[ROUNDBALL ROCK] On a recent Grantland podcast, Stephen Malkmus let his guard down on the secrets behind the awesomely titled Wig Out at Jagbags,
his new record with the Jicks. “There’s one song
[THUG LYFE] Archy Marshall is a lover, not a fighter. The music he creates under his nom de plume King Krule
is wise beyond its years—gritty, stubborn, stark and impossibly
tuneful. Watching the
It only takes a few minutes for Travis Morrison to start messing with me.
“When you finish a
record, there’s this period where some of the songs quickly join the
party,” he says, describin
[CHAIN HANG LOW] This has not been the greatest year for hip-hop. So
many big-event albums have either failed to innovate (Drake’s #everythingwasthesame, er, Nothing Was the Same) or were elaborat
Everybody knows the iconic walking bass
line in Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Were Made for Walkin’.” But do you
know who wrote the part? Though they played on hundreds of
Formed: On a football field in Vacaville, Calif., in 1993.
Members: Jacoby “Coby Dick” Shaddix (vocals), Jerry Horton (guitar), Tony Palermo (drums), Tobin Esperance (bass).
Sounds like: Korn, Sli
[HERE’S YOUR FUTURE] It’s hard to fault Blues Skies for
Black Hearts for being out of touch. The power-poppy quartet—led by
bespectacled frontman Pat Kearns—sticks to a (relatively) simple
If the first thing you hear when
entering a bar is “I swear the jukebox is free,” there are two possible
scenarios: You’ve found a gold mine, or someone is already stupid drunk.
And while the
These days, almost every hobby, obsession
and food gets its own holiday. April is full of especially weird
celebrations—it’s National Pecan Month, in case you forgot about the
existence of the “all-American nut”—and Saturday, April 16, is no
exception: It’s National Eggs Benedict Day