Video(s) of the Day:...

Boise, Idaho is known for its wide array of recreational activities, potatoes, and a football field with blue turf.  To some, it is also known as the hometown of Youth Lagoon, the creator of one of my favorite albums of 2011, The Year of Hibernation.  Trevor Powers, however, has clearly not...

Elton John, The Phan...

“Dave…it’s a Lou Pecarelli on the phone for you” said one of the interns in my office. Not that I’m a big call screener, but I usually ask whomever answers the phone to find out at least who it is what the call is about so I’m sure that I don’t want to talk to...

Roundup: Jack White ...

Proving again that Jack White will produce just about anyone, he’s gone and overseen two singles by none other than Tom Jones. The first is a new take on Jones’s own song “Jezebel,” and the second is a cover of Howlin’ Wolf‘s “Evil.” Meanwhile,...

Another Reason to Be...

I’ll confess a weakness for classic rock. I listen to it a lot, actually. But almost never on “classic rock” radio, that fossilized format of market-tested homogeneity and limited playlists. Seems like every time I find myself listening to such a station, I find myself...

Video(s) of the Day:...

It’s the dawn of a new year, and at the dawn of a new year people do a few things.   They lament the temperatures and lack of sunlight (“Hello” to our  readers in the northern hemisphere below a latitudinal line I don’t feel like looking up!).  They resolve to spend...

Roundup: Carney Call...

In the cover story of the new Rolling Stone, the Black Keys’ Patrick Carney lashes out at bands like Nickelback for killing rock and roll: “Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world. So they became OK with the idea that...

Happy Birthday Micha...

[youtube]http://youtu.be/Ag6EGdYhuuQ[/youtube] Today is Michael Stipe‘s birthday. We’re wishing the former R.E.M. frontman a happy birthday and digging into their live, video archive circa the Out of Time...

Review: Three Nights...

12/29/30: “This Highway’s Mean” It’s -6 degrees outside and I have just spent a week with my wife, my one-year-old son, and my wife’s family in Northern Vermont at their family farm and up at Jay Peak Ski Resort, just south of the Canadian Border. My wife’s folks and their family...

Roundup: Surprise Va...

As part of Celebrity Charity Week on the Price Is Right, Snoop Dogg presided over the Showcase Showdown. Included in the grand prize: a trip to New Orleans to see…Snoop Dogg. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk0dOvoGRaU[/youtube] In other cameo news, Jack White will appear on...

Morrisey Named Perso...

In case you missed this one, Morrisey has been named person of the year by PETA UK for helping to make the world a kinder place for animals. The former Smiths vocalist has been a vegetarian since he was eleven and  is a long-time champion for animal rights. From PETA UK: Never one to hold...

LDR Covers From Very...

Reigning Is-She-Or-Is-She-Not-Indie BuzzQueen Lana Del Rey has already inspired hundreds of covers of the few songs she’s actually released into the wild.  Two incredibly diverse verions of her song “Video Games” were put out recently, before the soon-to-host-SNL-chanteuse...

Music Roundup: Elton...

In one of the strangest all-star jams we can remember, Steven Tyler, Alice Cooper and Weird Al Yankovic covered “Come Together” in Hawaii on New Years Eve. Check out Weird Al bringing home the goods in verse 3: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX63mUW0-B0[/youtube] Elton...

Roundup: 4-Month-Lon...

2011′s ubiquitous beat? That would be the disco-influenced “four on the floor.” NPR talks to DJ Earworm, who constructed a mashup of some of the year’s biggest hits, and found the repetitive beat rearing its head again and again. Check it out...

The Top 30 Albums of...

We realize that everyone and at least 2 of their cousins does a year-end “Best-Of” list but we wanted to make the unique voice that is Weeping Elvis heard. It was a bit like herding cats to get our votes in as we laboriously and tenderly burned up iTunes and Spotify until the very last...

Music RoundUp:Jane&#...

[youtube]http://youtu.be/21UItm9UCr0[/youtube] The Chemical Brothers release Don’t Think, filmed especially for the big screen, on January 26, 2012 in select cities. Jane’s Addiction make their New Years Eve show in Aspen Colorado available on web. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers...

Quirky New Years Vid...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSq1cez_flQ[/youtube] Quirky She & Him and New Girl Star, Zooey Deschanel, has teamed up with her pal and 500 Days of Summer co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt ,to release this song/video just in time for New...

Music RoundUp: New F...

Electronic, funky, DC outfit Fort Knox Five are celebrating the new year with a free download of “Dazz in the house (DC’s finest remix)” Noel Gallagher wants The Smiths to reunite, reports Sky News Australia. The Magnetic Fields will release their tenth album, Love at the...

Feeling Minneapolis,...

In honor of  70′s  icon Mary Tyler Moore turning 75 today, it seemed like a good time to also remember Minneapolis power trio Husker Du’s great cover of the MTM Theme Song. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFyy3XB_3Y4[/youtube]

90′s Daydreami...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DguzIlTBrTo[/youtube] Did you see the Lush tour with Ride in the early 90′s? Most likely the pinnacle of the shoegaze era.

Music Roundup: BRMC ...

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have released a holiday download as a thank you to their fans. Coldplay’s Chris Martin tells the Daily Mirror he had to throw an intruder out of his garden. Janet Jackson and Cameron Crowe make PETA‘s Celebrity Grinch list for 2011. U2 are the top...

Music Roundup:Girl W...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljbBayiWglg[/youtube] The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo soundtrack,featuring three hours of new music by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, is out this week for download. Check out Karen O, Trent Reznor, and Atticus Ross’ cover of Led Zeppelin’s...

Music Roundup: The X...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B9VnfaUV6g[/youtube] The XX have posted the demo version of “Open Eyes” on their website. It’s a song they recorded while working on their new album. Weezer have posted a holiday treat on their FB page. It’s live video of them...

Brendan Benson Cover...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5quU0V5efhc[/youtube] News this month from the world of power pop: Brendan Benson’s “Upstairs at United Vol. 1″, recorded inside the United Record Pressing Plant in Nashville, Tennessee is now available for sale through the Brendan...

Krist Novoselic Show...

Krist Novoselic, formerly of Nirvana and long time politico, is trying to help Steven Reynolds get elected to Oregon’s U.S. House District 1 Congressional seat. Krist recently wrote a piece for the Seattle Weekly on Reynolds, who he describes as:  a 29-year-old veteran who graduated...

Music RoundUp: Steve...

Ryan Adams has added another run of U.S. gigs to his schedule starting in late January. Steve Jobs is receiving a posthumous Grammy for his technological innovations in the arts. Jimmy Iovine, founder of Interscope Records, will be honored by Recording Academy producers and...