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Pixies’ Black Francis and Paz Lenchantin On Head Carrier and Replacing Kim Deal

Black Francis is at a car dealership having his van repaired. It isn’t clear where an interviewer would’ve expected the Pixies frontman to be, exactly, but when he mentions his location over the phone one recent morning, the utilitarian banality of it still registers as a surprise. Show More Summary

A Brief Interview with Muppets Drummer Animal, Who's Playing Outside Lands

The following story is featured in the latest issue of our print quarterly,  The Pitchfork Review. Subscribe to the magazine here. Forget about the LCD Soundsystem reunion, Radiohead mystery concerts, and those Dead & Company resurrections. Show More Summary

Wedding Bells at a Headbanger’s ?Ball: Getting Married at Ozzfest

The following story is featured in the latest issue of our print quarterly,  The Pitchfork Review. Subscribe to the magazine here. On August 14, 2004, the Wisconsin village of East Troy was a beautiful place to get married. The sky over the Alpine Valley Music Theatre, an outdoor amphitheater nestled among lush hills, was clear and blue. Show More Summary

Margo Price’s Spirit Animal Is George Costanza

Our interview series Icebreaker features artists talking about things—some strange, some amusing, some meaningful—that just might reveal their true selves. This edition features no-nonsense country throwback Margo Price, whose debut album Midwest Farmer’s Daughter is out now via Third Man. Show More Summary

Frank Ocean's Boys Don't Cry: The Complete Timeline

When Frank Ocean released his debut album channel ORANGE, Psy’s “ Gangnam Style ” was an internet sensation, CERN had just discovered the Higgs boson, Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney would soon be a meme, iTunes Ping was still a thing, and an Ice Age movie was debuting at the box office. Show More Summary

9 Record-Related Records Jack White Could Break

Earlier this week, Jack White and his Third Man Records announced plans for something big: They’re going to be the first people to play a record in space. This is just the latest in a long line of stunts by Third Man and White, who at this point might as well be called the Willy Wonka of records. Show More Summary

The Urban Malaise of The Strokes' Is This It, 15 Years On

It was fall 2010, and I’d given up on sleep. At night I woke up every couple hours to worry about my job, which combined 70-hour weeks with constant cross-country travel and a boss who regularly talked of jumping ship. When I talkedShow More Summary

Gallant Will Annihilate You in a Game of Settlers of Catan

Our interview series Icebreaker features artists talking about things—some strange, some amusing, some meaningful—that just might reveal their true selves. This edition features the elastic-voiced R&B singer/songwriter Gallant, who recently released his debut album, Ology, and is on tour now. What’s your favorite board game? Settlers of Catan. Show More Summary

What Makes a Great Rock Doc in 2016?

The opening sequence of the new film Miss Sharon Jones! flirts dangerously with cliché. A narrator guides viewers through a montage of stills, performance clips, and Sharon Jones 101 talking points: Though she was blessed with the voice...Show More Summary

Women’s Beat League Wants to Close Electronic Music’s Gender Gap, One Synth Class at a Time

“So who here hasn’t had a chance to set this up?” The eight women standing around the plastic table set near the center of the cavernous concrete space that is Portland, Oregon’s S1 Gallery scan each other for a response. After a beat, a young lady dressed in a crisp pinstriped shirt timidly raises her hand. Show More Summary

7 Times Uncle Tupelo Predicted This Political Mess We’re In

Uncle Tupelo was never really a political band, but the group had a socially conscious side. Like most of their alt-country peers, the influential trio (and later quintet) often romanticized a working class sensibility they absorbed in their hometown, the St. Show More Summary

The Radical Self-Respect of Fiona Apple’s “Sleep to Dream,” 20 Years On

“Now, when I listen to your shit, I hear similarities. I actually wanted to work with him [Jon Brion] so I could be like the rap version of you. That was one of my main goals. The albums that inspired me for Late Registration were your first one, Tidal, and Portishead’s Dummy, but especially your lyrics and how you sing. Show More Summary

Michelle Obama’s Best Music Moments

Last night, Michelle Obama joined “ Late Late Show ” host James Corden on his recurring “Carpool Karaoke” segment. The First Lady sang Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours,” Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” (complete with dance...Show More Summary

Henry Rollins on How Suicide’s Alan Vega Changed His Life

Among Gen-Xers favoring subterranean sounds, if Suicide and Alan Vega happened to land on their radar, the person to thank was most likely Henry Rollins. Aside from his post-Black Flag jazz-punk outfit Rollins Band and his surprisingly...Show More Summary

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