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It's just about the end of festival season, but Portland gave us one more this past weekend: Project Pabst, the Milwaukee beer company's music festival. The festival brought together Modest Mouse,…   Read Story »
In a couple of months, the compilation Bob Dylan In The 80s: Volume One will pay tribute to the most neglected period in Robert Zimmerman's career. (This is, of course, a relative thing; the…   Read Story »
Built To Spill's Doug Martsch released one solo album, Now You Know, in 2002. It's not that different from a Built To Spill record -- his soaring vocals are still present, that sort of abstract,…   Read Story »
The strangest musical moment of my adult life came when I discovered that a lot of my friends were jam band people. It's not like they kept it a secret, but they didn't really make a point of talking…   Read Story »
All Built To Spill songs exist on a continuum between two poles: snappy, twee-inflected pop songs and vast, mind-altering classic rock soundscapes. I've never been to Idaho, but I can't help…   Read Story »
Shaggy Dinosaur Jr. guitar wizard J Mascis is a notoriously flaky and reticent interview subject, so maybe that explains why he's kept a deeply fascinating life episode to himself for the past couple…   Read Story »
A couple years ago, Built To Spill bassist Brett Nelson launched the Electronic Anthology Project, a passion project that reimagined Built To Spill's songs through the aesthetic of New Wave bands…   Read Story »
Today, we're introducing a new series called Area Codes, and the focus of this biweekly feature is local music scenes across the United States and the globe. In a music landscape where musicmaking…   Read Story »
Fresh off their appearance on Conan, Band of Horses stopped by the Wiltern in Los Angeles for their own headlining show in the wake of the opening for the cancelled Kings of Leon tour. Brett Netson…   Read Story »
Built To Spill's been around for a long (long) time. If you'd told me in the early '90s -- when my brother had Ultimate Alternative Wavers and There's Nothing Wrong With Love on repeat -- or in 1997…   Read Story »