May 24 2016
I was an early adopter of AlunaGeorge's bass-inspired R&B sound back when they released "You Know You Like It" about four years ago
May 17 2016
I've seen Titus Andronicus a few times, and without fail they always provide one hell of a punk rock show
May 10 2016
The best cover song I've heard this year so far is Charles Bradley's take on Black Sabbath ballad "Changes."
May 3 2016
Kool Keith is a hip-hop legend. He made a name for himself in the '80s with Ultramagnetic MCs before later adopting the Dr. Octagon persona in the '90s
April 26 2016
Synth-pop outfit Body of Light have a sinister melodic sound that exists in the meeting place between darkwave, coldwave and new wave, with a little old-school industrial for good measure
April 19 2016
I've seen Deafheaven play the last three times they've made their way to San Diego, and each time has been incredible
April 12 2016
ay Electronica's "Exhibit C" is, without question, one of the best rap tracks of the last decade. Now, since then he's been less than prolific, and to date he hasn't released a proper album but that doesn't...
April 5 2016
Spencer Moody is best known as the frontman of The Murder City Devils, though he's had other bands since, including noisy punks Smoke & Smoke
March 29 2016
Punk supergroup Head Wound City, featuring members of The Locust, Blood Brothers and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, reunited last year after more than a decade of inactivity
March 22 2016
Polica plays a synth-based sound that's sophisticated with a jagged edge. Their new single "Wedding" is a jam, and its Sesame Street-inspired video juxtaposes some fucked-up looking muppets with themes...
March 15 2016
Bassist and singer/songwriter Esperanza Spalding has made an interesting transition into Prince-inspired psychedelic funk on new album Emily's D+Evolution
March 8 2016
Eleanor Friedberger rose to prominence as half of eclectic duo The Fiery Furnaces, but if you ask me her solo material has surpassed that band's
March 1 2016
Protomartyr released one of last year's best albums, The Agent Intellect, which was an abrasive and dark take on post-punk
Feb. 23 2016
Local soul diva Andra Day has become something of an R&B sensation, earning herself a Grammy nomination this year
Feb. 16 2016
Dr. Dog is a solid rock band with a long track record of crowd-pleasing records, but if I'm being totally honest, Hop Along is the band I'm really excited about here. The Philly band's 2015 album Painted...
Feb. 9 2016
Wednesday, February 10 PLAN A: Idiot Glee @ Whistle Stop. Kentucky's Idiot Glee does pop with synth-driven ambiance, artful textures and an easy-to-like weirdness. Groove with them up close a
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


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