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June 2009

Subprime: Animated Short

Currently bouncing around the blogosphere: Subprime, the hypnotic new animated short by Wisconsin graphic designer Mike Winkelmann, which illustrates the progression of the housing crisis


“Ignorant bliss, impending doom…”

Over the last three decades, not much has changed in the way of heavy metal music videos. While cutting-edge filmmakers like Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze,


20 Questions: Starsailor

The UK's Starsailor recently released their fourth album All the Plans and have been touring the new music. In between, lead singer James Walsh answered our 20 Questions.


New CDs This Week: Rancid, Elvis Costello, Ryan Bingham…

Rancid - Let the Dominoes Fall Rancid have been gone for a regrettably long time, having not put out new studio material since 2003’s Indestructible.


The Maharajah of Soul: King Khan

The soul savior who makes you feel like rock 'n roll is still exciting.


May 2009

20 Questions: Bell X1

Paul Noonan, the lead singer for Ireland's Bell X1, drops by 20 Questions and tells us why the Beatles killed music.


The Hungry Bird Gets the Worm: An Interview with Eef Barzelay of Clem Snide

After a rash of solo albums, film scores, and an infamous incident doing the theme to a noted TV show, Clem Snide frontman Eef Barzelay is back, his band in tow, and unafraid to face his future.


20 Questions: Elliott Yamin

Former drug store clerk Elliott Yamin scored high on the American Idol charts. His first album, Elliott Yamin (Hickory, March 2007) went gold in the US and Japan, and was the highest independent debut for a new artist on the Billboard charts. His sophomore album, Fight for Love, released this month.


See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me…Sell Me

Pete Townshend is selling (his soul), but who's buying? Not I.


SXSW 2009: Interview with Ha Ha Tonka (video)

Last autumn, this vidblogger caught Ha Ha Tonka’s stunning show at a Bloodshot Records showcase in Brooklyn. They didn’t disappoint in Austin, either.


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