Videodrone Extra

The Juggalos Gather: “Why Do They Hate Us? We’re Just In A Forest Getting Drunk, Having Fun, And They Hate Us For It”

By: Maura // August 11, 2009

In case you were wondering what it might be like to attend The Gathering Of The Juggalos, artist Derek Erdman went, video camera in tow, and chronicled the Faygo-fueled masses’ trek into the deepest woods of Illinois. I… really don’t know what to say, although I really do hope that the guy cracking about breaking… More »


Five YouTube Videos That Look Even Better When Turned Into Kaleidoscopes

By: Maura // May 6, 2009

Today’s Internet curio that should hold your attention for at least 10 minutes: Yooouuutuuube, a Flash-heavy site that breaks down clips frame-by-frame, shrinks those frames down, then creates a huge matrix of flipbooks, each going through the embedded video on its own timetable. It’s one of those sites with a lot of rabbit-hole potential, which… More »


My Name Is Dan Gibson And I Like Urge Overkill

By: Dan Gibson // April 15, 2009

Earlier this month, I posted about (the band) Phoenix’s mix disc for the Kitsune series, briefly mentioning that I appreciated the inclusion of a track by Urge Overkill. Sadly, my mentioning of Urge Overkill brought out some of the band’s fans who have been oppressed by the scourge of popular opinion. I know it might… More »


Happy Belated Birthday, Don Covay

By: Dan Gibson // April 8, 2009

I’d like to blame John Mellencamp, but I don’t really have an excuse for forgetting Don Covay‘s birthday on March 24. Better late than never, and I’d rather do something to expose Covay’s amazing catalog of music in the context of a celebration, and not in an obituary some day. A few selections are below… More »


Plucking A Few Pizzicato Five Videos From The Archives

By: Dan Gibson // April 3, 2009

I spent a few hours this week digging through the boxes of CDs that haven’t quite made it to shelves since my move in January; from them I compiled aplaylist of music that I purchased in the late ’90s, back when I probably should have been investing in tech stocks or something that I haven’t… More »


Chrisette Michele Gets Into Character

By: Maura // March 12, 2009

Long Island-spawned Chrisette Michele’s second album, Epiphany, comes out in May, and thanks to the strength of the Ne-Yo-co-written title track–a not-quite-lament about a relationship gone wrong–I’m very optimistic. After the jump, the Ray Kay-directed “Epiphany” clip, accompanied by a chat that Michele and I had shortly after she shot it; we talk about how… More »


Wrapping Up Pet Shop Boys Week With My Five Favorite Tracks

By: Dan Gibson // February 20, 2009

Ever since the leak of “Love etc.”, my affections for the Pet Shop Boys have been revitalized; the performance commemorating their lifetime achievement award (or whatever they called it) at the Brits earlier this week really reminded me of how great they are. In that spirit, here are my five favorite Pet Shop Boys singles. More »


At Long Last, Idolator Pays Tribute To Moonshinin’ Music

By: Dan Gibson // January 30, 2009

Lost in the shuffle over a whether or not Mark Mudd was threatening the life of Paula Abdul was the fact that someone auditioned for American Idol with a George Jones song about moonshine. And the related fact that Randy Jackson said it was a “great song.” Sure, Simon Cowell might not understand the appeal… More »


We Miss You, Big Baby Jesus

By: Dan Gibson // November 14, 2008

Today marks a strange milestone in music history: It’s one day after the fourth anniversary of the death of Russell Jones (a.k.a. Ol’ Dirty Bastard or a number of other names) and one day before what would have been his 40th birthday. At this point, ODB may be remembered more for his general nuttiness (i.e. More »


Feliz Cumpleaños, Morrissey

By: Dan Gibson // May 23, 2008

Happy birthday to Morrissey, who turns turned 49 today yesterday. To celebrate, we could go the easy route and throw some Smiths videos together, or even some of the highlights of his solo career. But what would Morrissey want for his birthday? What would make him happiest, and properly thank him for all the (emotional)… More »


Idolator Pays Tribute To 2008 Canadian Music Hall Of Fame Inductees Triumph

By: anthonyjmiccio // April 7, 2008

Thought Leonard Cohen, Madonna, and the Coug were a bit B-list for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame? At least last month’s ceremony didn’t feature Tom “Life Is A Highway” Cochrane inducting arena demigods Triumph. That happened at the Juno Awards last night. Oh, Canada! Are we already praising those inspired by Rush u… More »


The Videodrone Extra Falls Head Over Heels For Saint Etienne

By: jharv // October 15, 2007

Welcome to the Videodrone Extra, where we take a more in-depth look at an artist’s discography, a certain musical era, or just a personal pop obsession through the magic of online video. This time, we’re smitten by the first 12 solid gold singles from London’s early-’90s indie-pop/dance-pop heroes Saint Etienne. More »