Archive for September 26th, 2009

RHCP Drummer To Start New Band

Provided by Rolling Stone Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith — fresh off contributing to supergroup Chickenfoot and picking up a nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — has just launched another project, the all-instrumental Bombastic Meatbats. While the group sounds similar at times to Smith’s full-time gig, there is a […]

N.E.R.D, Wale to Tour With Jay-Z

Provided by Pitchfork The single best reason to go see Jay-Z live is Jay-Z himself. Onstage, Jay is so regal it’s unreal. His catalog of hits is ridiculously deep, his ability to transition between songs is unparalleled, and his live band is one of the few in rap who actually enhance songs rather than just […]

Austin City Limits Season Line-Up

Provided by Pitchfork For its 35th anniversary, revered PBS live performance program “Austin City Limits” has recruited an impressive, eclectic group of acts including indie rocking P4k faves (Andrew Bird, M. Ward, St. Vincent, Okkervil River), big-time arena acts (Pearl Jam, Them Crooked Vultures, Dave Matthews), unfuckwithable legends (Elvis Costello, Willie Nelson, Allen Toussaint), and […]

Concert Report “The Casualties Tour 2009”

LIVE CONCERT REVIEW The Casualties, Krum Bums, Mouth Sewn Shut, Chernobyl Babies, First Strike September 14, 2009 The Mixtape Venue, Grand Rapids, MI On Monday, September 14 one of the few all-ages venues in the Grand Rapids area, The Mixtape, hosted a stop on The Casualties 2009 tour. Grand Rapids isn’t known for its thriving […]

Velvet Underground’s Box Set

Courtesy of Los Angeles Times “The Velvet Underground Singles 1966-1969” is an illuminating new boxed set that helps explain how the Lou Reed-led band could be influential enough to get voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame without ever having had a hit single or album. For decades now, the Velvets have been […]

Mos Def To Make Movie

Courtesy of Pitchfork: Earlier this year, Drag City issued …For the Whole World to See, an obscure 1974 album from the Detroit proto-punk band Death. Death didn’t dent the national consciousness during their brief run, but the right people must’ve heard that reissue, since there’s now a film about the band in the works. NME […]

Cursive’s Latest Vid

Cursive – “Let Me Up,” Mama, I’m Swollen Directed by Evan Glodell