Secretly Group And Other Indiana Music Businesses Issue Statement On Religious Freedom Restoration Act

By Chris DeVille / March 31, 2015
As a lifelong indie-rock listener, when I think Indiana, I think of Secretly Canadian, Jagjaguwar, and Dead Oceans, the triad of affiliated Bloomington-based record labels known as the Secretly Group. Unfortunately, recently the Hoosier State has been in the news for a more contentious reason: Indiana's governor signed into law the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoratio… More »


The Black Market: The Month In Metal – March 2015

By Michael Nelson / March 31, 2015
It seemed like every day of March brought with it a new controversy or calamity worthy of coverage here: There was the Ghost Bath hoax; the revelation that Lars Ulrich was to blame for the absence of bass on ...And Justice For All; the bizarre dissolution of Lord Mantis; the Liturgy album… More »


Watch Ad-Rock Give Advice To Teenage Girls

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 31, 2015
Rookie puts out a lot of great editorial and video content, but one of my personal favorites is their series "Ask A Grown Man" in which older male celebrities answer teen girls' questions about relationships, both social and romantic. TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, Pavement's Stephen Malkmus, and Run The JewelsMore »


Watch Future Islands Debut “The Chase” & “The Haunted” In The UK

By Chris DeVille / March 31, 2015
Future Islands are in the UK recording at Abbey Road, and they debuted two of their new songs Sunday at Sheffield Plug. "The Chase" is an uptempo new wave number in the vein of "Seasons (Waiting On You)," while "Haunted" is slightly more laid-back; imagine Future Islands putting their own melancholy spin on Bruce… More »


Refused Announce World Tour

By Chris DeVille / March 31, 2015
When Refused reunited for a tour in 2012, it seemed to be a one-time thing. Then they fired guitarist Jon Brännström last year, which suggested the seminal Swedish hardcore band had more plans in store. As Brooklyn Vegan points out, the band has revealed some of those plans in the form of a… More »


Watch The Flaming Lips, Kesha, Bethany Cosentino, Norah Jones & Brian Wilson Sing Beach Boys Songs At Brian Fest

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 31, 2015
Last night, the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson was honored at a tribute concert held at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. Brian Fest aligns with the release of Wilson's forthcoming 11th solo album, No Pier Pressure, which is due out early next month. An all-star cast of performers included Wayne Coyne and Steve Drozd of the… More »


Album Of The Week: Godspeed You! Black Emperor Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress

By Tom Breihan / March 31, 2015
When a big and great album comes out, and when we give that big and great album a Premature Evaluation, I often use this space to point out that the album you'll be reading about below isn't the real album of the week; it's the one that ended up in this slot because we already… More »


Behold The Half-Assed Hubris Of Tidal

By Michael Nelson / March 31, 2015
About three hours after the conclusion of yesterday's titanic Tidal announcement, Billboard posted a story called "8 Things We Found on Jay Z's Tidal Streaming Service." Those eight things were:… More »


Justin Bieber Is Working With Kanye West And Rick Rubin On His New Album

By Chris DeVille / March 31, 2015
The newly long-haired Justin Bieber's roast aired on Comedy Central last night, which occasioned a USA Today profile that revealed this fascinating tidbit: Bieber is working with Kanye West and Rick Rubin, the braintrust behind Kanye's abrasive, art-damaged freakout Yeezus. "I'm finishing up the album now, working with Kanye and Rick," Bieber said. More »


Watch Damian Abraham’s Food Network Show Super Snack Bros.

By Tom Breihan / March 31, 2015
Fucked Up singer Damian Abraham used to host The Wedge, Canadian network MuchMusic's alt-rock video show. And now that that show's been canceled, he's moved onto some other, even more unlikely broadcasting opportunities. Right now, Abraham (who is, full disclosure, my friend) is co-hosting a new show called Super Snack Bros. with celebrity chef… More »


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