The bill for the three-day Memphis in May Beale Street Music for 2014 will take place on May 2nd through 4th in Tom Lee Park. The festival will featuer 69 different acts this year covering a vast range of musical genres. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Joan Jett, Jerry Lee Lewis, Avenged Sevenfold, and Snoop Lion are just several of the many acts. Full line up is below.
Friday, May 2nd:
Foster the People
Snoop Dogg AKA Snoop Lion
Fitz & the Tantrums
Third Eye Blind
Robert “Wolfman” Belfour
Beale Street Late: Night Big Gigantic
Saturday, May 3rd:
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Chick Corea and The Vigil
Jerry Lee Lewis
Twenty One Pilots
The Carolina Chocolate Drops
St. Paul and the Broken Bones
Blind Mississippi Morris
Daddy Mack Blues Band
Sonny Burgess & the Legendary Pacers
Leo Bud Welch
Beale Street Late Night: Beats Antique
Sunday, May 4th:
The String Cheese Incident
North Mississippi Allstars
The Dandy Warhols
Black Joe Lewis
Black Stone Cherry
Surrender the Fall
Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings
Tony Joe White
Ghost Town Blues Band
TV presenter Peaches Geldof, second daughter of musician Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, has died aged 25, leaving a husband, Thomas Cohen, and two young sons.
Police, who were called to an address in Kent, UK around lunchtime on Monday, April 7, 2014, say the death is currently being treated as “unexplained and sudden.”
Peaches was the daughter of musician Bob Geldof and TV presenter Paula Yates, who died of an accidental drug overdose in September 2000, after splitting with Bob Geldof and forming a relationship with INXS frontman Michael Hutchence. (via BBC)
A blind killer whale travels through time and becomes Queen of England. Amish use laser skateboards to fight a global war against living piles of coleslaw. That fast-talking Micro Machines spokesperson marries a broken VCR stuck in fast-forward mode.
Did these things happen? Definitely not. But when did that ever stop Verbicide from bringing you the news you want to hear? Ultimately, journalism isn’t about giving a factual account of things that happened — it’s about unearthing a larger truth, sometimes by reporting on things that didn’t happen as if they did. It’s about sacrificing our safety to bring you stories that are so inconceivable that we are basically wasting everyone’s time. That, in our limited understanding, is what freedom of press is all about.
Below are the top 10 things that never happened. But just because they didn’t happen doesn’t mean that they couldn’t have happened. Keep that in mind, and you just might make it out alive.
1. Jennifer Lopez’s Rocks Fool Millions — Entertainer Wanted for Questioning
2. Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker Agree to Film Rush Hour 18; Unfortunately, Cannot Come to Terms to Film Rush Hour 5 Through 17
3. James Franco Wins Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest
4. Darth Vader Confirms: Luke Skywalker Adopted
5. Steve Buscemi Quits Acting, Bequeaths Eyes to Little Blind Kid
6. Avril Lavigne Marries a Sega Dreamcast
7. Amanda Bynes Plays Lindsay Lohan in Lifetime Channel Biopic of Miley Cyrus
8. Nicolas Cage Becomes Fully CGI
9. Mark Wahlberg Captures Carmen Sandiego
10. Wikileaks Email Reveals There Never Was a Michael Jackson
Author and environmentalist Peter Matthiessen, known for books such as The Snow Leopard, In the Spirit of Crazy Horse, and At Play in the Fields of the Lord, died on Saturday, April 5, 2014. He was 86 years old.
His publisher Geoff Kloske of Riverhead Books said Matthiessen, who had been diagnosed with leukemia, was ill “for some months.” He died at a hospital near his home on Long Island.
Matthiessen also co-founded The Paris Review, an influential literary magazine, and won National Book Awards for The Snow Leopard and Shadow Country.
His final novel, In Paradise, inspired by a visit in the 1990s he made to Auschwitz, will be published April 8, 2014.
