Why Are My Favorite Songs Never Popular? Jack White/”Rome” Edition

I’m sure some of you must’ve been wondering if I’d fallen off the face of the planet and totally forgotten about Jack White now that the White Stripes are dunzo. No, of course not! But I have to say, with all his little side projects and record label business, sometimes it’s hard to keep track …

Anna Calvi @ Bowery Ballroom – 5/25/11

With the death of LCD Soundsystem and the re-emergence of The Strokes, of late I’ve been reconnecting/running into a lot of folks from what I like to call “the good ol’ days” — people who I met through going to shows, and being in that whole scene, during the early 2000s. For those of you …

Gossip Girl’s (Real) Musical Talent: Leighton Meester

So now that Little J is officially not coming back to the next season of Gossip Girl, resident wild child Taylor Momsen will have plenty of time to make horribly cliched music videos with her band, Pretty Reckless. However, it seems as though another GG teen queen is also maintaining her musical edge — but …

What Is the Oilers Hat Julian Casablancas Wore During Coachella?

I believe it’s a vintage 1990’s era Houston Oilers snap back hat. The team was briefly known in the mid-90s as the Tennessee Oilers, but are now known as the Tennessee Titans. Julian Casablancas just wore the hat again on Conan tonight: Where can you get mad swag like JC? Well the bad news is …

Let’s Juicebox Their Faces Off – The Strokes @ Coachella

Video of The Strokes performing “Juicebox” live at Coachella 2011 I kind of want to live by these words. I wonder what that would look like… Thnx Julian Casablancas and your wonderful stage banter! What a perfect Casablancasism. BTW, “Under Control” is pretty much one of my favorite Strokes songs ever:

Win Tickets to Hank & Cupcakes @ The Studio at Webster Hall – 4/9/11

I’m just barely recovering from the Strokes/LCD marathon, but I wanted to surface for air long enough to offer up a chance to win a pair of tickets to this Saturday’s Hank & Cupcakes show at The Studio at Webster Hall. I caught Hank & Cupcakes in 2009 during CMJ at a show at the …

Greatest Week in NYC: The Strokes Return and LCD Soundsystem Say Goodbye @ MSG – 4/1/11 and 4/2/11

This week has been completely insane — I witnessed over 9 hours of LCD Soundsystem (yup, I was at the LCD MSG show as well), and one glorious night of The Strokes all in one week. I think I sweated off my body weight about three times over, dancing myself clean, moshing in multiple pits, …

The Strokes Return to NYC @ Madison Square Garden (MSG) – 4/1/11

So there’s the band called The Strokes. They are originally from right here in New York City, and you may have figured it out by now, but I really like them. They played their first public hometown gig in over five years and this was definitely a heroes welcome. The guys were in fine form …