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"Punk's gonna get really good in the next four years." On the evening of Nov. 8, around 11 p.m., I saw about a half-dozen variations of this tweet. more

Nov 29, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

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Photo by Heather Hunter

"I make more songs than I can remember." Kool Keith isn't lying. The prolific Bronx-based rapper born Keith Thornton has at least 26 albums to his name. more

Nov 22, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

Warpaint doesn't care what you think. Over the course of 12-plus years, the Los Angeles quartet has worked to refine their genre-busting brand of moody, atmospheric rock without a care for much outside of their own creative impulses. more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

Never ask a musician about their influences. It's bad form. A rookie mistake. To paraphrase that Boromir meme, one does not simply ask a musician about their influences. I've lived long enough more

Nov 8, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

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Photo by Kathryn Lipman

High Bias may be the total Purling Hiss package in one recording, but that doesn't mean Polizze is ready to rest on his laurels. more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

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Photo by Chris Martindale

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 more

Oct 25, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

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Photo Zack Smith

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 of speaking, I was a teenage Morphine ... more

Oct 18, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

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. more

Oct 11, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

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Photo by Tom Sheehan

Oct 4, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

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. more

Sep 27, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

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Photo by Derrick Santini

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. more

Sep 20, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

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 more

Sep 13, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

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 skills, his vision and his valor. more

Sep 7, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

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Photo by Adrià Serarols Llorens

Aug 30, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

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Photo by Alberto Sanchez

Grrrl Independent Ladies evolved from a festival that Mendoza hosted in 2015 on International Women's Day featuring female musicians from Tijuana. more

Aug 23, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

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Photo by Chris Lee

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. more

Aug 17, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

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Photo by Otis Caldwell

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. more

Aug 10, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

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. more

Aug 2, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

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 singer/songwriter's stunning deb... more

Jul 26, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

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 more

Jul 19, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature