The Black Angels: Directions to See a Ghost [Light in the Attic] Our Rating: 4 out of a possible 5 Sounding like the Velvet Underground doing a war chant at Burning Man, these Texas rockers have perfected their brand of psychedelic grooves, whipping together a pulsing and remarkably sexy collection of stoner-friendly jams. Matt Hendrickson see more

GAME BOYS, Michael Kane

Game Boys, by Michael Kane [Viking, $25] Apart from the miniscule paydays, professional video-gaming, with its meddlesome team owners, egotistical star players, and stunning upsets, is just like professional sports. In this engaging (if workmanlike) narrative, Kane chronicles the rivalry between two top Counter-Strike teams as they compete for the championship. Timothy Hodler


Photograph by Dan Forbes What athletes wear in action has long influenced the way men dress—in ways both good (rugby shirts) and bad (mesh tank tops). Boat shoes are a prime example of a positive appropriation. Salvatore Ferragamo's new water-resistant calfskin version of the classic melds the sturdy white sole of the original with an urbane loafer. Wear a pair with knee-length shorts or cropped khakis straight through till Labor Day. Shoes ($475) by Salvatore Ferragamo. Courtney Colavita see more
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My Morning Jacket, Evil Urges

My Morning Jacket, Evil Urges [ATO] Our Rating: 5 out of a possible 5 Driven by electro-funk and a Prince-like falsetto, Evil Urges' first three songs represent a dizzying, addictive departure for the Louisville, Kentucky, outfit. But when they settle into familiar seventies-rock bombast and tender country ballads, the results are no less magical. Matt Hendrickson


Image courtesy of Spin LA Instead of cruising up to the valet at Chateau Marmont in the last car from the Avis lot—a Chrysler minivan—rent from Spin LA. The L.A. operation offers the rarest and most coveted classic rides—like the '78 Trans Am and the '62 Cadillac Eldorado—so that you can live out your childhood fantasy of being Knight Rider or James Bond, at least for a day. Rent the Cobra or coupe of your choice and mention Details Privileges for a discount of up to 60 percent off their listed prices (regularly $499/day or $999/week). Spin LA: 1410 Abbot see more
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Image courtesy of Scratch DJ AcademyWith all due respect to Beck, you need more than two turntables and a microphone to be a DJ—you need some training. And the best place to get up to speed on the wheels of steel is the Scratch DJ Academy. Founded in New York in 2002 by the late Jam Master Jay of Run DMC, Scratch­—which now has locations in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami—uses classroom lectures and hands-on tutorials to give aspiring producers and DJs the skills to spin crowd-moving sets and lay down thumping beats. Naturally, the courses are guided see more

Songs in the Key of Craigslist Music Videos: Guitar Hero

Craigslist personal ads reveal our most bizarre, most perverse fetishes and they sound awesome set to music! Check out our series of so-weird-you-have-to-watch posts-turned-music videos for proof. Then share your reactions in the comment section and let us know which personals you'd like to see set to music.
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