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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…   Read Story »
This past weekend brought the second Boston Calling Festival of 2014. This edition featured the Replacements, the National, and Lorde as the major headliners, along with Neutral Milk Hotel, Childish…   Read Story »
Since approximately 2008, Craig Finn's been sounding less and less like the crazy drunk guy accosting you on the street and more and more like the singer of an actual rock band (and a huge one at…   Read Story »
Noisey's Made In America series travels to different cities around the country to discuss the local music scene with native musicians. The newest installment, "Made In Minnesota," features chats…   Read Story »
The Replacements have begun playing shows again so gradually that we wouldn't blame you if you forgot. They've hit half a dozen festivals so far, and in our experience their set has been really…   Read Story »
The Hold Steady celebrated their 10th anniversary earlier this year with a show at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg. Footage from that special night makes up what you see in their new video for "I Hope…   Read Story »
To celebrate the kickoff of their tour together the Hold Steady and Deer Tick have covered each other's music. The Hold Steady took on "Easy" the lead song off their tour-mates' album Born On Flag…   Read Story »
On the afternoon of the last day of SXSW, I saw the Hold Steady on the patio of Red 7, at the Brooklyn Vegan showcase, and it was pretty close to the ideal setting for a Hold Steady show: outdoors on…   Read Story »
Today, the Hold Steady release Teeth Dreams, the album on which they once again affirm their status as one of our greatest working rock bands. And last night, they were on the Late Show With David…   Read Story »
Earlier this week, I posted a Premature Evaluation of the Hold Steady's excellent new album Teeth Dreams, but there was one slight problem with it: None of you motherfuckers could hear the album yet.…   Read Story »