Music legend Prince found dead at his Minnesota estate today. He was 57. More updates as they are made available.
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I found Motion City Soundtrack in college. Like a lot of people, “Commit This To Memory” was my introduction to the Minnesota pop punk band. I liked them immediately, thanks to catchy guitar and synth riffs. But the lyrics made me a true fan. Self-deprecation, self-medication, self-destruction – an admission of how our generation copes […]
OK Go is known for their amazing music videos. From elaborate dance routines to Rube Goldberg machines, their innovation and thoughtfulness make me a bigger fan with every video released. Their latest offering is no exception. Filmed in zero gravity with the cooperation of S7 airlines, they had to put a disclaimer in the front. […]
March is generally linked to NCAA basketball. But there is something better for music lovers. Summerfest announced a good portion of the stage headliners today. Personally, I am looking forward to at least 12 on this particular list. One not on this list (but was announced today as well) is Trombone Shorty. Last year, it […]
After a two year silence, PJ Harvey has returned with a new single titled “Shaker Aamer”. This is the first new material released by Harvey since 2011’s Let England Shake. The song is named after, and dedicated to, the British national imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay since 2002. The song is available for stream below.
Mike Doughty has confirmed a five-week, 32-city tour this fall, which will feature him and a new backing band performing exclusively songs by his former band, Soul Coughing. Doughty will perform songs from his new album of re-invented Soul Coughing tunes, as well as more songs that aren’t on the album. The new album will be released on September 17 by […]
Placebo have revealed the tracklisting for their upcoming 7th studio album, Loud Like Love. Loud Like Love is slated for a September 16 release, with the lead single titled “Too Many Friends”. Loud Like Love Tracklist: Loud Like Love Scene of the Crime Too Many Friends Hold On to Me Rob the Bank A Million Little […]
Rat Pack-inspired big band The Swing Set with Alex Cook recently produced a cover of Jace Everett’s ”Bad Things,” the theme song for the HBO vampire drama True Blood. The single will be released in a joint effort with Washington, D.C.’s Molotov Theatre Group, a Grand Guignol style acting troupe. People who download “Bad Things” […]
Rewind to July 4, 1991: in Chicago, the Replacements played what was then their final show. For one of the most commercially successful alternative rock bands of the 1980s, it was a sad day for music and has only caused the fervor surrounding the band to only grow more over the years. Last fall, members […]
New Jersey alternative rock outfit OURS will be on tour this summer supporting their latest album, Ballet the Boxer 1. The band will be headlining the majority of the tour, but will be supporting Peter Murphy during the second half of July. See tour dates below. In the meantime, check out a live performance of their […]