#25: Insane Clown Posse

THE NINETIES-IST

Last week, we talked about a brief resurgence in popularity of 30s and 40s big band music, aka “Swing.” Swing was wildly popular for a hot minute, the bands critically accepted (if not always acclaimed), and lots of hip people dumped lots of money into zoot suits, dance lessons and the various other [...]

Lady Gaga |“Paparazzi” at the VMAs

IN THE TUBE It’s amazing how successful the recent VMAs have been at making people forget that MTV isn’t very cool (or musically relevant). Because, beyond Kanye’s goof, Beyonce and Lady Gaga offered up some pretty revelatory performances, and it seems like the VMAs, right now, are one of the most important forums for musical [...]

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DAILY NEWS PICKS

Stream Shoegaze-y New Panda Bear Track, Performed Live This Weekend At All Tomorrow’s Parties NY (Warning: Recording Is Incredibly Janky, For Lack of a Better Word) [Gorilla vs. Bear]

Watch Kanye West Completely Ruin Taylor Swift’s “Best Female Video” VMA Win, Believes “Single Ladies” Best Video of Decade; Elsewhere, Kanye Apologizes [...]

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DAILY NEWS PICKS

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s Frontman Alec Ounsworth Releases A Surprise Solo Album, Skin and Bones, Buy It Here; Ounsworth’s Solo Debut (Uh, I Guess Not Anymore…Follow-up?) Mo Beauty Released October 20 [Brooklyn Vegan]

Stream New Wavves Song, “Cool Jumper,” Allegedly Featuring Hella’s Drummer Extraordinaire Zach Hill…It’s Six Minutes Long, [...]

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DAILY NEWS PICKS

The Pope Criticizes Glasgow Band For Destroying Bible. Let’s See How He Feels About Censorship After His Album Drops! [NME]

That’s Right, The Pope is Dropping his Debut LP This November. Holy Shit. [Prefix]

Watch Heath Ledger-Directed Video For Modest Mouse Song “King Rat” [Rolling Stone]

Another Reason I Prefer Ghostface: [...]

Green Day: Know Your Place

TOP DOG Things are looking shitty for America right now – war, domestic strife, global hate, a disastrous economy, Hannah Montana: The Movie being the highest grossing movie, Fast & Furious being the second, etc. But as bad as things are, I’m sure the real question on everyone’s mind is: “do we really need another [...]