These are voices that in our current climate are having a hard time being heard,...– Letters to the Editor, Asbury Park Press
When you boo the Ramones, you are booing rock’n’roll.” - Eddie...
Big Star Tribute, New York, 3-26-11 →
There is not much to say, not much that needs to be said. The night was about playing the songs, making them as big and bold and bright as the fantasies everyone had the first time they…
Here’s the video of Michael Stipe singing “The Letter” from the Big Star tribute last night.
What if you were fired for a mistake you made at...
lilianasegura: Editor’s Note: This case is dear to my heart, not only because it represents much-needed justice for formerly incarcerated people, but also because of the law firm at the center of it: MFY Legal Services. My sister, who I often describe as “fighting the good fight,” is a staff attorney there. Special thanks to her for encouraging me to learn—and write—about this case. In 1993,...
I’m something of a moralist. I think you just can’t vote for a thing like that,...– We really wanted to talk with Indie lyricist extraordinaire John Darnielle about his 13 albums with the Mountain Goats (we recommend All Hail West Texas). John Darnielle really wanted to talk to us about the GOP’s latest campaign against reproductive rights. Compromise: A wide-ranging interview in...
A colleague (and huge ’Mats fan) objected, “If I want to hear a bunch of guys...
Beginning with next weekend’s show (April 1-3, 2011), Little Steven will kick...
Box of Vision →
“We believe in large size album artwork, elegant storage solutions, and we hate those crappy plastic jewel boxes.” It took me about five minutes to understand: it’s not about a boxed set, it’s the BOX for the set. You get a box for your cd’s and then a large, album-sized book of the album artwork. For people who haven’t bought the albums and don’t want...
pat kiernan is going to be on 'law & order: ci' →
maura: GUYS AWESOME.
Her Jazz: Don't Be A Weasel →
theoreticalgirl: So we all know that Ben Weasel of Screeching Weasel punched not just one, but two female concertgoers at their SXSW show over the weekend, right? (One of which happened to be the club’s owner!) Just in case you were ignoring the Internet on account of the deluge of SXSW-related posts, here you…
They were a great band and they should be remembered. And they should be...– Let’s jailbreak the MC5 documentary!! A TRUE TESTIMONIAL up on Kickstarter to secure the music sync licenses. I was lucky enough to see it back in 2004.
Anyone, anywhere, of any age, any gender, has the absolute right to do anything,...– Feminism 101: Helpful Hints For Dudes, Part 4
There are at least two Tom Stinsons from Minnesota. One of them is Thomas...– When Economists, Rock Stars Intersect
Elisabeth Donnelly: Just Kim →
elisabethdonnelly: In the wake of Patti Smith and Just Kids, do you think that editors are calling Kim Gordon, every day, to ask her to write her own memoir? I also feel, strongly, that if Kim Gordon did her own version of L.C.D. Soundsystem’s “Losing My Edge,” it would be pretty epic. It was fun to watch… more inspiring women for international women’s day
Patti Smith, a longtime advocate of the Tibet House U.S. — and, like Taj...– Village Voice review of the 2011 Tibet House benefit