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  • Guided By Voices Close Out CBGB Festival with Onslaught of New Tunes

    Guided By Voices Close Out CBGB Festival with Onslaught of New Tunes | ARTICLE

    "We showed 'em how to do it then, and we'll show 'em how to do it now," Guided By Voices frontman Bob Pollard told the crowd at New York's Central Park yesterday as his band closed out...

    July 8, 2012 10:12 AM ET
  • Q&A: Dirty Projectors' David Longstreth Lashes Out at Critics

    Q&A: Dirty Projectors' David Longstreth Lashes Out at Critics | ARTICLE

    Dirty Projectors' sixth studio album, Swing Lo Magellan (due out July 10th), is the group's warmest, most inviting record yet. Though previous Dirty Projectors releases have extended musical and lyrical themes over the course of entire albums,...

    June 29, 2012 5:50 PM ET
  • Beck, Fiona Apple Deliver Old Hits at Governor's Ball

    Beck, Fiona Apple Deliver Old Hits at Governor's Ball | ARTICLE

    If Beck were not a solo artist, his recent shows, including his Sunday night headlining set at Governor's Ball in New York, might be considered something of a reunion tour. He's back with the same core...

    June 25, 2012 11:25 AM ET
  • Green Lantern Comes Out As Gay in 'Earth Two'

    Green Lantern Comes Out As Gay in 'Earth Two' | ARTICLE

    When DC Comics relaunched its fictional world from scratch last fall, some aspects of the DC mythos temporarily fell by the wayside, such as the notion of parallel worlds featuring different versions of the company's iconic...

    June 1, 2012 7:00 AM ET
  • Weezer's Patrick Wilson Returns to the Special Goodness

    Weezer's Patrick Wilson Returns to the Special Goodness | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to the Special Goodness' 'It's Only Natural' Weezer drummer Patrick Wilson has been slowly building a body of work under the name the Special...

    May 22, 2012 1:00 PM ET
  • Marvel Comics Hosts First Gay Wedding in 'Astonishing X-Men'

    Marvel Comics Hosts First Gay Wedding in 'Astonishing X-Men' | ARTICLE

    Back in 1992, Marvel Comics made headlines by revealing that Northstar, a Canadian superhero associated with Alpha Flight and the X-Men, was gay. Twenty years later, the character is back in the news as he...

    May 22, 2012 12:00 PM ET
  • Exclusive Excerpt: Grant Morrison Returns to the Dark Knight with 'Batman Incorporated'

    Exclusive Excerpt: Grant Morrison Returns to the Dark Knight with 'Batman Incorporated' | ARTICLE

    Comics visionary Grant Morrison has been penning the adventures of Batman since 2006, and in that time, he has introduced the Dark Knight's son, "killed off" Bruce Wayne, and had him come back after solving a...

    May 21, 2012 11:50 AM ET
  • Hot Chip Ease Into Joyful New Album

    Hot Chip Ease Into Joyful New Album | ARTICLE

    The English electronic band Hot Chip have been building an impressive body of work steadily over the past decade by merging indie-pop songwriting with the sounds and dynamics of dance music. The quintet's fifth album, In Our...

    May 14, 2012 11:00 AM ET
  • Florence and the Machine Stumble at Radio City Music Hall

    Florence and the Machine Stumble at Radio City Music Hall | ARTICLE

    Florence and the Machine should be at home in a classy, historic venue like Radio City Music Hall. Lead singer Florence Welch has a bold, brassy voice that is flattered by large, echoey halls, and her band's...

    May 9, 2012 2:15 PM ET
  • Japandroids Come Back Strong With 'Celebration Rock'

    Japandroids Come Back Strong With 'Celebration Rock' | ARTICLE

    Japandroids' second full-length album Celebration Rock, out June 5th, is one of the year's most thrilling rock records, a concise collection of songs that split the difference between the arena-ready anthems of Bruce Springsteen and the raw,...

