U2 Never Gave Their New Album A Chance

I don't want to live in a world where U2 are well and truly irrelevant, and yet I fear I've been living in that world for quite some time. Or at least working there; what we learned yesterday, when Bono and the boys gave away their new album, Songs of Innocence, for free via iTunes to a half-billion people, is that… » 9/10/14 2:58pm 9/10/14 2:58pm

Grindcore Gods Puig Destroyer Are Back, And We've Got An Exclusive Track

Last summer, we introduced you to Puig Destroyer, a supergroup of scream-y grindcore enthusiasts and baseball fans named in honor of a certain Dodgers phenom. Today, we are pleased to report that the quartet (a "virtual band" featuring dudes from Thrice, Kowloon Walled City, and Curl Up and Die) is readying a… » 9/09/14 3:59pm 9/09/14 3:59pm

Do Not Challenge This Lady To A Game Of Musical Chairs

Here we have a friendly bout of mid-rodeo musical chairs wherein some poor sap gets hit harder than Mike Tyson ever hit anybody, harder than Napster hit the music industry, harder than Jadeveon Clowney hit whoever that was. This dude gets lit the fuck up, is what I'm saying, and per the full video below, what he… » 8/06/14 5:44pm 8/06/14 5:44pm

Be Cool Like I Used To Be: A Nervous Father's Guide To Boyhood

The main thing that qualifies me to write about Richard Linklater's Boyhood from a panicked new-ish father's perspective is that I had to wait three weeks to see Boyhood even after all the rapturous reviews came out, on account of having fled New York City in terror a couple years ago so I wouldn't have to raise… » 8/06/14 12:34pm 8/06/14 12:34pm

Adam Duritz Receives Birthday Greeting From AARP The Magazine

Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz, one of the least polarizing and most objectively audio-visually soothing singers in rock 'n' roll history, is a half-century old today. This has attracted the notice of the official magazine for the American Association of Retired Persons, which is far more Twitter-savvy than… » 8/01/14 10:41am 8/01/14 10:41am

The Concourse started as a vague, embryonic thing: "Throw shit at the wall and see what sticks" was more or less my initial job description. I agree that the backbone should be established writers here—not just naturally Concourse-oriented folks like Drew, Albert, Will, and Jolie, but the "sports people" here getting… » 7/28/14 5:45pm 7/28/14 5:45pm