A Guide to Being Cool
Yankee Stadium blaring Basement Jaxx's “Where's Your Head At?” during JumboTron blooper reels.
Consider it the electro-house version of “Yakety Sax.”
Burger King announces a new “Start a fistfight at a Ben Folds/Boston Pops concert and get a free Whopper” promotion.
Have some onion rings while you're at it, you choad.
Transcendent Concert Experience
Watching a roomful of complete strangers go absolutely apeshit to the almost violently joyful noise-rock stylings of Dan Deacon.
The phrase “happy hardcore” actually makes sense for the first time ever.
Album of the Year This Week
Wishing you had access to technology that could digitally remove all the hokey vocals from Apparat's majestic Walls.
No talking during the movie, jerk-off.
Hilarious Rock-Critic Jargon
The very existence of the phrase “blog house.”
“It used to be Shithouse!”
Obscure Cinematic References
That's right, two shout-outs to the same Robin Hood: Men in Tights joke in six months.
Look up Men in Tights and Latrine on YouTube; it'll make sense, honest.
Mims unveils “This Is Why I Rock.”
It may technically rock, but it sure as hell ain't hot.
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene each week with music news, trends, artist interviews and concert listings. We'll also send you special ticket offers and music deals.