It’s time to dust off those old Ani DiFranco and Portishead CDs.
Are you a summer babe, a kool thing, or are you feeling sinister? Time to learn the truth.
The former Pavement frontman reflects on how his taste in music has changed over the years, and how he made his excellent new album Wig Out At Jagbags.
Was 1994 actually the best year for music ever? Probably, yeah.
Some complementary, some confusing, all classic. Whitney Houston and The Smiths?!
Before the internet, the best way to find out about cool music was watch MTV after midnight on Sundays. Or, you know, set your VCR to tape it.
They’re talented, they’re beautiful, and they’re probably immortal.
In a rough chronological order, these are the most ’90s hits of the ’90s.
Playing an instrument makes you hotter, which gives these already attractive indie musicians an unfair advantage. Here are 50 guys who look as great as they sound.
Whether it’s raining or you just feel like staying in your cozy little bedroom, here’s the perfect soundtrack for warm weather homebodies.
Because there’s basically nothing sexier than a well-arched brow.
You know, aside from selling out.
Let’s go for a late night drive, shall we?
There’s still some time to make your masterpiece. Just ask Kanye West, M.I.A., and LCD Soundsystem.
Imitation is flattery, or something like that. Or influence? That’s the nice word for it.
Because nothing says I love you like reminding your partner of his shortcomings.
Just sit back and pretend you’re hanging out at a very angst-ridden hotel lounge.
Did you have any of these pinned to your bedroom wall?
When I was 14 I felt compelled to hand out dubbed tapes full of their songs to my classmates even though the band prized their obscurity.
You’d toss a dollar in his cup if he was doing this on the street, right?
It was the indiest cake ever.
The band Pavement is featured in the Jan. 20th episode for the new season of “Ace of Cakes” on the Food Network. This season is gonna be so ALT.
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Late Night With Jimmy Fallon is running a contest asking users to upload videos of themselves doing their best Pavement rendition. The prize is any indie rockers dream, to play alongside Pavement on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. My friend, Kristina, has been selected as one of the top 5 finalists! check out her video and the others here!
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Let’s take a quick break from all this Bieber talk - even I get tired of it sometimes - and head over to PavementTickets.com to celebrate the reunion of one of the greatest indie bands of all time. Of all time! This site is AMAZING. Love ya, Stephen Malkmus. (Thanks for the tip, David!)
So this video was taken in 1999, but none of you were there (I’m betting), so enjoy its lessons anew. I kind of fell in love with this guy by the time he got to “Call and Response.”
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