The road to success is paved with a good cover.Â It's also paved in gold.Â If you can prove to the world that you can take someone's music and make it somewhat original, then you can do anything.Â I'm not talking about Madonna covering "American Pie" or Limp Bizkit destroying "Behind Blue Eyes." Almost all good bands have done interesting covers and below are some of my favorites:
"Hurt"- Johnny Cash
Cash covered Nine Inch Nails and redefined the ownership of the song with a haunting cover of his own.
"Hotel California" - Gipsy Kings
Yes, "The Big Lebowski" helped, but I genuinely enjoy this cover of The Eagles.
"Sweet Dreams" - Marilyn Manson
Eurythmics created an awesome dance mix and Marilyn Manson took that song and created a daring melancholy ode.
"All Along the Watchtower" - Jimi Hendrix
Originally written by Bob Dylan, Hendrix took over 6 months after the original release with an awesome guitar-centric rendition of his own.
"House of the Rising Sun" - The Animals
I don't believe the origins of this song are known, but it is deeply entrenched in folk lore.Â And it's one of my all-time favorites.Â There have been many bands that have covered this song, but I still think The Animals did the best version.
"Maggie's Farm" - Rage Against the Machine
The original artist...Bob Dylan.Â Listen to these songs back to back and you can feel how Rage Against the Machine transformed the song.
"Tuesday's Gone" - Metallica
The original song was written by Lynyrd Skynyrd and was covered by Metallica on their album "Garage, Inc."Â The song features Les Claypool, Jerry Cantrell, and John Popper among others and is an interesting acoustic rendition of the song.
"Death Letter" - White Stripes
This song emanates the blues.Â The original song was by Son House, performed in the 1960's.
Your thoughts?Â What are some of your favorite cover songs?
Since the dawn of music, there have been sorrowful songs. Â Or maybe, since the dawn of sorrow, there has been music?Â There's always a song, whether through the clarity of its instruments or the nature of its lyrics that can make any room awfully dusty...you may even shed a tear.Â So, here goes:Â The Most Heartbreaking Songs...ever!10)Â "Yesterday" - The Beatles (1965)
Love was such an easy game to play,
Now I need a place to hide away,
Oh, I believe in yesterday."9)Â "Hurt" - Johnny Cash (2002)
This was originally written by Trent Reznor (of Nine Inch Nails) in 1994 off his album "The Downward Spiral."Â At first, Reznor felt a little hesitant about having Johnny Cash covering his song.Â But...
"I pop the video in, and wowâ¦ Tears welling, silence, goose-bumpsâ¦ Wow. [I felt like] I just lost my girlfriend, because that song isn't mine anymoreâ¦ It really made me think about how powerful music is as a medium and art form. I wrote some words and music in my bedroom as a way of staying sane, about a bleak and desperate place I was in, totally isolated and alone. [Somehow] that winds up reinterpreted by a music legend from a radically different era/genre and still retains sincerity and meaning â different, but every bit as pure."
-Reznor, on Johny Cash covering "Hurt"
8)Â "Clair De Lune" - DeBussy (1905)
You've probably heard this song in a variety of different movies (probably most notably in the ending scene of "Ocean's 11").Â It's the third movement of Suite bergamasque by Claude Debussy, first published in 1905.Â Â Â The title comes from a poem of Paul Verlaine's of the same name.
7)Â "Unchained Melody" - Righteous Brothers (1955)
This song probably conjures up images of a sweaty Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore in the movie "Ghost."Â It was written by Alex North and has lyrics by Hy Zaret.Â It's been covered more than 500 times by all types of different bands and in many different languages.Â I like to think it eloquently puts a universal theme of love and longing:
"Oh my love, my darling
Hungered for your touch
A long lonely time,
And time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much,
Are you still mine?"6)Â "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" - Hank Williams (1949)
This song was written by Hank Williams and believed to be inspired by his troubled relationship with wife Audrey Sheppard.Â Here are some of the lyrics:
"The silence of a falling star
Lights up a purple sky.
And as I wonder where you are
I'm so lonesome I could cry."5) "Mad World" - Gary Jules (2001)
This original song is by Tears For Fears and it was covered by Gary Jules and Michael Andrews for the soundtrack to the movie "Donnie Darko."
"Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me
No one new me
Hello teacher tell me whatâs my lesson
Look right through me
Look right through me"4) "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" - Gordon Lightfoot
This is a heartbreaking long song by Gordon Lightfoot commemorating the SS Edmund Superior that sunk on Lake Superior in 1975.
"The church bell chimed till it rang twenty-nine times
For each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald.
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call 'Gitche Gumee'.
Superior, they said, never gives up her dead
When the gales of November come early"3)Â "Tears in Heaven" - Eric Clapton (1992)
This sad tale about Clapton's four-year-old son Conor who fell from a window on the 53rd floor of a New York apartment is one of the most eloquent and tear jerking songs of all time.
"Would you know my name if I saw you in heaven?
Would it be the same if I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on,
'Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven."2) "Last Kiss" - Pearl Jam (1998)
The original song was written by Wayne Cochran in 1961, but was later covered by Pearl Jam.Â It is one of the most devastating songs to ever listen to.Â I know my roommate in college never wanted to hear it, because he would always break down and cry if he did.Â Â It's based on a story about a 16-year-old couple who was on a date around Christmas time when they collided with another car on the road.
"I held her close, I kissed her our last kiss
I found the love that I knew I would miss
But now she's gone, even though I hold her tight
I lost my love, my life that night."1)Â Â "Hallelujah" - Jeff Buckley
This song was originally written by Leonard Cohen in 1984 and has seen numerous covers by all kinds of bands.Â But, I think the one by Jeff Buckley featuring a soft guitar is the most haunting and melancholy, yet strangely beautiful.
"Maybe thereâs a God above
But all Iâve ever learned from love
Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
Itâs not a cry you can hear at night
Itâs not somebody who has seen the light
Itâs a cold and itâs a broken Hallelujah"Any Honorable Mentions?
Let us know if you have any songs that are especially sad to you.
A supergroup is made up of some well-known musicians or solo artists. Â Here is our list (stolen from Paste Magazine) of the top 5 Supergroups of the 21st Century:
1) Â Middle Brother
Group Members: Â Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Matt Vasquez (Delta Spirit), John McCauley (Deer Trick).
Middle Brother was formed in 2011 and just released their self-titled debut album. Â they are coming to Madison on Sunday March 13th at the Majestic.
2) Â The Dead Weather
Group Members: Â Jack White (The White Stripes), Alison Mosshart (The Kills), Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stoneage), Jack Lawrence (The Greenhornes).
They were formed in 2009 and have released two albums in Horehound in 2009 and Sea of Cowards in 2010.
3) Â Them Crooked Vultures
Group Members: Â Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana), Josh Homme (Queens of the Stoneage), John Paul jones (Led Zeppelin)
They were formed in 2009 and released their self-titled debut album in that year and are currently working on their second album.
4) Â Broken Bells
Group Members: Â James Mercer (The Shins) and Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley)
They were formed in 2009 and released their self-titled debut album in 2010 and are releasing an EP entitled Meyrin Field on March 29th.
5) Â How To Destroy Angels
Group Members: Â Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Atticus Ross (Producer) and Mariqueen Maandig Reznor
Ok, they may not seem like a supergroup, but this Oscar-winning team of Trent Reznor and Ross behind "The Social Network" have released one self-titled EP so far and have plans for more on the way.
Other notable mentions:
The Baseball Project, OFF!, Gnarls Barkley, Atoms for Peace, Monsters of Folk
Do you have any favorite songs by any of these bands?
So, now that the news has broken that Bob Dylan is teaming up with Mumford & Sons for a performance at the Grammys, it got me thinking about other cool duos who I would like to see together.Â Here goes, my fantasy picks of pairings for the Grammys:
1)Â Arcade Fire and David Bowie
They have teamed up before and performed "Wake Up," and it would be awesome to see these two play some songs offÂ "The Suburbs" album.Â Bowie was a big influence for the band and the synergy between them is incredible.
2)Â Cee-Lo Green and The Black Keys performing "F### You"
I would love to see this combination.Â With the powerful vocals of Green and the catchy guitar of the Keys, you would have a fascinating sound in any song they played.
