Lauryn Hill currently sits inside a prison cell in Connecticut. The neo-soul legend is approximately halfway through a three-month sentence inside the Danbury penitentiary, located a little more than…   Read Story »
When Death Grips "chose not to arrive in Chicago" for their scheduled set at Lollapalooza 2013, it led to outrage in comments sections, on Twitter, and in real life: Patrons at Chicago's Bottom…   Read Story »
Ten years ago today, five words forever changed the nebulous concept known as indie rock: "Welcome to the O.C., bitch." That dialogue was in the pilot of Fox's teen soap opera The O.C., but you…   Read Story »
Former Elite Gymnastics member James Brooks released a new four-track EP this week called Stop Pretending under the moniker Dead Girlfriends. Its concluding cut, "On Fraternity," is a sweetly…   Read Story »
Doors opened at 8, but really a few minutes past, the other week in Hoboken, and the audience -- mostly young, mostly male -- drifted into Maxwell's discordantly, with the unsure babble of those…   Read Story »
It was damn near impossible to breeze through the music internet last month without tripping over Deafheaven and Disclosure. The two acts, both duos, just released landmark albums that are catching…   Read Story »
Tomorrow, Jay-Z will release Magna Carta Holy Grail, which comes just three weeks after Kanye West's Yeezus. Both new LPs are the first solo albums to be released by those artists since they worked…   Read Story »
Everything old is new again: a glance at some leading indie blogs might have you wondering if you’d suddenly time-warped back to some utopian alternative rock version of the '80s, with names like…   Read Story »
As chronicled by Tom last Friday, Exile In Guyville made Liz Phair an indie rock hero. The album blazed new trails: a woman invading (and mostly besting) a boys-club genre, addressing the thrills and…   Read Story »
One of the things I remember most from this year’s SXSW isn’t a particular artist, a showcase, or party. It’s a Daft Punk billboard. During that week, rumors had slowly swirled around Austin…   Read Story »