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Conor Oberst's greatest gift as a performer might be his ability to come off like an angry 15-year-old screaming in his room in just about any situation. Case in point: Oberst was the musical guest…   Read Story »
It's always a bit obnoxious when indie bands roll into their late-night TV debuts looking like they just rolled out of bed, so I'm weirdly delighted to note that Sharon Van Etten and her entire…   Read Story »
Two nights ago, St. Vincent gave a pretty incredible hour-long performance on the Live With Letterman webcast, but her appearance for the proper Letterman show didn't air until last night. Clark gave…   Read Story »
St. Vincent is one of the most ferocious and compelling live acts operating right now, and that means she's an ideal choice for the Late Show With David Letterman's Live On Letterman webcast series,…   Read Story »
Sturgill Simpson's Metamodern Sounds In Country Music cracked our list of the best albums of 2014 so far, and we're not the only ones transfixed by Simpson's forward-thinking take on traditional…   Read Story »
The War On Drugs are continuing to improve at a scary rate. Their new album Lost In The Dream is one of the year's very best. And while I remember thinking they were slightly listless onstage when I…   Read Story »
James Mercer may have reactivated the Shins long enough to record "So Now What," their song for the soundtrack to Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here, but he's still keeping busy with Broken Bells, his duo…   Read Story »
Sam Smith's whole life is essentially a whirlwind press tour these days, but it's especially so this week in conjunction with the North American release of his debut album In The Lonely Hour.…   Read Story »
Angel Olsen's stormy, Hank Williams-quoting, ultimately triumphant "Hi-Five," from her new album Burn Your Fire For No Witness, is one of my favorite indie rock songs of the year; it's a total…   Read Story »
This week, the Swedish sister act First Aid Kit released their album Stay Gold, a bright interpretation of Americana from two gifted outsiders. And last night, they were on the Late Show With David…   Read Story »