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One of the better moments in the last few stumbling seasons of The Office came when James Spader's Robert California offered his thoughts on the Black Eyed Peas: "It's rock and roll for people who…   Read Story »
Le Tigre was a band that was never supposed to be. What was initially founded in 1998 as a backing band for riot grrl legend Kathleen Hanna's lo-fi electronic solo project Julie Ruin ultimately…   Read Story »
At the beginning of August, I drove eight or so hours -- solo -- from my home in Brooklyn to Toronto, Ontario to see At The Gates: a Swedish death metal band whose most recent LP, the all-time…   Read Story »
Aliens land. They've traveled from some distant planet with a specific mission: to find out what this 'rock and roll' stuff is all about. Through some curious coincidence, they find you. "What is…   Read Story »
For a while there, it seemed like people forgot about Soundgarden. If you got into Soundgarden in the '00s, you got into them during what was a bit of a wasteland for the band. While their peers and…   Read Story »
Forbes has compiled a list of the 13 highest paid DJs of 2013. As EDM has grown more popular over the past few years, the earnings listed are unsurprisingly insanely high. It's also unsurprisingly an…   Read Story »
The Foo Fighters' career has been a series of improbabilities. There is the first, and most obvious hurdle: The idea that any member, let alone the drummer, would rise from the ashes of Nirvana after…   Read Story »
Between music, comedy, food, and artwork, Outside Lands really is one of the more interesting American summer festivals. You checked out our coverage and photos from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and…   Read Story »
Declan "Elvis Costello" MacManus was by far the most literate and diverse of the "angry young man" songwriters emerging from England in the late 1970s, no small achievement in light of competition…   Read Story »
Way back before poptimism became a thing that went beyond anti-rockism and into the territory of taking every sound ever very seriously -- I am still not on board with the '70s schmaltz-rock moments…   Read Story »