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BottleRock 2014 Saturday: OutKast And Weezer Deliver The Hits, No Age Open For Smash Mouth

By Ryan Leas / June 1, 2014
Every now and then, it's good to reorient your perspective. At any given more established or mainstream festival stocked with your usual indie mainstays, No Age wouldn't come across as too out there or jarring, but between BottleRock's semi-bucolic surroundings, laidback tone and pace, and generally more rustic or easygoing lineup (the band was playing… More »


BottleRock 2014 Friday: TV On The Radio Debut Three Songs, The Cure Get Cut Off

By Ryan Leas / May 31, 2014
The second year of Napa Valley's BottleRock festival got off to a slow start yesterday, as a modest crowd milled around through some of the festival's lesser known acts. By the time TV On The Radio started off the evening, however, a more sizable group of fans had gathered to see one of the Brookly… More »


Panda Bear @ Warsaw, Brooklyn 5/18/14

By Colin St. John / May 19, 2014
UPDATE: You can download a fan recording of the concert at two-sails. Here's a sample:… More »


Foo Fighters Played A Surprise Show At New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Last Night

By James Rettig / May 18, 2014
A few days ago, the Foo Fighters shared details about their upcoming new album: it's being recorded in eight different cities at famous studios and with musicians that are culturally important to wherever they are. One of those cities is New Orleans, where the band has been recording at Preservation Hall for the past… More »


Lykke Li @ The Apollo, NYC 5/15/14

By Claire Lobenfeld / May 16, 2014
A "pathetic fallacy" occurs when, in a story, nature reacts to a human emotion: when everything is going wrong and a character says something like, "At least it's not raining," and then BAM! it rains. Lykke Li, the current queen of heartbreak, had the opposite effect on New York City last night. A rainy morning… More »


Photos: Lily Allen @ Highline Ballroom, NYC 5/15/14

By Miles Bowe / May 16, 2014
Last night Lily Allen played her first show in the United States since 2009. The controversy spawned by her new material didn't stop her from selling out the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan, and being hospitalized for food poisoning didn't keep her from delivering a strong performance. We sent our photographer Luis RuizMore »


Watch Jack White & Neil Young Cut A Record On The Tonight Show

By Tom Breihan / May 13, 2014
Last month, Neil Young released A Letter Home, an album of old-timey covers recorded entirely in the straight-to-vinyl Voice-O-Graph booth at Jack White's Third Man compound. And last night, Young and White found an interesting way to subvert the whole musical-guest thing when they appeared on The Tonight Show. They brought the booth to… More »


Aesop Rock Albums From Worst To Best

By Joseph Schafer / May 8, 2014
In 2014 we appraise hip-hop on its forthrightness. Take, for example, the two front-runner Grammy-nominated hip-hop albums of 2013: Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid M.A.A.D. City and Macklemore's The Heist. Both albums, in different ways, present up-front opinions on the word we live in, be it the gangland problems still present in Compton or the bigotry… More »


Photos: Austin Psych Fest 2014

By Miles Bowe / May 5, 2014
This past weekend Austin Psych Fest hosted a ton of great bands that generally would fall under the umbrella of being psychedelic. That is a gratefully wide definition which led to a varied and far-reaching lineup. Current psych masters like Panda Bear and of Montreal performed alongside old guards like the Zombies while stranger, more… More »


Inside The New Sub Pop Record Store At Seattle-Tacoma Airport

By Jonathan Zwickel / May 2, 2014
"Hey, hey, hey! Hello and welcome to Seatte-Tacoma International Airport!" says Quincy Jones, prerecorded and played back over the airport's overhead announcement system. Linger inside long enough and you'll hear Jerry Cantrell announce that smoking is not allowed ("Major bummer, dude") and Ben Gibbard encourage travelers to connect to SeaTac's free WiFi. More »


Photos: The Knife @ Terminal 5, NYC 5/1/14

By Miles Bowe / May 2, 2014
After putting out one of the best albums of 2013 with the gargantuan Shaking The Habitual, the Knife have been touring an equally bombastic live show that finally came to New York this week. You can check out photos of last night's dance-centric performance at Terminal 5 by photographer Erik Erikson above. And… More »


Trash Talk x Flatbush Zombies – “97.92” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

By Chris DeVille / May 1, 2014
West Coast hardcore chaos agents Trash Talk and rising East Coast hip-hop upstarts Flatbush Zombies teamed for "97.92" in February as part of the Converse-sponsored collaboration compilation CONS EP VOL. 1. The song was a trippy take on boom-bap that reminded me of the Pharcyde, and now it has a trippy video to match. More »


Stars Of Britpop: Where Are They Now?

By Chris DeVille / April 24, 2014
Britpop luminaries such as Damon Albarn, Noel and Liam Gallagher, and Jarvis Cocker have been in the public eye a lot in recent years, either for reuniting their classic bands or pursuing new projects or both. But what about all the Britpop stars who aren't consistently making headlines anymore in the States? What have those… More »


The 10 Most Expensive Record Store Day ’14 Flips On Ebay

By James Rettig / April 21, 2014
If you haven't opened your Record Store Day purchases yet, you may want to throw it up on eBay instead. Just two days after the big day, RSD exclusives are being flipped for ridiculous amounts of money. Any list like this is imperfect and this is probably already out of date but we've combed through… More »


Artist Portraits From Coachella 2014

By Miles Bowe / April 18, 2014
Last weekend we told you our top moments for the first week of Coachella from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Today, before the second weekend of the festival begins, we'd like to share some of our intimate portraits of artists and bands at Coachella, including Future Islands, Blood Orange, Disclosure, Courtney Barnett, and… More »


Photos: Queens Of The Stone Age @ Keller Auditorium, Portland 4/15/14

By Miles Bowe / April 16, 2014
Queens Of The Stone Age put on a killer live show -- in fact, we just listed them as one of the best parts of Coachella last week. Last night Josh Homme and company stopped by the Keller Auditorium in Portland to play a massive 20-plus-song setlist, touching on many tracks from their recent… More »


Van Morrison Albums From Worst To Best

By Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy / April 14, 2014
Amongst the major musical titans emerging during the second half of the 20th century, the Belfast-born Irish soul troubadour Van Morrison is perhaps the most underappreciated -- a figure every bit the equal of Dylan, Young, and Cohen in terms of achievement and influence -- but somehow one also subtly marginalized in the annals of music history. More »


Coachella 2014: The 7 Best Things From Sunday

By Chris DeVille / April 14, 2014
More like guestival amirite? Cameos dominated Coachella all weekend, but Sunday was especially saturated with them. Arcade Fire had Debbie Harry. Motorhead had Slash. Jhene Aiko had Drake and Childish Gambino. Disclosure had Mary J. Blige, Sam Smith, and Aluna Francis. Even Justin Bieber was there to jump on stage with Chance The Rapper, a… More »


Coachella 2014: The 9 Best Things From Saturday

By Chris DeVille / April 13, 2014
I'm not crying, I just have a little dust in my eyes. No, really: Coachella's second day was largely engulfed by a more manageable (but still annoying!) version of the dust storm that turned last year's event hazardous. That said, I might actually be crying too because I missed the historic alignment of Nas and… More »


Coachella 2014: The 8 Best Things From Friday

By Chris DeVille / April 12, 2014
The first day of Coachella brought us the first Outkast concert since 2006, the fourth Replacements concert since 1991, and the first time Haim was on the festival grounds legally. (According to Este, the sisters have been hopping the fence since 2004.) It spawned thoughts in my brain such as "Wow, Chromeo is now famou… More »


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