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2009-05-26 17:02:59

The White Stripes said on its Web site Tuesday that member Meg White married Jackson Smith last week in a backyard ceremony in Nashville. Smith, a guitarist, is the son of the late musician Fred Sonic Smith and singer Patti Smith. His exchange of vows with White was part of a double wedding with Jack Lawrence and Jo McCaughey, the rock group said. The ceremony took place in Jack White's backyard in front a small party of friends and relatives last Friday. Meg and Jack, who still perform...

2008-10-10 18:00:22

By GAVIN MARTIN TRICKY Slow ** Tricky may not bother the charts these days, but here he's hitching up his petticoats towards the commercial with a sonic rugby tackle on Kylie Minogue's slinky, sexy original. Tricky gets into some serious hip-grinding, heavy breathing action and if, understandably, that doesn't turn you on, there's a saucy baseball- bat-on-dustbin-lid beat and cranked-up guitars. No doubt the Aussie pop princess will say she's flattered but, as great covers go, this is...

2008-10-08 09:00:29

By BRENDAN McDAID JAPE, the current darling of the music world and one of the highlights of this year's Electric Picnic festival, brings his band to the Nerve Centre on Saturday, October 11, as part of a country- wide tour to promote his latest album, Ritual. Jape, is the alter ego of Dublin resident Richie Egan. The first Jape record was called 'Cosmosphere', a charmingly lo- fi affair, split down the middle between skewed alt-folk and electronica. This was swiftly followed by the...

2008-08-07 03:00:21

By Regis Behe, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 7--Anthony Kiedis admits he was intrigued, but also a bit leery, when he was approached by American Eagle Outfitters to curate a music festival. The idea of being able to select bands for a unique event was appealing, but would his vision, his roster of performers, fit with the retailer's idea of a music festival? "They told me they wanted this bill to reflect my taste in music," says Kiedis, lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. "I...

2008-07-05 00:00:16

I f AUTHENTIC rock and roll swagger and eccentricity could be bottled, any entrepreneur worth his salt would be well advised to delve into the bulging reserves of The Raconteurs without delay. Those unfamiliar with any more than a couple of singles purveyed by this Nashville supergroup, pictured above, might have expected to tap a foot or two beside the iconic biomes last weekend - but the tunes were so infectious that before long there wasn't a static toe in the house. Together Jack...

2006-03-16 22:47:35

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kanye West and Wilco lead the lineup for the Lollapalooza festival, which will be held August 4-6 in Chicago's Grant Park. The event will also feature Common, Manu Chao, Queens Of The Stone Age, the Shins, Death Cab For Cutie, Matisyahu, Ween and Jack White's new band, the Raconteurs, Lollapalooza co-founder Perry Farrell announced Thursday. Tickets for the show are on sale, with the first tranche of three-day...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.