AMERICA’S well-documented independent music scene once valued tour-van mileage, lean living, anti-commercialism and a layer of sonic inscrutability. The DIY work ethic of the 1980s and ‘90s meant everything from booking your own gigs to pressing your own debut single, if necessary. Would-be scribes wrote criticism in Xeroxed zines, published in copy shops. It was more concerned with a grassroots revolution in sound than SoundScan figures—the pre-internet gauge of sales.
Sounds like: Lana Del Rey, Sharon Van Ettan, Cat Power Song: Kate Miller - Collar Up What's so good? A warm welcome to 19-year-old singer/songwriter Kate Miller. Miller hails from London, where she was discovered by Barry Blue durin... Read Post
This week, Lana Del Rey released another music video. This one’s for “Summertime Sadness” and follows in that DIY vintage style she did for “Video Games” and “National Anthem.” The Spice Girls also booked a gig. This time they’re se... Read Post