The Dad Rock Version of The War of the Worlds

On this very night in 1938, a radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds may or may not have caused mass hysteria for American listeners. But there's another War of the Worlds that scared me much more as a kid. For me, there's the HG Wells version, the Orson Wells version, and the rock opera version by composer Jeff… » 10/30/14 7:30pm Yesterday 7:30pm

Soundtrack of a LucasArts Childhood: Sam & Max Hit The Road

GOG (formerly known as Good Old Games) have signed a deal with LucasArts to re-release some of our favorite video games of the 1990s. Sam & Max Hit the Road is on the short list with others of that genre and period presumable slated for future release — like Day of the Tentacle and Full Throttle. The background music… » 10/29/14 7:00pm Wednesday 7:00pm

Watch a Symphony of Independent Subway Buskers Perform Together Online

Oh this is wonderful. A symphony of WiFi-enabled, independent subway buskers were united by a composer named Ljova, who streamed their performances from different stations onto individual laptops set up in the middle of New York City's Bryant Park. The result? "Signal Strength," a very awesome collaboration. » 10/24/14 3:47pm 10/24/14 3:47pm

Tim Minchin's Storm Is Your Saturday Night Dose of Cynicism

Since discovering yesterday that there's a homeopathic vaccine for Ebola that involves using an actual sample of the virus, I've been re-listening to Tim Minchin's incredible nine-minute song/beat poem Storm, one of the best and most concise refutations of bad hippie science that you're ever likely to witness. » 10/18/14 6:39pm 10/18/14 6:39pm

Belle & Sebastian: Piazza, New York Catcher

A couple years ago, I was leaving New York, the city I considered the center of the world, for San Francisco, a city I had only the vaguest impressions of from reading Joan Didion. (Naturally, I was composing my own version of a leaving New York essay in my head.) I also spent the time obsessively listening to Belle… » 10/15/14 7:00pm 10/15/14 7:00pm

This Nine Inch Nails Video Was Shot At The Scene of An Infamous Murder

The 1992 Nine Inch Nails song "Gave Up" is fantastic. But if you're at all familiar with the official video for the song, you'll know that it's a bit fucked up. The video was filmed at 10050 Cielo Drive — the Los Angeles home where actress Sharon Tate was brutally murdered by members of the Manson Family in the summer… » 10/14/14 7:00pm 10/14/14 7:00pm