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  • The Gaslight Anthem’s 10 Best Songs

    The Gaslight Anthem’s 10 Best Songs

    This article originally ran in 2014 and has been updated. When the needle drops on The Gaslight Anthem’s sophomore record, The ‘59 Sound, it’s not actually a needle. The soft hisses and crackles belong to a prerecorded sound effect, the inclusion of which would be entirely unnecessary if the band trusted you to listen on […]

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  • KennyHoopla’s part of a new generation that’s redefining alternative music

    KennyHoopla

    In the midst of a growing punk revival, many people are looking back at the past even as they try to figure out a new path forward. KennyHoopla’s SURVIVORS GUILT: THE MIXTAPE//, a collaboration with Travis Barker, is exactly that kind of attempt to find the way. Despite winning over audiences and respect, he’s not […]

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  • The Smile – “The Smoke”

    The Smile – “The Smoke”

    The Smile are about to pull off an interesting stunt: This Saturday and Sunday, the band — comprising Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood plus Sons Of Kemet’s Tom Skinner — will play three livestreamed multimedia concerts in the round, in front of a live audience, at the same London venue within a 15-hour span. Ahead of those gigs at Magazine London, they’ve shared their second official single today. Continue reading

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  • World Cafe 30th Anniversary Playlist: 2005

    World Cafe 30th Anniversary Playlist: 2005

    World Cafe celebrates 30 years with a 2005 playlist. WXPN hide caption toggle caption WXPN World Cafe celebrates 30 years with a 2005 playlist. WXPN To celebrate the 30th anniversary of World Cafe, we’re looking back and posting playlists from each year of the show. As music has evolved over the years, so have our […]

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  • Bob Odenkirk touring for new memoir ‘Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama’

    Bob Odenkirk touring for new memoir ‘Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama’

    Bob Odenkirk will release his first memoir, Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama, on March 1. The title is also an apt description of the arc of his career, which included The Ben Stiller Show, SNL and Mr. Show before getting cast as Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad which led to his Emmy-winning starring role in Better Call […]

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  • Nicolas Cage Is So “Goth” He Has a Pet Crow That Calls Him an “Ass”

    Nicolas Cage Is So “Goth” He Has a Pet Crow That Calls Him an “Ass”

    Nicolas Cage is entering his goth era. In a new Los Angeles Times profile, the veteran actor discussed his appearances in last summer’s Pig, the upcoming The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent — and his pet crow, Hoogan. “He has taken to calling me names,” Cage said of Hoogan, who lives in a geodesic dome in the actor’s […]

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  • Ducks Ltd. – “Sheets Of Grey”

    Ducks Ltd. – “Sheets Of Grey”

    Last year, Ducks Ltd., the Toronto jangle-pop duo formerly known as Ducks Unlimited, released their debut album Modern Fiction. It’s an impressive LP, but there’s at least one strong Ducks Ltd. track that didn’t make the cut. The band wrote the twitchy, driving “Sheets Of Grey” years ago, and it’s a live favorite for them, but they didn’t think it made sense on Modern Fiction. Instead, Ducks Ltd. have released the song as a standalone single today. Continue reading

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