Hang with “Cool Kids” Echosmith and Donate to the New Beat Fund

Alt-rock acts Echosmith and New Beat Club have a bunch of things in common with each other: They’re both from the West Coast, each toured the country on the Vans Warped Tour, and both bands have a legitimate beef with each other. Perhaps “legitimate” is a stretch. Let’s use this word instead: “non-existing.” Yep, A-Sides ..

Don’t Look Now… Westchester County is Cool

Drafthouse CEO and Founder Tim League at the Aug. 5 opening. He’s possibly the coolest human ever.. Comedian Nore Davis has a funny bit in which he compliments a small crowd for coming out to a show on a Friday night when they could just as well have stayed home and watched a lame Red ..

Editors’ Tom Smith interview

Tom Smith, lead singer for British indie rockers Editors, is well aware of the comparisons many have made between his band and the New York City band Interpol ever since they burst onto the scene. Thankfully, he said confidently in an interview late last month, each passing album his band puts out make those similarities ..

Virginia Beach coverage: Catch31

Photo/Alison Helena “Catch” of the day By Alison Helena Catch31, a relatively new restaurant to the Virginia Beach, is an enjoyable dining experience that features an extensive meny of seafood, an impressive raw bar, and outdoor seating areas with firepits overlooking the Boardwalk and Neptune’s Park. The wait was too long to sit outside so ..

Virginia Beach coverage: Jungle Golf

Poor fore It’s a jungle out there. That’s what people tell me anyway. At Jungle Golf, Virginia Beach’s family friendly mini-golf, it’s exactly that. Plastic tall animals are all over the place (my picture above doesn’t do it justice), and it’s really a kick for the kids. The place is an 18-hole jungle-themed course that ..

Thomas Lennon: thecheappop.com interview

The Man Behind the Dangle By Jon Chattman Milk comes with an expiration date. If you drink it after it’s “sell by” date, often times, it leaves you with a funny taste in your mouth. If you drink it long after it’s “sell by” date, chances are it’ll be clumpy and smell a little funny. ..

Best Mustache Ever with Melissa Etheridge

Who has the best mustache ever? “You’re asking the lesbian? Rollie Fingers. It made such an impression on me in the ’70’s. He wore it. He was one of the greatest, and it just really stuck in my mind.” I figured you’d say David Crosby… [Laughs] No, no. that’s funny. When I think of David ..

Fiction Plane’s Joe Sumner interview

Sumner on Fiction Plane taking flight By Jon Chattman Joe Sumner, front man for the English rock band Fiction Plane, admits he’s getting a little sick and tired of being referred to as just Sting’s son. “Oh yeah, it’s super annoying,” he said in a recent interview with thecheappop.com. “I definitely spent years lying about ..