3)Â Florence and the Machine and Elton John
Florence and the Machine is one of the biggest break out groups of the year.Â With their hit "Dog Days Are Over," I think that their indie pop sound and the strong personality of lead singer Florence Welch and would mesh well with a piano and Elton John.
4)Â Ozzy Osbourne and Justin Bieber.
"What's a Bieber?"
5)Â Ray LaMontagne and Flight of the Conchords
LaMontagne did a pretty cool cover of "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley.Â I want to see him and and Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie perform several folk songs.Â They seem like a match made in heaven.Â I love the voice of LaMontagne and the lyrics of Flight of the Conchords.
What are your thoughts?Â Who would you like to see team up at this year's Grammys?-Soren Nieminen
Can you believe that 2010 is over?Â It seems like only yesterday everyone was preparing for Y2K and stocking up on water like there's no tomorrow.Â 2010 was a pretty great year for music...but what does the future hold?Â Â Only time can tell us how these upcoming 2011 albums will sculpt the national landscape.Â So without waiting for much more, here they are:Â some of the most anticipated Albums of 2011:
"Title TBA" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
This will be their 10th studio album and promises to include a lot of experimentation and new sounds.Â Their last album was released in 2006.
Release Date:Â Unconfirmed, 2011
"Collapse Into Now" - R.E.M.
This will be R.E.M.'s 15th album.Â It was recorded in Berlin, New Orleans and Nashville and will have guests including Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith, and The Peaches.
Release Date:Â March 8th, 2011
"Rome" - Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi
This could be the most interesting project of the year.Â Danger Mouse is getting together with Jack White, Norah Jones and 1960's Italian soundtracks to create a pretty interested album.
Release Date:Â March 15th, 2011
"Title TBA" - The Strokes
It's been 5 years.Â I think we're ready.
Release Date:Â March 22, 2011
"Codes and Keys" - Death Cab for Cutie
Their last album "Narrow Stairs" was out in 2008 and this will be the group's 7th album.
Release Date:Â Spring, 2011
"Title TBA" - Coldplay
This will be their 5th studio album and is reported to be more acoustic.Â Hopefully it will come out this year sometime.
Release date:Â Unconfirmed, 2011
"Helplessness Blues" - Fleet Foxes
This will be their second album after the great success of their self-titled debut album.
Release Date:Â May 3rd, 2011
"Songs of Ascent (working title)" - U2
This will be U2's 13th studio album and it is being produced by Danger Mouse.
Release Date:Â May 2011 (unconfirmed)
"Unknown" - The Shins
Rumors are that James Mercer is interested in another album with The Shins in 2011.Â We'll see.Â Mercer seems pretty busy with his Broken Bells project with Danger Mouse.
Release Date:Â Unconfirmed, 2011
"Move Like This (working title)" - The Cars
The Cars have been around for a long time and reunited in 2010 and are putting out an album in the near future and it will most likely lead to another tour for the legendary group.
Release Date:Â May 10th (unconfirmed)
There's no use being objective when making lists like this.Â Here goes, the Top 10 Underrated Bands/Artists:
#10 ) Doves
This English band was started up in the late 90'sÂ and has released 4 studio albums and a lot of good music.Â The problem is they've been kind of lost in obscurity, but you should check out their last album Kingdom of Rust because it's very good.
#9) The Pixies
These guys were active in the late 80's and disbanded in 1993.Â they later reunited in 2004.Â They paved the way with their melodic and harsh sound for bands like Nirvana to come along.Â They were much more successful abroad than in the US and definitely a group to seek out.
#8) The Animals
Eric Burdon took this band to new hits and they were inducted into the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, but a lot of their music doesn't get any respect besides "House of the Rising Sun."Â They've put out 20 studio albums and there's a lot more to discover within this discography.
#7) Ted Nugent
I think a lot of people put off Ted Nugent because of his notoriety of being very conservative, but he is an incredible gifted guitarists who has released more than 34 albums.Â I think a lot of his talent gets wasted on what comes out of his mouth.
#6) Nick Drake
Nick Drake died in 1974 when he was 26, but he is considered today to be one of the most influential English singer-songwriters of the last 50 years.Â He has a large cult following today, and you should definitely give a listen to one of Drake's albums in the near future.
