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The High Stakes and Hard Work of Being a Wedding Singer

Rarely does an audience have such intense emotional expectations for a live performance as they do for a wedding band. The music can be the deciding factor as to whether a wedding reception is tolerable, fun, or fucking amazing, and the people on stage have an inordinate amount of influence over the vibe. » 7/13/15 6:50pm 7/13/15 6:50pm

Cibo Matto Is Back and Just as Awesomely Weird as Ever

Cibo Matto — that wonderful, super weird band of your wild youth — is back after a 15 year hiatus with a new album, Hotel Valentine. This is the video for their first single MFN, and I already love it. Plus, Reggie Watts of Comedy Bang! Bang! is in it so you know it's right. Hotel Valentine is out February 14 (awww)… » 12/13/13 9:40am 12/13/13 9:40am

Don't Want to Die Early? Join a Band Instead of Becoming a Solo Artist.

Despite what you may have heard from the Circle Jerks, Rick Ross and the insistent warbling of Ke$ha, not all pop stars live by the motto "die young." But a study looking at the careers of 1,400 rock and pop stars — famous between 1956 and 2006 — found that solo artists were twice as likely to die prematurely when… » 12/20/12 1:40pm 12/20/12 1:40pm

British Educators Wonder Why More Girls Don't Play Guitar

Most rock bands these days consist of several near-emaciated, floppy haired boys who wear very tight pants and play their guitars slung low near their penises. Delightful girl group Smoosh (pictured here), notwithstanding, where are all the rocking lady guitarists? Maybe there's a dearth of female guitar players… » 4/11/08 12:00pm 4/11/08 12:00pm