This post is sponsored by KEEN. 2014 is going to be an exciting year for music festivals and it’s time to start planning what days you’re going to be at SXSW, renewing your passport for Primavera Sound, and buying your passes for Coachella. So while you’re taking care of all that, we’ve pulled together this [...]
As a tribute to the Toronto concert film The Last Pogo, which captured many of the city’s first-wave punks playing the Horseshoe Tavern on 12/1/78, last month Fucked Up performed a set of covers from that legendary show at the same venue, just in time for its 35th anniversary. They did songs by the Secrets, [...]
Friday, December 6 Mortem The Stardust For the last 20 years, Peruvian quartet Mortem have made some of the best metal to come out of South America. Their uncompromising approach to brutal death...
Dick Dodd, the Standells singer and drummer whose magnificently defiant, sneering vocals continue to echo around the world, succumbed to cancer Friday night at age 68. Dodd's was one of Los Angele...
New Music Video ONE TO WATCH Some of the best artists that we end up sharing with you come to us from friends, personal recommendations and even by happy accident. My first encounter with Little War Twins came after friends reached out and when I finally did see them, they did not disappoint. Show More Summary
Time to play D.C. punk family tree: Before she led Helium or traded guitar solos with Carrie Brownstein in Wild Flag, Mary Timony was a member of the short-lived, badass Dischord band Autoclave. Christina Billotte, Timony’s Autoclave bandmate, went on to form Slant 6, who, for a few mid-’90s minutes, were absolutely the coolest band [...]
Glam revivalists the Darkness blessed us all roughly a decade ago with “I Believe In A Thing Called Love,” before coming to an end in 2006. But in the last few years they’ve been building up momentum after a reformation. This new single “The Horn” shows they haven’t lost any of their goofy charm as [...]
Summer Valentine recalls the deceitful serenity of indie pop’s slightest masterpieces, the ones you might put on for a chill, dimmed-light evening without full disclosure of their gloomy significance. It takes after Sharon Van Etten’s...Show More Summary
European Japandroids fans might recognize Be Forest from the Pesaro, Italy band’s stint opening for Vancouver’s nostalgic YOLO fist-pumpers. But as the new single “Colours” reveals, Be Forest doesn’t sound much like Japandroids. Rather, their take on pop-rock is as atmospheric as it is aerobic — sturdy backbeats laden with plentiful reverb, many layers of [...]
Here’s one of the stranger — and most strangely satisfying — remixes of the year. Justin Timberlake’s “TKO” was originally a workable but underwhelming second-tier 20/20 Experience single — just your average R&B-inflected dance-pop banger. Now it’s a hip-hop posse track on which JT barely features and a trio of top MCs show up to [...]
Another in my irregular series of sounds from around the globe that I've found while stumbling around the world wide web. Give these little crackers some time in your ears. Eazydarealeazy - Dirty Mind From: South Africa Jackson Fishauf...Show More Summary
Join Brooklyn-based musician (and former raw food blogger) Nicole Brenny as she recants a recent day in her life as she deals with the end of a relationship from a music and food perspective.
Kazuki Omori talks to the Asahi Shimbun about his film adaptation of Haruki Murakami's debut novel Hear the Wind Sing. "You cannot just let actors recite lines from Murakami's novels, because no Japanese person actually talks like his characters do,"...
Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads, plus free and legal live sets from around the internet. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Beta Radio: The Songs the Season Brings: Vol. 3 EP [mp3] Brooke and...
The OUPblog recommends Scottish classic literature. Kristin Hersh discusses the new Throwing Muses album with Rolling Stone. 25 online year-end "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including The Times Literary Supplement's...
Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads, plus free and legal live sets from around the internet. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Alejandro Escovedo: 2013-11-08, Los Angeles [mp3,ogg,flac] Alejandro Escovedo: "Beast of Burden (Rolling Stones...
Frank YangWho: Howe Gelb What: Prolific and unpredictable Giant Sand leader, singer, songwriter, and producer, equally adept at evoking the close-quartered intimacy and wide-open expanse of desert life. Why: Gelb’s new solo record The Coincidentalist will bring him back to town for the first time since he led his gospel-backed ‘Sno Angel Like You project […]
Following TV appearances in Germany and France earlier this month, Arcade Fire spent Thanksgiving performing their current single “Afterlife” on the UK’s Graham Norton Show. The band appeared in disco lights, accompanied by some skeletons. Watch below. Reflektor is out now via Merge.
Pearl Jam, who brought Carrie Brownstein onstage in Dallas earlier this month, did one better last night by reuniting the Portlandia star’s former band Sleater-Kinney for the first time in seven years. Pearl Jam ended their show at Portland’s Moda Center with a cover of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World” that featured hometown [...]
It’s been less than three months since Kim Shattuck made her debut as departing bassist Kim Deal’s replacement, but it seems that this new Pixies lineup has come to an end. In posts to Twitter and Facebook tonight, the Muffs leader revealed that she just learned the news and isn’t happy about it: Super disappointed [...]