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From star-studded guest lists to an audible influence on several generations of bands, Radiohead’s fan base has always included quite a few of their fellow rock stars. We polled dozens of notable musicians about their favorite Radiohead songs, and this is how they responded. More »

Remember last month when we made a hand-wringing post about the death of the MP3 and thereby the end of the downloadable Monthly Mix? Well, fuck it — ZIP FILE BACK. Thank you for your comments and opinions! This is blog-in-action. But, we know some of you enjoyed the ease and increased songchoice represented by… More »

I haven’t been charting it or anything, but I’ve been writing these lists for the better part of a year now, and despite a few slow weeks, they seem to get better all the time. So here’s something to chew on: We could be living through a new golden era of the music video, eve… More »

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Watch Ted Leo Interview Michael Stipe, J Mascis, Liz Phair & Other SXSW Luminaries

SXSW 2011 came and went -- we have the portraits to prove it -- but it doesn't mean those days in Austin aren't still spitting…
brandon | March 29, 2011 - 5:47 pm

J Mascis – “Is It Done”

Not sure if it's the weather or the easy familiarity of that voice, but I find myself listening to J Mascis' pretty, easygoing, mostly acoustic…
brandon | February 9, 2011 - 10:46 am

J Mascis – “Not Enough”

"Not Enough" is the first single from J Mascis's forthcoming mostly acoustic collection Several Shades Of Why. For all of his primary bands and side…
brandon | December 9, 2010 - 10:20 am

The Flaming Lips, Dinosaur Jr., Deerhoof To Perform LPs For ATP Don’t Look Back 2011

As we prepare ourselves for this weekend’s pleasingly loud ATP NY (see: Holy Mountain, Superfuzz Bigmuff, Raw Power, Sunn O))) + Boris, SY, ATP regular…
brandon | September 1, 2010 - 5:17 pm

Lou Barlow + the missingmen – “On The Face” Video

A couple of days ago we posted the updated take on Sentridoh's "Losercore." (Pairing that with the Wckr Spgt Shrimper compilation, it kind of feel…
brandon | June 9, 2010 - 11:24 am

Lou Barlow + the missingmen – “Losercore”

This is not a flashback: When not skating with Dinosaur Jr., perennial lo-fi bard Lou Barlow re-recorded one of Sentridoh's early '90s anthems "Losercore" with…
brandon | June 7, 2010 - 4:40 pm

Lou Barlow Covers Franklin Bruno

This current lo-fi thing is fun, but it's nothing new. As a reminder, longtime brainy singer-songwriter Franklin Bruno's newest release, Local Currency: Solo 1992-1998, collect…
brandon | September 29, 2009 - 10:43 am

Noise Addict Returns With Free LP, Lou Barlow

After a 14-year pause, Noise Addict’s back with Lou Barlow and Crooked Finger Lara Meyerratken in tow. Thirty-year-old stepdad Ben Lee can’t get by o…
brandon | September 1, 2009 - 10:26 am

New Lou Barlow Video – “Don’t Apologize” (Stereogum Premiere)

No doubt, apologies are a large part of the Lou Barlow canon: Apologizing, wanting someone to apologize, etc. (Barlow would be the first to admit…
brandon | August 25, 2009 - 9:25 am

New Lou Barlow – “Gravitate”

Lou describes his new LP as “a cross between my later work with Folk Implosion and my earlier work with Sebadoh … to my ears,…
brandon | July 21, 2009 - 4:12 pm

Lou Barlow’s Back On His Own With Goodnight Unknown

Taking some time out from the resurgent Dinosaur Jr., Lou Barlow's releasing his first solo album since 2005's Emoh this fall. It's called Goodnight Unknown
brandon | July 7, 2009 - 10:50 am

Dinosaur Jr. Offer Fallon “Pieces”

"Pieces" is one of the more straight-up old-school Dinosaur-style rockers on the band's second post-comeback album Farm. "Old school" in the sense that it's one…
brandon | June 26, 2009 - 9:26 am

Thom Yorke, Michael Stipe, Dinosaur Contribute To Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs Of Mark Mulcahy

The compilation has an impressive lineup, but the circumstances around it are heartbreaking: Almost a year after his wife Melissa died suddenly, 21 artists have…
brandon | June 25, 2009 - 4:47 pm

Dinosaur Jr. @ The Troubadour, West Hollywood 6/23/09

With the excellent Farm, J, Murph, and Lou are back and spry as ever. And with their colossal amp and pedal rigs, they are eardrum…
Amrit Singh | June 24, 2009 - 9:56 am

Premature Evaluation: Dinosaur Jr. – Farm

No worries, nobody should (or could) have expected Dinosaur Jr.'s reunion record Beyond to be so alive -- and so good. The deservedly legendary Amherst,…
brandon | June 9, 2009 - 12:08 pm

New Dinosaur Jr. Video – “Over It”

Following up the mid-tempo "I Want You To Know," the reinvigorated Dinosaur Jr. look especially spry when going the Bones Brigade/BMX freestyle route in thi…
brandon | June 5, 2009 - 12:20 pm

New Dinosaur Jr. – “I Want You To Know”

The reunited Dinosaur Jr's picked up where various Dinosaur lineups let off, making solid songs that sound like Dinosaur. Only this time it's the original…
brandon | April 30, 2009 - 11:17 am

Dinosaur Jr. Prep Jagjaguwar Debut

Admittedly, I was a cynical dick when Dinosaur Jr. announced their full-band reunion. A little bit because they were one of the most important band…
brandon | March 25, 2009 - 2:52 pm

SXSW 2009: Friday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy On Friday we shook off the early-morning cobwebs and made a beeline to the Pitchfork/Windish Bash in time to…
brandon | March 22, 2009 - 12:09 pm

SXSW 2009: Thursday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy Yesterday started off bright, early, and ecstatic with NJ's Roadside Graves at Peckerheads. The band seduced a 2PM crowd…
Amrit Singh | March 20, 2009 - 10:49 am