#5) The Kinks
The Kinks did churn out a bunch of hits, but a lot of their earlier albums like The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (1968) are incredible and filled with awesome music.Â Ray Davies, the lead singer, has been prolific writing hundreds of songs and has released five solo albums.Â I think the perception is The Kinks were kind of a 'one-hit wonder', but they're definitely not.Â They should be in the same conversation as The Beatles, The Who and Rolling Stones.
#4) Warren Zevon
Warren Zevon was one of the greatest musicians of our time.Â He died in 2003 of cancer at 56-years-old.Â You probably know his hit "Werewolves of London" but everything on his 1978 album Excitable Boy is incredible.Â Definitely check him out.
#3) Frank Zappa
I think Zappa is just unappreciated.Â He was a phenomenal guitarist with a wicked sardonic wit who played a range of music that was challenging and unconventional.Â I think he gets overlooked today, despite the fact that he is a great virtuoso musician.Â He died in 1993 at age 52.
#2) Talking Heads
Talking Heads is probably best known for their work in the 80's and they were extremely popular for their pop hits, but they have a lot of music that isn't talked about.Â Singer David Byrne had some excellent esoteric lyrics that meshed well with the new age sound of the band.Â They have released 8 studio albums that are worth taking a gander at.
#1) Velvet Underground
I don't think Lou Reed has ever gotten the respect he deserves for this band that was one of the most influential groups of the 1960's.Â Along with John Cale, Nico and manager Andy Warhol, their debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico is one of my all-time favorites.Â "Heroin" is one of the most raw visceral songs that I have ever heard and a lot of their music is interesting and poetic.
What are some bands/artists who you think are underrated?
So this list is not all-inclusive, but it's just a compilation of some of the strangest and ridiculous things that Bands/Artists have demanded. Most of this list was stolen from PopCrunch.com and you can read their full list there.Â But here goes, the Top 10 Most Outrageous Band Requests:
#10 ) Snoop Dogg
The ubiquitous canine man requires ice cream, sherbet, cake & pie, and an assortment of fried foods.Â I wonder why?
#9) 50 Cent
The money machine rapper who has sold over 15 million albums worldwide allegedly demands a box of CUBAN cigars.Â I wonder if anyone honors that request?
This east coast hip-hop artists demands 3 boxes of condoms and ONE GALLON of Hennessy Cognac.
#7) David Hasselhoff
I don't really consider him a great singer, but maybe some people do?Â David is obviously an admirer of himself because he likes a life-size cardboard cutout of himself with him backstage.
#6) Marilyn Manson
Marilyn demands lots of air conditioning, Haribo gummi bears, lots of absinthe, with popcorn & Doritos.Â If that doesn't spell a good night, I don't know what does.Â Also a bald prostitute with no teeth.Â (Allegedly).
Madonna has been touring all over the world, and at every venue she demands that a new toilet be installed for her.Â Brand new.
Moby is adamantly against playing in smoking venues.Â He also likes lots of extra underwear to be made available to him backstage.
#3) Van Halen
They ask for a bowl of M&Ms with the BROWN M&Ms REMOVED.Â Supposedly it's a request to make sure that whichever venue they're playing at is reading the entire contract and adhering to safety issues, but it's a crazy request.Â Would you want to be the intern removing the brown m&ms?
Prince likes to have a physician available at all times...to inject him with vitamin B12.Â Also he likes all food items to be covered in a "clear plastic wrap" until he gets to remove it.
#1) Britney Spears
Ms. Spears likes odor free carpet, cable tv, Froot Loops cereal and Pop Tarts.Â That doesn't sound too bad, right?Â She also demands a private phone line in her dressing room and will fine the promoter $5000 for any unauthorized incoming calls.Â Seems a bit harsh, but I guess when you churn out good music like her, you can do anything you want.
Are there any ridiculous requests you have heard about?
Even if you're not part of McRib Nation, you might find this interesting. There's a Madison connection to the new McDonalds commercial for the McRib! The song they use is "Love" by Matt White, a New YorkerÂ who graduated from UW-Madison in 2006.
The song was included on an album called "Best Days" and actually came out a few years ago. It just makes me think happy thoughts!
Enjoy the video - and sorry if it makes you hungry for a certain sandwich from a certain fast food restaurant.
