I’ve been in bands my entire adult life. For most of that time, it was the most important element of my identity. Being in a band was not only a crucial creative outlet, but also a social space; it was how I met people beyond what is now the GLONO crew. The first band I … Continue reading Forever Summer
One man’s report from the dank depths of Perry Farrell’s pride and joy. Lollapalooza 2009 was hot and damp and generally less-than. But try the Falafel Pita and steer clear of Dave Navarro’s ego, if you can.
Bah. The Top Ten of the Billboard 200 is once again filled with a bunch of crap nobody cares about. Come on! Won’t somebody come along excite the world again? Is Taylor Swift as close as we’re going to get to that in 2009? 1. Rick Ross – “Deeper Than Rap” – 158,000 (debut) 2. … Continue reading Sales: 80,000 People Still Like Depeche Mode
The Chicago Tribune‘s Greg Kot got the scoop on the 2009 Lollapalooza headliners: Depeche Mode, the Beastie Boys and a reunited Jane’s Addiction are expected to headline the fifth annual Lollapalooza Aug. 7-9 in Grant Park. Though promoters would not confirm the information Friday, multiple sources inside the industry said the three headliners are a … Continue reading Lollapalooza Parties Like It's 1992
Jake has long bemoaned the fact that British singers all sound like pansies. [Specifically, English singers -ed.] It’s his main argument for abandoning a genre that once fueled his music collection and has led to hilarious arguments at countless bars with me and Loftus. But is the Old Man right? MuchMusic has a list of … Continue reading Ten "Fiercest" British Frontmen Revealed
For the third year in a row, Stacey K. Anderson heads out into the desert to cover Coachella for Glorious Noise. It’s getting more commercial, but you might still find enlightenment if you know where to look.