Concert

Photos: Faith No More @ Keller Auditorium, Portland 4/17/15

By James Rettig / April 18, 2015 - 10:20 am
Faith No More's comeback tour is in full swing, and last night they made a stop at Portland's Keller Auditorium. They opened up their set with "Motherfucker," the Record Store Day single that announced their return last year, and continued on with a set that spanned their long career, including their cover of the Commodores'… More »


Photos: Colleen Green, Upset, Charly Bliss @ Shea Stadium, Brooklyn 4/10/15

By James Rettig / April 13, 2015 - 3:16 pm
Some nights, there are just too many shows in Brooklyn. I'm not complaining! But it's a blessing and a curse -- obviously, it's great because you get to see so many awesome bands, but the downside is that you have to make some tough decisions. Imagine the agony you go through choosing between what artist… More »


Photos: Tame Impala @ Fox Theater, Pomona 4/8/15

By Stereogum / April 9, 2015 - 1:04 pm
Last night, Tame Impala performed at the Fox Theatre in Pomona, California. The Australian psychedelic band will release their highly anticipated third full-length, Currents, later this year, and we've already heard the first two singles, "'Cause I'm A Man" and "Let It Happen," both of which made their live debut last night. You can watch… More »


Nick Cave, Courtney Love, Devendra Banhart, And A Million Others Paid Messy Tribute To Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” In L.A.

By Molly Bergen / April 8, 2015 - 11:13 am
It was an unusually wet evening in Los Angeles, and soggy Allen Ginsberg fans lined up outside the Theatre at the Ace Hotel to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the publication of Ginsberg's legendary poem, "Howl." They chatted excitedly about the show while glaring at the sky. Drought be damned, they were taking the sudde… More »


Karen O, Sky Ferreira, Duran Duran, And A Dozen More Artists Paid Tribute To David Lynch (And Die Antwoord Heckled The Whole Time)

By Molly Bergen / April 2, 2015 - 11:05 am
Amongst the shabby, shuttered vaudeville theaters that line Broadway in Los Angeles, the Theatre at Ace Hotel burns bright. A line stretched from the theater doors all the way down the street, with fans dressed to the nines waiting to get in. The event? The Music Of David Lynch, a concert at which a galaxy… More »


Photos: Burgerama Four

By Caitlin White / March 30, 2015 - 12:22 pm
Burger Records held their fourth annual Burgerama festival at the Observatory in Santa Ana this past weekend. The two-day fest featured appearances from bands like Together PANGEA, Fidlar, La Luz, Gang Of Four, Public Access T.V. and many, many more. Ty Segall and Weezer were the headliners, and Rivers Cuomo's dad Frank Cuomo made a… More »


Photos: Father John Misty, King Tuff @ 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C. 3/28/15

By Stereogum / March 30, 2015 - 11:41 am
Father John Misty has been out on the road promoting his latest record, I Love You, Honeybear, for the past month and will continue to travel the country well into early summer. Photographer Tom Daly caught his set at Washington D.C.'s 9:30 Club, along with opener King Tuff, whose Black Moon Spell dropped last fall. More »


Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion 2015 Yearbook

By James Rettig & Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 24, 2015 - 1:25 pm
Congratulations to the SXSW Class Of 2015! We are honored that you could join us at Stereogum x Exploding In Sound's Austin Invasion this year, and we hope that you cherish the memories we made together. Because you're all so great, we've put together a little yearbook-style recap of the event, and bestowed upon you… More »


Good Thing Makthaverskan Made It To SXSW Because They Were Awesome

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 23, 2015 - 11:55 am
After undergoing a series of unforeseeable visa issues that brought their long-awaited debut US tour to a standstill, Sweden's Makthaverskan finally made it to SXSW. The band appeared at venues all around Austin, but most of our staff caught them at Run For Cover's stacked showcase on Saturday night. More »


Mitski Silences The Rain At SXSW

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 23, 2015 - 10:57 am
SXSW is exhausting. If you throw yourself into it, by the end of the week your feet hurt, your ears are ringing, and you probably contracted a cold. But if it's tiring for industry people to be at SXSW, then being a musician at the week-long festival is downright hellish. You traipse from showcase to… More »


