Archive: May 25, 2008 - May 31, 2008

Live Two Nights Ago: Clinic/BBQ

The world needs more bands like Clinic. Or maybe it doesn't. If there actually were more bands like the Liverpool quartet, which played a fantastic show at the Black Cat on Wednesday night, perhaps we wouldn't be able to fully appreciate what a great little act they are. Clinic's easy...

By David Malitz | May 30, 2008; 4:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

Mariah Carey's Curves

Curveball, I mean. (Or was it a slider? [Or maybe a gyroball?]) When Mariah Carey threw out the first pitch before a baseball game in Japan, she kind of missed low and away. Mostly low. Gotta be the shoes. This video represents the funniest sports-music moment since Roger McDowell showed...

By J. Freedom du Lac | May 30, 2008; 9:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

Six Questions For ... Clinic

Who are those (surgically) masked men? "Always the same, always different," was how legendary British DJ John Peel described the Fall, but that tagline could fit just as well for Liverpool's Clinic. There's no mistaking the band's sound, even as it ranges from thrashy, organ-fueled punk to melodica-heavy spaghetti...

By David Malitz | May 28, 2008; 10:54 AM ET | Comments (2)

Al Green: Call Me (And Much Hilarity Will Ensue)

Deep in (possibly crazy) thought. Interviewing Al Green is always an adventure. You just never know where things might go during the course of the conversation with the man. When we did this interview, for instance, he became fixated on my last name. As we discussed producer Ahmir Thompson's...

By J. Freedom du Lac | May 27, 2008; 9:22 AM ET | Comments (1)


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