Staff Picks: August

America Give Up

James Brightman Senior Contributor Artist: Eugene McGuinness Album: The Invitation to the Voyage Comments: Inspired by 60s music, fashion and sensibilities (combined with an uncaring 21st century brutality), Eugene McGuinness’ second solo album is frighteningly brilliant. Complete with artery-severing hooks and toe-tapping interludes, The Invitation to the Voyage is a dream in a plastic case. [...]

Interview: Nina Diaz of Girl in a Coma

Girl in a Coma

This week I had the pleasure of chatting with Nina Diaz, guitarist/vocalist for San Antonio based three-piece band Girl in a Coma. Nina shared some insights on Girl in a Coma’s label, Blackheart Records, recording to tape, touring with like-minded musicians, and a healthy fascination with vinyl, cassettes, up-and-coming new bands and thrift store clothes. [...]

Robert Francis – Strangers in the First Place

Robert Francis

It’s a hell of a mistake to try to pigeonhole Robert Francis into an easy classification. The man works a lifetime of influences into his beautiful Laurel Canyonesque brand of alternately sepia-toned and polychromatic singer-songwriter rock. His songs are never indistinguishable, the versatility of genres always suits the song at hand, and his sound is [...]

Penn Badgley of “Gossip Girl” Cast as Jeff Buckley


It has been confirmed that “Gossip Girl” star Penn Badgley will play Jeff Buckley in the upcoming film Greetings from Tim Buckley. Badgley may seem a bit underqualified to portray the rock legend but, according to Indiewire, producers say they were “blown away” by his audition.

Robert Pattinson: “I’d like to start performing again”

Warner Bros. Pictures Premiere Of "Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire"

“Twilight” star Robert Pattinson has said he wants to reignite his music career. The 24-year-old played several live gigs before finding fame in the vampire franchise.One of his songs also featured on the soundtrack to the original movie. Pattinson said he struggled to find time to pursue his musical interests due to his hectic filming [...]

Take the Poll: Should Robert Pattinson Land the Role as Jeff Buckley


Twilight’s Robert Pattinson is lobbying to play Jeff Buckley in a biopic of the singer-songwriter’s life, but is he the best man for the for the part? Read the full story here. Take the poll and let us know what you think in the comment section. [poll=15]

Robert Pattinson Wants To Play Jeff Buckley in Biopic


Twilight star Robert Pattinson is vying for the role of Jeff Buckley in a biopic of the popular singer-songwriter’s life. Buckley, best known for his remake of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, died in a drowning accident in 1997 at the age of 30. His first commercial recording, a four-song EP “Live At Sin-é” was released in [...]

10 Covers That Beat The Original


That title may incite some pretty strong opinions, but the fact is that there are some covers that build on the legacy of the original track to such a degree that you can hardly imagine the song performed any other way. Naturally, a great cover can’t exist without a great song, but here are 10 [...]