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Boys Don't Cry: A Story of Rock 'n' Roll and Surviving The Cure

The Cure co-founder charts his friendship with Robert Smith, his 13 years in the band, and his struggle with booze. It's the only insider book published and here's the first extract.<p><i>Lol shot by Scott Witter</i><p>Laurence ‘Lol’ Tolhurst met Robert Smith at the age of five. Years later, he’d become a …

Books

David Bowie's son announces arrival of first child

Duncan Jones tweeted that his wife gave birth earlier in July, having previously revealed late singer knew about the pregnancy<p>David Bowie’s son Duncan Jones has announced the birth of his child six months after the musician’s death.<p>In a tweet Jones said that his wife, photographer Rodene Ronquillo, …

David Bowie

The Positive Vibe Warriors x Vans Black Ball SF Is Out Now

For those of you who don’t know, Positive Vibe Warriors is a charitable organization that raises funds to assist communities with youth water safety …

Shoes

White Leather Uppers Dominate Three Classic Vans Silhouettes

What are your thoughts on the Vans Metallic Pack that we showed you earlier that payed homage to the upcoming Summer Olympics? Too flashy? Don’t …

Shoes

Vans Goes for Glory With New Metallic Pack

The original skateboarding footwear brand Vans presents a metallic pack for Fall 2016.<p>The metallic pack features two of Vans’s most treasured …

Shoes

The Converse Japan x Ultraman 50th Anniversary Sneakers Are Now Available

These Japan exclusives are a must have for fans of the original television series.<p>We reported back in May about the special release of the Converse Japan x <i>Ultraman</i> sneakers to honor the 50th anniversary of the popular Japanese television show. While we were only able to show you the All-Star model, …

Your Best Summer Breakfast

Let's talk toast. This is hardly a recipe, more of a collection of ingredients for you to customize. But there are some hardfast components to your toast's success. The manner in which you fry your egg and the bread you use are key. It's imperative that this latter element be really delicious, …

Breakfast

‘Silicon Valley’: Mike Judge and Cast Tease Next Season at Comic-Con

The high highs and low lows will continue for the Pied Piper crew as they pivot next year.<p>The “Silicon Valley” writers are back to work and breaking …

Austin darkwave trio Troller released ‘Graphic,’ made a video for “Sundowner”

Austin trio <b>Troller</b> released their sophomore album, <i>Graphic</i>, earlier this year. The album was recorded with Dylan Cameron, with assistance from S U R V …

Shonen Knife announce 35th anniversary tour dates

Cult Japanese pop-punk outfit <b>Shonen Knife</b> have announced a set of fall U.S. tour dates in celebration of their 35th anniversary. It’s a great chance …

Explore the White Stripes’ Classic Album White Blood Cells With Pitchfork.tv’s New Documentary

Originally released in July 2001, <i>White Blood Cells</i> was the White Stripes' third album and critical and commercial breakthrough. Pitchfork.tv have released a "Liner Notes" documentary on the album in honor of its 15th anniversary, exploring the story behind its creation. Featuring music from the …

Albums

Here Are the Lyrics to the New Pixies Song Apologizing to Kim Deal

Earlier this month, the Pixies announced the release of their new album <i>Head Carrier</i>, the follow-up to 2014 EP collection <i>Indie</i> <i>Cindy</i>. A week later, frontman Black Francis (aka Frank Black) revealed in an interview that <i>Head Carrier</i> would include a song he wrote as a “thank-you letter” to former …

Indie Music

Stream Descendents Hypercaffium Spazzinate

It’s 2016 and we have a new Descendents album. How great is that? It’s been 12 years since the SoCal melodic hardcore masters have put out a …

Watch Pixies Debut New Songs “Baal’s Back,” “Classic Masher,” and “Head Carrier” At NOS Alive!