    May 2, 2012 2:40 PM ET
  • 'Once' Star Cristin Milioti on Bringing the Movie to the Stage

    'Once' Star Cristin Milioti on Bringing the Movie to the Stage | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to 'If You Want Me' and 'The Hill' from 'Once: A New Musical' Original Broadway Cast Recording Once, a stage musical adaptation...

    May 1, 2012 11:05 AM ET
  • Spiritualized Embrace Pop on 'Sweet Heart Sweet Light'

    Spiritualized Embrace Pop on 'Sweet Heart Sweet Light' | ARTICLE

    Jason Pierce has spent the past three decades building a body of work that runs the gamut of druggy psychedelia, moving from the spaced-out, minimalist drones of the Spacemen 3 in the Eighties to the maximalist gospel...

    April 10, 2012 10:15 AM ET
  • Cartoonist Darwyn Cooke Talks 'Watchmen' Revival

    Cartoonist Darwyn Cooke Talks 'Watchmen' Revival | ARTICLE

    DC Comics will launch a line of prequels to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' classic 1986 graphic novel Watchmen on June 6th with Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1 by acclaimed writer/artist Darwyn Cooke. The Before Watchmen project –...

    April 9, 2012 10:00 AM ET
  • Whit Stillman and Mark Leyner on Their First Projects in 15 Years

    Whit Stillman and Mark Leyner on Their First Projects in 15 Years | ARTICLE

    In strictly stylistic terms, filmmaker Whit Stillman and novelist Mark Leyner don't have a lot in common. Stillman came to prominence in the Nineties as the writer and director of three celebrated indie films – Metropolitan, Barcelona...

    April 6, 2012 3:45 PM ET
  • Florence Welch: Covering Johnny Cash With Josh Homme a 'Dream Scenario'

    Florence Welch: Covering Johnny Cash With Josh Homme a 'Dream Scenario' | ARTICLE

    One of the highlights of Florence and the Machine's MTV Unplugged special is Florence Welch and Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme's inspired duet on Johnny Cash's classic "Jackson." You can catch a ...

    April 5, 2012 8:05 AM ET
  • GZA Talks Lectures, Science and 'Dark Matter'

    GZA Talks Lectures, Science and 'Dark Matter' | ARTICLE

    Wu-Tang Clan rapper GZA has been known as the Genius since the early days of his career – but in recent months, the name has been particularly apt, as he has spent much of his free...

    April 3, 2012 2:55 PM ET
  • 'Mad Men' Version of 'Zou Bisou Bisou' in iTunes Store

    'Mad Men' Version of 'Zou Bisou Bisou' in iTunes Store | ARTICLE

    A recording of the Sixties French pop "Zou Bisou Bisou" sung by actress Jessica Paré from last night's season premiere of Mad Men has been released as a download in the iTunes store. A limited edition...

    March 26, 2012 12:15 PM ET
  • Parastrophics

    Parastrophics | ALBUM REVIEW

    German producers Mouse on Mars have a gift for making electronic bleeps and buzzes sound like tangible objects that bounce, bend and collide in physical space. Parastrophics, their tenth studio album if you're not counting a side...

    March 26, 2012 10:00 AM ET
  • Reporter Conducts Gotcha Interview With Bono Impersonator

    Reporter Conducts Gotcha Interview With Bono Impersonator | ARTICLE

    Conservative reporter Jason Mattera has posted video of an interview in which he conducts an ambush with a man who appears to be a Bono impersonator, Media Matters reports. The clip, which was posted...

    March 21, 2012 3:30 PM ET
  • R.E.M.'s Peter Buck Plans Solo Album

    R.E.M.'s Peter Buck Plans Solo Album | ARTICLE

    R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has begun work on his first solo album. Scott McCaughey, longtime R.E.M. sideman and regular Buck collaborator in the Minus 5 and the Baseball Project, confirmed the news in an interview...

    March 14, 2012 12:55 PM ET
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