I gotta fever, and the only prescription is....
Swedish music is amazing.Â Awesome.Â And Fever Ray is leading the charge with some of the most haunting and beautiful sounds of the past couple years.Â And her videos are incredible.Â Just watch this and you'll see what I'm talking about.
The production values are incredible.Â The vibrant colors and synthesized sound echo across the tundra of this deeply troubled music video.Â It's exhilarating.Â The song is "Stranger Than Kindness" and is a cover of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.
Check it out:
I'm all about peace, but I love Good Old War
I am a sucker for a bunch of guys that know how to harmonize.Â Indie rock trio Good Old War knows how to do it the right way.Â TheyÂ are just the type of music that I love.Â Folksy, sometimes bluesy with some amazing guitar and meaningful lyrics.
The song I've been listening to is That's Some Dream which is off their self titled sophomore album.Â The thing I like the most about this song is its just what Good Old War does best.Â They use simple elements but each element is intricate.Â It has a bouncy foot tapping guitar part with a hint of melancholy in its optimism.Â It's fun, it's catchy and it will be stuck in your head for days.
Check outÂ a veryÂ cool performance of the song below.
So this list is not all-inclusive, but it's just a compilation of some of the weirdest bands I've come across.Â I'm not saying that these bands are bad, because a lot of them put out some pretty decent music, with a few exceptions.Â But here goes, the Top 10 weirdest bands I could think of:
#10 ) Bad Religion
This band isn't so much weird, as that they defy the conventions of punk music.Â Lead singer has received his Ph.D. at Cornell University and teaches courses in paleontology and life sciences at UCLA.Â He does this punk band on the side and the lyrics stretch the horizons for the power of politics through song.
#9) The Clever Hamsters Jazz Band
I think the name alone is interesting, but the band members may be even more so being entirely composed of Hamsters.Â This band has been has been traveling through the wheels of the world, exciting audiences everywhere.
This guy is a virtuoso guitarist who released 29 studio albums and is one of the best guitarists in the world.Â He usually is in concert with a white bucket on his head and an expressionless white mask.
#7) The Muppets
Could you imagine if someone from outer space came to our planet and saw The Muppets?Â Granted, they are some of the greatest vocalists of the 20th and 21st century, but they are by all means...very strange.
#6) Mr. Bungle
Mr. Bungle was an experimental band from the sunny state of California that was active from the Mid 80's to 2004.Â They were well known for their crazy song structure and would often run through several genres in one single song.Â The band would often dress up in costumes and masks on stage and they had a heavy cult following.
This is a rock band founded in the 1980's that would dress up in elaborate sci-fi/horror movie costumes and were well-known for their really obscene lyrics combined with raunchy stage performances that would re-enact morally taboo subjects.Â Their current lead singer goes under the name "Oderus Urungus."
#4) All Girls Topless Band
This was an all-girls band that came from New Jersey in the 1960's.Â The main reason their shows were so popular was because they were...you guessed it...topless.Â Rumor has it they were hounded by the Bra police and moved their band to Las Vegas, where the law was more relaxed.
#3) Marilyn Manson
Brian Hugh Warner put together his stage name by combining the names of Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson.Â He has been attacked from all fronts by children activists for the violent lyrics of his music and is one of the most fascinating musical artists out there.Â He was born in Ohio and is rumored to wear his leather boots 24/7.
#2) Amon Amarth
This is a Swedish metal band that is heavily influenced by J.R.R Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. They base most of their songs on Norse mythology and love everything Viking.Â I guess that's good if you like death metal and Viking songs...but I don't.
#1) The Zimmers
The Zimmers have been active since 2007 and are the oldest band in the world.Â Their oldest member Buster Martin claims to be 103 years old.Â They released their first album Lust for Life in 2008.
You remember the old Seinfeld episode âThe Libraryâ that had George Costanza recollecting about his old high school days and how his gym teacher Mr. Heyman would intentionally mispronounce his name to âCanât-stand-ya!âÂ Well, what that gym teacher saw in George is what I see in the following bands.Â Here it is: 10 bands I just canât stand.
#10 ) Genesis
Genesis has earned a nod because they round out the bottom of the barrel.Â It's not that I hate Phil Collins, it's just that some of their songs are so awful that I cringe to think about listening to them.
