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Brent Amaker (second from left) and The Rodeo

Seeing Brent Amaker and The Rodeo on any night is a party,

Seeing Brent Amaker and The Rodeo on any night is a party, but couple them with the closing gig of Neumos’s weeklong birthday celebration and… Continue reading

Brent Amaker (second from left) and The Rodeo
There are a lot of great things about Neumos, the club that’s

There are a lot of great things about Neumos, the club that’s

There are a lot of great things about Neumos, the club that’s anchored Capitol Hill’s live-music scene for a decade now. It’s fitting, then, that… Continue reading

There are a lot of great things about Neumos, the club that’s
Walking Papers highlights one of the great strengths of the Seattle music

Walking Papers highlights one of the great strengths of the Seattle music

Walking Papers highlights one of the great strengths of the Seattle music scene: its incestuous, collaborative nature. Since so many musicians play in so many… Continue reading

Walking Papers highlights one of the great strengths of the Seattle music
Kudos to Denton, Texas’ Midlake for doing what few bands have been

Kudos to Denton, Texas’ Midlake for doing what few bands have been

Kudos to Denton, Texas’ Midlake for doing what few bands have been able to do: make a record that retains a sense of identity despite… Continue reading

Kudos to Denton, Texas’ Midlake for doing what few bands have been
You might not know it, but this long-running Southern California punk band,

You might not know it, but this long-running Southern California punk band,

You might not know it, but this long-running Southern California punk band, in addition to its own legacy, has spawned countless other acts for decades.… Continue reading

You might not know it, but this long-running Southern California punk band,
The rock legend, who died in 1970 from an overdose of barbiturates,

The rock legend, who died in 1970 from an overdose of barbiturates,

The rock legend, who died in 1970 from an overdose of barbiturates, would have turned 71 today—which may seem ancient by guitar-hero standards, but here’s… Continue reading

The rock legend, who died in 1970 from an overdose of barbiturates,
His favorite targets include the homeless, Asian shop owners, security guards, and

His favorite targets include the homeless, Asian shop owners, security guards, and

His favorite targets include the homeless, Asian shop owners, security guards, and cabbies. With an unwavering stare and nerves of steel, he aims his video… Continue reading

His favorite targets include the homeless, Asian shop owners, security guards, and
Chris Shiflett (front, in hat) and the Dead Peasants.

This co-headlining tour was born when Chris Shiflett, whose day job as

This co-headlining tour was born when Chris Shiflett, whose day job as guitarist for Foo Fighters, signed a deal for side project the Dead Peasants… Continue reading

Chris Shiflett (front, in hat) and the Dead Peasants.
An evening with Bazan, Walla, and the Long Winters (pictured): a perfect networking opportunity.

Here’s a helpful hint to all the aspiring indie rockers out there:

Here’s a helpful hint to all the aspiring indie rockers out there: Go to this show! The top-billed performers—Bazan, Walla, and the Winters’ John Roderick—are… Continue reading

An evening with Bazan, Walla, and the Long Winters (pictured): a perfect networking opportunity.
Mike Doughty doesn’t exactly know why he’s doing what he’s doing on

Mike Doughty doesn’t exactly know why he’s doing what he’s doing on

Mike Doughty doesn’t exactly know why he’s doing what he’s doing on his current tour, but he’s doing it anyway. He’s excavating songs from his… Continue reading

Mike Doughty doesn’t exactly know why he’s doing what he’s doing on
On aesthetics alone, Andrew W.K. may seem an unlikely choice to sing

On aesthetics alone, Andrew W.K. may seem an unlikely choice to sing

On aesthetics alone, Andrew W.K. may seem an unlikely choice to sing 35 classic Ramones songs alongside longtime Ramones drummer Marky Ramone on his latest… Continue reading

On aesthetics alone, Andrew W.K. may seem an unlikely choice to sing
1. The 42-year-old singer/songwriter’s sixth LP, The Worse Things Get, The Harder

1. The 42-year-old singer/songwriter’s sixth LP, The Worse Things Get, The Harder

1. The 42-year-old singer/songwriter’s sixth LP, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You, is receiving… Continue reading

1. The 42-year-old singer/songwriter’s sixth LP, The Worse Things Get, The Harder
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Despite having already recorded Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Mudhoney, it wasn’t until Jack

Despite having already recorded Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Mudhoney, it wasn’t until Jack Endino wandered into a Hamburg bar to meet ’60s psychedelia purveyors Blue Cheer… Continue reading

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Photo by Denee Petracek.

Ty Segall promises that his latest LP Sleeper will be his only

Ty Segall promises that his latest LP Sleeper will be his only solo release this year. That might be a strange statement for most artists,… Continue reading

Photo by Denee Petracek.
A lot of artists fear sobriety will zap them of their creative

A lot of artists fear sobriety will zap them of their creative

A lot of artists fear sobriety will zap them of their creative potency. A lot of them would be right. Take Aerosmith, for example. No… Continue reading

A lot of artists fear sobriety will zap them of their creative
Los Angeles band Redd Kross, led by brothers Jeff and Steve McDonald,

Los Angeles band Redd Kross, led by brothers Jeff and Steve McDonald,

Los Angeles band Redd Kross, led by brothers Jeff and Steve McDonald, has had a long and storied career, releasing its first EP in 1980… Continue reading

Los Angeles band Redd Kross, led by brothers Jeff and Steve McDonald,
With his slogan-bearing trucker hats, his oversized glasses, and a career that

With his slogan-bearing trucker hats, his oversized glasses, and a career that

With his slogan-bearing trucker hats, his oversized glasses, and a career that has balanced a rigorous stand-up schedule with steady acting work, Judah Friedlander is… Continue reading

With his slogan-bearing trucker hats, his oversized glasses, and a career that
Perhaps more than any other band at Bumbershoot this year, Savannah, Ga.’s

Perhaps more than any other band at Bumbershoot this year, Savannah, Ga.’s

Perhaps more than any other band at Bumbershoot this year, Savannah, Ga.’s boundary-pushing metal act Baroness finds itself in transition. After the band’s tour bus… Continue reading

Perhaps more than any other band at Bumbershoot this year, Savannah, Ga.’s
Photo by Samuel John Butt.

Holing themselves up in the studio for six months, the three members

Holing themselves up in the studio for six months, the three members of the Berlin-based electronic supergroup Moderat–a collaboration between Modeselektor and Apparat–finally emerged with… Continue reading

Photo by Samuel John Butt.
The Smith Westerns. Photo by: Sandy Kim.

On its third record, Soft Will, Chicago trio Smith Westerns have grown

On its third record, Soft Will, Chicago trio Smith Westerns have grown up and slowed down a bit. Whereas its second release, Dye It Blonde,… Continue reading

The Smith Westerns. Photo by: Sandy Kim.