Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: The Blow Brand New Abyss

There are weeks when the "Album Of The Week" idea seems entirely ridiculous and insufficient, when there are so many great records flooding in that…
Tom Breihan | 1:01 pm


Q&A: Zola Jesus On Living In The Wilderness, Making Bangers, And Learning To Let Go

There may be better places to see Zola Jesus than a desiccated upstate New York factory full of intense-looking art-goths, but there probably are not…
Tom Breihan | 9:25 am

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At Riot Fest 2017, Jawbreaker Finally Became Rock Stars

It began the only way it could have begun. It began with "Boxcar."
Michael Tedder | September 18, 2017 - 3:33 pm

Band To Watch

Artist To Watch: Mikko Joensuu

Ask almost any musician and you’ll get the same answer: Making albums is hard work. From the creative side, wrangling the abstract forms and ideas…
Ryan Leas | September 18, 2017 - 2:59 pm

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Blanck Mass Led An Apocalyptic Dance Party At Basilica SoundScape

These days, when people talk about technology being scary, they're talking about a slow, creeping dread -- the paranoia of living in a world with…
Peter Helman | September 17, 2017 - 6:10 pm

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Queens Of The Stone Age Balance Chaos And Professionalism At Riot Fest

About a decade and a half ago, MTV began taping live specials at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Florida, where I was born and…
Michael Tedder | September 17, 2017 - 1:08 pm

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Avant-R&B Singer serpentwithfeet Preached A Gospel All His Own At Basilica Soundscape

If you know anything about Basilica Soundscape, the boutique music festival that transpires every September in Hudson, New York, it's that its organizers brand it…
Chris DeVille | September 16, 2017 - 1:25 pm

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Ministry, New Order Demonstrate Their Staying Power At Riot Fest 2017

Halfway through last night's typically intense headlining set at Riot Fest, Trent Reznor took a second to address the crowd. "It's an honor tonight to…
Michael Tedder | September 16, 2017 - 1:24 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Well, well, well... another week is over and the world is still spinning. The 'Gum Squad will be up in Hudson this weekend at Basilica…
Stereogum | September 15, 2017 - 4:54 pm


Q&A: Chris Hillman On Working With Tom Petty, Reappraising The Byrds, & Touring In His 70s

Chris Hillman bought his first smartphone just a few months ago. "I didn't want one," he admits. "I had a flip-top phone and that was…
Stephen Deusner | September 15, 2017 - 12:39 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: The Killers Wonderful Wonderful

There are three distinct moments you can argue the Killers' cultural relevance dried up.
Pranav Trewn | September 15, 2017 - 10:44 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Radiohead's "Lift" video is apparently packed with Easter eggs for Radiohead superfans. That's cool, I guess. Good for that video. It's still a boring music…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2017 - 10:06 am

The Week In Pop

Insufferable YouTubers Are Now Making Terrible Rap Music Too

There comes a time in every adult human's life, should they be lucky enough to live that long, when they must conclude that youth culture…
Chris DeVille | September 14, 2017 - 5:38 pm

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Little Feat’s “Willin'” And This Is Us: The Trucker Ballad’s Long, Winding Path To Pop Culture

This week, UMG is releasing the official soundtrack album for the NBC series This Is Us, network TV's big breakout hit of the 2016 Fall…
Al Shipley | September 14, 2017 - 3:42 pm


Q&A: Metric’s Emily Haines Talks Redefining Rock ‘N’ Roll, Overcoming Insecurity, And Her New Solo Album

Emily Haines has been releasing music for 21 years, stretching her ineffably gorgeous songwriting across a variety of genres from synth-pop to raw acoustic instrumentation.
Margaret Farrell | September 14, 2017 - 11:21 am
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