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Sept. 2 2015
These days, Diet Cig—a budding young band based out of New Paltz, New York—is becoming known far and wide for its ultra-catchy pop-rock, penned by Luciano and powered by punk energy and the...
Aug. 26 2015
Funk lives on, generations after its renaissance in the ’60s and ’70s, and few artists have done more in recent years to keep that pocket deep than Los Angeles musician Damon Riddick, better...
Aug. 19 2015
Live performance is the essence of who Savages are and what they do. In a phone call from a hotel room in Italy between festival performances, Thompson explains that, for a while, it was the only thing...
Aug. 12 2015
Raekwon the Chef isnt much of a destiny guy. The Staten Island rapper is more of the you-create-your-own kind. But its impossible not to think that Only Built 4 Cuban Linx is the album he was destined...
Aug. 5 2015
Circuit des Yeux’s new album In Plain Speech, released in May via Thrill Jockey, is also indirectly a result of Fohr’s own soul searching about the role of an artist and her relationship to...
July 29 2015
Modern rock can mean any number of things, but for the Delta Saints it’s a swampy sound with a kick, born of their native bayou surroundings
July 22 2015
When he picks up the phone to chat with CityBeat, Matt Pike is in his part-time home of New Orleans, where hes nursing a painful broken toeit looks like a huge sausage, he saysand a nagging case of...
July 15 2015
"It`s hard to talk about this stuff as if I know what Im talking about. Doug Martsch doesnt give himself enough credit. The guitarist, vocalist and songwriter who has fronted Built to Spill since...
July 7 2015
What's most striking about the songs on Spellbreaker, and what makes the "post-riot grrrl" description so apt, is Liscomb's development as a frontwoman
July 1 2015
Nothing Sannhet does is accidental. For bands that play noisy music with guitars, this might go against logic or conventional wisdom
June 24 2015
Jacco Gardner is a self-proclaimed dreamer. And not the inspirational-quote-on-a-bumper-sticker type, either. The 27-year-old Dutch singer/songwriter is much more of the literal kind
June 16 2015
“I hate that shit,” says Pearson, over coffee in Mission Hills. “I like the concept and ethics of hardcore and punk. It’s so important..."
June 10 2015
In February, Le Chateau released their self-titled debut EP, and its a stunning document of the unexpected musical synergy these three individuals create
June 3 2015
Halfway through a phone interview on a May evening before his band heads out on tour, Ceremony guitar player Anthony Anzaldo grows ponderous
May 27 2015
The lonely (Daniels word) process of self-producing Transference also led to the decision to work with two big name producers for its follow-up, They Want My Soul, which Spoon released...
May 20 2015
Before writing and recording new album Crooked Doors, Mlny Parsonz, frontwoman of Atlanta-based hard rock outfit Royal Thunder, went through a pretty intense period of life change
May 13 2015
On Ex Hexs debut album Rips, released last year on Merge Records, you wont find a single note out of place. Each of its 12 tracks is concise and streamlined (not a single one pushing the four-minute...
May 6 2015
Even on the phone, Larry Parypas natural cool is unmistakable. The guitarist and founder of 60s garage rock pioneers The Sonics is direct, devoid of pretense and unfazed by his bands astonishing resurgence...
April 29 2015
Staying fresh as a band for 20 years is difficult, no matter what you sound like. But when youre a band like Providence, Rhode Island duo Lightning Boltwith all their frenetic, high-energy sounds coming...
April 22 2015
Its not all about Katie Crutchfield. The 26-year-old Philadelphia singer/songwriter, who performs and records under the name Waxahatchee, has released three albums of detailed and intimate indie-pop songs...


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