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  • 7 years ago

    The South Bronx Scroggins sisters tore up the '80s NYC nightclub scene with their minimal funk. In an ideal world, they'd be able to live off royalties, but they put it best with one of their single titles: "Sample Credits Don't Pay Our Bills." Af...

  • 10 years ago

    Of all the lapsed and unlapsed Catholics rocking or being rocked at Austin's South by Southwest music industry conference in March, Irish Boston College grad Craig Finn may be the only one giving St. Patrick's Day the gas face. No green beer, no "...

  • 11 years ago

    Low made their bones creating nothing out of something. Back in indie rock's 1990s heyday, when college radio still held a little cultural weight, they were make-out music for folks who couldn't bother to leave the dorm. The Minnesota band's spare...

  • 12 years ago

    In the beginning, there was Metallica. OK, not really, but Satan dammit if they don't feel like they've been around since the earth cooled. This is what happens when you alter a genre's landscape in your own nasty image, then sink your teeth in fo...

  • 12 years ago

    Stephen Malkmus does not have a beard. Got it? Malkmus = beardless. And yet the key to Pig Lib's deft and complicated beauty is that it's one mighty hirsute album, progressive-like-the-genre guitar glossolalia updating a rock and roll era its auth...

  • 13 years ago

    For those emotionally invested in American underground punk—you know, the noisy, cult-specific upchuck rock of severely lowered popular expectations—the summer's most exciting, revelatory, and potentially epoch-defining package outing is...