Luke McCormick

The Lawrence Arms’ Brendan Kelly Talks New Album, Hip-Hop, and Nachos

"I'm always like, 'Yeah, motherfucker, I'm just gonna melt some cheese on Doritos!'" That's Lawrence Arms vocalist/bassist Brendan Kelly, screaming into the phone from hi…
By: Luke McCormick / February 13, 2014

Reggie Watts on First-Kiss Jams and Loving Industrial Music

Brooklyn-based comedian Reggie Watts is all over the place, from his surreal and wildly entertaining stand-up act to his loop-based music to his role a…
By: Luke McCormick / November 13, 2013

Tim Heidecker’s History of Embarrassing Beatles Dolls and Terrible Band Names

Tim Heidecker has been an Adult Swim and alternative-comedy staple for nearly a decade, working with collaborator Eric Wareheim to creating absurd and…
By: Luke McCormick / November 5, 2013

‘Parks and Rec’ Co-Star Adam Scott was a High School Deadhead

This fall, actor Adam Scott will lead a stacked cast in the film A.C.O.D., which features Richard Jenkins and Jessica Alba, among others, while also…
By: Luke McCormick / September 26, 2013

Hear Will Schwartz’s Psychic Friend Get a Gliss Makeover on ‘Softer Side’

Will Schwartz can usually be found churning out aces indie pop in Imperial Teen or working the dancefloor in duo Hey Willpower. But the ma…
By: Luke McCormick / August 13, 2013

Hear Meat Market’s Grimy Garage-Rock Bruiser ‘Too Tired’

Meat Market have been kind enough to serve up a gnarly A-Side (and title cut) from their Too Tired EP, a bruising hit of Northern Californian garage-rock…
By: Luke McCormick / August 13, 2013

Cardiknox Break Free in Neon-Washed ‘Hold Me Down’ Video

Cardiknox is the operating alias of New York-by-way-of-Seattle duo Lonnie Angle and Thomas Dutton. Angle, a classical pianist, and Dutton, a punk dabbler, blend icy…
By: Luke McCormick / August 13, 2013

Crystal Stilts Beckon You to the Other Side on ‘Future Folklore’

Brooklyn post-punks Crystal Stilts return on September 17 with Nature Noir, a third album on the way courtesy Sacred Bones. Shedding any "lo-fi" allusions, first…
By: Luke McCormick / August 13, 2013

Title Fight Return With Raucous ‘Be a Toy’

Title Fight are back with "Be a Toy," the first taste off of their upcoming Spring Songs EP, which they just put down on two-inch…
By: Luke McCormick / August 12, 2013

Chloe Moretz on Her Wedding DJ duties and Playing Courtney Love

Judging by her upcoming film roles, Chloë Moretz isn't a teen you'd want to cross. The 16-year-old Cartersville, Georgia-born actress will once again beat the…
By: Luke McCormick / August 9, 2013

Chris Carrabba’s Twin Forks Hit the Road in ‘Cross My Mind’ Video

It's nearly impossible for singer-songwriter Chris Carrabba to escape the shadow and trappings of his Dashboard Confessional moniker, but he's roaring and stomping back with new…
By: Luke McCormick / August 8, 2013

Hear Booty Fade Hook Up With Hometown Homie Yung Nation on ‘T.Y.B.’

Booty Fade is the melding of Dallas DJ/producers Sober and Picnictyme. Both dudes are heavily influential in their hometown's party and rap scenes, Picnic working…
By: Luke McCormick / August 8, 2013

Emile Hirsch Was a High School Freestyle Hero

In his silver screen pursuits Emile Hirsch, 28, has done everything from roughin' it in Into the Wild to scooting around the track in Speed…
By: Luke McCormick / August 2, 2013

Hear Netherfriends’ Narcotic Gem ‘Uptown Boys’

Netherfriends, the operational alias of Chi-town producer Shawn Rosenblatt, plans to drop debut album P3ACE (pronounced "three peace") later this year. Working with Jeremy Black…
By: Luke McCormick / July 18, 2013

‘True Blood’ Co-Star Rutina Wesley Broods With Bjork, Does a Mean Otis Redding

On HBO's bonkers vampire melodrama True Blood, Rutina Wesley, 34, plays Tara Thornton, a Creole-accented Louisianan-turned-bloodsucker whose foul mouth (no pun intended) has been getting…
By: Luke McCormick / July 8, 2013

Hear A.Dd+ Pour Hot Syrup Over ‘Where You Been’

Dallas duo A.Dd+ link up with Dirty South production ace DJ Burn One on brand-new heater "Where You Been." Slim Gravy and Paris Pershun extol the…
By: Luke McCormick / June 17, 2013

Hear Nylo’s Chilling R&B Keeper ‘Take It Back’

Nylo's a lover scorned. The 22-year-old R&B singer-producer laments a booze-fueled relationship that moved a bit too fast on "Take It Back," the latest heater…
By: Luke McCormick / June 13, 2013

Rick Moranis Rides Hard for Rush

Despite not having appeared on screen since 1997 Rick Moranis will forever occupy a nebbish-loving spot in the minds of movie fans as a result…
By: Luke McCormick / June 7, 2013

Greta Gerwig’s Exceptionally Embarrassing Karaoke Favorite

According to Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha — the newly released film she stars in and cowrote with its director (and her boyfriend) Noah Baumbach — ha…
By: Luke McCormick / May 17, 2013

Tig Notaro Is Scared of Chrissie Hynde, Dominates at Marky Mark Karaoke

Last August, comedian Tig Notaro took the stage at Largo in Los Angeles and got serious, discussing her breast cancer (she's better now) and the…
By: Luke McCormick / May 13, 2013

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