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by Jessy Krupa

28 Sep 2010


Earlier this month (September 7th) would’ve been Buddy Holly’s 74th birthday. Despite his short life and career, his music influenced many different artists. The following is just a small sampling of Holly’s admirers.

The Everly Brothers started performing “That’ll Be the Day” only several years after it was released as a single by Buddy’s backing band the Crickets.

by Matt Mazur

28 Sep 2010


Oscar Nominees:

Katharine Hepburn ... The Lion in Winter
Patricia Neal ... The Subject was Roses
Vanessa Redgrave ... Isadora
Barbra Streisand ... Funny Girl
Joanne Woodward ... Rachel, Rachel

Mazur Nominees:

Stephane Audran … Les Biches

by Joseph Fisher

28 Sep 2010


It’s common knowledge that innumerable college students have spent countless hours fantasizing about how awesome college life would be if it in any way resembled any select scene from Animal House. Well, it appears that college professors might do the same. Meet, if you dare, the University of New Mexico’s Mistress Jade.

Go ahead. Split your infinitives. I dare you.

by Thomas Britt

28 Sep 2010


In 2010, Soundgarden headlined Lollapalooza, Courtney Love covered Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy”, and Alice in Chains continued to tour. Time will tell whether there is anything left to gain from the present grunge cash in, but there is an exciting under-the-radar development happening at the same time as this mainstream resurgence.  Death By Audio is offering Coin Under Tongue’s new album Reception as a free download. Coin Under Tongue strips the luster off of modern rock and explores a schizophrenic sound that falls somewhere between Black Sabbath, Fear, Jawbox, Pavement and Deep Six. Reception masters the sounds that led to “grunge” and its kindred strands of rock, without falling victim to the declawing production tendencies that always lurk close by guitar rock movements that show commercial potential. Read Julian Cope’s comments on the album at Head Heritage. In addition to the free digital download, the album is also available as a CD from Insound and other outlets.

[Download album]

by Jessy Krupa

27 Sep 2010


Whenever new artists are added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, there is controversy. Last year saw the admission of the Hollies, the Stooges, Jimmy Cliff, and Genesis, but the inclusion of disco group ABBA infuriated some rock ‘n’ roll purists.

This year’s list of nominees will be released on Tuesday, September 28th, with over 500 selected industry insiders choosing which five acts will be honored. With artists or groups ineligible for induction until it has been 25 years since the release of their debut album, here are some possible candidates for the 2011 honors.

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