Posts Tagged ‘The Cure’

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Fan: Den-Mate

"I think a lot of little girls want to be Gwen Stefani,” she says. “I think a lot of grown-up girls want to be Gwen Stefani.”

Weekend Music Roundup: Monotonix, KIDS, Chromeo

Best of Friday:
Steve Kiviat writes:
Tel Aviv power-rockers Monotonix are not celebrated for their albums. Just like previous efforts, last month's  Steve Albini-produced Not Yet blends hookless shouting with self-indulgent guitar riffs, and the result sounds like an unsuccessful MC5-Led Zeppelin hybrid. But live, the trio compensates with pure spectacle. Singer Avi  Shalev leaps into the [...]

The Pragmatist: Three Songs to Soundtrack Your John Hughes-Inspired Teen Drama

The man was a cinematic god in the realm of pop culture if not beyond. You got through high school watching The Breakfast Club, you got through puberty watching Weird Science, and you survived countless home invasions through the tricks you learned in Home Alone. Your new teen drama will be the ultimate tribute to [...]

Five Books I’d Read: Child-Rearing Edition

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. Prime Baby, by Gene Luen Yang.
I thought this was a baby book about a baby who learns what prime numbers are and why prime numbers are important and, since a lot of people seem to be having babies these days, I picked it [...]

McCartney, Killers, Cure Headline Coachella 2009

That's right. Coachella posted the full line up earlier today. Of all the stellar bands slated to burn up Indio, Calif., April 17-19, two of the three acts chosen to headline the festivities–I'm blogging at you, Paul McCartney and Robert Smith–haven't made an album worth listening to since most Coachella attendees were in diapers. As [...]