Oct. 25 2016
SubrosaPhoto by Chris Martindale In 2016, the world is getting a closer glimpse at what it might look like to live in a dystopian society. The planet as a whole isn't there yet, but the tipping
Oct. 18 2016
When I was in high school, Morphine was mine. We all had that band growing up. The one whose t-shirt you wore proudly, content in the fact that almost none of your peers knew who they were. In a manner...
Oct. 11 2016
It's less than 15 minutes into a conversation with Drew Andrews, frontman of Bit Maps, before the chat takes kind of a dark turn
Oct. 4 2016
When Chicago singer/songwriter Ryley Walker picks up the phone during a drive between stops on his North American tour, it's disorienting and a little bit hard to hear him
Sept. 27 2016
Turn on any commercial alternative rock station in America right now, and there's a good chance the DJ is going to play "You Don't Get Me High Anymore," the new single by synth-pop duo Phantogram
Sept. 20 2016
In some parallel universe, Mekons are huge rock stars. They're worshiped for their legacy as first-wave Brit punks and adored for spending four decades evolving into something else entirely
Sept. 13 2016
Photo by Rachael Pony Cassells Cass McCombs thrives on imperfection and spontaneity. The songwriter is notorious for beginning a song idea with lyrics and leaving his bandmates to improvise the r
Sept. 7 2016
YG embraced the opportunity to be mentioned in the same breath with Lamar. But Lamar’s shadow looms large over rap these days, and the 26-year-old YG also isn’t getting enough credit for his...
Aug. 30 2016
When Sam Shepherd picks up the phone, he's in his London studio, doing some early evening repairs on a vintage synthesizer. It's an image that seems a little out of step with the music he makes. As Floating...
Aug. 23 2016
Grrrl Independent Ladies evolved from a festival that Mendoza hosted in 2015 on International Women's Day featuring female musicians from Tijuana
Aug. 17 2016
As Digable Planets get ready for the next leg of their tour, however, Doodlebug says they’re also planning on doing something they haven’t done for a long time: Make new music
Aug. 10 2016
For as much press has been given to a supposed resurgence of vinyl, the increase in demand (and by extension, supply) has only added to the hurdles that record stores face
Aug. 2 2016
Jeremy Bolm knows something about getting kicked while you're down. The vocalist of Los Angeles post-hardcore band Touche Amore spent 2015 grieving his mother's death after a battle with cancer
July 26 2016
Too bad there's not a better way to say "wise beyond her years." Lucy Dacus deserves more. But it almost seems impossible to imagine anyone coming to a different conclusion after listening to the 21-year-old...
July 19 2016
About halfway through Inter Arma's new album Paradise Gallows sits a seven-minute slab of gloriously buzzy post-metal as high-minded and horizon-wide as anything the band has ever done
July 12 2016
Listeners of Fear of Men's second album, Fall Forever, are likely to notice there's something different about the UK-based indie pop outfit this time around
July 6 2016
Three songs into White Lung's new album, Paradise, the Vancouver band sends an immediate signal that things are changing
June 28 2016
Kevin Morby isn't flashy. He isn't known for on-stage antics, run-ins with the law or heroic battles with substance abuse
June 21 2016
This current 70-date tour of Pet Sounds is the last chance to hear it performed as a complete package, which increases the urgency behind it
June 15 2016
When listening to cellist Zoë Keating’s recordings, you could be forgiven for thinking you were hearing an entire orchestra


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