Tag Archives: Weezer

Tuesday Music News

Bob Casale, founding member and guitarist of Devo, has died at age 61 from “conditions that lead to heart failure.” In 1972, Bob and his brother Gerald created one of the most famous bands of the New Wave era. Gerald said, “As an original member of Devo, Bob Casale was there in the trenches withRead more...

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R.I.P. Davy Jones of The Monkees

You’ve probably heard the sad news by now that 60′s teen heartthrob Davy Jones, leader of The Monkees, died today at age 66. Although the band was formed as what we’d consider today as a marketing ploy, a sort of Americanized Beatles, their appeal grew astronomically, and young girls and boys all around the countryRead more...

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Monday News Roundup

Former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh passed away this weekend in a Chicago hotel room. Welsh joined the band after Matt Sharp’s departure, recording on The Green Album and performing on the subsequent tour. He left the band in 2001 to pursue a successful career as a painter and visual artist. The news of his deathRead more...

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Live Review: Weezer with The Thermals @ WaMu Theatre 8/19

My first car was a ’92 VW Jetta and I decided to name her Jonas. She was often personified -– after bravely overcoming a heart-attack (the transmission fell out), she died of a broken leg (axle) back around 2004. Nearly every Friday in high-school, my group of 10 to 12 close-knit friends (all guys andRead more...

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Bumbershoot Photos from Sunday 9/5/10

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Wowzers, there were a lot of bands at Bumbershoot at the Seattle Center on day two. We have some great images here from a little Courtney Love to a lot of Weezer. So many bands we just don’t have the time to explain them all! (You should know all these great performersRead more...

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Out This Week 9/14

This is one of those weeks when you just throw up your hands and accept that you’re just not going to have any more money after you see what’s waiting for you at the record store today -- The Black Angels, Cloud Cult, Blonde Redhead, Grinderman, Junip, The Drums, The Walkmen, The Vaselines, Justin TownesRead more...

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Live Review: Weezer @ Bumbershoot 9/5

Sure, Weezer may have had their fair share of detractors in recent years, citing the band’s output of late as being chart-chasing, unimaginative, no-brainer rock, but let’s be honest, Weezer songs were never exactly Shakespeare in the first place. There’s not a whole lot of difference between singing about hash pipes or living in BeverlyRead more...

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Thursday Music News Jamboree

Masters of lustfully minimalist music, The XX, were recently awarded the Barclaycard Mercury Prize. Industry insiders from the UK and Ireland convened to decided which LP was the masterpiece of the year and the band’s debut self-titled released earned them the titled plus £20,000. Check out more details over at Stereogum.

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Your Unofficial and Incomplete Guide to Bumbershoot - Sunday

If Saturday was a day for female vocalists, Sunday seems like it’s a “Where are they now?” episode of bands we loved in the 90s or early 00s, but for whatever fell out of the forefront of our consciousnesses in recent years. Weezer, Hole, and The Dandy Warhols will all be occupying prime-time slots, andRead more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

Recently, Ted Leo announced that he was wrapping up work on a musical theater project to hit the internet today. The result: one of the funniest music videos of late, of his recent single “Bottled In Cork,” starring Paul F. Tompkins, John Hodgman, Julie Klausner and Patrick Stickles (Titus Andronicus), and many others, courtesy ofRead more...

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