What to Do: Panic! + Bloc Party vs. Raconteurs + Dylan

God just hit me with a double whammy. Panic! at the Disco will open up for headline and have Bloc Party open at the Theater at MSG on November 13-14. The Raconteurs will open up for music legend Bob Dylan on November 13th at Nassau Coliseum. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Rac/Dylan on Monday, …

VMAs Strike NYC Next Week

And you can attend a free gig with All-American Rejects, Cartel, Rihanna, and New Found Glory at Battery City Park by snagging tickets tomorrow at noon at Tower Records locations and the MTV store at 1515 Broadway. Read on for more details. Link via Jason. Also, if you’ve got a VMA-related party you know about …

Catch Me “DJing” and Bands Playing on Wednesday…and Emo Sondre Lerche?

Yeah yeah…I’ll be “DJing” aka- hitting “play” on the CD player and my iPod on Wednesday as part of the launch for the new site Haystack. Stop by and say hello! Here are the details: Wednesday, July 19th Haystack and Insound Present… @ Club Midway Ave B between 2nd and 3rd $7 at the door …

My Not-So-Secret Life as a Professional Teenager

It’s not a secret that I have another web site, but I have never come out and said it on The Modern Age. I’ve been blogging on this other site for about 3 weeks. You can read the “about” section to learn the details as to why I needed another site. It’s called So More …

Strokes + Pearl Jam + QOTSA = Awesome, Strokes vs. Panic! = Not Awesome

Could a collabo between Casablancas, Vedder, and Homme be in the can as a b-side for “You Only Live Once”? The song? “Mercy Mercy Me” by Marvin Gaye. SPIN.com reports. In other Strokes news, what in the world is this “Hot or Not” video pitting Panic! at the Disco vs. The Strokes against each other? …

The Music Biz: Where Waving Around Your Private Parts Is Not Grounds for Getting You Fired

The music industry is such a weird place. Why is it that it’s perfectly legitimate to use your naughty bits to sell records? For most people posing in compromising positions is a way to get yourself fired, not a raise. This totally came to mind when I was reading this New York Times article today. …