Last week, Weezer released a new single, “Thank God for Girls,” the most recent iteration of leader Rivers Cuomo’s presentation of himself as a self-deprecating man-child.
The Runaways’ Jackie Fox (a.k.a Jackie Fuchs) has responded to incendiary comments made by Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders regarding victim blaming and rape. “Don’t put your heroes on pedestals,” Fox says.
Courtney Barnett’s “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party” is probably one of the most lyrically relatable songs of the year in that it includes the line “I wanna go out but I wanna stay home,” shedding light on the fundamental dilemma that is the FOMO-fearing homebody.
This past Saturday, Miguel Jontel Pimentel—musician, sex god, king—posted an invitation to something called the #WILDHEARTEXPERIENCE, providing a link to RSVP. On Sunday, he dropped a few more crumbs, telling his followers to congregate at MELROSE AND FAIRFAX at 7 pm, and to wear white.
Sleater-Kinney, the formative post-riot grrrl band that evolved from Olympia, Washington's tiny music scene to become one of the most important rock bands in America, is back with a triple-KO: they're reuniting, touring the US and Europe and, on January 20, releasing No Cities to Love, their first album in ten…
There's a blog goin' round the bend lately that's got people talking: A woman named Sarah O'Holla has a tumblr devoted to going through her husband's record collection, reviewing every single album to get to know more about it (and him). She's not a music critic; she's a librarian who waxes earnest/sarcastic about the…
Aging indie rock cool guy Thurston Moore spoke publicly for the first about the end of his marriage to ageless indie rock cool lady Kim Gordon to a UK magazine recently. And, predictably, he sounds like a dickhole.
Rosie O'Donnell discussed Chris Brown on her radio show over the weekend, saying: "I just don't know why this kid seems to be held to a different standard than anyone else." Because, you know, other people throw chairs at windows, sending shattered glass down onto Times Square, and no one gives a shit!
- Lindsay Lohan reportedly tested positive for cocaine in a court-ordered drug test last week. According to the terms of her probation, she'll go back to jail for 30 days.
Several female rock groups have taken up the sex-positive mantel, distributing zines on female sexuality (including ejaculation) at their shows. Does this mark a brave new way of approaching sex education? Or is it just another watered-down stunt?
As part of Sydney's Vivid LIVE festival, Laurie Anderson created a 20 minute concert specifically for dogs, with the actually music being "mostly inaudible" to their human owners. It appears that the dogs had a rockin' good time:
Several readers directed us to The AV Club's list of "well-intended yet misguided feminist anthems" — inspiring us to list a few more successful ditties, and to wonder what makes a feminist song anyway.
- John Travolta allegedly refused medical help after his son Jett suffered a seizure — which is why the paramedics in the Bahamas were trying to blackmail him.
- A London man found the album from Amy Winehouse's wedding to Blake Fielder-Civil in a dumpster with some photos torn out and Amy's beehive colored in.