Shura Take Their Dancefloor Synthpop To Church At SXSW

By Caitlin White / March 21, 2015 - 2:30 pm
It's easy to get lost in Shura's '80s-channeling doe-eyed pop without realizing how sad the songs are. The British trio is fronted by Alexandra Denton -- who also writes most of their lyrics -- and it wasn't until I was sitting in a pew at Austin's Central Presbyterian Church that the undertow of brokenness really… More »


Photos From Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion 2015

By Stereogum / March 21, 2015 - 2:18 pm
Yesterday, we threw a 14-hour unofficial SXSW showcase at Austin's Hole In The Wall alongside the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Boston label Exploding In Sound Records. Thirty-one bands played two stages, from established names like Speedy Ortiz, Alex G, JEFF The Brotherhood, and Pity Sex to breakthrough acts like Wand, Girlpool, Dirty Dishes, and Krill. New Orleans' Caddywhompus kicked… More »


Tobias Jesso Jr. Taught Piano Lessons At SXSW

By Chris DeVille / March 20, 2015 - 6:03 pm
Last week Tobias Jesso Jr. shared sheet music for "Just A Dream," the first song he ever wrote on piano. It was an unusual move for a modern musician, but it turns out there was good reason for it: For one of Tumblr's IRL events at SXSW Friday afternoon, Jesso taught a roomful of fa… More »


PC Music And Kero Kero Bonito Make Their Spectacular U.S. Debuts At SXSW

By James Rettig / March 20, 2015 - 1:20 pm
The internet is a weird place. I was a little nervous to see how acts like Kero Kero Bonito and all of the PC Music people would translate live because they were born and bred online, and everything they do is so thoroughly ingrained in online culture. At first, it was a little awkward seeing… More »


Vince Staples + Migos Struggle To Connect At SXSW

By Caitlin White / March 20, 2015 - 11:47 am
In a year for hip-hop that's this stacked, Migos need to be completely on top of their shit. And they aren't. The Atlanta trio have had a surefire string of mixtapes, sure. And there's absolutely no denying that the rapid-fire Migos flow has changed the way we think about the possibilities of how quick a… More »


Action Bronson Debuts Mr. Wonderful, Serves Lunch At SXSW

By Chris DeVille / March 19, 2015 - 8:07 pm
Action Bronson takes a classicist, no-bullshit approach to hip-hop -- verbal wizardry over rock-solid beats with minimal gimmicks -- but the man understands how to create a spectacle around his music. Consider the fanfare surrounding Bronson's new album Mr. Wonderful Thursday at SXSW:… More »


Shamir And Courtney Barnett Have Their Coronation At NPR’s SXSW Showcase

By James Rettig / March 19, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Shamir and Courtney Barnett have a lot more in common than you might think on first glance. Their careers seem to be following pretty much the same trajectory: Both built their buzz off of EPs -- Northtown for Shamir, A Sea Of Split Peas for Barnett -- and both of them have one breakout single… More »


The Week In Pop: Sam Hunt Brings Hip-Hop-Informed Country To SXSW

By Chris DeVille / March 19, 2015 - 1:58 pm
It's gotten to where you can't read about Sam Hunt without reading about Drake. Hunt -- a former college football quarterback and philosophy major turned rising country star -- makes the connection explicit, morphing his own melancholy bro-country chestnut "Single For The Summer" into a cover of Drake's drunk-dial lament "Marvins Room" during live shows. More »


Rae Sremmurd’s SremmLife Prospers At SXSW

By Caitlin White / March 19, 2015 - 12:24 pm
There's something to be said for hedonism, for unabashedly glorying in your own desires, for recklessly pursuing the present. In a moment when rap has turned its face toward the social justice issues that plague society, Rae Sremmurd are looking squarely in the mirror. And they like what they see. Slim Jimmy and Swae Lee… More »


Viet Cong Played With A One-Armed Drummer At SXSW, Still Kicked Ass

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 19, 2015 - 11:35 am
Viet Cong's self-titled debut is the kind of album that makes references to certain musical epochs without confining itself to their particular genre conventions. The jangling sounds of a 12-string guitar easily lend themselves to psych sensibilities, but all of that meticulous melody is counteracted by hardened synths and a vacuum-sealed rhythm section, making Viet… More »


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