Some people like to listen to Korn because of this "totally awesome beat."Â But, they're just not a very good band.Â They recently did a cover of "Another Brick in the Wall" by Pink Floyd and murdered it.Â They took the song out into a cornfield, made it dig a hole, and then shot it several times.
#8) Michael Bolton
I think the movie "Office Space" sums up Bolton the best as a "no-talent ass clown."
#7) New Weezer
Weezer has just been destroying everything I have loved about them.Â Granted, they've put out a few good songs recently, but their last albums have had some real stinkers.
#6) Dave Matthews Band
The only thing worse than this band are its fans.Â They're awful.Â "Dude, you have to check them out because they're like the greatest band ever."Â No, they're not.Â Seeing them is like going out to dinner for what you think is a real fancy meal, only to get moldy bread and stale water and being forced to pay $50 for it.
Hey Soul Sister, get off the radio!
#4) Jimmy Buffett
Oh man, this one might give me some flak, but I don't care.Â I hated Jimmy Buffet the minute I heard anything he wrote.Â The cheeky clang of his guitar combined with his awful voice that sings solely about beaches and margaritas is just so awful.
I think media scholar Cartman from South Park sums it up eloquently, "Nobody likes Jimmy Buffet except for frat boys and alcoholic chicks from the south!Â F$@% you Jimmy Buffet, you f$*@ing suck!
#3) Def Leppard
Why don't you go pour some sugar in your mouth and be quiet?Â I mean the 80's were a terrible decade for music.Â They had some good stuff, but Def Leppard is not on that list.
#2) Insane Clown Posse
How can I even begin to describe my loathing for this band?Â I think I can sum it up in one of their hilarious lyrics off the song "Miracles:"
"I've seen miracles all around me, stop and look around it's all astounding, water, fire air and dirt, f@cking magnets, how do they work?Â I don't want to talk to a scientist, ya'll MF lying and getting me pissed."
Talk about poetry!Â Wow.Â Coming out of the deep intellectual void of Detroit (I apologize if you're from Michigan), the two members of the group are called "Violent J" and "Shaggy 2 Dope."Â Don't listen to them.
Listening to them makes me angry.Â Not in a sense of I want to be violent, but just mad that they exist.Â But they have to, right?Â I mean, our definition of what's good has to be in relative proportion to what's bad, right?Â And these guys are really really really bad, so it makes me appreciate a lot more music.
All their songs sound the same and are so generic and bland.Â And I bought one of their albums when I was young and naive.Â I'm not a perfect human being, and paying for Nickelback has given me a lot of buyer remorse.
What are some of your least favorite bands/singers?Â I'm sure that we can come up with a growing list of people we just can't stand!
Today's World's Worst iPod came from the category of "80s sap." Jack Wagner's "All I Need" was number two for a couple of weeks in early 1985 (it would have been #1 if not for that pesky Madonna and her "Like a Virgin" song).
Oh, spring, you dirty little flirt. You gave us a taste of your sunshine and warmth yesterday, but now you are gone, faster than doughnuts in the breakroom of a radio station.
Are you as ready for spring as I am? Take my little test and see.
I am addicted to Pharrell Williams' song "Happy," and I didn't think I could like it any more than I already did.
Until I saw this video. Yeah, it's pretty shallow humor, but it put a smile on my face! Andthat's not something...
Critics have been saying some good things about the new biographical Jimi Hendrix movie that's debuting at SXSW later this month.
For one thing, Jimi: All Is By My Side comes from film-maker John Ridley, who wrote the screenplay for the much...
"Move it in, move it out, move it in roundabout, Disco Lady!"
Those lyrics were just a little too suggestive to Kitty back in 1976 when this song was a hit. But lots of folks appeared to be in a disco mood this morning when we played that number one...
I made jambalaya for supper last night--today I think I'll celebrate Mardi Gras with my favorite Louisiana export, Sonny Landreth!
I've had a chance to see Sonny around a dozen times, and he never fails to impress. When he opened Eric...
To get through the Monday Blues, you're going to need something extraordinary (what makes the difference is that little extra), and here it is: Neon Trees' latest Sleeping With a Friend (slightly off-putting title insanely awesome jam!)