Morrissey, ‘Everyday Is Like Sunday’ – Depressing Summer Songs
If most people don't think of this as a summer song, it's because Morrissey has taken a seemingly pleasant scenario -- a day at the beach -- and sucked out all the joy. "Trudging slowly over wet sand," he sings in the first verse, setting us up for a hilariously bummed-out punchline: "...
Kurt Vile – Awesome Rock Dads
Kurt Vile is all about his three-year-old daughter, whose name the indie rocker seems to go out of his way to keep under wraps. Kurt's commercial-cum-video for the title track to his latest album, 'Wakin On a Pretty Daze,' features the rocker sitting in his house listening to the tune on a turntable, but the star of the show is little Vile, who dances and frolics along to the music, looking like a
Thurston Moore – Awesome Rock Dads
Thurston Moore may have recently taken a beating for his alleged marital infidelities against longtime wife and Sonic Youth bandmate Kim Gordon, but nobody is questioning his status as an awesome rock dad. The singer-guitarist and his bassist bride welcomed their lone child, Coco Hayley Gordon Moore, back in '94, and the little one basically grew up on the road with her parents.
Travis Barker – Awesome Rock Dads
Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker's second marriage, to actress and former Miss USA runner-up Shanna Moakler, didn't pan out, but he certainly has something to show for it: two rad little rug rats named Landon Asher and Alabama Luella. (The girl pictured left is Atiana Cecilia de la Hoya, Moakler's daughter with former boyfriend Oscar de la Hoya.) Before the couple split, the family of five was feat
Billie Joe Armstrong – Awesome Rock Dads
Billie Joe Armstrong made headlines last year for a stint in drug rehab following on onstage breakdown, but don't think all that rock 'n' roll makes the Green Day singer an unsuitable parent. BJA and his wife, Adrienne Nesser, have two kids together -- Joseph Marciano Armstrong and Jakob Danger Armstrong -- and in addition to being a very cool and doting dad, Billie Joe also seems to have passed s
Chris Martin – Awesome Rock Dads
Few rock star offspring are as well known as their parents, but Apple Blythe Alison Martin and Moses Bruce Anthony Martin -- the apples of Coldplay singer Chris Martin and actress Gwenyth Paltrow's eyes -- give mom and dad a run for their money. Tabloid fodder since birth, Apple and Moses aren't just lucky to have a famous father -- they're lucky to have one that adores them so.
Must-See at Firefly
The upcoming three day Firefly Festival, which takes place at the Woodlands of Dover International Speedway in Delaware from June 21-23, is packed with some of music's best bands. Rock legends like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will be there; so will hip-hop greats Public Enemy, indie darlings MGMT and rising acts like Django Django. Sin...
DFA Turns 12
There simply isn't a modern successful record label that compares to DFA. Since forming just over a decade ago, the Brooklyn-based company has corralled some of electronic music's most avant-garde performers into a single pen of psychedelic happiness. James Murphy -- founder of both DFA and its best-known act, LCD Soundsystem -- couldn't be more proud of the empire he's built. On Saturday night (M