U.K. rocker Ginger Wildheart has just released 3 records simultaneously. He financed these recordings through Pledge Music (kind of like Kickstarter), and perhaps the best and most real punk rock song in a long, long time has sprouted as a result. "How I Survived The Punk Wars" off of the Hey! Hello ... More >>
Yesterday, in light of the FAA's decision to ground all Boeing 787s, we took a look back at the company's aggressive moves to outsource a lot of the engineering that used to take place in the Puget Sound. Our story apparently made it over to England (thanks Daily Kos!), and prompted the wife of an ... More >>
House parties are all fun and games until someone eats a brownie they shouldn't have and is chased through the streets of London by three men in lucha libre-style masks. Just ask the lead actor in Los Angeles-based indie dance quintet GROUPLOVE's video for "Tongue Tied," off their debut album, Never ... More >>
If for some reason you have been a little out of the media loop for the past six months, let us be the first to tell you that the 2012 Olympic Games will begin this Friday in London. Exciting, right!? And while most of the United States will be focusing on how many medals Michael Phelps can take hom ... More >>
I'd like to see Herman Cain try this.
Duff McKagan's column runs every Thursday on Reverb. His memoir, It's So Easy (Simon & Schuster) is out now.Since last week's rather spasmodic entry that entailed me trying to be funny and cute with the written word whilst bouncing around the Irish Sea locked in a tour bus with no power, my b ... More >>
Chicago, L.A., New York, Hong Kong, Paris, London, South America, Australia and Seattle--the editors at Worth magazine certainly had their passports in order when they set out to put together a list of the "Top 10 (Secret) Hot Spots" for a man with a thirst. This is a list of modern speakeas ... More >>
-- NME: Former London mayor Ken Livingstone, a candidate for the post he once held, says that if elected, he wants to launch a SXSW-esque festival in the city. -- UnderWire: Bust out your 3D glasses. You're gonna need 'em for the video for Broken Bells' "October." -- NPR Music has an early ... More >>
Jack EndinoDeep RiverI live in the hills of southwest Washington state. I love it out here, but it does require some sacrifices. Like, if you're out of something, it's best to do without at the moment than travel the distance to get it. This situation also affects my musical collaborations. W ... More >>
http://cheezburger.com/View.aspx?aid=2975580160President James Garfield, a supporter of Proportional Representation, said, "It is a weak point in the theory of representative government as now organized and administered, that a large proportion of the voting people are permanently disenfranchised."& ... More >>
Here's a little something to get you laughing, courtesy of Monty Python and the US voting system. When I talk to folks in the USA about the proportional representation form of voting, too many think they know what it is by responding, "Oh, that's a parliamentary system." No it's not! Here's the di ... More >>
I guess they haven't completely forgotten their Seattle background - Band Of Horses will be opening for Pearl Jam for a number of tour dates in May, including a stop at Madison Square Garden in New York. These shows will be just one leg of a Band Of Horses tour that will take them around the ... More >>
I am in London this week looking at a bunch of unsigned bands for a new venture that I am part of. It is fresh and fun to see some of these bands: startled kids with huge and hopeful eyes that see a world that is theirs for the taking, energetic, unjaded, and full of piss and vinegar. I need ... More >>
This UK band doesn't like rules-in the kitchen or in the studio.
Justin Dylan RenneyNew Loaded drummer Isaac Carpenter. Duff McKagan's column runs every Thursday on Reverb. McKagan writes about what's circulating through his iPod every Monday.As I stated last week, my band Loaded is back on tour and back in the UK, where we have been reasonably well receiv ... More >>
Cameras as crime-solvers are notoriously pricey and dicey endeavors: they bring a host of privacy and misuse concerns, and Great Britain has found that it's solved only one crime for every one-thousand cameras it's installed. (Apparently, the Nickels administration likes those numbers.) In t ... More >>
Duff McKagan's column runs every Thursday on Reverb. Follow him on Twitter @Duff64.Late spring in Europe and the U.K. means only one thing for the music lover over here: FESTIVAL SEASON! Of course, these festivals are good for both the fans AND the bands that play in front of them, as festivals will ... More >>
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We're just starting to learn how 'mad cow' diseases move through the food chain and what they can do to us.