Rihanna's forthcoming album Anti is still shrouded in mystery and nobody has heard it, but that didn't stop Yahoo! from publishing a review of the album featuring incisive criticism like "the 27 year old performer's latest album has [NUMBER OF TRACKS] and it's lyrics [HYPERLINK TO RAPGENIUS] continue the "BBHMM" storyline". Check out the whole "review" in the replies.
In promotion of their new holiday-themed comedy "The Night Before," Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie had themselves a Lip Sync battle. JGL decided on Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation," and it is incredible. Check out the video in the replies. Mackie is good, but the real magic begins at the 2-minute mark.
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.
Dr. David Glowacki, a leading US scientist and research fellow at the Royal Society in London, was booted from the Bristol Old Vic after he tried to crowdsurf during Handel's "Messiah."
Dr Glowacki has attacked the decision to force him to leave the concert by saying: ‘Classical music, trying to seem cool and less stuffy, reeks of some sort of fossilised art form undergoing a midlife crisis.’
Baseball is a proud sport, one with almost unlimited tradition and the sport that, perhaps, is most dear to America's heart. 50 Cent's ceremonial first pitch at last night's New York Mets vs. Pittsburgh Pirates game was neither proud nor traditional, but the Internet will hold it dear to its heart for many moons to come. Put blankly, you couldn't throw a baseball this poorly if you tried your hardest. It's in the replies, of course, where these sorts of things belong.
Ok, not really - but the two did have some fun on twitter yesterday, with Regis poking fun at Raekwon's nickname of "the Chef" with #DownWithTheWu. Then Rae asked "Uncle Regis" for a turkey burger. I like to imagine a world where these two have the highest rated morning talk show in the country.
Avril Lavigne's fans in Brazil paid the equivalent of about $360 USD to take pictures with the singer at arm's length. They were apparently explicitly instructed to not touch Avril. Check out the results in the replies, because man oh man are they hilariously, delightfully awkward.
Since, cash is at a low, and my tears are at a high, I'm trading a water-bottle filled with my own tears for a ticket to go see American Football. These tears are 100% authentic, and are produced from myself by listening to only American Football and other Mike Kinsella projects (Owen, Joan of Arc, Their / They're / There, Owls, Cap N' Jazz etc.) Serious inquiries only.
What do the Beatles' "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da," the Baha Men's "Who Let The Dogs Out" and Nickelback's "Rockstar" all have in common? They are all music songs and they are all on this page. Please, let us discuss in the replies.
Ok, not really ... but Drake did appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live for a special segment of "I Witness News." He dons a beard and wig before taking to the street to talk to people about, you guessed it, Drake. He accuses himself of peeing in Baby Gap and refusing to acknowledge white sports players at the Espys, which he's hosting later this year. Full video is in the replies.
Does anyone remember that band Off By One? I was clearing out my iTunes today and came across that album. I once painted houses all summer (worst job ever by the way) to save up enough money to buy albums like this.
Vulture posted an interesting interview with The Daily Show host Jon Stewart about his tenure as a bartender at New Jersey punk club City Gardens.
There was some tremendous bands that played there, and some great shows. X did a great show. Gibby from Butthole Surfers nearly burned the place down. Anybody from Joan Jett to Agnostic Front and GBH and GWAR. You know, Black Flag and Bad Brains. Bad Brains was like the house band, they were there like every six weeks. They were amazing. The Chili Peppers. It was just an incredible and vibrant scene and there was nothing else like it.