Couldn't make it out last night? You missed Mississippi party-rock band Bass Drum of Death at the Fox Cabaret. Natasha Ali was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Bass Drum of Death at the Fox Cabaret on January 29, 2015. Thanks Natasha.

Let’s face it: 3 p.m. is the cruellest time of the workday. The morning latte has worn off, and the post-lunch crash has you staggering around like an extra from a George A. Romero flick. That’s why, each weekday at 3:01 p.m. (with the exception of months-long stretches when we forget to do it), we present you with a video hand-picked to kick-start your heart.

My apologies to Ear of Newt for "sampling" that fine headline.

As reported by the Straight and elsewhere, Tom Petty and Sam Smith reached an out-of-court settlement over the similarities between the former's "Won't Back Down" and the latter's "Stay With Me".

I normally try to avoid songs like Sam Smith's Grammy-nominated hit, "Stay With Me". It's not that I'm a hard-hearted wretch who can't stand a bit of sappiness, but, really, would it have killed the guy to throw a wailing guitar solo in there somewhere?

The song is infectious, I'll admit. I find myself going for coffee and whistling its melody, before forcing myself to give it up for strangers' sake. But before I do I notice that the tune reminds me a lot of that old Tom Petty song, "Won't Back Down", the one with Ringo in the video.

Apparently, Petty noticed the similiarity too, because he mentioned it to his people, who mentioned it to Smith's people. Smith's people explained the situation to Rolling Stone last week: 

Apart from the ominous tone of its name—and the fierceness of its music—Black Sabbath as a band hasn't been known as the rowdiest of legendary rock acts.

When I interviewed guitarist Tony Iommi way back in 1984 he seemed like the perfect gentleman on the phone.

Let’s face it: 3 p.m. is the cruellest time of the workday. The morning latte has worn off, and the post-lunch crash has you staggering around like an extra from a George A. Romero flick. That’s why, each weekday at 3:01 p.m. (with the exception of months-long stretches when we forget to do it), we present you with a video hand-picked to kick-start your heart.

Today’s offering: Did he just say "Teabag a piranha tank"?

Couldn't make it out last night? You missed Los Angeles rock band L.A. Witch at Electric Owl. Amanda Work was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. L.A. Witch at Electric Owl on January 27, 2015. Thanks Amanda.

Live Nation has announced that Seattle-based indie-folk band the Cave Singers will play a show at the Rickshaw Theatre on Friday, March 20,  in support of its fourth studio album, Naomi.

The core trio of Pete Quirk (vocals), Derek Fudesco (guitar), and Marty Lund (drums) has added long time friend Morgan Henderson (Blood Brothers, Fleet Foxes) on bass and extra instrumentation to round out the group.

Couldn't make it out last night? You missed black-metal bands Mayhem and Watain at the Rickshaw. Craig Gilbert was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. The Mayhem and Watain at the Rickshaw Theatre on January 26, 2015. Thanks Craig.

Live Nation has announced that American rock group Faith No More will play a show at the PNE Forum on Wednesday, April 15.

The Bay Area band is currently wrapping up work on its follow-up to 1997’s Album of the Year.  The as-of-yet untitled album is due this May via Reclamation Recordings.

“Here we go,” says founder and bass player Bill Gould. “First North American tour dates, some in cities we haven’t played in over 17 years.  We are armed with the new material and ready for whatever comes our way.”

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