N.W.A., the revolutionary rap group which famously sang “Fuck tha Police,” has been nominated for a second time to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. N.W.A.’s album Straight Outta Compton had the distinction of being one of the early adopters of the Parental Advisory label
|By: Lisa Derrick Wednesday October 16, 2013 3:15 pm|
|By: Lisa Derrick Wednesday December 12, 2012 7:14 pm|
IT’S EVERYWHERE! OMG! The 12-12-12 Concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief, benefiting the Robin Hood Fund, the largest independent poverty fighting organization in the New York area, is being broadcast and streamed on almost every major website and TV channel in the US, and is accessible to over 2 billion worldwide. Heck it’s even on the Cooking Channel! And the Military History Channel. Maybe Israelis and Palestinians will bond over Billy Joel and Kanye West, and we’ll have world peace as well as raising fund to help Hurricane Sandy relief efforts!
And we’re here liveblogging it with you, from the opening (rumored to be Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band) to the close (PaulMcCartney takes on Kurt Cobain’s role in Nirvana. Please no one introduce him to Courtney Love!).
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday September 19, 2011 5:00 pm|
In 1991, the band Sonic Youth asked filmmaker Dave Markey to come along on their European festival tour which included several other bands, and document the goings on. Having Markey film the tour was a very prescient decision, since one of the bands, Nirvana, had just shot the video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and was about to release Nevermind…And then punk broke.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday August 22, 2011 5:00 pm|
Electric Daisy Carnival Experience is the closest thing to being at a rave that you can experience in a movie theater. Body and mind moving music, colorful costumes, joyous faces as 100,000 attendees spin to the lights and music fantastic at the 2010 Electric Daisy Carnival, held at the Los Angeles Coliseum.