Karen O lets her inner child shine throughout the soundtrack to the film adaptation of classic children’s book Where The Wild Things Are

November 2, 2009

The start of Karen O’s career led us all to believe that this badass rock chick probably didn’t even know about the existence of an acoustic guitar, but this soundtrack finds her diving head first into the world of laid-back folk textures. The lead singer of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, O’s voice can be as raspy and whiskey damaged as Lemmy; yet for the ballads she has the ability to summon a silky smooth, [Read more]

The Dead Weather Get Heavy with Horehound

July 14, 2009

Four talented musicians walk into a studio . . . Featuring Jack Lawerence (The Raconteurs, The Greenhornes) on bass, Alison Mosshart (The Kills) on vocals, Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age) on guitar, synthesizer, and organ, and the former Detroiter of White Stripes and Raconteurs fame on the drums and some vocals, The Dead Weather was unveiled at a secret show during the opening of White’s Third Man Studios in downtown Nashville back in March of 2009. Jack White clearly has the Midas touch. Terms like “side project” or “supergroup” cannot do justice to the genius of the highly anticipated, full length LP Horehound.

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Treasure Island Festival – Day Two

September 30, 2008

Words and Photographs* by Luke Pimentel, Editor

September 30, 2008

*except where noted

I arrive at the island Sunday, feet and back still sore from the epic marathon of the night before.

My mood is bright, though, because today’s schedule boasts one of the better single-day lineups of any festival this year.  Plus – now that I know my credentials work – I have my full cache of lenses available to capture the action.

Take it away, journal…

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Rocking in the Free World of America’s Amsterdam: Bonnaroo Recap, 2008

June 28, 2008

By Andrew William Smith, Editor

June 28, 2008

Many who attend Bonnaroo remark on the sheer sensual overload and unique cultural experience—a phenomenon Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder described between songs on the What Stage as America’s Amsterdam. Whether it’s the heat, hippies, and hacky sack or the mud, sweat, and beers, the sheer volume and variety of human expression satisfies most participants and provides plenty of topical fodder for every latter-day Lester Bangs who attends the event under the semi-respectable guise of “working” the weekend as a journalist.

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