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Animal Collective brace for success

"It seems like a challenge to make something that you have to pay a lot of attention to," says Josh Dibbs.
By: JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  February 26, 2013


The EDMmys

We just wrapped award-show season — so to prevent withdrawal, we asked some top DJs, representing diverse sounds, to nominate favorites within some creative categories.
By: SCOTT KEARNAN  |  February 26, 2013


Stroke of Genius: Claude VonStroke's ascension

Somewhere along the line, it seems dance music became a contest — to determine who can fist-pump the highest and glow-in-the-dark the brightest.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  February 20, 2013


Primordial Sounds’ label-ready learning curve

Cellars by Starlight
Noah Bond's Allston apartment looks like an antique shop.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  February 20, 2013


What's F'n Next? Caveman

Brooklyn, New York
Most people are probably sick to death of Brooklyn being a hipster's paradise where dinks with moustaches tatted on their fingers drive fixed-gear bikes to Williamsburg bars to pay $6.50 for a can of PBR.
By: MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  February 20, 2013


Pallbearer survive extinction

We all know that there is nothing more metal than a war.
By: DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  February 20, 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.
By: ANNIE ZALESKI  |  February 20, 2013


Dreamy Décor: ''Dream House'' Closing Party

In the art world, "commercial" and "decorative" often seem like dirty words. Molly Rosner embraces them.
By: JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  February 13, 2013


Prime time for Eric Prydz

This month, Eric Prydz launches the dark, atmospheric party Black Dice, his first American residency, at Vegas's Wynn — and he's still finding time to hit Boston's PRIME Nightclub at Umbria Prime on Saturday, February 16.
By: SCOTT KEARNAN  |  February 13, 2013


What's F'n Next? Bad Books

Atlanta, Georgia
Andy Hull is doing just fine with the introspective and sometimes angst-tinged alt-rock of Manchester Orchestra, and Brooklyn-based Kevin Devine has built up a solid following with his own singer/songwriter thing.
By: MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  February 12, 2013


The Year Million mature into the now

Cellars by Starlight
It's a chilly winter night in Allston, and I'm huddled around a table at Deep Ellum with the Year Million, discussing the band's just-released EP Broken Circuits .
By: MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  February 12, 2013


Wild Belle push magical buttons

Wild Belle's multi-ethnic allegiances — Afropop, reggae, and rocksteady — fuse into American indie-pop and classic rock. Results are, at varying times, tropical, tepid, and tempestuous.
By: REYAN ALI  |  February 11, 2013


Czarface soars above the clouds

This week 7LES and Inspectah Deck drop Czarface , a full-length work of adventurous genius revolving around a metal-clad protagonist who feeds on destruction.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 11, 2013


Interview: Peter Hook taps into the unknown

Peter Hook is in a peculiar situation.
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  February 06, 2013


Liam Hayes’s Swan Dive

This year brings two revelations from Chicago-born pop/soul/torch-singer Liam Hayes of Plush.
By: JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  February 04, 2013


Kingsley Flood declare new Battles

Cellars by Starlight
For a songwriter as simple and direct as Naseem Khuri, the band he's built around himself is surprisingly multi-faceted.
By: JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  February 01, 2013


What's F'n Next? Chvrches

Glasgow, Scotland
If you are in a band and you've heard of Chvrches, you probably hate them.
By: DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  February 01, 2013


Listen to WFNX's ''Super Bowie'' weekend

Pregame show begins Saturday at 9 am. Hosted by Gene Genie.
Pregame show begins Saturday at 9 am. Hosted by Gene Genie.
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  February 01, 2013


The Lumineers aim for the rafters

Jeremiah Fraites isn't famous — at least not yet. The drummer of the Lumineers, the folk trio who experienced an outrageously fruitful 2012, is talking to me two days before appearing on the January 19 Saturday Night Live, but he doesn't sound convinced that his band have crossed the fame threshold.
By: REYAN ALI  |  February 01, 2013


Mumford & Sons' material ways

Mumford & Sons — the poster children du jour for the bearded, be-flannelled, and dancing-barefoot-in-the-barn folk-lovers — are not easy to get on the phone these days.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  January 30, 2013


Katie Crutchfield's travels

Waxahatchee's American Weekend was my favorite record of 2012, an 11-song collection of downcast acoustic-guitar ballads laced with raw, pointed poetry, home-recorded over a week at Katie Crutchfield's childhood home in Birmingham, Alabama.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  January 30, 2013

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