Feb. 2 2016
DJ Quik might not have technically invented g-funk, but he sure as hell owns it
Jan. 26 2016
It's not often I get to say this, so soak it in: Go see some ska! Pick it up, pick it up, pick it up!
Jan. 19 2016
Chuck Ragan is best known as the frontman for punk band Hot Water Music, but lately he's been playing an earthier, earnest rock 'n' roll sound reminiscent of Bruce Springsteen
Jan. 12 2016
Segall changes his M.O. every time he releases a new album, going from acoustic rock to noisy garage sounds, and from wildly heavy psychedelia to a more glam-inspired sound
Jan. 5 2016
Long before 808s and Heartbreak, there was Egyptian Lover. The L.A. producer combined hip-hop, electro, sexiness and sadness way back in the early '80s
Dec. 29 2015
I've seen Hot Chip perform live, and they know how to get a dance party going. Members of the band will be DJing at this show, instead of playing their own songs, but something tells me a dance party's...
Dec. 22 2015
There generally aren't that many live shows happening on Christmas Eve, but you can always count on this Casbah tradition, in which local musicians play covers of Rolling Stones songs. It's a rockin' good...
Dec. 15 2015
Last week I sought wisdom from Ghostface Killah's surrealist lyrics on the music feature page (go back and read it if you missed it). The Wu-Tang MVP is a master wordsmith and one of the best emcees in...
Dec. 8 2015
ick Lowe is a songwriting legend. He's had his share of new wave hits (and one song made famous by Elvis Costello), and he's bringing a special holiday-themed show complete with backing from surf-rock...
Dec. 1 2015
Snoop Dogg might be some distance from his heyday, but the dude’s still entertaining as hell
Nov. 24 2015
I remember first hearing The Bird and The Bee after several glasses of champagne on a New Year's Eve
Nov. 17 2015
Country music is closer than ever to pop music these days, but the interesting thing about its evolution is the surge of really excellent country
Nov. 10 2015
The UK's Squeeze have been playing perfect new wave pop since the late '70s, and they're still going with their first new set of songs since the '90s, and a back catalog worthy of celebration
Nov. 3 2015
King Diamond is heavy metal's reigning monarch. The corpse-painted former frontman of Mercyful Fate is playing his classic album Abigail in its entirety, and it's sure to be a dark, dramatic spectacle
Oct. 27 2015
Failure reunited last year after being broken up for 17 years, and I couldn't be happier
Oct. 20 2015
Last year, Twin Sister changed their name to Mr. Twin Sister, and with the change came a transition toward an ethereal disco sound. That metamorphosis was for the better, as their 2014 self-titled album...
Oct. 13 2015
I've seen Twin Shadow several times. Their synth-heavy new-wave sound always makes for moody, sexy fun
Oct. 6 2015
Neil Young needs no introduction. The Canadian singer/songwriter's name is on many of the best albums ever released
Sept. 29 2015
I just recently discovered Me, the debut album by Lorely Rodriguez, aka, Empress Of. It's a beautiful set of ethereal, electronic pop songs and it's a rare set of music that immediately endears itself...
Sept. 22 2015
Titus Andronicus' new album, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, is 90-plus minutes of conceptual punk that's highbrow, yet unbelievably catchy


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