Ronan Hennessy

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Morrissey's Latest Rant Blasts Label for Not Making Music Video, TV for Not Asking Him to Play, Politicians for the Usual

Morrissey has posted a new rant-like statement on True-to-You, this one lambasting his label, politicians, and television producers who didn't ask him to perform in support of his recent album <i>World Peace Is None of Your Business</i>.<p>In the first portion of his post, Morrissey describes how his record …

After Learning To Loosen Up, Spoon Readies Its Return: The All Songs Interview

We needed a break. But we're all excited about playing again.<p>Spoon's first album in four years is called <i>They Want My Soul.</i> It won't be released until Aug. 5, but frontman Britt Daniel and drummer Jim Eno recently joined <i>All Songs Considered</i> hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton to play some of the …

KEXP Presents: SpoonKEXP

Twenty-plus years into its career, Spoon retains its capacity to surprise and delight. <i>They Want My Soul</i>, the Austin band's follow-up to 2010's <i>Transference</i>, has all the hallmarks you'd expect: the fiery voice of frontman Britt Daniel; the wry if bittersweet lyrics; the punchy, concise, immediately …

Naomi Punk Thrives With Minimalist Edge and Maximal Sound

When speaking about oft mythicized hometown of Olympia, Washington, caustic surf-scum trio Naomi Punk agrees that the concept of a punk-rock utopia …

Indie Music

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Top Charts for First Time

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have come awfully close to hitting number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts before, even reaching the runner-up slot …

Franz Ferdinand - Stand On The Horizon (Frankie & The Heartstrings Cover)

Volcano Suns "Tree Stomp (Live at City Gardens)"

Sarah Silverman - Planting The Seeds Of Insecurity

J Mascis - Wide Awake

Spoon Perform "Do You" on "The Tonight Show"

Sharing a bill with Helen Mirren and James Cameron, Spoon were guests on last night's episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". They did their single "Do You" from their great new album <i>They Want My Soul</i>.<p>Embedded content is unavailable.

Conor Oberst’s Name Cleared; Rape Accuser Admits She Lied

The woman who accused Conor Oberst of raping her when she was 16 years old has offered a public apology today for her claims. This news comes just a …

Judiciary

Watch Conor Oberst’s Touching, Affectionate ‘You Are Your Mother’s Child’ Video

Now that Conor Oberst has been able to put his recent personal and legal drama to bed, the former SPIN cover star is back to his previous mode of …

Gaza Conflict Day 13: IDF Fatalities, Hamas Media Restrictions

Today’s Top Stories<p>1. The IDF suffered its first fatalities of Operation Protective Edge, and Israel’s second civilian was killed by a rocket.<p>20 …

From Inside and Outside the Iron Dome, Once Again

"If you continue looking up to the sky, you will not notice that the house is already burning from within." A reader in Jerusalem on the real threat to his country.<p>I have received lots of mail on the technical aspects of the "Iron Dome" system: its origin, performance, strengths, and potential …

Posers Rejoice as ‘Punk Starter Kit’ Hits Etsy

“Did you recently see some punks at the mall, thought they looked sick and want to join the freak show? Well now you can with the kit that has …

Bands

Dead Gaze - Stay, Don't Say

Why Americans All Believe They Are 'Middle Class'

A taxonomy of how we talk about class and wealth in the United States today<p>Last week, President Obama went on the road promoting an economic agenda for the middle class. As expected, John Boehner and other Republicans fired back by charging Obama with “squeezing the middle class.” It’s not even an …

Video of the Moment #1318: Au Revoir Simone - There Goes The Fear, a UK/US/IE Music Web site

Brooklyn girl trio <b>Au Revoir Simone</b> – quite possibly best known to you as providing vocals to Friendly Fires‘ megahit ‘Paris’ back in the day – have …

Filmmaking

Video of the Moment #1320: Empire of the Sun - There Goes The Fear, a UK/US/IE Music Web site

Yes, they’re a little odd. But <b>Empire of the Sun</b> always make unique videos, and their latest for ‘DNA’ is no exception. Watch it below.

Electronic Music

Stream Happy Noose’s Horror-Punk Storm ‘Amagosa’

Gloom-punks Happy Noose will follow up their 2011 self-titled debut album with a pair of upcoming EPs. The first, <i>Amagosa</i>, arrives October 1 via Dead …

New Music

Death Grips’ ‘No Love Deep Web’ Vinyl Is Officially Happening

The mystery around Death Grips’ vinyl release plans for their notoriously leaked <i>No Love Deep Web</i> has gotten a little less mysterious. But Death Grips …

Deep Web

Album of the Week: Stream the Dirtbombs’ Giddy Bubblegum-Pop Experiment ‘Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey’

“This album is sort of my tribute to Saturday-morning cartoons,” Dirtbombs frontman Mick Collins says. “That was my scene as a kid. Every third show …

Indie Music

Where Can I Go?

Yuck serve up a new video, ready 'Glow Behold' and playing CMJ w/ Willis Earl Beal, Eagulls Absolutely Free (dates)

by <b>Bill Pearis</b><p>The U.S. Open just finished a week or so ago, but if you still need a tennis fix, might I suggest <b>Yuck</b>‘s new video for “Middle Sea”? In …

Patti Smith announces New Year's shows at Webster Hall (and other dates)

<b>Patti Smith at Bowery Ballroom in June</b> (more by Adela LaConte)<p>NYC punk legend <b>Patti Smith</b> has announced that her annual hometown end of year shows …

Are the Rich Getting Too Much of the Economic Pie?

Inequality explained in pie charts (made of actual pie)