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Cock Rock at the Capitol: Scenes From Donald Trump’s Inaugural Concert

It was when I saw him on the big screen, standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial—tangerine face, shiny bangs flattened against his forehead—that…
Andy Cush / January 19, 2017

New Music: Cerrone – “Move Me” Remix EP

The French disco producer Cerrone, responsible for '70s dancefloor hits "Love in C Minor" and the Moroderesque "Supernature," has been on a run recently. He's…
Andy Cush / January 19, 2017

Your Guide to the Goofy Cover Bands and Hack Comedians Playing at Donald Trump’s Inaugural Balls

You may have heard that Donald Trump is having some trouble booking artists to play his inauguration. Jennifer Holliday, Rebecca Ferguson, KISS, Paul Anka, Céline Dion, Charlotte…
Andy Cush / January 18, 2017

Mike Judge’s New Show Is an Animated Series About Real-Life Country Musicians

Mike Judge--creator of Beavis & Butt-Head, King of the Hill, Silicon Valley, Idiocracy, and Office Space--has a new show coming to Cinemax called Tales From the Tour Bus. According to Deadline, which broke the news,…
Andy Cush / January 18, 2017

New Music: Baked – “Stay”

"Stay," a new song from the Brooklyn indie rock quintet Baked, will appeal to fans of Crazy Horse-era Neil Young, with its high, mournful singing,…
Andy Cush / January 18, 2017

Review: On Love If Possible, Shintaro Sakamoto Makes Perfectionist Pop for the Extraterrestrial Bachelor Pad

In the late 1950s and early ‘60s--the space age that spawned The Jetsons and brought hi-fi stereos into countless suburban living rooms--Americans were infatuated with…
Andy Cush / January 17, 2017

Faced With the Americans Who Could Lose Everything Under Trump, Paul Ryan Dabs on ‘Em

Last night, champion bodybuilder Paul Ryan held a "town hall" special on CNN, fielding questions from ordinary people about his plans as Speaker of the House…
Andy Cush / January 13, 2017

New Music – Priests: “Nothing Feels Natural”

After sharing the gnarled "JJ" and Sleater-Kinneyian "Pink White House," the D.C. punk quartet Priests give us "Nothing Feels Natural," the title track from their…
Andy Cush / January 13, 2017

The AARP Is Trolling Musicians Who Turn 50 With Fake “Magazine Covers”

This week, you may have logged into Twitter and seen the above image of a certain lawn show lifer sporting a graying beard and smiling sideways…
Andy Cush / January 12, 2017

Digital Crate Digging: Wayne Coyne on Rihanna, Coldplay, and Discovering New Music

When I met Wayne Coyne in the lobby restaurant of a fashionable Manhattan hotel this week, he was trying to remember the name of a…
Andy Cush / January 12, 2017

New Music: Pissed Jeans – “Ignorecam”

Each of the last two great albums from Pennsylvania scuzz merchants Pissed Jeans had a single whose chorus consisted mainly of frontman Matt Korvette vocally approximating all-caps keyboard-mashing.
Andy Cush / January 11, 2017

New Music: Pile – “Texas”

In 2012, Pile released their third album Dripping, one of the best heavy rock albums of recent memory, and got little to no attention from the music press…
Andy Cush / January 11, 2017

Spiral Stairs of Pavement Announces New Album Doris and the Daggers, Shares “Dance (Cry Wolf)” Video

Scott Kannberg of Pavement, better known as Spiral Stairs, has a new album on the way: it's called Doris and the Daggers, and it arrives March 24…
Andy Cush / January 11, 2017

Marlon James’s New Books Will Be a Game of Thrones-Inspired African Fantasy Trilogy

Very cool news for fans of Marlon James: the Man Booker-winning writer of A Brief History of Seven Killings and The Book of Night Women will publish three fantasy…
Andy Cush / January 10, 2017

Spoon’s New Album Hot Thoughts Is Probably Coming Out in March

Spoon's followup to the 2014 gem They Want My Soul carries the endearingly doofy title Hot Thoughts, and will be released in March. As Consequence of Sound notes, the band…
Andy Cush / January 10, 2017

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