The music found itself somewhere in the middle of manic and mellow.
The band’s new release, Hagbulbia, will break your ears.
Getting into David Bowie just as his Spiders From Mars line-up was breaking up, just missing them in Boston.
In the Vietnam era, high schoolers working behind the scenes in entertainment were rare. Washington, DC’s Leonard Schwab was an exception.
Ray Davies, the Kinks and the perfect English pop song.
Could an anthem of death and torture be just as moving as a sweet love song?
Second City Sounds of the 1960s and 70s.
A condensed history of Yacht Rock and the power of Michael McDonald.
Fears of the draft, trippy meditations, hormonally charged chaos, and industrial noise were fused as The Piece Kor immortalized the sound of exurban America bursting at the seams in the late-1960s.
Twenty-nine years of emotional intensity from Modest Mouse.
How it all went wrong.
The Piece Kor, and their blistering single “Words of the Raven” b/w “All I Want is My Baby Back."
The rapper Slug has put together a body of writing unprecedented in the history of music.
The Web used to be something anarchist hippies did in yurts.
And Billy would’ve done well in the Brill Building.
DaPonte was a brilliant, witty lecturer, his only critics bores who claimed his style concealed a lack of learning.
Is “Red Dress” an Internet joke or an avant-garde triumph?
A review of Chris Gregory’s Determined to Stand: The Reinvention of Bob Dylan, a masterful combination of the genres.
Nobody should bless Robert E. Lee.
New albums by Native Daughters Amythyst Kiah and Allison Russell.
New albums by Alan Jackson and Dillon Carmichael show that the circle is unbroken.
Three songs from the Boule Noir, beginning with the following message: "Thank you for resisting George Bush and his fucking war."
An excerpt from a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience.
A mix of pro-shot and amateur video from the band's set, sandwiched between Hole and The Smashing Pumpkins.
The title track from the album out November 5 on Matador Records.
One of the last great performances on Saturday Night Live, promoting the release of Kid A.
New music video by Bruce Willen for the band's expanded Sophisticated Urban Living album, out today on Thrill Jockey.
Playing in a packed Seattle record store 8 days before the release of Nevermind, allegedly the show that made Kurt Cobain realize his band was going to be huge.
A new experimental noise album out now on No Rent Records.
From Strange Parallel, a short documentary by Steve Hanft on the musician and the making of his 1998 album XO.