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Mainstream American rock music, as you might recall, was in rough shape in the late ’90s. The Alt-Nation era had run out of road for the most part, giving way to legions of awful post-grunge and nu-metal bands soundtracking extreme energy-drink commercials and extreme-sports video games. These were dark times. This was at a time… More »

Technological currents have carried us ever closer to cyborg status, our smartphones becoming more and more like permanent extensions of our hands. That includes at concerts, where shooting photo and videos on phones has become so commonplace and so constant that bands felt the need to fight back this year. One of 2013’s most prominent… More »

Two massively important alt-rock greats returned to the music-video earlier today, and neither of them is on this list. The Pixies’ “Bag Boy,” their first new song in nine years, soundtracked a disturbing video about a little kid fucking up somebody’s house and added in a visual punchline that was more nasty than funny. And… More »

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Neil Young Tribute Concert Lines Up Ryan Adams, Sharon Van Etten, Body/Head, Patrick Carney, & More

This fall, NYC's Bowery Ballrooom is hosting the first-ever Neil Fest, a two-day tribute concert event organized by the same people who previously brought u…
Peter Helman | August 26, 2015 - 9:23 pm

Karen O – “Singalong” Video

Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O released her skeletal acoustic solo album Crush Songs last year, and she's made videos for its songs "Ooo" and…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2015 - 2:25 pm

Peaches – “Bodyline” (Feat. Nick Zinner)

Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block releases a series of free weekly singles from moderate-to-large-name artists every year under their "Adult Swim Singles" feature, each…
Grace Birnstengel | July 20, 2015 - 11:57 am

Watch Beck & Karen O Cover Lou Reed At The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductions

Over the weekend, the late Lou Reed was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame alongside Green Day, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 20, 2015 - 12:00 pm

David Pajo Shares Thumbs Up From Hospital After Suicide Attempt

Dave Pajo is the former Slint guitarist who has also played with groups like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Zwan, Interpol, Will Oldham, and Stereolab, and…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Ezra Koenig Interviews Karen O About Selfies And D’Angelo

Ezra Koenig and Karen O are both the leaders of iconic and important New York rock bands, and the two of them sang Karen O's
Tom Breihan | January 21, 2015 - 9:04 am

Karen O: Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Are On A Bit Of A Hiatus”

Although each member of Yeah Yeah Yeahs has been busy with various side gigs lately, as a functional unit they've been pretty quiet since Mosquito
Chris DeVille | December 22, 2014 - 2:05 pm

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

Vice Turns 20 Party Brings Insane Lineup Feat. Karen O, Lil Wayne, Stephen Malkmus, Pussy Riot, Jonah Hill & Spike Jonze, Jarvis Cocker, Many More To Brooklyn Tomorrow

Vice is throwing an invite-only party tomorrow night in Brooklyn to celebrate their 20th anniversary, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner -- who will…
James Rettig | December 4, 2014 - 8:57 pm

Hear Karen O Sing “Marshmallow World” In Target’s New Christmas Ad

Karen O soundtracks a new holiday commercial from Target with a modern take on the 1949 Christmas song "Marshmallow World," which was written by Carl…
James Rettig | November 11, 2014 - 10:55 am

Members Of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Parquet Courts, Dismemberment Plan, & More To Join Forces For Brooklyn Rock Lottery 5

I first learned about the music scene roulette known as the Rock Lottery when some industrious creative types in Columbus started throwing their own annual…
Chris DeVille | November 4, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Julian Casablancas & Karen O Interview Each Other About Radiohead, Coors Light Commercials, & The Old NYC Scene

Julian Casablancas and Karen O came to international attention in 2001 as part of the burgeoning NYC rock scene, and both artists just released new…
Michael Nelson | September 24, 2014 - 5:38 pm

Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs/Blood Brothers/Locust Supergroup Head Wound City Reunite, Debut New Songs

Head Wound City was a mid-2000s supergroup comprised of Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner, the Blood Brothers' Jordan Blilie and Cody Votolato, and the Locust'…
James Rettig | September 21, 2014 - 12:32 pm

Karen O – “Day Go By”

Crush Songs, the collection of lo-fi bedroom songs that Yeah Yeah Yeahs leader Karen O recorded a few years ago, is coming out in a…
Tom Breihan | September 3, 2014 - 12:32 pm

Karen O – “Rapt” Video

Yeah Yeah Yeahs leader Karen O is going to release Crush Songs, her first-ever solo album, in a couple of months, and this morning mark…
Tom Breihan | July 28, 2014 - 8:47 am

Karen O Announces Solo Debut Crush Songs

Karen Lee Orzolek, known to most of us as Karen O, has led the Yeah Yeah Yeahs for 14 years, but she's never released a…
Tom Breihan | June 25, 2014 - 11:24 am

Alan Licht & Brian Chase – “Immediate Release”

Alan Licht and Brian Chase recently announced their plan to release a collaborative album. Chase is best known for drumming in the Yeah Yeah Yeahs,…
Miles Bowe | April 18, 2014 - 2:02 pm

Karen O & Ezra Koenig – “The Moon Song”

It's a testament to Karen O's incredibly strong songwriting that the delicate "Moon Song" manages to stand out amidst the lush melancholia of Arcade Fire…
James Rettig | February 10, 2014 - 5:12 pm

Broken Bells – “Holding On For Life (Nick Zinner Remix)”

Broken Bells, the duo of Shins frontman James Mercer and producer-to-the-stars Danger Mouse, will drop their sophomore LP After The Disco next month, and the…
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2014 - 10:44 am
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