I certainly wasn’t expecting this: according to TMZ, director Richard Donner has stated that he’s making a sequel to The Goonies and wants to bring back the entire cast. Donner was signing autographs in Beverly Hills when he made the announcement.
Donner didn’t say whether he’ll recast the main characters and bring in Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin, and the rest of the original gang for cameos, or if they will play adult versions of themselves.
Nirvana in early 1989: Chad Channing, Kurt Cobain, Jason Everman, and Krist Novoselic
In the decades since Kurt Cobain’s death on April 5, 1994, Nirvana has become ingrained in American pop culture. The familiar trio of Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Kurt Cobain is as easily and ubiquitously recognized as any band could ever hope to be — though, sadly, for many, they are remembered largely for the tragic end of their front man.
But life has gone on for the surviving former members. Despite the fact that Grohl, Novoselic, and Cobain are considered to comprise the “classic” lineup of the band (and are the only three to gain entrance to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during Nirvana’s 2014 induction), many musicians passed through the band, unbeknownst to the casual fan. Nirvana included among its ranks a grand total of nine full-time members (including six drummers), plus three more touring members.
Each former member of the group has made music outside of Nirvana, with the vast majority still busy playing today. Here’s a look at some of their projects.
Mind Funk (Jason Everman)
From February to July 1989, Jason Everman served as Nirvana’s second guitarist, funding the recording of the band’s debut album, Bleach, and receiving credit in the liner notes (though not actually appearing on the album).
In 1990, Everman served as the bassist for both Soundgarden (for only several months) and Old Lady Drivers. Later he joined Mind Funk, and appeared on the band’s 1993 album Dropped. He left the band and the music industry altogether in September 1994 to join the US Army 2nd Ranger Battalion and the Special Forces, serving tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Everman received an honorable discharge in 2006, and eventually earned a B.A. in philosophy from Columbia University in 2013.
Fire Ants (Chad Channing)
Next to Dave Grohl, Chad Channing was the longest-serving drummer of Nirvana, playing with the group for two years, from June 1988 to mid-1990. He appears as the drummer on most of the tracks on Bleach, as well as on “Polly” on Nevermind and several tracks on Incesticide, the live album From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah, and the box set With the Lights Out.
Channing has played in multiple bands since leaving Nirvana. He was a founding member of Fire Ants in 1992, which included Brian Wood (vocals) and Kevin Wood (guitar), the brothers of the late Andrew Wood, who sang for Mother Love Bone.
“Bodies By the Side of the Road”
Sweet 75 (Krist Novoselic)
In 1995, a year after the demise of Nirvana, Krist Novoselic teamed up with Venezuelan-born vocalist Yva Las Vegas, whom he met after his wife hired her to sing at his birthday party. The duo created Sweet 75, and like Nirvana would play with a rotating cast of drummers (four would play with the band during their lifespan).
Novoselic and Yva Las Vegas played together off and on from 1995 to 2000, releasing one self-titled album in 1997. However, they eventually broke up due to creative differences.
“Lay Me Down”
Love Battery (Dan Peters)
Best known as the longtime (and current) drummer of Mudhoney, Dan Peters had a very brief stint as Nirvana’s drummer in the summer of 1990 following the departure of Chad Channing. Peters recorded the single ”Sliver” with the band in July of that year, and performed at one show: September 22, 1990 in Seattle.
In addition to his extremely lengthy tenure with Mudhoney and his blip on the Nirvana radar, Peters has had two separate stints with the long-running Seattle grunge band Love Battery. Peters joined the band upon their formation in 1989, drumming for the band for less than a year (and departing before they could even record their first single, “Between the Eyes”).
By the mid-’90s, Peters was playing (and recording) with the band, appearing as the drummer on the majority of the tracks on 1999′s Confusion Au Go Go. He would continue to play off-and-on with the band until 2002.
Screaming Sons Of (Aaron Burckhard)
The original drummer of Nirvana was booted out of the legendary band way back in 1988, but that hasn’t stopped Aaron Burckhard from soldiering on with his various musical projects in the years since. Burckhard played with thrash band Attica from 1988 to 1991, and as of today drums for the alternative rock band Under Sin. He also had a stint beginning in 2011 with the rock trio Screaming Sons Of.
