PHISH FANS BUSTED FOR DRUGS
Wow 2014 is already off to a great start. During the jam band’s four-night New Year’s Eve residency at NYC’s Madison Square Garden (what even and how), at least 228 people were busted for drugs—some even arrested—on the first three nights alone. (Insert joke here about phishiness.) The band is known for psychedelic live experiences and after the Electric Zoo Molly overdose deaths last year, the police have been hyper-aware of substance abuse at concerts. Welp, sorry Phish Phans. Guess you just have to get drunk.
YET ANOTHER PIXIES EP
Pixies are one of my all-time favorite bands, but their EP last year—the band’s first release since 1991—left a bit of an awful aftertaste. They’re here to try again, with a follow-up EP (titled EP-2), but I’m afraid to spend any money on it. (If you aren’t, though, you can purchase it here.) As much as I love these guys, some bands are better left broken up. Unfortunately, I’m already less than impressed by the opening track, “Blue-Eyed Hexe,” which has a video you can watch above. The visuals are cool, though, I’ll give it that—very Surfer Rosa.
HAS RAINN WILSON BEEN LIVING IN A CAVE?
He’s almost unrecognizable with the beard and sans glasses. Whether he’s been channeling his inner mountain man or simply didn’t feel like shaving the last few weeks, it’s certainly a better look than this. The former star of The Office sat down in the back of a van (or a set, judging by the projector screen in the background) with Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler for an amazing interview that actually does a really great job of balancing ridiculously hilarious questions with some fascinating insights into the band… do I smell a talk show in Wilson’s future?
KIND OF COOL, BUT PROBABLY UNECESSARY
As the legendary Los Angeles Forum preps to reopen its doors with a sparkly new $100 million makeover, marketing and promotion company Pop2Life unveiled 407 foot vinyl replica of the Eagles’ Hotel California, which set a record for the world’s largest vinyl. You can watch a video highlighting the enormous amount of work that went into making the replica above. Now who’s going to step up to the plate and make a turntable that can actually play the record?
VERONICA MARS IS BACK!
Veronica Mars returns (after an impressive Kickstarter victory!) as a “big shot” New York lawyer who has a hot boyfriend, with the plot twist of her 10-year High School reunion! (OMG) Back home, Mars to tries to help an old buddy out of a jam. At least, I think that is what the trailer said. Check it out for yourself.
DUCK, DUCK… GUN?
Oh Duck Dynasty. My WT ex-roomate from Florida was the first to introduce me to your ridiculousness last year, and I spent the better part of the holidays avoiding your homophobic remarks, but with that said, I am all about the hustle. So, when I read in the “news” today that the Duck Dynasty crew has created a line of 12 firearms called “The Duck Commander,” I wasn't like mad mad. In a reality, y'all should try to squeeze as much money as you can out of your 15 minutes, because there will always be another KarduckhoneyFoxsay right around the corner.
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