Avril Lavigne’s Clothing Line Just As Awkwardly “Punk Rock” As Its Designer

By: Maura // July 10, 2008

Avril Lavigne’s clothing line for the discount chain Kohl’s, Abbey Jane, has made its way to outlets of the department store, and while I guess it’s nice that not all the clothing lines for juniors these days are automatically going the spendaholic-bimbette-in-training route, the clothes look a bit, well, uninspired. Sure, they’re not exactly designer… More »


Guest Blogger Belatedly Praises Electric Six, Bids Adieu

By: anthonyjmiccio // July 10, 2008

Hi, there! After three months plus of “guest blogging” for Idolator, I’m afraid my time here is drawing to a close. (I’d tell you where I’ll be writing next, but then I’d have tequila!) Rather than wax poetic about the cultural events we’ve experienced together and the whimsical fantasies I’ve shared with you every… More »


By: anthonyjmiccio // July 10, 2008

Gary Shaffer, owner of Back-Lite, a company that puts glowing transparencies on the back of jackets (classy!), is being sued for $11 million after wantonly accepting a request to put a Red Hot Chili Peppers logo on one of his jackets. More »


Back-Lite Owner Sued

By: anthonyjmiccio // July 10, 2008

Gary Shaffer, owner of Back-Lite, a company that puts glowing transparencies on the back of jackets (classy!), is being sued for $11 million after wantonly accepting a request to put a Red Hot Chili Peppers logo on one of his jackets. More »


Hinder Is Back, And Not With A Ballad

By: anthonyjmiccio // July 10, 2008

ARTIST: Hinder
SONG: “Use Me”
WEB DEBUT: July 9, 2008… More »


Beck Is Trapped In The Sixties, Himself

By: anthonyjmiccio // July 10, 2008

I’ll acknowledge Maura’s point (over IM) that it’s better he do this kind of second-rate Unrest than something grandly glum. More »


Knitting Factory Moving From Manhattan To Brooklyn, Boise, Spokane

By: anthonyjmiccio // July 10, 2008

When you think of the Knitting Factory, do you think of things like “Manhattan” and “avant-jazz-punk-rap-slam-whatever-else-M-Doughty-does-now?” Well, don’t. In order to keep afloat, the company is moving towards keywords like “Boise” and “Elton John.” Not only is the NYC club moving from TriBeCa to the much smaller former home of the Luna Lounge in Williamsburg,… More »


By: Maura // July 10, 2008

Take heart, those of you who fear the imminent demise of the era where people read about music on stapled-and-printed pages: Seven music-related periodicals have made the short list of the Chicago Tribune’s annual “50 Best Magazines” list. More »


By: Maura // July 10, 2008

Take heart, those of you who fear the imminent demise of the era where people read about music on stapled-and-printed pages: Seven music-related periodicals have made the short list of the Chicago Tribune’s annual “50 Best Magazines” list. More »


Soulja Boy Drops More Straight-Up Garbage

By: anthonyjmiccio // July 10, 2008

Man, am I conflicted about this new Soulja Boy video, “Donk.” On first listen, it sounded like Ice-T’s worst fears writ large: A kid yelping about asses and humping the clap beat like Luke was sponsoring a Miami Bass Special Olympics. More »


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