June 24th, 2013

Queens of the Stone Age art, from the current issue of The New Yorker. (Subscription required to read article; sculptures by Olivier Goka)

June 16th, 2013

Former L7 singer-guitarist Donita Sparks and ex-Hole drummer Patty Schemel perform at the Experience Music Project’s Women Who Rock exhibit opening concert Friday night.

(Source: Flickr / evilrobot6)

February 8th, 2013

Sub Pop turns 25 this year! The storied label will be celebrating with a free concert in Seattle on July 13. Acts TBA. Also, the label will release Sub Pop 1000, a limited-edition compilation featuring “some of today’s most vital artists from around the world,” for Record Store Day, April 20. Here’s the tracklist:

Side A
01. His Electro Blue Voice “Kidult” (Bologna, IT)
02. Chancha Via Circuito “Lacandona” (Buenos Aires, AR)
03. Protomartyr “French Poet” (Detroit, MI)
04. Lori Goldston “Tangled North” (Seattle, WA)
05. Iron Lung “A Victory for Polio” (Seattle, WA;  San Francisco, CA)  

Side B

06. Soldiers of Fortune “Money” (Brooklyn, NY)
07. Peaking Lights “Subterranean Brainblow” (Los Angeles, CA)
08. Ed Schrader’s Music Beat “Radio Eyes” (Baltimore, MD)
09. My Disco “Guided” (Melbourne, AU)
10. Starred “Doomed” (Los Angeles, CA)

(Source: silverjubilee.subpop.com)

February 8th, 2013

A skit from Dave Grohl's week-long guest-hosting gig on Chelsea Lately. Dave’s a charming motherfucker, but the writing here is beyond lazy. A fat Elvis gag? A white Michael Jackson joke? Come on. I did enjoy Chuy’s turn as deadmau5, though.

April 24th, 2012

A Night With the World’s Most Hated Bands

Chuck Klosterman takes in a concert doubleheader with Creed and Nickelback (Grantland)

January 31st, 2012

Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament (front row, far right) and other luminaries at the 1992 MTV Rock N’ Jock basketball game. (Source: Jeff Ament’s Army)

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