Another Gathering of the Juggalos has come and gone, and with it thousands of face-painted, fun-loving freaks and misfits to and from the event's first year in Thornville, Ohio. While the move from the deep wilderness of Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, to this year's decidedly more inhabited location did ma ... More >>
As our nation's culture and economy continues to deteriorate, more and more people are taking an interest in watching people beat the shit out of each other. While, under normal circumstances, these events are highly promoted and take place in giant arenas after two opponents carefully train, there ... More >>
Life sucks. There is a multitude of reasons why, and no one has come to terms with this inescapable truth better than juggalos. Zen masters of nihilism and partying, they have become unquestionable experts at finding creative ways to cope with the unrelenting pain of reality.
Those in the outside world tend to view the Gathering of the Juggalos as a lawless festival of debauchery, with apparently violent clowns -- "gang members," even, if you ask the U.S. government -- running rampant and chaos ruling the day. In actuality, this notion is far from the truth. Juggalos in ... More >>
While the Gathering of the Juggalos is generally known as a peaceful event filled with unity and togetherness, there are still occasional scuffles. One such incident took the form of a melee early Thursday morning when Hed PE rapper/singer Jared Gomes launched himself into the crowd to confront a ra ... More >>
What's different about this year's Gathering of the Juggalos in Thornville, Ohio? Well, the cops for one thing.
Jake Orrall sounds tired. Granted he has a right to be. Jake and Jamin Orrall, better known as fuzzy two-piece JEFF the Brotherhood, have put out seven albums over 13 years, with yet another new EP coming this September. Jake has even been producing a different band's album, which is what he was doi ... More >>
It is not every day that an email lands in my mailbox from my editor with confirmation that I'll be seeing Vanilla Ice at a restaurant/venue in Frisco. The Farmers Branch native's music may not be on top of most people's Spotify playlists these days, but there are clearly more than enough people who ... More >>
We recently noted some of the best clean versions of hip-hop songs, which got us thinking - what songs are so disturbing that they couldn't possibly exist as a clean version? Well, here you go. Artists choose to write shockingly upsetting music for a number of reasons: To express extreme emotions o ... More >>
One of the true hardships that we face as a nation is the omnipresent problem of being surrounded by booze and stimulating foods. In the comforts of your own home, you may be able to curb your pizza roll addiction into having just a civilized cup of tomato soup. At the Gathering of the Juggalos, you ... More >>
[Editor's note: Daniel Hill and Drew Ailes are covering the Gathering of the Juggalos in Cave-in-Rock, Illinois.] More details about the fatal overdose that took place Friday afternoon at the fourteenth annual in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, have emerged. The deceased was a 24-year-old man, according to ... More >>
For those who may not be "down with the clown," the Gathering of the Juggalos is the largest convention of Insane Clown Posse fans in the world. This August marks the fourteenth installment, a five-day spectacle at Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. It's going on right now. Our sister paper in St. Louis is the ... More >>
By its organizers' own assessment, the Gathering of the Juggalos is an event filled with the most misunderstood people of all time. Juggalos are generally looked down upon by "normal" members of society, thought of as losers, degenerates or outright criminals--even most recently as a full-fledged ga ... More >>
The Gathering of the Juggalos' infamous "drug bridge" is closed today, following reports of a fatal overdose. Ambulances were on the scene at Cave-in-Rock, Illinois around 2 p.m. local time, according to witnesses. The substance involved is believed to be heroin. The person's name and sex is not yet ... More >>
After persevering through a driving regimen of fourteen consecutive hours through the middle of nowhere (and barely winning a race with an Oklahoma tornado) we finally arrived in Texas for Chaos in Tejas. Grown-up humans from every sub-genre of punk rock culture started checking into motels and wand ... More >>
