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Hear Questlove’s Beastie Boys Tribute Medley Demo

In April, Questlove performed a medley of Beastie Boys tracks at this year’s annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony in celebration of the life of Adam Yauch. Recently, Questlove let loose an MP3 of the demo he sent around beforehand to folks involved with the ceremony, a demo that gave them a [...]

The Kills, Black Bananas @ Mayan Theater, Los Angeles 8/13/12

Well prepared after appearing on the main stage right before Metallica at Outside Lands, the Kills sexed up the Mayan Theater with a ferocious set last night. Alison Mosshart was a tornado unleashed on the stage while Jamie Hince dialed up some vicious chainsaw fuzz guitars. Black Bananas gave me déjà vu as they played the [...]

Premature Evaluation: Cat Power Sun

If you’re an indie rock fan of a certain vintage, then the phrase “Cat Power breakup record” might inspire a certain dread in your heart. You might have uncomfortable memories of watching Chan Marshall only barely gutting her way through solo performances, hiding behind her hair, sheepishly stuttering between songs, while the audience made encouraging [...]

Did Nas Use Ghostwriters on Untitled?

So word on these internets is that Gnozir employed stic.man of dead prez and Jay Electronica to ghostwrite portions of the Untitled LP. If you’ve been in or around the New York Rap industry for any signifigant amount of time, there’s a good chance you may have heard some variation of this rumor before. This [...]