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

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…
Ryan Leas | December 9, 2014 - 11:20 am

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

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…
Ryan Leas | December 6, 2014 - 4:18 pm

The 50 Best Albums Of 2014

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…
Stereogum | December 2, 2014 - 9:39 am

Photos: 38 Bands Say Goodbye To Death By Audio

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
Peter Helman | November 24, 2014 - 11:26 am

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

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…
James Rettig | November 23, 2014 - 8:39 pm

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

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…
Ryan Leas | November 22, 2014 - 1:37 pm

Perfume @ Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC 11/15/14

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…
Phil Freeman | November 21, 2014 - 11:20 am

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

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…
James Rettig | November 19, 2014 - 11:32 am

Caribou @ Webster Hall, NYC 11/14/14

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…
Ryan Leas | November 15, 2014 - 1:32 pm

Genesis Albums From Worst To Best

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,…
Ryan Reed | November 13, 2014 - 9:58 am

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

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…
Chris DeVille | November 10, 2014 - 10:39 am

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

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…
Miles Bowe | November 6, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Miles Davis Albums From Worst To Best

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…
Phil Freeman | November 6, 2014 - 12:10 pm

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

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…
James Rettig | November 1, 2014 - 5:04 pm

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

Queens Of The Stone Age celebrated the last show of their ...Like Clockwork tour with a Halloween extravaganza. The event -- called "The End Of…
James Rettig | November 1, 2014 - 3:07 pm

Photos/Videos: The Allman Brothers’ Last Concert @ Beacon Theatre, NYC 10/28/14

The Allman Brothers Band have called it quits after four-plus decades making music. They performed their final shows at the Beacon Theatre in New York…
Miles Bowe | October 29, 2014 - 12:19 pm

Led Zeppelin Albums From Worst To Best

Led Zeppelin is a formative experience. They're the kind of band you discover early on, that kicks open the door to a whole bunch of…
Ryan Leas | October 29, 2014 - 12:11 pm

CMJ Photos: DJ Dodger Stadium, Blue Hawaii, Adult Jazz @ Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn 10/25/14

Brooklyn Bowl’s Saturday CMJ showcase was a stacked lineup of exciting bands. The biggest name was DJ Dodger Stadium, who released the fantastic album Friend
Miles Bowe | October 27, 2014 - 3:57 pm

Run The Jewels Announce Global Graffiti Project, Rough Trade NYC In-Store

Run The Jewels is nothing if not an example of how old-school foundational hip-hop can adapt for the future without compromising its essence. So it…
Chris DeVille | October 27, 2014 - 12:39 pm

Photos: Beach Goth 3 Fest Feat. Atlas Sound, Foxygen, DIIV, Alice Glass, & More

Orange County's eclectic Beach Goth festival, organized by surf-rock weirdos the Growlers, returned for its third year on Saturday. The fest included a diverse lineup,…
Peter Helman | October 27, 2014 - 11:58 am
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