Time once more for Sumosonic Spotlight, the weekly series in which we shed a little more insight onto the breaking bands we bring you as part of Sumosonic.
One of the longest-lasting partnerships in rock seems to be dissolving like so much Wicked Witch of the West this morning, as Steven Tyler, the skeletal lead singer of Boston hard-rock outfit Aerosmith, has apparently left the band.
It’s music release time, where I take a trip down to the local record store and give you the skinny on what albums are dropping this week so you can be an educated consumer about it.
Trey Songz cracks me the hell up – he seems like he’s ready to snatch the crown of “weird dude who sings about doing it all the time” right off of R. Kelly’s head.
Stay classy, Sharon. Your husband looks like a basset hound who had a stroke into a puddle of eyeliner and can barely make a coherent sentence and your two kids are attention-hungry (and food-hungry) no-talent fatasses.
Every now and then, we see a boy and a girl team up for a band that destroys everything in their way, such as the constantly touring Crystal Castles, the almost forgotten Bitchee Bitchee YaYaYa or the early duets of Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan.
In an era of flash-in-the-pan bands and manufactured one-note popsters, it’s rare to find a band that works its way up from nothing to grow and evolve into a major success.
Yes, I laughed at that Weezer video with all of the played-out Internet memes in it. That was a pretty good one, Rivers. But you know what, dude? It’s kind of getting old, the whole “arch ironic lover of garbage” thing.
Ramona Falls is the side project of Brent Knopf, who also plays in Portland indie mainstays Menomena, and here he’s joined by a host of guests for a dark yet hummable journey into the depths of the human soul.
I’m not even kidding. Apparently Lady Gaga’s retarded outfit at the ACE Awards last night was so ridiculous that it caused a photographer who was taking shots from up on a ladder (all the better to look down Jennifer Love Hewitt’s top, amirite?) to pass out.
Did you notice that a new batch of videos went up in Sumosonic, Heavy.com’s incredible showcase for the latest music from the coolest bands? You sure as hell noticed now.