A high-school student has been suspended in Oklahoma for "casting a magic spell" ... yeah, this isn't music related, it's just weird. If she's not a witch, she should have to prove it.
The American Civil Liberties Union said it had filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on behalf of student Brandi Blackbear, charging that the assistant principal of Union Intermediate High School in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, suspended her for 15 days last December for supposedly casting a spell.
Update: This article is from 2000, but I just came across it today and didn't see the year. She ended up losing the suit in 2002.
Ever heard of Lights Over Paris? Yeah, me either. However, apparently the lead singer, Robert Mawhinney, has managed to scam not only banks but everyone into thinking he has all the money in the world for tours, albums, and videos. No one came to the shows but they were sold out since he would buy all the tickets. And even weider? This guy started all of this because he really wanted to be the next Blink-182.
Unwed brings together several veterans from 1990s post hardcore: bassist Jason Black hails from Hot Water Music, vocalist Neltie Penman was once HWM's tour manager, drummer Jeff Gensterblum played in Small Brown Bike, and guitarist Arty Shepard performs in Primitive Weapons. "Made Of", their first single out on No Idea, sounds like sailor-tattooed road warriors growing up without growing old.
Horrorcore-rap duo Insane Clown Posse, along with four fans, are suing the Department of Justice and the FBI, demanding that the agencies purge the fan name "Juggalos" from their list of gang members. "Organized crime is by no means part of the Juggalo culture," reads the complaint, filed this morning in federal court in Detroit.
In 1963 Studs Terkel interviewed a 21 year old Bob Dylan, the recording on this can be found in the replies.
Bob Dylan is a notoriously tough person to interview and that's definitely the case here, even this early in his life as a public persona. On the other hand, Terkel is a veteran interviewer, one of the best ever, and he seems genuinely impressed with the young man who was just 21 at the time and had but one record of mainly covers under his belt. Terkel does a good job of keeping things on track as he expertly gets out of the way and listens while gleaning what he can from his subject. It's an interesting match-up.
About 89 percent of that money was given to successful projects, and there were also more of those than ever too, with 19,911 projects getting funded. But while the numbers show growth for Kickstarter, that growth has dramatically slowed from its previous year. Between 2011 and 2012, pledges rose by over $200 million, while last year, they rose just $160 million.
In honor of their vinyl box set, Alexisonfire have released a documentary series outlining their entire career. There's one doc for each of their full-lengths, each of which includes intimate details to their process, including their break-up. Check them out in the replies - they're great.
Hello everyone. It is with much sadness to announce that The Seeking is no longer a band. Too many members decided to part ways and it left us with no choice but to call it quits. I know this happens all the time with bands and we were hoping to keep this band alive and continue making music we love but we just couldn't. We can't thank you guys enough whether it was buying our CD, merch or simply singing EVERY lyric to each song we played. You guys are literally the best and you all hold a special place in each of our hearts. The only way we can think of repaying you is coming back strong and writing music that relates to you more than anything and playing tons...
The Hold Steady have signed to Washington Square, a new label imprint formed by Razor & Tie. The band will release their new album, Teeth Dreams on March 25th, 2014. Also, the band will be heading out on tour at the end of January, which you can find the dates in the replies.
In conjunction with Brotherly Breakdown Fest 2014 we are streaming a new song from The Kiera Plan, one of the artists performing on the festival. The song comes from the band's upcoming album Right Now coming out February 19th and was produced by Vince Ratti (Circa Survive, The Wonder Years) and featuring drummer Daniel Pawlovich (Valenica, Panic at the Disco!). Listen to the song in the replies.
Hello, again. For those of you who don't know, I'm Cody, I'm the comedy staff member around here. I was for a little bit of last year, until I took a bit of a sabbatical to deal with my own comedic career. But I'm back now, though, albeit in a slightly lesser manner. News posting will be slim, unless I feel like they're topics/issues that definitely need to be seen by a larger audience. Gone completely are my album reviews, which shouldn't be too missed, since I only did like five. Coming back in full force, however, are my comedian interviews. I'm making time to fit these into my schedule, because 1.) I love learning from comedians, and 2.) Their unique perspectives almost always...
Just as Drew stated yesterday, we will be taking the next week or so to highlight individual lists from our final Best Music of 2013 feature. Today, we're all about the letter C, so check out lists from esteemed staff members Cody Nelson, Chris Collum, and myself, and uncover a few great records that you may have missed last year.