It’s less than two hours before Crosby, Stills & Nash are set to walk on stage at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, and Graham Nash and I are sitting in his backstage greenroom checking out each other’s tattoos. Crosby – whom everyone refers to as Croz – has gone down the street to Gruhn [...]
50. Diamond Rugs, “Christmas In A Chinese Restaurant” John McCauley gets drunk, finds an out-of-tune piano, and sings the loneliest, saddest Christmas carol imaginable, somehow managing to rhyme “how’s the ham?” with “moo goo gai pan.” Best part: a street-corner Santa digs a saxophone out of a dumpster and solos on the bridge. 49. Beach [...]
50. Band of Horses: Mirage Rock Even back when Band of Horses were writing soaring and dreamy indie rock epics like “The Funeral,” beneath the shimmer and sheen of their Pacific Northwestern façade, there was a gritty, folky Southern rock band. Increasingly that’s become all the more a part of the band’s identity, and the [...]
Live from Santa’s Pub in Nashville, it’s our 2012 Holiday Gear Guide. The Ettes’ Coco Haines and Amanda Shires dropped by to help test out these must-have instruments. Photos by Mackenzie Moore and Will Vastine.
Lollapalooza Lineup Boasts Black Sabbath, Black Keys, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Lollapalooza will return to Chicago’s Grant Park on August 3-5, with a lineup that features the reunion of several bands — late ’60s metal pioneers Black Sabbath, 90′s alt-rockers Afghan Whigs, and modern hardcore heroes At The Drive-In. Also appearing are Jack White, who’ll perform songs from his debut solo album, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, [...]