Coming is actually going to see the light of day sometime in 2013 (as opposed […]

Why is Santa’s sack so big? He only comes once a year. (Much like my review publishing rate in 2012, evidently.) I think it goes without saying that my musical authority on this site has the approximate utility value of a glass hammer or a chocolate teapot, but I digress. It’s a bit of fun […]

In March 2012, Lester Chambers (of The Chamber Brothers fame, a 1960s soul group) posted the following image to his official Facebook page: That hit song? “Time Has Come Today”. In fighting for an open Internet (especially in the face of threats such as SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, and so on), entrepreneurs such as Alexis Ohanian […]

Suppose you were knocked unconscious on December 31st, 2011, knowing that this would be the last time you’d see Dick Clark ring in a New Year with you: … and you went through all of 2012 in a 320+ day Rip Van Winkle-like coma, missing out on all that 2012 would bring with pop music, […]

Ten quick things about Friday’s The Gaslight Anthem gig at St. Andrews Hall in Detroit, Michigan (if you clicked this just to see the setlist, feel free to skip to the bottom): 1. This was a Gaslight-only gig. The Detroit date was added after the tour kicked off, which saved me a trip to Grand […]

Just a few hours ago, Sesame Street‘s official YouTube channel posted a video of Cookie Monster spoofing Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”. Weeks ago, I couldn’t tell you a thing about her or that song other than that I’d hear it at least 42 times a night, no thanks to the TouchTunes machine that […]

In New York City’s Grand Central Station, right outside the Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant, the underpass possesses a peculiar charm. At this particular location, four archways of resplendent Guastavino tile provide a unique listening opportunity, especially after midnight, when foot traffic is at its lowest.  Stand at one corner of the underpass, and […]

Can I just skip the token introduction about how we’ve made it another year? I mean, shit, am I the only one who WASN’T in that fucking New Year’s Eve movie? If I know our readership (and trust me, with all the reported posts I’ve had to moderate this year and spam I’ve had to […]

All expressions of jubilation and pleasure (and depressing-looking hand claps) are property of the Great Leader, who likes to look at things. Err’day I’m shuffarin’.

In what’s arguably the most bizarre (and strangely adorable) collaborations of the summer, indie dance duo Matt and Kim, the swagalicious Soulja Boy, and the Godfather of Partying Andrew WK recently took part in Converse’s “Three Artists. One Song.” campaign, spawning the so-called ‘party anthem to kick off the end of summer’, entitled “I’m a […]

This is going to be kind of a sob story, so I’ll try to keep it brief in the interest of not turning this into a pathetic Xanga entry. When I was in junior high, my parents thought it was a brilliant idea to move to a new city without bracing me for the move. […]

Greetings and salutations, friends and acquaintances. Life’s been pretty hectic lately (attending your buddies’ bachelor parties kicks ass; I highly recommend it) and I know I haven’t written anything that doesn’t suck in awhile (if ever — HEY OHHHHH), so I’m not really gonna bore you to tears. Instead, I wanted to pass along something […]

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