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Interview

Auf Der Maur, Off The Grid

Back in the '90s, Melissa Auf der Maur rose to prominence as the bassist of Hole. But even then, the mechanisms and visibility of being…
Ryan Leas | September 12, 2018 - 2:25 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Low Double Negative

These days, there is a constant and seemingly endless supply of new music at our fingertips. If you work as music journalist, you get thousands…
Ryan Leas | September 11, 2018 - 11:46 am

Line & Circle – “Full Disclosure”

Almost three years ago, the LA-by-way-of-Ohio band Line & Circle released their debut album Split Figure. For fans of '80s college rock, it was a…
Ryan Leas | September 7, 2018 - 3:31 pm

Cover Story

One More Voyage With Spiritualized

Have you ever really stopped and thought about what it must be like to go to space? We've spent our entire existence as a species…
Ryan Leas | September 5, 2018 - 2:34 pm

Kitten – “Secrets” & “Mercury”

Kitten have existed for a while, mostly in rather different iterations. So their 2018 return has been exciting, a band reemerging with a new sense…
Ryan Leas | August 31, 2018 - 12:32 pm

Premiere

Viagra Boys – “Just Like You,” “Up All Night,” & “Special Helmet”

Though they've been kicking around for a couple years, the ridiculously-named Swedish post-punk outfit Viagra Boys really started generating some buzz earlier this summer, upon…
Ryan Leas | August 30, 2018 - 9:14 am

Desert Daze 2018 Adds Slowdive, Wooden Shjips, Idles, & More

Whether you're looking for an antidote to the sameness of many major American festivals or whether you're looking for the opportunity to watch a bunch…
Ryan Leas | August 28, 2018 - 1:04 pm

Stream Interpol’s New Album Marauder

It's been just under four years since Interpol released their last album, El Pintor. In that time, there were opportunities to explore new frontiers, like…
Ryan Leas | August 24, 2018 - 12:02 am

Nicki Minaj Blames Travis Scott & Spotify After Queen Fails To Debut At #1

After a bumpy rollout including several delays, Nicki Minaj's Queen finally arrived just over a week ago. Since then, things haven't been all that much…
Ryan Leas | August 19, 2018 - 5:52 pm

Lana Del Rey Defends Tel Aviv Show

Well, it has turned into quite a day for Lana Del Rey and political topics on Twitter. This morning, we were treated to another loony…
Ryan Leas | August 19, 2018 - 4:46 pm

Watch Chance The Rapper Return To Wild ‘N Out, Perform “What’s The Hook”

A month ago, it looked like Chance The Rapper might be releasing a new album out of nowhere. That didn't happen (yet), but he's still…
Ryan Leas | August 19, 2018 - 4:14 pm

Lana Del Rey Criticizes Giuliani’s “Disturbing” Comments On Meet The Press

Another day, another transmission from one of these goons hired by Trump to run around in circles clumsily breaking reality in order to defend this…
Ryan Leas | August 19, 2018 - 2:39 pm

Here’s The Story Behind That Coldplay Cover In Crazy Rich Asians

If you haven't seen Crazy Rich Asians yet, you should. Aside from being an overdue and important turning point for representation in mainstream movies, it's…
Ryan Leas | August 19, 2018 - 1:47 pm

Watch Pearl Jam Cover David Bowie In Chicago

After some triumphant festival-headlining gigs this summer -- such as at Lisbon's NOS Alive -- Pearl Jam are in the midst of a brief Home…
Ryan Leas | August 19, 2018 - 12:28 pm

Guerilla Toss – “Green Apple”

A little over a year ago, Guerilla Toss released GT Ultra, which turned out to be one of the best albums of 2017. And last…
Ryan Leas | August 16, 2018 - 11:10 am

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