It rained. We stayed in and watched the sucka free countdown, which, as you probably guessed, is actually full of suckers. However, teenage hyphy freakouts, women's rugby, and their new policy of only playing videos with Pharrell in them has won us over.
DJ Shadow feat. Turf Talk and Keak the Sneak, "3 Freaks"
Our international woman of mystery K. Bonami brings back the guerilla video from the Liars/Apes show at the Paradise. YouTube in effect:
OK, so it's just a dude playing with himself in his room (no Serrato), but does this foreshadow a new mashup paradigm? If you do it on YouTube, is it copyright infringement or a documentary?
DOWNLOAD: DJ Sussex, "Crazy vs. Check It Out" (mp3, via myspace)
Bonaroo Arts and Music FestivalManchester, TenneseeDay four: June 18, 2006Official Bonnaroo Logo. Jessica Coughlin (c) 2006Today Manchester will return to a sleepy town in Coffee County where the biggest attraction is wholesale fireworks and the nearby Jack Daniels distillery.
All photos (c) Carina Mastocola.
01. South of Heaven 02. Silent Scream 03. War Ensemble 04. Blood Red 05. Cult 06. Disciple 07. Mandatory Suicide 08. Seasons in the Abyss 09. Chemical Warfare 10. Dead Skin Mask 11. Hell Awaits 12. Raining Blood 13. Antichrist 14. Angel of Death
Jim Diamond, the producer most responsible for the gritty Detroit garage-punk sound -- the Jack Endino of the Motor City -- has had a rough week. Nasty threatening letter shows up on his door. Then the guy he suspects of sending it -- the White Stripe he happened to be suing -- beats him in court. ("I can tell you this much," says someone In the Know, "Jack White is not popular in Detroit."
Les Claypool rocks out with Oysterhead. Photo (c) Jessica Coughllin This week’s Manchester Times asked the question: what would Jesus say at Bonnaroo? The hypothetical was posed that the savior would have 15 minutes prior to Tom Petty’s performance to speak to us sinners and inspire redemption for the masses.
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The line into the epicenter of the action, Centeroo. © Jessica Coughlin 2006Bonaroo Arts and Music FestivalManchester, TenneseeDay one: June 15, 2006
Once again the population of Manchester, Tennessee will swell from 8000 to 80,000 as the Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival comes to town this weekend.
Here's the scoop on Converge's Kurt Ballou when he's in the producer's chair: quiet most of the time, really meticulous about drums and guitar, super nice dude, turns intno a total sally when his girl comes round. Don't tell anyone we called him a sally. We're pretty sure he'd kill us. And plus, he produced our friend's totally-not-even-remotely-a-metal-band MAKiNG IT RIGHT
We cannot tell you how psyched we are to post this song. We cannot tell you how psyched we are that this band exists. Warning: unless you spent many hours living 15 minutes away from New Jersey, obsessing over obscure sleaze-metal bands like Heaven's Edge, you may not lose quite as much of your shit as we do every time this song comes on.
We all know who invented the internet, but now Letters to Cleo's Kay Hanley -- among many others -- is out to save it.
In case you haven't been following the dastardly battle going down in Congress, Big Telecom is on the verge of wrecking the Web with a fucked-up piece of legislation that would allow internet providers to charge you more money depending on what sites you visit -- or even to block your access to certain sites altogether.
Fresh off a triumphant week-and-a-half tour of the West Coast, Allston art-punk power trio KETMAN are at Great Scott tomorrow night (Thursday, June 15) to celebrate the release of their new limited-run Esperanto EP, which they recorded on four-track cassette in their basement. In the DIY spirit of the recording, the album comes on spray-painted mini CDs stuffed in super-nifty homemade packaging