I wasn't into Duran Duran when they were popular, but with this one, that's changed.
More manic and moody obscurities from the mid-Atlantic.
In praise of Ellery Eskelin’s The Sun Died.
Concerts may be "back," but everyone is still uptight and anxious, and no one wants to admit it.
In 2021, most are finally on Lil Ugly Mane's miserable wavelength.
Gynt on the Rocks and the beginning of "punk musical theater" over 30 years ago in Lancing, West Sussex.
Seven flawless singles put out by Leonard Schwab’s Montgomery Records from 1965 to 1967.
The label that released Baltimore’s Teenbeat A Go Go also put out bizarre singles that laid waste to the confines of the conventional without losing any of early rock’s neanderthal charm.
Why does Duran Duran's recent critical resurgence make me grumpy?
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.
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.
Full show from New York when the band still only had one self-titled album out.
His band for the night: Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams.
New music video for a song Radiohead fans have been waiting to hear since 1996.
Full performance from the last real gathering of "flower children" when the rot was already setting in.
A new album self-released by Lil Ugly Mane.
The first four songs from the Baltimore band's new album, out in full early next year.
Full show from The Oz on the day that Kurt Cobain probably died.
A brief TV piece on the band's disastrous 1979 show in Cincinnati, where 11 people were killed in a stampede.
More than an hour of new music straight from Japan.