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Mommie May I?

Celebrate mother’s love with Mommie Dearest on IFC.

Coldplay Charged With Plagiarism, Again (photo)

Coldplay Charged With Plagiarism, Again

Coldplay was accused of plagiarism before, back in 2008 by Joe Satriani, for ripping off his riff in their sentimental anthem, “Viva La Vida.” Their latest single, “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall,” faced the same accusations when people realized it has the same cheesy melody and beat as a 1990 dance track called “Ritmo de […]

Coldplay’s “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall”: Give Us Katy Perry, Please (photo)

Coldplay’s “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall”: Give Us Katy Perry, Please

Coldplay‘s timing, at least, is impeccable: This morning, the band released “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall,” the first single from its as-yet untitled new album with Brian Eno again behind the boards. It has the feel of an instant summer hit, with a gigantic sound saturated by organ and lifted by a heavy acoustic guitar […]

Lollapalooza 2011: a missed booking opportunity (photo)

Lollapalooza 2011: a missed booking opportunity

This year’s Lollapalooza, slated for the first weekend of August in Chicago’s Grant Park, is being billed as a celebration of the festival’s 20th anniversary, despite a hiatus that lasted the better part of a decade. You might think that, to coronate the close of the fest’s second decade, Perry Farrell might be looking to […]

INDIE EAR MADNESS ’09:  National Championship (photo)

INDIE EAR MADNESS ’09: National Championship

Three weeks ago, Indie Ear Madness ’09 began with 64 of the best indie-minded/respected bands in the land. After some fierce and furious competition, TV On The Radio and The Bouncing Souls were the only two acts left standing. Last night they went head to head, competing not only for the 2009 National Championship, but […]

INDIE EAR MADNESS ’09:  Final Four (photo)

INDIE EAR MADNESS ’09: Final Four

TV On The Radio, Franz Ferdinand, The Bouncing Souls, and U2 are the final four musical acts left in this year’s Indie Ear Madness tournament. Find out which two bands will battle it out next week for the National Championship:

INDIE EAR MADNESS ’09:  Elite-8 (photo)

INDIE EAR MADNESS ’09: Elite-8

Would Kanye West have the final say against TV On The Radio? Could Karen O lead her squad to the Final Four? Did Franz Ferdinand dethrone rock royalty? Did the clock strike midnight for The Thermals?

Favorite Song, Album, and Video of 2009 (So Far)

Whew, 2009 is just flying by, huh? We’re already one-fourth of the way through the year. If this were a football game it’d be time to switch ends and start the second quarter. Because I like to get a jumpstart on things, I’ve already begun compiling my best-of categories for 2009. If the year ended […]

INDIE EAR MADNESS ’09:  Sweet-16 (photo)

INDIE EAR MADNESS ’09: Sweet-16

The battle for Garden State supremacy, two of Brooklyn’s favorites go at it, The Black Keys attempt to take out U2, and the most anticipated tournament pairing ever: Morrissey vs. The Cure:

INDIE EAR MADNESS ’09:  2nd Round (Midwest, East) (photo)

INDIE EAR MADNESS ’09: 2nd Round (Midwest, East)

The Boss takes on Mr. Lif, The New Pornographers do battle, and Kanye West goes head-to-head against his Viagra buddy: