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What's F'n Next? FIDLAR
Los Angeles, California
Ask FIDLAR bassist Brandon Schwartzel some basic questions about his band, and his answers reflect more than a bit of weariness with the rigmarole of publicity and music journalism.
| March 19, 2013
The empowerment of Kate Nash
Singer-songwriter Kate Nash was recently named a Global Ambassador for the Because I Am a Girl initiative, which aims to give females in developing countries the opportunity for a better life.
| March 05, 2013
Desaparecidos experience rebirth
In 2001, Desaparecidos were just another band formed by Conor Oberst, already a veteran of the Omaha music scene at the tender age of 21.
| February 20, 2013
There’s hope for the Vaccines
Every few years, a guitar band forms and swaggers up the charts on the strength of music that captures the UK's youthful zeitgeist.
| January 23, 2013
The bright lights of Ellie Goulding
Long before Ellie Goulding hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in summer 2012 with "Lights" — a starry-eyed dance-floor trifle with subtle neo-disco beats and sleek keyboard burbles — the singer-songwriter was a star in her native England.
| January 18, 2013
Starting the party — and ending it — with Bad Rabbits
Cellars by Starlight
In late November, Boston's self-proclaimed "post-R&B" band Bad Rabbits released a new song called "We Can Roll."
| December 21, 2012
Tegan & Sara set a new sound
If there were any question that confessional pop darlings Tegan and Sara were heading in a new direction with their forthcoming album, Heartthrob (Warner Bros), the upbeat new single "Closer" dispells these doubts.
| December 12, 2012
The Corin Tucker Band let it rip
On a recent Sunday night at Cleveland's Grog Shop, a small but devoted crowd shimmied enthusiastically as the Corin Tucker Band ripped through most of their new album, Kill My Blues.
| September 25, 2012
Bloc Party regain their post-punk edge
When Bloc Party announced in 2009 that they were taking a break, the band's future was a big question mark.
| September 14, 2012
Maximo Park | The National Health
Straight to the Sun (2012)
Maximo Park have always slipped through the cracks in the US, a fact that borders on the criminal: besides being one of the most consistent post-Britpop acts around, the Newcastle quintet is also one of the genre's most adventurous bands.
| September 04, 2012
Nü Sensae | Sundowning
Grunge-punk shriekers Nü Sensae hail from Vancouver, and originally formed as the duo of bassist/vocalist Andrea Lukic and drummer Daniel Pitout.
| August 21, 2012
mewithoutYou delve deeper into storytelling
A new voice
During the last few years, each member of mewithoutYou returned to college in between musical pursuits.
| August 07, 2012
The experimental fusion of Liars
When Liars first emerged a decade ago, their post-punk thrashing, no-wave abrasion, and feral howls felt dangerous — the sound of a zombie apocalypse before it was trendy.
| July 17, 2012
Empires | Garage Hymns
In 2011, Empires came tantalizingly close to winning a record deal and a Rolling Stone cover story after making it to the final four of the magazine's "Do You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star?" contest.
| June 19, 2012
The preservation of Carolina Chocolate Drops
Seeing a Carolina Chocolate Drops concert is a transformative experience — and not just because of the old-time string band's immense talents and diverse instrumentation.
| May 29, 2012
Porcelain Raft eases out of the shadows
Although Porcelain Raft released their debut full-length, Strange Weekend (Secretly Canadian), earlier this year, the project's mastermind, Mauro Remiddi, is no novice.
| May 22, 2012
The Feelies look back by moving forward
Legendary New Jersey underground rockers the Feelies have always existed outside genre boundaries.
| May 08, 2012
The Cribs | In The Belly Of the Brazen Bull
Wichita Records (2012)
In the 2000s, the Cribs initially drew comparisons to the Libertines, the Strokes, and other rag-tag rockers when they formed in West Yorkshire, England.
| May 01, 2012
Diamond Rugs | Diamond Rugs
Deer Tick ringleader John McCauley doesn't know what to do with himself if he isn't making music.
| April 24, 2012
Maps & Atlases | Beware And Be Grateful
Early in their career, Maps & Atlases reveled in being math-rock whizzes fond of sparkly percussion, frantic tempos, and finger-tapped guitars.
| April 17, 2012
The Current Issue
Table of Contents
Where To Follow Me
| March 24, 2013 at 11:09 AM
Mo Takes His Turn
March 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM
[Q&A] KMFDM's Sascha Konietzko on art, Columbine and having balls
On The Download
| March 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM
See this film series: The Belmont World Film Series @ Studio Cinema in Belmont
Outside The Frame
| March 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM
See this film: This is Spinal Tap [with post-film talk by expert from Acoustical Society of America] @ the Coolidge
March 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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