Live cover of “D-7″
Eyes Adrift (Krist Novoselic)
Eyes Adrift were a band seemingly borne out of tragedy. The band played from 2002 to 2003 and featured Novoselic on bass, Bud Gaugh (formerly of Sublime) on drums, and Curt Kirkwood of Meat Puppets on guitar and vocals. While Novoselic and Gaugh had endured the deaths of their bands’ respective front men in the ’90s, Kirkwood performed with Eyes Adrift during a period of inactivity with Meat Puppets due to the troubles with drugs of his brother and bandmate, Cris.
Eyes Adrift released just one album, breaking up due to its poor sales.
Saturday morning cartoons were a major event when I was a kid — what better way to celebrate a day off from school than by loading up on sugary breakfast cereal and sitting down to watch six hours of quality programming? Unfortunately, even the best shows sometimes falter when it comes to their lineup of characters. Take a look at some of the absolute worst.
Prince Adam and Cringer, “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe”
Contrary to popular belief, as a child, the night before Christmas was not when time seemed to slow down the most. It was during the early part of every episode of “He Man and the Masters of the Universe” before the insufferable duo of Adam and Cringer would transform into He-Man and Battle-Cat.
Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm, “The Flintstones”
While The Great Gazoo might be the most obvious choice for worst character from “The Flintstones,” he gets a pass for only appearing in a very small amount of episodes during the show’s final season. Besides, despite the fact that many fans point to Gazoo’s first appearance on October 29, 1965 as the moment the show “jumped the shark,” it’s more accurate to say that it happened the previous month.
In September 1965, an episode entitled “No Biz Like Show Biz” aired, and it featured to the heretofore gibberish-speaking babies repeatedly singing the most obnoxious song ever penned, “(Open Up Your Heart) And Let the Sunshine In.” I’ve had this song stuck in my head for decades now, people. Make it stop.
Scooter, “Challenge of the Gobots”
Worthless — that’s the only way to describe Scooter and his contributions to the Guardians. In comparison to the others he was tiny, weak, and cowardly, and his voice — provided by the ubiquitous Frank Welker – was squeaky and weird, much better suited to Slimer and Nibbler than to a major player in the war to save GoBotron.
Apparently, Rancid‘s long-awaited album Honor Is All We Know will finally be released on June 10, 2014 — at least, according to Amazon.com and Best Buy. No further more information is available, but hopefully the date posted by the major online retailers holds true.
Kim Deal (Pixies, The Breeders) has been releasing a series of solo seven-inch records, and the fourth installment, “The Root” b/w “Range on Castle,” was just released on April 1, 2014. “The Root” features Morgan Nagler of Whispertown, and you can listen to it below.
Kill Rock Stars has just released their first Bandcamp exclusive digital sampler, CRAZED MP3 FANS Vol. 1, a mix of songs from the current batch of KRS releases, KRS classics, rarities, and overlooked favorites from the KRS staff.
The sampler includes tracks from Marnie Stern, Corin Tucker Band, Kinski, Quasi, Thao With the Get Down Stay Down, Horse Feathers, Elliott Smith, Dos, Gravy Train!!!!, Excuse 17, Hands, Free Kitten, godheadSilo, Bratmobile, Emily’s Sassy Lime, The Thermals, Heavens To Betsy, Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, and Kurt Braunohler. Full track list is below. Click here to stream or download.
CRAZED MP3 Fans Vol. 1 Track List
01. Marnie Stern – Year of the Glad
02. Corin Tucker Band – I Don’t Wanna Go
03. Kinski – Conflict Free Diamonds
04. Quasi – See You On Mars
05. Thao with the Get Down Stay Down – Bag of Hammers
06. Horse Feathers – Fit Against the Country
07. Elliott Smith – Needle in the Hay (trumpet)
08. Dos – Dream of San Pedro
09. Gravy Train!!!! – Hella Nervous
10. Milagres – The Black Table
11. Hands – Videolove (Radio Edit)
12. Free Kitten – Never Gonna Sleep
13. Emily’s Sassy Lime – Mr. Moneybag$
14. Bratmobile – Love Thing
15. The Thermals – I Don’t Believe You
16. Heavens To Betsy – Axemen
17. Deerhoof – Milk Man
18. Xiu Xiu – Clowne Towne
19. Excuse 17 – I’d Rather Eat Glass
20. godheadSilo – Bereft Rescue Mission No. 43
21. Kurt Braunohler – List Of People I Need To Kill
Dave Gregg at Gore Manor punk house, early ’80s | photo by Lynn Werner (via Ominocity.com)
DOA guitarist Dave Gregg has died at the age of 54. News of his death was reported on March 31, 2014 via the Authortities who stated on Facebook that Gregg died on the night of March 30th:
“Our dear friend and mentor Dave Gregg passed away yesterday evening surrounded by family in White Rock, BC… Those of you who know Dave, understand what an incredible person he was and know what a huge gap is now in a lot of lives. We will miss you Dave.”
Gregg joined DOA in 1980 as second guitarist and played on albums including DOA’s 1980 debut Something Better Change and Hardcore ’81. He quit the band in 1988, but later played in The Real McKenzies for several years.
D.O.A. have not yet commented on Gregg’s passing. A cause of death has yet to be revealed.
In May 2014, Dischord Records will reissue Jawbox‘s long out-of-print second album, Novelty, on vinyl. Novelty was recorded at Inner Ear Studios in January of 1992 with producer Iain Burgess and was the band’s first full-length to feature guitar player Bill Barbot. The record has been remastered and recut by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Studios and will be pressed onto clear-colored vinyl with revised artwork.
Tori Amos will soon be releasing her 14th studio album, Unrepentant Geraldines, on May 13, 2014. The track “Trouble’s Lament” is the first song to be shared from it, debuting on Noisey. Listen above, and check out Amos’s upcoming tour dates, listed below.
Tori Amos on Tour
7/16 Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum
7/17 Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
7/18 Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
7/21 Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre
7/23 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
7/24 San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s
7/25 Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Arts Center
7/27 Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
7/29 Dallas, TX @ Winspear Opera House
7/30 Austin, TX @ Long Center
8/01 St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
8/02 Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre
8/03 St. Paul, MN @ The O’Shaughnessy
8/05 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
8/06 Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
8/07 Cleveland, OH @ Cain Park
8/08 Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
8/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Verizon Hall
8/12 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
8/13 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
8/15 Boston, MA @ Opera House
8/16 Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
8/18 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
8/19 Atlanta, GA @ Cobb-Energy PAC
8/20 Durham, NC @ Durham PAC
8/22 Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
8/23 Orlando, FL @ Bob Carr PAC
8/24 Miami, FL @ Fillmore at The Jackie Gleason Theatre
Russian photographer Alexander Kholov, makeup artist Veronica Ershova, and hair stylist Mikhail Kravchenko have transformed a model into a real life Marge Simpson. The highlight of the makeover is the re-creation of Marge’s towering blue bouffant, made with chrysanthemums spray-painted blue and attached to a wire cage. Watch the video below:
A fourth person who was injured in a massive South by Southwest festival crash has died, according to Austin police.
DeAndre Tatum, 18, of Forth Worth died from his injuries at University Medical Center Brackenridge on Thursday morning. He was among the nearly two dozen victims hurt when police said 21-year-old Rashad Owens plowed through a crowd of people on Red River Street while attempting to flee officers on March 13.
Jamie West, a 27-year-old from Austin, 35-year-old Steven Craenmehr from the Netherlands and 26-year-old Sandy Thuy Le of Austin also were killed.
Owens remains in the Travis County Jail charged with capital murder with bail set at $3 million. A grand jury will determine whether Owens will be charged with additional crimes, police said.