There's been quite a spate of name-changery going on in the indie rock ranks right now, as people like DIIV (FKA Dive), VÅR (FKA War), and POP ETC (FKA the morning benders) have decided to change…   Read Story »
Today, we lost the great MCA, at the way-too-young age of 47. We knew he'd been fighting cancer for years, but this is still the sort of news that wrenches you around and leaves you dizzy. It's…   Read Story »
It's almost that time of year again: SUMMER FESTIVAL SEASON. Are you still deciding, last-minute, what you want to do and where you want to go? Or, maybe, telling your friends you're interested in…   Read Story »
With the blossoming of Spring too comes the honored annual rite of Record Store Day, and this year's celebration is rife with good exclusives and collectibles. We've come up with 10 especially…   Read Story »
On Saturday, another batch of artists will join the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame at a lavish Cleveland induction ceremony. Plenty of them are artists well-worthy of canonization: Guns N' Roses, the…   Read Story »
COACHELLA BACK. And, this year, the bacchanalia stretches across two weekends featuring identical lineups, as well as an interim week of non-Coachella shows in L.A., so if you’re looking for live…   Read Story »
HBO's medieval drama Game Of Thrones premieres April 1, and this season's plot involves five different claims to the throne and these respective factions' ongoing clobbering of one another…   Read Story »
From the Super Bowl to ULTRA, it's been an awkward launch for MDNA. But to be fair, Madonna's 12th album, while not stylistically groundbreaking, has its moments and it'll certainly take more than a…   Read Story »
Ever since an October 2011 New York Times account of an absolutley ridiculous-sounding sold-out K-pop showcase at Madison Square Garden, I've been spending altogether too much time chasing the…   Read Story »
The "discovery" function of SXSW faded long ago, when the internet democratized access to information and YouTube brought every band's live show to everyone's laptops. And at SXSW, this annual cattle…   Read Story »