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After walking away from Oasis in 2009, Noel Gallagher, the band’s chief

After walking away from Oasis in 2009, Noel Gallagher, the band's chief songwriter, took a few years off before resurfacing in Noel Gallagher's High Flying… Continue reading

Xavier Rudd is a big deal in his native Australia, a modern

Xavier Rudd is a big deal in his native Australia, a modern troubadour with an earthy vibe and a thick beard, whose latest album Spirit… Continue reading

Frank VeronskyIt’s hard to find a through line in Joe Jackson’s eclectic

Frank VeronskyIt's hard to find a through line in Joe Jackson's eclectic career other than Joe Jackson. The British singer-songwriter made a name for himself… Continue reading

The Foghorns are always searching for new flavors.

The Foghorns: Buckets and Mops

The band pulls from bluegrass, Brooklyn, and anything under the kitchen sink.

The Foghorns are always searching for new flavors.

Band: The Great UmRelease: What the People WantLabel: Self-releasedRelease date: Out nowThis

Band:The Great UmRelease:What the People WantLabel: Self-releasedRelease date: Out nowThis Seattle trio play KEXP-style indie rock with clean guitar tones and an affinity for '60s… Continue reading

Obituary, in a quieter place.

Metal Memories

Obituary's John Tardy on his band's retrospective tour.

Obituary, in a quieter place.
His real name's not Edward.

Not Ed Yet

Alex Ebert explains how Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros got Here.

His real name's not Edward.

Tampa, Florida’s Obituary were instrumental in helping to define the death metal

Tampa, Florida's Obituary were instrumental in helping to define the death metal movement of the late 1980s, and the band has been at it ever… Continue reading

Band: Young Fresh FellowsRelease: Tiempo de LujoLabel: Yep RocRelease date: Out nowReportedly

Band: Young Fresh FellowsRelease:Tiempo de LujoLabel: Yep RocRelease date: Out nowReportedly recorded in just 12 hours - that's an hour per song - the latest… Continue reading

After experimenting with a variety of styles and declaring the album format

After experimenting with a variety of styles and declaring the album format dead, psychedelic hard rock band The Cult came roaring back in 2012 with… Continue reading

Band: Just Like VinylRelease: Black MassLabel: Superball MusicRelease date: August 28thRising from

Band:Just Like VinylRelease:Black MassLabel: Superball MusicRelease date: August 28thRising from the ashes of post-hardcore trio The Fall of Troy, the second album from Thomas Erak's… Continue reading

Dead Can Dance, the decades-spanning musical collaboration between Brendan Perry and Lisa

Dead Can Dance, the decades-spanning musical collaboration between Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard, has always been hard to define, incorporating pieces of art-rock, ambient and… Continue reading

It was with great sadness that I read this morning that Tony

It was with great sadness that I read this morning that Tony Sly, the singer, guitarist and principal songwriter for the San Jose, California punk… Continue reading

Karaoke's Napster Moment

Karaoke’s Napster Moment

A string of lawsuits in western Washington has turned the industry upside down.

Karaoke's Napster Moment

Shervin LainezRegina Spektor is one of those polarizing performers. People either love

Shervin LainezRegina Spektor is one of those polarizing performers. People either love her idiosyncratic and unfiltered approach to songwriting or they are totally put off… Continue reading

For the past 20 years, Simi Valley, California’s Strung Out has been

For the past 20 years, Simi Valley, California's Strung Out has been combining the blistering tempos of punk rock with the precision musicianship of metal… Continue reading

Tell Me About Strung Out's Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues

Tell Me About Strung Out’s Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues

Jason Cruz talks about making a record before it's written.

Tell Me About Strung Out's Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues

Influential industrial metal band Fear Factory have long been fascinated with futuristic

Influential industrial metal band Fear Factory have long been fascinated with futuristic imagery and cerebral sci-fi lyrics, which seem a perfect fit for the band's… Continue reading

Tell Me About Foster the People's Torches

Tell Me About Foster the People’s Torches

Drummer Mark Pontius on life after "Pumped Up Kicks."

Tell Me About Foster the People's Torches

The past 12 months have been pretty amazing for the three dudes

The past 12 months have been pretty amazing for the three dudes of L.A.'s Foster the People. Fueled by the success of their breakout single,… Continue reading