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Appreciating the Part Time Punks Radio Show

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 10.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

At approximately 3:00 p.m. every Thursday, if you're dialed in to 88.9 KXLU radio station straight out of the Loyola Marymount College campus, you will hear The Television Personalities' transmission of the Part Time Punks track.

The Best Singles of the 1990s That Missed the Top 50, Part 1

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.29.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Today, many of these tracks have fallen into obscurity, but they deserve another listen, as they still sound incredible. In alphabetical order, here are my picks for the 90's best singles that missed the Top 50 (with accompanying video links).

SNL's Jeff Richards' Delivers 2014's Strangest Electro-Dance Comedy Greatest Hits Album

Xaque Gruber | Posted 09.25.2014 | Comedy
Xaque Gruber

There's a lot more to Jeff Richards than people realize. Over the past decade, the SNL and MADtv alum has been unleashing a series of experimental comedy electro-pop E.P.s accompanied by bizarre and hilarious music videos that harken back to the golden age of MTV when acts like M, Barnes & Barnes and Miss Julie Brown ruled the roost.

The Best 80s Singles That Never Made the Top 40 (Part 1)

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.02.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

As a teenager in the 1980s, I amassed a large, eclectic collection of that decade's vinyl. In going through it all, I find myself listening more often to the hits less travelled, and after some research, I discovered an array of brilliant singles that failed altogether to grace Casey Kasem's countdown.

From The Hunger Games to Animal Collective, The Hurting and Beyond: Conversations With Tears For Fears' Roland Orzabal & Curt Smith

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.16.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I sort of buried the emotion of 'Mad World' under a whole heap of percussive synth, if you see what I'm saying. For me, it always worked as an up-tempo song. But the way that Michael Andrews and Gary Jules did that is just straight to the jugular, it's just amazing."

Everything I Know About British People

Carol Hartsell | Posted 12.08.2013 | Comedy
Carol Hartsell

Ever since I was old enough to have self-deprecating thoughts, I've been aware of one fundamental truth: British people are better than me. They've got cooler accents, more interesting hair, come naturally dressed in layers, and they're both funnier and more miserable than anyone has a right to be.

Remembering the One and Only Donna Summer

Xaque Gruber | Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

A unique trailblazer that defied categorization, Donna Summer had a great voice that mattered. While her anthems remain pop culture staples, there's a world of her music that most may not be familiar with. Here are 20 of her best singles that missed the Billboard Top 10.

New Order Returns to NYC

Salvatore Bono | Posted 12.23.2012 | New York
Salvatore Bono

After seven years, the loss of a founding member, and the addition of some replacement players, New Order returned to New York City.

Here to Stay: New Order at the Fox Theater, Oakland

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 12.09.2012 | San Francisco
Kayley Kravitz

Filing out of the Fox Theater into the cool Oakland night air, I knew that I had just witnessed part of history -- an iconic group playing songs loved by millions and paying a tasteful tribute to their post-punk beginnings.

Dog Ears Music: National Meaning of "Is" Day Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.17.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Cowboy Junkies, Sufjan Stevens, Muse, Judy Garland, Salt 'N' Pepa, Bob Schneider and more.

Does Bachar el-Assad like Mozart?

Dionysios Dervis-Bournias | Posted 10.14.2012 | Arts
Dionysios Dervis-Bournias

'Emotion can be the most reactionary of feelings.' I was 28 when I left an interpretation class at Alfred Brendel's London residence with this phras...

Revisiting Britpop in 2012

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 09.28.2012 | Home
Kayley Kravitz

Just as it had been in the swinging '60s, London was hip again. The '90s ushered in an era known as "Cool Britannia." Of course, most Americans didn't care but oddly enough, some of them (myself included) identified strongly with Britpop.

Famed Bassist Vows Revenge Against Old Bandmates

Spinner | Posted 12.06.2011 | Entertainment

You said at the time there were a lot of "keyboard terrorists" on the web who weren't happy with the idea of that performance. Do you spend time readi...

Bandmate Describes Rock Legend's Suicide: I Feel Guiltier Than Ever

Posted 08.14.2011 | Entertainment

Ian Curtis famously sang "Love Will Tear Us Apart," his voice haunting through radios as he rested, finally, in a grave of his own tragic making. The ...

Peter Hook Brings Joy Division's Debut Masterpiece to Webster Hall

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Salvatore Bono

For the first time in over 30 years, Joy Division's debut masterpiece was brought to life in America. You can thank former Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook.

"Everybody Wants To Rule The World": A Winning Playlist For World Cup 2010

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Wild

The World Cup 2010 has finally grabbed my partial attention, and made me upgrade soccer to a position just below American basketball, baseball, football and tennis, but just slightly above curling and ping pong.