Features

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Linkin Park is not a "cool" band, but they've definitely helped a lot of people through some shit. Chester Bennington's untimely death hurts, regardless of…
Stereogum | July 21, 2017 - 6:32 pm

Sounding Board

Reasons To Be Missed: A Fan Remembers Chester Bennington

When I got news that Chester Bennington was dead, the last thing I had tweeted was a semi-serious theory that Linkin Park's song "Papercut" was…
Nina Mashurova | July 21, 2017 - 3:59 pm

Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – July 2017

Joe Fields died earlier this month, on 7/12. He was 88. You've probably never heard of him; I hadn't until the news of his death…
Phil Freeman | July 21, 2017 - 1:37 pm

Sounding Board

Last Night Guns N’ Roses Played An Epic Set At The Apollo, Today Appetite For Destruction Turns 30

Appetite For Destruction turns 30 today. If you’re a fan of rock music, it doesn’t really matter when you were born -- that’s bound to…
Ryan Leas | July 21, 2017 - 1:22 pm

Sounding Board

Against All Odds, Linkin Park Were America’s Last Huge Rock Band

During the late '90s and early '00s, I was one of Alternative Press magazine's nü-metal correspondents. The publisher and editors didn't really favor the music…
Phil Freeman | July 21, 2017 - 11:58 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

In the early '00s, Chester Bennington looked like the future. In Linkin Park videos, he'd gaze out over vast CGI landscapes, squinting his eyes, trying…
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2017 - 11:31 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Lana Del Rey Lust For Life

Fly Me, the new novel from GQ editor Daniel Riley, takes place in a tiny Southern California beach community where seemingly everybody is either a…
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2017 - 10:46 am

Sounding Board

Chester Bennington Turned Nü-Metal Universal

What was so startling about Chester Bennington's left-field rant this past May toward fans who weren't down with Linkin Park's EDM-influenced 2017 single "Heavy" (a…
Dan Weiss | July 20, 2017 - 8:06 pm

The Week In Pop

Can WizKid Conquer The US Pop Landscape He Helped Create?

For the last few years American pop has been sounding increasingly African. As early as 2014, when The Fader broke down "pop music's Nigerian future,"
Chris DeVille | July 20, 2017 - 4:56 pm

Interview

Q&A: Mitski On Her Next Album & Making Sense Of Newfound Fame

Mitski Miyawaki responds to interview questions with the same thoughtful precision she brings to her songwriting. There is no flippancy in her answers, and they…
Chris DeVille | July 20, 2017 - 11:08 am

Interview

Q&A: Priests On Playing Festivals And Why They’re Not Just A Political Band

It can't be easy for DIY punk bands to play on giant outdoor stages at music festivals -- especially if they've only played a few…
Tom Breihan | July 19, 2017 - 4:53 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Cardi B Is A Great Rapper, And You Need To Start Taking Her Seriously

Cardi B had a whole life before rap. The Bronx native is just 24, but she's already been a stripper, an Instagram celebrity, and a…
Tom Breihan | July 19, 2017 - 11:29 am

Interview

Q&A: Warpaint’s Jenny Lee Lindberg On Playing The Festival Circuit, Touring With Harry Styles, & Superfan Ellen DeGeneres

It's bizarre to think that Warpaint have been around for almost 10 years. One EP and three albums later, they still come across as a…
Ryan Leas | July 19, 2017 - 11:07 am

Interview

Q&A: Soccer Mommy On Overcoming Labels, The Nashville Scene, And Her New Mini-Album Collection

It's been less than two years since Sophie Allison started making songs as Soccer Mommy, but in that short period of time everything she's put…
James Rettig | July 19, 2017 - 10:15 am

Interview

Q&A: Jeff Rosenstock On How Weird It Was To Be Playing The Pitchfork Festival

"Seventy-five hundred! Dollars! For us! To play! This festival!" That was Long Island pop-punk hero Jeff Rosenstock, from the stage, at this past weekend's Pitchfork…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2017 - 5:14 pm
1 2 3 4 ...