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Steely Dan Albums From Worst To Best

By Nate Patrin / January 29, 2015 - 12:35 pm
Steely Dan are playing this year's Coachella, they've been sampled by everyone from Kanye to Cities Aviv, and you can hear hints of their sardonic lyrical brilliance in indie rockers ranging from the Dismemberment Plan to Destroyer to Father John Misty. But for a band that made its name puncturing the remnants of the flower-child… More »


Photos: FIDLAR @ Regent Theatre, Los Angeles 1/23/15

By James Rettig / January 25, 2015 - 6:38 pm
FIDLAR played their first show in ten months on Friday night at the Regent Theatre in Los Angeles, and our photographer Wilson Lee was there to capture the event. Looks like it got pretty rowdy! Check out all of the photos above, and watch them perform six songs below. More »


The Ramones Albums From Worst To Best

By Brad Shoup / January 22, 2015 - 1:06 pm
If everyone who ever bought a Ramones shirt bought a Ramones album, they'd be as big as fucking Aerosmith by now. But then, how many Aerosmith shirts do you see at shows? The glamour of cultdom was lost on the Ramones; they didn't care about the margins. They wanted to be your Beatles. And i… More »


Pink Floyd Albums From Worst To Best

By Jonathan Dick / January 15, 2015 - 10:59 am
How appropriate that Pink Floyd would find their beginnings in the same year that saw the first person walk in space. It's a fitting foreword to the band's story which, over the last fifty years of their existence, has seen them embrace the rarity and mythos that is rock and roll legend with a disarming… More »


The 50 Best Metal Albums Of 2014

By Michael Nelson / December 15, 2014 - 11:36 am
In last month's Black Market, while wrapping up a short commentary on Decibel Magazine's list of the 40 best albums of 2014, I wrote: "[T]his was a very good year for metal. Every year, though, it seems like the genre expands -- to the point that, today, the thing we talk about when we talk… More »


The Smashing Pumpkins @ Webster Hall, NYC 12/8/14

By Ryan Leas / December 9, 2014 - 11:20 am
End-of-year lists -- including ours -- may have already hit the internet, but there are still a few releases left in these waning weeks of 2014. One of them is Monuments To An Elegy, the Smashing Pumpkins' followup to 2012's Oceania, and the first in a planned set of sister albums that Billy Corgan ha… More »


Watch Jonah Hill Cover Drake, Scarlett Johansson Cover New Order, Stephen Malkmus Cover The Black Crowes, Jarvis Cocker Cover Celine Dion For Vice’s 20th Birthday In Brooklyn

By Ryan Leas / December 6, 2014 - 4:18 pm
There was a not-entirely-common sight down around the Brooklyn Navy Yard last night. Dozens of cabs lined the street, because depending on where you're coming from the Navy Yard can kind of be a pain to get to, and also because NYC's been doing this thing where it's decided to just rain constantly in December,… More »


The 50 Best Albums Of 2014

By Stereogum / December 2, 2014 - 9:39 am
Music is a messy thing. There's too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it -- or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool'… More »


Photos: 38 Bands Say Goodbye To Death By Audio

By Peter Helman / November 24, 2014 - 11:26 am
Williamsburg DIY venue Death By Audio, which became a staple in the Brooklyn scene after opening in 2007, has now closed its doors for the last time. On Saturday night, Lightning Bolt, JEFF The Brotherhood, A Place To Bury Strangers, and Grooms played the space out for good, but bands have been stopping by to… More »


Watch American Music Awards ’14 Performances From Taylor Swift, Lorde, Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX, & More

By James Rettig / November 23, 2014 - 8:39 pm
The American Music Awards are being held in Los Angeles tonight with host Pitbull. Taylor Swift opened up the show with the live debut of her new single "Blank Space." On Twitter before the show, Swift promised that it was "gonna be crazy. No like, actually crazy." Judge for yourself. Charli XCX did a medley… More »


