• You're Pretty Good Lookin' For a Band

    By: Jessica Grose Rock documentarian Dick Carruthers captures a live performance from the enigmatic Jack White and his "sister" Meg for a new DVD called Under Blackpool Lights. Carruthers has chronicled such mythic rock acts as Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones in the past. The Stripes DVD will be released on December 9th, and, starting on December 11th, there will be a 13-city screening of the film. Tickets will be available the week of the 9th and Urban Outfitters will be running ticket giveaways for those lucky fans in selected locations. There will also be a limited edition vinyl available at the screenings. The Stripes' cover of Dolly Parton's "Jolene," is featured here in an exclusive clip from Under Blackpool Lights. Listen to Jack's wrenching rendition of this country classic here.

  • Travels of the Husky Gentleman: NME Awards Week, London

    Tonight, London is rock and roll's beating heart, the Underground its circulatory system, pumping hordes of devotees out on the streets and into the clubs. And it's not just because the high-profile music mag NME is holding its annual awards show this Thursday, along with a week-long slate of affiliated gigs about town: Unusually vigorous levels of rock appreciation seem the norm here. In the lovely flat I've rented for the week--otherwise occupied by a young family of three--a photo of Iggy Pop hangs in the kitchen, ticket stubs taped to a cupboard boast recent concerts by Yo La Tengo, David Bowie, and the Flaming Lips, and the first magazine in the bathroom rack is a November 1981 issue of The Face with Julian Cope on the cover, and featuring reviews of Joy Division, Human League, and OMD.

  • Dog Fashion Disco

    Dog Fashion Disco-comprised of frontman Todd D. Smith, guitarist Greg Combs, keyboardist Jeff Seigel, bassist Steve Mears, and drummer John Ensminger--has toured with the likes of Methods of Mayhem, POD, and Stone Temple Pilots. Metal Hammer magazine recently called DFD "a most welcome antidote to the corporate rock wank and candy-floss pop vomit of late." Their first live album, City Is Alive Tonight, dropped in late January.

  • The Peels

    Miller and guitarist Lane Rider originally met on a blind date.The relationship didn't work out romantically, but they did end up making beautiful music together.

  • The 47th Annual Grammy Awards

    Though George Bush may have won the election, it seems as if Democrats still rock harder than Republicans, with Bill Clinton winning a Grammy for Best Spoken Word for his autobiography My Life and liberal media darling John Stewart winning for Best Comedy Album for America: A Citizen's Guide To Democracy Inaction. Click here for a complete list of Grammy winners.

  • Robbers on High Street

    At South by Southwest 2004, the Robbers were quite a hit with the fairer sex. According to the Austin Chronicle, the Robbers' set "left puddles of gooey estrogen all over the sardinedrockstars." Watch the girl-juice flow when the Robbers on High Street release their first full length album Tree City on February 22nd.

  • Pony Up!

    Drummer Lindsay Wills and keyboardist Laura Wills are sisters.Pony Up! played their first gig at a pizza parlor in Burlington, Vermont.

  • Plug Awards Celebrate Independent Music at New York's Webster Hall

    The Plug motto: "It ain't about the scans or the scrilla, it's about the music. It's about the artists who inspire and the music that disrupts the artistic and corporate mediocrity that dominates our culture." Hear Hear! Click here for a complete list of Plug award winners. Click here to check photos from the show.

  • Tim Booth

    Tim Booth is the former lead singer of the group James.He took time off from songwriting in the late '90s to pursue acting and screenwriting.Bone was released in the U.S. on January 25th.

  • Yé-Yé

    Fabrice Hubert and David Leloup, the two members of Yé-Yé, composed music for a contemporary dance show and an exhibition at the Beaubourg Museum in their native France. Hubert also played keyboards for Parisian pop group Tahiti 80.

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