On "Raging Lung," a little more than halfway through the Knife's gargantuan new album Shaking The Habitual, a few familiar words show up: "What a difference, what a difference a little difference…   Read Story »
The first time the Yeah Yeah Yeahs played Baltimore, they played first on a four-band Ottobar bill, one headlined by skronk-punk out-of-towners Milemarker and Arab On Radar. The only locals on the…   Read Story »
Is Tyler, The Creator really all that famous? I'm not sure that he is. He's internet-famous, certainly, and underground-popular, but he's not Jennifer Aniston. To hear Tyler himself tell it on Wolf,…   Read Story »
At SXSW, they give you all these bracelets everywhere you go -- indicating you've got clearance to enter different venues or VIP sections or whatever -- and you can't really take any of them off…   Read Story »
Four and a half years ago, I was working at a startup music website that never ended up launching; the parent company decided that it wasn't worth the investment and laid all of us off. But for…   Read Story »
Lately, I've been thinking about Thom Yorke as a musical version of Steven Soderbergh: An insanely gifted popular entertainer who's come to think of himself as a trickster auteur type, someone who…   Read Story »
Perhaps the most ambitious amateur music-archiving project on the internet is Jeff Glenn's Lost Jukebox series. Glenn, a musician and collector who died in 2009, put together 240 CD-Rs containing…   Read Story »
There's a moment on his song "Love Is In The Ear Of The Listener" where Christopher Owens, the former Girls frontman, expresses doubt in the plainest way possible: "What if I'm just a bad songwriter,…   Read Story »
Yo La Tengo have accomplished a whole lot in the past three decades or so, but their greatest achievement might be this: They've figured out how to incorporate a lot of weird things into their music…   Read Story »
There's plenty to discuss on Long.Live.A$AP, A$AP Rocky's official label-sanctioned debut album, but the first thing that jumps out at me is this: The power dymanic in the rapper/dance music producer…   Read Story »