In the Old Testament, God often rebukes the nation of Israel for worshiping the pagan god Baal, a practice that involved child sacrifice. So when …

Unreleased David Bowie Album The Gouster Included In New Box Set

The newly announced David Bowie box set <i>Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976)</i>, a sequel to last year’s 13xLP <i>Five Years 1969-1973</i> set, will include a planned …

David Bowie

I’m a Freak Baby: A Journey Through the British Heavy Psych and Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-1972 review – grey, grim and glorious

A few years ago, the film-maker Adam Curtis unearthed two alternately bleak and inadvertently hilarious BBC documentaries about Hells Angels. One was a 1973 film positing them as a terrifying threat to Britain, a sentiment slightly undercut as the film progresses by the discovery that their …

North London

Neko Case Says Case/Lang/Veirs “Colbert” Appearance Canceled for Donald Trump

case/lang/veirs (the group of Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs) just released their self-titled debut album. They were scheduled to perform a song from it tonight on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” The program has been airing live all week to cover the Republican National Convention. …

Donald Trump

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Saint Laurent Releases the Low-Profile California Sneaker

Four colorways to choose from.<p>Saint Laurent‘s signature California sneaker is one street-appropriate silhouette from the luxury fashion house’s forthcoming Permanent Collection for the 2016 fall/winter season. Constructed from supple premium leather, this low-profile tennis sneaker-esque model is …

The Converse "Star and Bars" Returns to Japan

Part of an ongoing thirst for archival re-releases.<p>It’s been a year of retro re-releases from Converse, with the 1990 One Star seeing a comeback, followed now by the “Star and Bars” which will be making its way to Japan. It seems the re-release of these silhouettes is to meet an ever-growing demand …

Dunsmuir Sees Members of Clutch, Fu Manchu, and Black Sabbath Unite in "Crawling Chaos"

Check out the new single from this heavy-hitting new rock'n'roll juggernaut.<p>Look, we know that lyric videos are lame, but sometimes you've got to make exceptions—like, for example, when Neil Fallon is involved. The Clutch vocalist has just announced the birth of Dunsmuir, a new project featuring …

Black Sabbath

Welcome To Weird Soundcloud, Where the Seinfeld Theme is a Dubstep Banger

Aren't we all just humans on the internet, searching for #content that means something?<p>The advent of the World Wide Web brought interconnectivity to a global scale. But the iteration that followed – known as Web 2.0; where user-generated content exists in virtual communities, like Twitter, …

Whitney Houston

Yello, absurdist Swiss pop pioneers, return with a new video, Limbo

There are countless fabulous stories about the Swiss electronic duo Yello, particularly about their frontman, Dieter Meier. One of the best-known is the one about the time in 1972 – years before Yello became popular – when he installed a commemorative plaque at Kassel railway station in Germany …

New Albums

DJ Shadow review – a hyper-evolved beat frenzy

ABC, Glasgow Trip-hop pioneer embarks on a bumpy, fun-filled safari that manages to sound both sci-fi and vintage<p>It’s been two decades since the release of Endtroducing …, DJ Shadow’s revered debut album. That trip-hop totem – painstakingly pieced together from atmospheric samples unearthed by Josh …

Box Office

These Breakfast Tacos Will Make You Feel Like It's the Weekend Every Day

Breakfast tacos just seem synonymous with the weekends, but this recipe from The Love & Lemons Cookbook by Jeanine Donofrio may make you rethink your morning routine. The original recipe calls for scrambling the eggs and the veg together, although as you can see from my photo, it's perfectly …

Breakfast

United Arrows & Sons x Converse Pro Leather // Release Date

United Arrows & Sons and their fearless leader Poggy apply modern design aesthetics to the heritage-based Pro Leather in their latest collaboration …

Shoes

Positive Vibe Warriors & Vans Keep it Wavy on Good Cause Collab

The <b>Positive Vibe Warriors x Vans Black Ball</b> finds a beach-friendly silo seeing styling from those friendly to the beach. Designed by Vans Surf team …

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