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Maura | May 7, 2008 - 12:15 pm

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks and Broken Social Scene will headline this year’s Siren Festival, the Village Voice-sponsored free sweatfest on Coney Island scheduled for July 19. Other bands on the bill: Beach House, Film School, and Annuals (remember them?). Bonus frequent-flyer points go to Times New Viking, who will play Siren on Saturday then… More »


Maura | May 7, 2008 - 12:15 pm

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks and Broken Social Scene will headline this year’s Siren Festival, the Village Voice-sponsored free sweatfest on Coney Island scheduled for July 19. Other bands on the bill: Beach House, Film School, and Annuals (remember them?). Bonus frequent-flyer points go to Times New Viking, who will play Siren on Saturday then… More »


R. Kelly Trial To Start Friday, Label Celebrates With Hair Braiding Contest

anthonyjmiccio | May 7, 2008 - 11:45 am

It’s been almost six years since he was initially arrested, and R. Kelly’s child pornography trial may finally begin Friday, if the judge doesn’t wake up find a horse’s head and a yellow puddle in his bed. MTV has a timeline covering R. Kelly’s endless quest for virgin flesh, and the years of litigation it… More »



TVT: They Owe A Lot Of People A Lot Of Money

Maura | May 7, 2008 - 11:30 am

Which is why you should check out the bankruptcy-protected label’s list of unsecured creditors, just to make sure that you aren’t on it. More »


Seriously, Why Even Bother With The “American Idol” Finale At This Point?

Maura | May 7, 2008 - 11:00 am

I suppose that lots of reality-show viewers get so invested in the contestants they like, and the outcomes that they want to see that become less possible with each passing week, that they actually lose interest as the climactic episodes come closer. But this season of American Idol has to take the cake on actually… More »


New Macca Doc Shows The High Cost Of Flippant Answers To The Media

anthonyjmiccio | May 7, 2008 - 10:45 am

In 1965, Paul McCartney told a Ruth Anson, a teenage interviewer, that he’d only have wedding plans in the future “if you’d marry me.” More than 40 years later, Anson, now a married professor with kids, wants to get in touch with the newly single Macca and see if this aside still haunts him as… More »



Mandela B-Day Party To Feature Amy Winehouse And Leona Lewis–But No Eminem?

anthonyjmiccio | May 7, 2008 - 10:15 am

Amy Winehouse with a bloody nose and a tit out singing “Happy Birthday” in her best Marilyn Monroe–what 90-year-old man wouldn’t be flattered by that? Winehouse and/or Leona Lewis will hopefully turn a former political prisoner’s dream into reality when they perform at Nelson Mandela’s birthday jam on June 27. Annie Lennox, Simple Minds, and… More »


Gang Of Four Loses Its Rhythm Section Again

anthonyjmiccio | May 7, 2008 - 9:30 am

Bassist Dave Allen and drummer Hugo Burnham have left Gang Of Four, once again transforming the band that recorded 1979’s Entertainment! and 1981’s Solid Gold into the band that recorded 1991’s Mall and 1995’s Shrinkwrapped. The split sound amicable enough (Burnham had already skipped out on the band’s 2007 live shows and studio work), but… More »


New Perry Farrell Show

Maura | May 7, 2008 - 9:15 am

Perry Farrell will continue his mission to indoctrinate a whole new generation into the ways of satellite parties, unfortunate cardigans, and people making great pets this September, when Kidzapalooza breaks free from the shackles of Lollapalooza and becomes its own standalone event at the… More »



Maura | May 7, 2008 - 9:15 am

Perry Farrell will continue his mission to indoctrinate a whole new generation into the ways of satellite parties, unfortunate cardigans, and people making great pets this September, when Kidzapalooza breaks free from the shackles of Lollapalooza and becomes its own standalone event at the… More »


Maura | May 7, 2008 - 9:15 am

Perry Farrell will continue his mission to indoctrinate a whole new generation into the ways of satellite parties, unfortunate cardigans, and people making great pets this September, when Kidzapalooza breaks free from the shackles of Lollapalooza and becomes its own standalone event at the… More »


A Commenter Call To Action: Let’s All Try Out For That Show Where You Have To Write A Jingle

Maura | May 7, 2008 - 9:00 am

You may remember our previous coverage of the CBS show Jingles, in which ordinary Americans will have the chance to write little ditties about some of America’s most beloved consumer products and win $100 grand, thus depriving many indie musicians of a potential revenue source and giving the Tiffany Network a little budgetary wiggle room… More »


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