Editor: Welcome to our weekly rundown of our nine favorite shows, all of which are better than this new Lil' Wayne album. It's terrible, guys. If you're looking for loud, head to Dada for The Casualties and awesome friends. If you're looking for something a little more multi-generational on this E ... More >>
Cream Tea. It's very important to British people. That's why I capitalized each of the two delightful words that make it up. It's also extremely straightforward. Upon possession of English Breakfast Tea (which we just call "tea") and acquisition of a scone (I'm not sure what level I need to be descr ... More >>
See also: Ten songs to accompany very specific dorm-room scenarios If I am going to be honest, I think snobs get kind of a bad wrap. Pretension aside, fans who have a critical ear and high standards are good for the medium. And when two music snobs get together, it can make for a great back and fo ... More >>
Bands that mash up several genres can produce some amazingly unique music as well as some unadulterated shit. New York's Mindless Self Indulgence is quite capable of doing both within the same song. For nearly 15 years, Jimmy Urine and crew have created what they like to call industrial jungle pussy ... More >>
Ah yes, 35 Denton is coming at us fast and furious, so keep an eye out for our preview and 173 rules for surviving the upcoming "fest season" in next week's issue. However, there's another festival called SXSW that a lot of people seem to be excited about. Bruce Springsteen's set to play an "intima ... More >>
Trae Tha Truth, JMack, Big HudTreesAugust 13, 2011Better than: trying to act like Dallas has a hip-hop pedigree to compete with Houston.Trae Tha Truth There wasn't much of a build-up to Trae The Truth's entrance at Trees on Saturday night. After a particularly high-energy set from JMack and a fun ... More >>
iTz VaNiLla IcE, y'ALl!It's coming: This weekend, in a video starring Dallas' Own Rob Van Winkle (aka Vanilla Ice), the Insane Clown Posse announced the lineup for its annual Gathering of The Juggalos event, which this year will run August 11 - 14 in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois.What's kind of crazy, t ... More >>
Listen: When you all wear the same uniform, people are gonna accuse you of being a cult.There are plenty of bands over the years who have used the word "cult" in their names. From '70s hard rockers Blue Oyster Cult to '80s Brit rockers The Cult to '90s art rockers Cloud Cult to current indie darl ... More >>
Roger CaldwellFrom the Fans of Iron Maiden: check out the full slideshow. While we're not going to go so far as to nominate a Person of the Year (boo, Zuckerberg, boo), we feel a picture show of the most memorable fans of the year would be appropriate. Thanks to our many photographers in the ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, October 12, 2010...Insane Clown Posse is a Christian band? Gayngs apparently don't like paying it's bills...Justin Bieber is either a brilliant marketer or just really like nail polish.
Insane Clown Posse, CoolioPalladium BallroomMay 10, 2010Better than: being shot at by NBA All-star Dirk Nowitzki with a BB gun in an open field.Insane Clown PosseYou can watch as many YouTube clips and Saturday Night Live parodies as you like, but there is really nothing that can prepare you for ... More >>
Rachel ParkerThat's right: We went to Insane Clown Posse last night with Collio and the Kottonmouth Kings. Cory Graves already reviewed the show earlier today, but check out the night of Juggalo fever in Rachel Parker's slideshow.
Dear Human's debut EP cover.Gonna go the honesty route here and openly admit that, quite unfortunately, we don't really know all that much about Denton's Dear Human--except that the four-piece hates the Insane Clown Posse and people named Steve, apparently, and that it missed its opening slot for ... More >>
[Editor's Note: The Insane Clown Posse takes the stage at Palladium tonight, bringing their legions of fans, the Juggalos (also casually known as "ninjas"), with them. As a special treat, we've asked one local juggalo, known only as ThA JuGGaLiZer, to fill us in on the scene down at the Palladium ... More >>
Peaches, Drums of DeathGranada TheaterJune 12, 2009Better than: the last show I was supposed to review for DC9.Matte StaffordView more pictures in our slideshow.It's fitting that the most climactic moment of Peaches' nearly two-hour set at the Granada came before her two encores, as she finished her ... More >>
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