Posts tagged "Framing Hanley"

Chris Cornell Is Going To Prove His Worth To You In 63 Tracks

Continuing his efforts to prove to fans that the club and the rock show can, indeed, coexist, Chris Cornell has released a mixtape in conjunction with DJ Skee based on his new solo album Scream. In addition to the Fray’s American Idol-enshrined cover of “Heartless” and a version of “Outshined” credited to Audioslave, the 63…

Maura / May 18, 2009

Skeezy Bands Compete In Skeezy Contest

Chicago Reader music writer Miles Raymer rightfully lampoons a new contest from such halcyon musical minds as Saliva, Burn Halo, and Framing Hanley called The Dirty Tourney. (Keep in mind that if you visit that site, you have to allow popups for www.dirtytourney.com, which left me forever ashamed of myself.) In this fight to the…

Lucas Jensen / March 26, 2009

Lil Wayne Just Wants To Rock–But Will Rock Radio Let Him?

The gap between hip-hop and rock, whether musical or cultural, is often greatly exaggerated. There are simply too many people who enjoy large amounts of both genres, too many musicians from either discipline who have crossed that gradually disappearing line. But every time a rapper tries to rock or a rocker tries to rap, we…

Al Shipley / January 26, 2009

Rap’s Resident Martian Gets The Alien Ant Farm Treatment

As I noted when I proclaimed him pop music’s new Prince of Darkness, Lil Wayne has been doing everything possible in the past couple years to act like a rock star. He plays guitar (badly); he got a lip piercing; he joins Fall Out Boy and Kid Rock onstage at awards shows. But while the…

Al Shipley / November 7, 2008