Monthly Archives: April 2009

Live review: Tinted Windows at the Troubadour

“We got something,” Taylor Hanson of Tinted Windows sang Tuesday night at the Troubadour, “Yeah, we got something.” There’s no denying that: A new supergroup featuring veterans of the Smashing Pumpkins, Cheap Trick, Fountains of Wayne and Hanson, Tinted Windows has a self-titled debut full of near-perfect power-pop songs, as well as a frontman who couldn’t look better… Read More »

Article: New Band Of The Day: Tinted Windows (No 536)

If you liked the Knack’s My Sharona, then you’ll love this power-pop supergroup who perform an homage to the golden age of three-minute guitar-driven bliss Hometown: New York. The lineup: Taylor Hanson (lead vocals), James Iha (guitar), Adam Schlesinger (bass), Bun E Carlos (drums). The background: Tinted Windows are a power-pop supergroup comprising members of Cheap Trick, Smashing… Read More »

Article: Suburban NYC family settles music piracy suit

The industry eventually dropped its suit against the mother. But it filed a new one against two of her children, Michelle and Robert, ages 20 and 16 at the time. The new lawsuit alleged the youths had downloaded and distributed more than 1,000 songs, including “MMMBop” by Hanson and “Beat It” by Michael Jackson. Source

Article: Tinted love: The Hanson-Smashing Pumpkins-Fountains of Wayne-Cheap Trick get-together

Supergroups are predictable. It’s almost always some bunch of folkies (Crosby, Stills & Nash) or blues cats (Cream) or ’70s burnouts (the Firm, Asia, Bad English) doing exactly what’s expected. The results can be awesome (see “Deja Vu”). Or lame (BadEnglish’s “When I See You Smile,” anyone?). But rarely are they shocking. Shocking would be a blend of… Read More »