You have probably seen that commercial for the Toyota Corolla that shuffles through the last 50 years or so of musical styles and, if you are anything like me, you experience a brief bit of shock when it gets to the end and the beautiful group of multiracial young people are, I guess, twerking to EDM or whatever and you're like, "This is supposed to be now." It's jarring in a lot of ways, particularly if that actually is what's going on out there (I don't get around much anymore), but even if it's not the power of persistent imagery can hang a vision on an era and [...]
"Zenyatta's now in a stall at Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., awaiting her first breeding date, with the stallion to be announced soon. On the other side of Lexington, Blame will stand at stud and try to reproduce greatness at Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky. Some 1,200 miles away, one of them will be named Horse of the Year on Monday at the Eclipse Awards, the sport's Tonys, Emmys and Oscars." —It's a tough decision. Zenyatta, apparently, is the popular choice among horse racing fans. And she was named after a Police album. (Her owner is former A&M Records exec, Jerry Moss.) But it's probably the second-to-worst album [...]
"It was the stuff of legend. Regardless of how the surprising reunion of the Afghan Whigs turns out, their show last night at the Bowery Ballroom will go down as the '90s alt-rock heroes' greatest concert ever." —Newsday's Glenn Gamboa enjoyed the show last night.
The video for this song from Duck Down Records' indie-rap supergroup Random Axe is good looking but sort of confusing. It takes place in a hotel, where, in one room, rapper Guilty Simpson keeps a man tied to a bed while he builds a Rube Goldberg machine with which to kill him (kind of like if OK Go were James Bond villains.) Next door, Sean Price makes anthrax powder to send to record label offices and, for some reason, decides to taste some (!) as he's concocting it. And in another room, Black Milk, who produced the track, plays poker. The coolest thing about all of [...]