Artist Portraits From Sasquatch! 2015

By Stereogum / May 26, 2015 - 11:50 am

Sasquatch! Festival took place over the course of Memorial Day weekend at Quincy, Washinton’s Gorge Amphitheatre, featuring a diverse, stacked lineup including both musicians and comedians. Kendrick Lamar, Robert Plant, Modest Mouse, Lana Del Rey, and Ryan Adams headlined the four-day weekend alongside a smattering of other exciting acts including Run The Jewels, Courtney Barnett,… More »

Sharon Van Etten, Lucius, & Kelela Model For Madewell

By James Rettig / May 19, 2015 - 10:06 am

It’s sometimes a little weird when ostensibly indie artists team up with brands to model clothes — take DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith doing so for Yves Saint Laurent or the Smith Westerns for Gap — but something’s gotta pay the bills. The latest round of indie modelers comes from Madewell, who partnered with Sharon Va… More »

Photos: Torres @ Doug Fir, Portland 5/15/15

By James Rettig / May 16, 2015 - 1:32 pm

Torres is currently touring in support of her excellent new album, Sprinter, and we sent photographer Colin McLaughlin to shoot her show at Doug Fir in Portland last night. As he tells it, she put on a fine performance, which was given a little extra rage after someone tried to break into the band’s va… More »

Artist Portraits From Shaky Knees 2015

By Stereogum / May 11, 2015 - 11:46 am

Shaky Knees Festival went down in Atlanta this weekend, and we sent two photographers to capture portraits and live shots of some of the performers on this extensive lineup. The Strokes, The Avett Brothers, Wilco, Pixies, Social Distortion, and Ryan Adams headlined, and a smattering of equally well-known acts played over the course of three… More »

The Weird, Wonderful World Of PC Music’s POP CUBE

By James Rettig / May 11, 2015 - 11:44 am

The discourse surrounding PC Music is filled with a lot of baseless opinions masquerading as people doing their best to be the first ones to finally “get it”: It’s a takedown/celebration of the vapidity of modern pop music! It’s a hyperrealistic deconstruction of society’s obsession with commercialization! It’s all an allegory about the darkness inside… More »

Photos: The Julie Ruin, Bleached @ House Of Vans, Brooklyn 5/9/15

By James Rettig / May 10, 2015 - 4:35 pm

Besides a handful of dates last fall, it was one of the band’s first shows since Kathleen Hanna had to cancel a three-month-long tour after some health problems associated with her Lyme Disease. It was also the band’s first time playing in New York City since 2013. L.A. sister duo Bleached opened for them. Check… More »

Chris Stapleton Turned NYC Country Last Night

By Caitlin White / May 6, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Chris Stapleton’s excellent debut solo album Traveller came out yesterday, and he marked the occasion by blazing through a sold-out late night set at Mercury Lounge. From his take on the George Jones classic “Tennesssee Whiskey” to the misty-eyed Los Angeles love song “When The Stars Come Out,” Stapleton delivers rebel-country blues that split at… More »

Blur Take Magic Whip To First NY Show In 12 Years

By Michael Nelson / May 2, 2015 - 10:33 am

Scott called it a week ago, when he heard Blur were playing Fallon. Hell, for all I know, Scott made the whole thing happen through sheer force of will. Or maybe it was just magic. This is what he tweeted on Friday, April 24:… More »

The 9 Most Expensive Record Store Day 2015 Flips On eBay

By James Rettig / April 20, 2015 - 5:23 pm

Another Record Store Day has come and gone, and now we get to sit back and watch the lucky few who managed to snag exclusive releases turn them around on eBay for much more than they originally paid. We looked at auctions that had at least one bid — meaning that they will more tha… More »

Photos: Faith No More @ Keller Auditorium, Portland 4/17/15

By James Rettig / April 18, 2015 - 10:20 am

Faith No More’s comeback tour is in full swing, and last night they made a stop at Portland’s Keller Auditorium. They opened up their set with “Motherfucker,” the Record Store Day single that announced their return last year, and continued on with a set that spanned their long career, including their cover of the Commodores’… More »

