Archive: September 21, 2008 - September 27, 2008

Old Favorite Thing: Nirvana - "Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam"

A couple nights ago I saw the Meat Puppets at the 9:30 club and it wasn't pretty. And I don't just mean Cris Kirkwood's teeth. (Or hair. Or clothes.) Definitely one of the worst sets I've seen this year, up there with Islands and the Child Ballads disaster. At least...

By David Malitz | September 25, 2008; 2:16 PM ET | Comments (7)

Don't Go There: Rules Of The Road Vol. 5

A few words in defense of my concert. (Or not.) The latest additions to our list of things artists should never, ever do in concert were passed along by a Very Special Guest Contributor: Randy Newman. During his terrific concert last night at the Music Center at Strathmore (Klimek review...

By J. Freedom du Lac | September 25, 2008; 7:57 AM ET | Comments (1)

Way More Than Six Questions For ... Wreckless Eric

Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby: He only had to go to Hull to find her. If Elvis Costello was the King of the Stiff Records crew and Nick Lowe was the Prince, then would that make Wreckless Eric the jester? It might be accurate -- Eric (Goulden) certainly never...

By David Malitz | September 24, 2008; 11:01 AM ET | Comments (1)

Please Explain to Me ... Jenny Lewis

"Don't you hate pants?!" (Press Here Publicity). Now if J. Freedom were writing this it might be called, "Please Explain to Me ... How Somebody Whose First Solo Album I Loved Could Do Something SO Insipid." And for the sake of this argument I'll mostly stick to "Acid Tongue,"...

By David Malitz | September 23, 2008; 10:44 AM ET | Comments (10)

For Whom The Hall Of Fame Bell Tolls

"...If we don't get it next year, we don't go in, we're not going in. I mean, what is it, five-time losers? I mean, if we don't make it this time ... And you know what? It won't break my heart. As everyone else says, it's not going to better...

By J. Freedom du Lac | September 22, 2008; 12:36 PM ET | Comments (40)


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