Kurt Vile And The Violators @ First Unitarian Church, LA 11/21/14

By Ryan Leas / November 22, 2014 - 1:37 pm
All through November, Red Bull Sound Select is running the event 30 Days In LA, during which they schedule a show a night, always at a different venue, bundling some of their own RBSS artists with artists like Run The Jewels, Phosphorescent, Cut Copy, and a bunch of others. Last night, it was Air Review,… More »


Perfume @ Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC 11/15/14

By Phil Freeman / November 21, 2014 - 11:20 am
Japanese pop artists rarely come to the US. So when Perfume -- the female vocal trio who've spent the last decade embodying a unique and amazing techno-pop sound and visual presentation, rising to J-pop prominence in the process -- announced that they'd be playing Hammerstein Ballroom (as well as L.A.'s Hollywood Palladium), the response from… More »


Tobias Jesso Jr. Played His Fourth Show Ever In Someone’s Kitchen Last Night

By James Rettig / November 19, 2014 - 11:32 am
It's always a little bit nerve-racking seeing an artist perform live for the first time, especially one that's been garnering a lot of hype on the internet. With only three readily available songs to his name (two of which are demos) and a list of producers for his debut album that include some of the… More »


Caribou @ Webster Hall, NYC 11/14/14

By Ryan Leas / November 15, 2014 - 1:32 pm
My whole experience with Caribou started live. Back in 2012, when the profile of Dan Snaith's project rose due to opening for Radiohead, I was one of those who happened to show up to the arena in Newark early looking to secure a good spot for Radiohead and wound up leaving the show a complete… More »


Genesis Albums From Worst To Best

By Ryan Reed / November 13, 2014 - 9:58 am
Genesis' loyal fans and outspoken critics love and hate the band for the exact same reasons. During their prime-era prog-rock run in the early '70s, with Peter Gabriel as frontman, Genesis either represented the genre at its peak of bloat or expressiveness; during the '80s, with Phil Collins on vocals, they were selling out stadium… More »


Watch Pharrell Reunite With N.E.R.D., Debut Gwen Stefani’s “Spark The Fire” At Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival

By Chris DeVille / November 10, 2014 - 10:39 am
Pharrell headlined Odd Future's annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles over the weekend, and a couple notable things happened during his set. For one, his N.E.R.D. cohorts Chad Hugo and Shay Haley joined him on stage for a brief reunion performance that brought Tyler, The Creator to tears. More »


Photos: Jenny Lewis @ Terminal 5, NYC 11/5/14

By Miles Bowe / November 6, 2014 - 12:42 pm
Jenny Lewis gave us an impressive new album this year, The Voyager. As Tom put it in his review, it was "impossibly glamorous." That power only intensifies on stage; it's why Lewis ranked high in our favorite sets at Outside Lands. Last night, Lewis played for a packed audience at Terminal 5 in New York. More »


Miles Davis Albums From Worst To Best

By Phil Freeman / November 6, 2014 - 12:10 pm
Miles Davis was one of the most important musicians of the 20th Century. How important? He's one of the two or three jazz musicians non-jazz fans have heard of, and may even have heard something by. More »


Photos: Iceage @ Elbo Room, San Francisco 10/31/14

By James Rettig / November 1, 2014 - 5:04 pm
Iceage spent their Halloween night playing a show at San Francisco's Elbo Room, though they didn't do anything especially spooky. They're currently in the midst of a North American tour in support of their new album, Plowing Into The Field Of Love. Our photographer Autumn Andel was there and you can view her pictures above… More »


Photos: Queens Of The Stone Age’s Halloween Extravaganza @ The Forum, LA 10/31/14

By James Rettig / November 1, 2014 - 3:07 pm
Queens Of The Stone Age celebrated the last show of their ...Like Clockwork tour with a Halloween extravaganza. The event -- called "The End Of The Road" -- took place in Los Angeles last night. The Kills served as the opener and there was also a performance from SuicideGirls, a haunted house, and a costume… More »


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