Photos: Colleen Green, Upset, Charly Bliss @ Shea Stadium, Brooklyn 4/10/15

By James Rettig / April 13, 2015 - 3:16 pm

Some nights, there are just too many shows in Brooklyn. I’m not complaining! But it’s a blessing and a curse — obviously, it’s great because you get to see so many awesome bands, but the downside is that you have to make some tough decisions. Imagine the agony you go through choosing between what artist… More »

Artist Portraits From Coachella 2015

By Stereogum / April 13, 2015 - 11:51 am

Tom trekked out to Indio, California last weekend to document the first round of Coachella 2015. If you haven’t read his coverage, check out his reports from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, all of which are equipped with live performance shots. Photographer Paul Carter caught up with a handful of musicians to capture some of the… More »

The 9 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Sunday

By Tom Breihan / April 13, 2015 - 10:37 am

There were headliners on all three days of Coachella, as there are every year. But this year, there was really only one headliner, and that one headliner was Drake. People talked about that Drake show all weekend. People rapped Drake lyrics at each other every time there was a conversational lull, or asked strangers who… More »

The 8 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Saturday

By Tom Breihan / April 12, 2015 - 1:27 pm

If this year’s Coachella had an off day, it was Saturday. Of the festival’s three headliners, Saturday night top draw Jack White is probably the least exciting, though he’s still an electric presence with a deep catalog. The festival’s organizers seemed to sense this, booking White to play second-to-last on the big stage and throwing… More »

The 10 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Friday

By Tom Breihan / April 11, 2015 - 1:04 pm

There’s every other festival in America, and then there’s Coachella. Every year, it feels like it matters just a bit more than the others. It’s the oldest, dating back to the final moments of the ’90s, so its infrastructure is tight and its organizers know what they’re doing. It’s first, so all these bands are… More »

Photos: Tame Impala @ Fox Theater, Pomona 4/8/15

By Stereogum / April 9, 2015 - 1:04 pm

Last night, Tame Impala performed at the Fox Theatre in Pomona, California. The Australian psychedelic band will release their highly anticipated third full-length, Currents, later this year, and we’ve already heard the first two singles, “‘Cause I’m A Man” and “Let It Happen,” both of which made their live debut last night. You can watch… More »

Nick Cave, Courtney Love, Devendra Banhart, And A Million Others Paid Messy Tribute To Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” In L.A.

By Molly Bergen / April 8, 2015 - 11:13 am

It was an unusually wet evening in Los Angeles, and soggy Allen Ginsberg fans lined up outside the Theatre at the Ace Hotel to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the publication of Ginsberg’s legendary poem, “Howl.” They chatted excitedly about the show while glaring at the sky. Drought be damned, they were taking the sudde… More »

Karen O, Sky Ferreira, Duran Duran, And A Dozen More Artists Paid Tribute To David Lynch (And Die Antwoord Heckled The Whole Time)

By Molly Bergen / April 2, 2015 - 11:05 am

Amongst the shabby, shuttered vaudeville theaters that line Broadway in Los Angeles, the Theatre at Ace Hotel burns bright. A line stretched from the theater doors all the way down the street, with fans dressed to the nines waiting to get in. The event? The Music Of David Lynch, a concert at which a galaxy… More »

Photos: Burgerama Four

By Caitlin White / March 30, 2015 - 12:22 pm

Burger Records held their fourth annual Burgerama festival at the Observatory in Santa Ana this past weekend. The two-day fest featured appearances from bands like Together PANGEA, Fidlar, La Luz, Gang Of Four, Public Access T.V. and many, many more. Ty Segall and Weezer were the headliners, and Rivers Cuomo’s dad Frank Cuomo made a… More »

Photos: Father John Misty, King Tuff @ 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C. 3/28/15

By Stereogum / March 30, 2015 - 11:41 am

Father John Misty has been out on the road promoting his latest record, I Love You, Honeybear, for the past month and will continue to travel the country well into early summer. Photographer Tom Daly caught his set at Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club, along with opener King Tuff, whose Black Moon Spell dropped last fall. More »

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