Are you like me? Do you feel guilty all the time (ok, some of the time) about all the free music artists begrudgingly bestow upon the masses, for which we pay little to nothing? Well — infomercial-y-sounding sentence alert! — now there’s a way to make yourself feel better and give your favorite artists their due!
From the You’re Really Old files this week: Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” is now TWENTY years old. Which, of course, means you are old. Like, very old.
In honor of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, let’s remember one of his greatest lines from one of cinema’s finest studies on the music business, Almost Famous: “The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else when we're uncool.” (h/t to Slate for the reminder).
Grammys have you pumped for some live music? After seeing Kendrick Lamar go HAM with Imagine Dragons, we’re thirsty for more moments of artistic brilliance. Let's just watch that one more time.
Have you guys seen Google’s interactive graphic charting how music has stood the test of time, showing how artists and genres have risen and fallen in popularity? It’s maddeningly intriguing.
We’ll just assume that your New Year’s Resolution was to go to as many shows as possible in 2014. That’s ours every year, so we’ll show you the ropes. Let's start you off with these:
If you're a regular reader and a regular night owl, you know New Year's Eve is just another San Francisco night with entertainment options everywhere you look. But this year is particularly stacked with must-see shows.
People, we have very good news to report. Important new research reveals there are residual health benefits to having your mind blown, which, for live music junkies like us is both unsurprising yet incredibly validating.
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