At SXSW today, comedian Hannibal Burress played the drums for Speedy Ortiz. It came together after Burress tweeted an offer to play drums for any band between 12 and 5, promising that "it'll be bad." There are a few fanvideos on Instagram right now.
Sculptures out of crayons? Why of course. I am particularly fond of the Batman, Hobbes, and Star Wars ones, but these are all pretty awesome. I hope everyone has a great Friday and a good weekend. Thanks for reading our website.
Somebody named DJ Dwibbit realized that Taylor Swift's songs "Blank Space" and "Style" are basically the same. So he mixed them together to prove it, and it's true and doubly catchy. Listen in the replies.
Plenty of people say our genre of music (whatever that even is anymore) all sounds the same, but one dude proved that popular "country" music is actually the same song over and over and over again. Head to the replies to hear the mash-up featuring such acts as Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton.
In the truly breathtaking vein of our very own Paul Tao's Who Is Arcade Fire?, there is now a dedicated tumblr to the question our nation's teens, tweens and grandparents have been asking for days: Who Is U2?
Ever think guitarists make some funny faces while they're jamming out a killer solo? So does this hero named Michael who started Slug Solos. If you can't already tell what the site is, he's replaced guitars with giant slugs and the outcome is hilarious.
Aux.tv looks at 26 (because the stats say you get more clicks if you use weird numbers like this) pop-punk bands that are "somehow" still around. Lots of hilarious digs at pop-punk being like Trix cereal: just for kids. A lot of this relates well with topics in the last twoepisodes of our podcast. (I'll be honest, even I didn't even remember The Ataris were still around.)
New Jersey-based Midtown were named accurately: Initially signed to Drive-Thru, they cut three albums—the most memorable being 2002′s Living Well is the Best Revenge—of completely middling pop-punk. It was serviceable if forgettable side-stage-of-the-Warped-Tour fare; singer Gabe Saporta, in fact, would get more...
Guys, emboldened by a podcast that answers the "why is this news?" question, I'm going full Friday ... hit the replies to see a video compilation of every single time Samuel L. Jackson utters "motherfucker" in his movies.
Instead, @SavedYouAClick feels less like a delight than it does an insecure college freshman delighting in beating a professor to the punch line of her own lecture. Other times, it feels like a petulant 8-year-old unfairly answering simple questions posed to a younger sibling by Mom.
Since it's officially Monday on the east coast, I can't think of a better way to start the week. We're all products of the social media age, so we know what it's like to be bombarded with concert invites, band spam and unrealistic expectations from local bands. Jump to the replies to watch a hilarious video that pretty much sums up most of our lives working in the music industy.