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Hey Asshole: The Aftermath

Maura | September 9, 2008 - 1:45 am

Oasis has postponed its show in London, Ont., tonight, thanks to Noel Gallagher sustaining hip and rib injuries after being attacked on stage Sunday. The show has been moved to Dec. 15; meanwhile, the 47-year-old (!!!!) More »


Didn’t Like The Video Music Awards? Too Bad, There’s More Where That Came From

Dan Gibson | September 9, 2008 - 1:30 am

Sure, many people with access to the Internet might agree that this year’s Video Music Awards were among the worst ever. But it looks like whoever is sitting in a cubicle arbitrarily making up television ratings (or, possibly, the scientific data collection method that actually determines these things) disagrees. This year, ratings were up, up,… More »


The Big Apple Announcement: They’re No. 1!

Maura | September 9, 2008 - 1:00 am

Since I couldn’t make it up to San Francisco to see whatever Steve Jobs wants to dole out to his music-listening public in person (mostly because I wasn’t invited), here’s an open thread in which we can comment on the revelations let loose by Steve Jobs at today’s “Apple: Let’s Rock” event. More »



T.I. Did Not Fake Out The Leakers

Maura | September 8, 2008 - 12:30 pm

Surely I’m not the only person who thought that the O-Zone-inspired “Live Your Life” was T.I.’s attempt to put one over on the Internet and leak a fake single that pushed the right memetic buttons, and that the recently house-incarcerated rapper would premiere his real new single at the VMAs last… More »


Courtney Love Explains Why She Didn’t Brighten Up My Red-Carpet Experience

Maura | September 8, 2008 - 12:00 pm

I was sad that Courtney Love didn’t show up to the Video Music Awards’ red carpet as promised, because I would have loved to hear her take on some of the “luminaries” in attendance (cough cough, Joe Francis, cough cough). But at least her just-blogged excuse note for the evening makes (relative) sense: “theyre not… More »


Songs About Cars Are Cast Into Music History’s Dustbin

Maura | September 8, 2008 - 11:30 am

Yesterday, the Washington Post looked at the demise of the car song, the rock-anthem archetype that celebrated the open road and turned every ride into a beautiful (or at least functional) lady to ogle and admire. Storied car-song crafter Brian Wilson claims that the demise of the car song is just another segment of the… More »



Radical Mormon Cult Financed By Selling Of Bob Dylan Bootlegs

Maura | September 8, 2008 - 10:30 am

Oh, wait a second–you mean that Bob Dylan’s video for the 1997 track “Dreamin’ Of You,” which stars Harry Dean Stanton as a roving salesman of rare material from the singer, wasn’t crafted from footage from the upcoming season of Big Love? My mistake. More »


VMA Wrapups Reveal That This Year’s Ceremony Didn’t Really Have A Big Watercooler Moment

Maura | September 8, 2008 - 10:00 am

From time to time, we like to round up the all-important, all-summarizing last sentences of the biggest new-music reviews. After the jump, we look at other publications’ reactions to last night’s Video Music Awards, the “meh”-ness of which we are still trying to process.More »


Canadian Dude Takes Oasis’ Penchant For Feuding A Bit Too Seriously

Maura | September 8, 2008 - 9:45 am

Last night in Toronto, an unidentified man rushed onstage during Oasis’ set at the Virgin Festival and body-checked Noel Gallagher, perhaps because he wanted to show the brawl-happy band what happens when you traipse around a country where hockey is the national sport. More »



In Which We Discuss Kanye West’s “Love Lockdown”

Maura | September 8, 2008 - 9:30 am

Kanye West’s new single, “Love Lockdown,” has some potential to it, with the MC/blogger busting out a bit of quivery-voiced emotion through a classic-sounding R & B vocal line. More »


Maura | September 8, 2008 - 9:00 am

Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” as sung by adorable kittens: Come on, it has a lot more edge than that picture of James Hetfield on a shoe-shopping expedition. More »


Maura | September 8, 2008 - 4:45 am

Bridget Cross is not just a former member of Unrest, Air Miami, and Velocity Girl who put out a fine record under the name Maybe It’s Reno this year: she’s also a yoga instructor, glacier guide, DJ, fry cook, and an organ donor. More »


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