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by Jessy Krupa

1 Feb 2013


While the Billboard Music Awards are based on sales and the American Music Awards are determined by public voting, The Grammys are given out because of the opinions of a relatively small but influential group. Often the rarest honor a musician can receive, the Grammy is, for one reason or another, the award that usually means the most to them. 

This weekend, The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences will be handing out the gramophones to a smorgasbord of artists with various styles that appeal to vastly different audiences. It’s anybody’s guess as to who will come home a winner, but let’s take a look at the nominees’ odds based on past experiences.

by Alan Ranta

31 Jan 2013


It was Hunter S. Thompson who famously said, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” This still rings as true today as when he said it in 1974, especially in light of the newest video by Vancouver’s Fake Shark Real Zombie. Directed by Cole Walliser (Katy Perry, Pink) and choreographed by Lindsey B of Cee-Lo Green’s “Fuck You” video fame, “Get Weird” sees the freak-pop group hit Venice Beach with zombies, an army of blonde tie-dyeds aping lead singer Kevvy Mental, and anyone who happened to walk by and was willing to sign a release form. There is as much humor in the video as the song, which was taken from their upcoming album Liar. Due February 19th on Light Organ Records, Liar boasts such disparate guest stars as Henry Rollins and Adaline, showing how deeply their weirdness runs. This shit won’t rot your brain, but it might eat it.

by PopMatters Staff

31 Jan 2013



From the press release:

The three-hour event will include:

—The announcement of the 2013 Bonnaroo lineup.
—Classic Bonnaroo performances.
—Live in-studio appearances and performances.
—Audience participation.
—Surprises, giveaways, and hilarity.

by PopMatters Staff

31 Jan 2013


Photo: Tatiana McCabe

Superhuman Happiness is a New York City band full of players from other stellar Big Apple groups, including Antibalas, Phenomenal Handclap Band, TV on the Radio, and Iron & Wine. Together with the renowned Kronos Quartet, Superhuman Happiness recently recorded the movie score for How to Survive a Plague and now this ensemble has a new upcoming album of their own entitled Hands, releasing 5 March via the Royal Potato Family.

by Joseph Fisher

31 Jan 2013


While you’re waiting to hear that new My Bloody Valentine record that never came out two or three days ago, you can check out Rachel Zeffira’s orchestrated cover of MBV’s “To Here Knows When”.

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