This list of the year's best country albums is assembled with two important premises in mind: First: If the people who record and listen to these records consider them country, than they're damn well country. Purists who argue that country should still sound like '68, '76, '84 or whenever are in the ... More >>
For Foxygen -- the songwriting duo of Sam France and Jonathan Rado -- 2012 was a year rife with experimentation, sound explorations and a ton of time logged either on their computers or at the studio. Though the feather-haired pair has been writing songs together since the age of 14, Foxygen release ... More >>
A collaboration between 33-year old former Battles leader Tyondai Braxton and 75-year old minimalist forefather Philip Glass takes place today at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival. It hardly falls under the header of WTF. In fact, it likely would have only taken a few dozen monkeys with a few doze ... More >>
Consider this six-pack of rock acts: Siouxsie and the Banshees, Big Audio Dynamite, the Psychedelic Furs, U2, R.E.M. and Julian Cope.
My dream Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? Not quiteit's a list of the first six artists to go to No. 1 on the chart Billboard launched in the fall of 1988, then call ... More >>
The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences introduced the Best Alternative Music Performance category in 1991 in anticipation of punk breaking later that year (and permanently renamed the award in 2000). Over the past two decades, the changing demographics of the nominees have reflected the ... More >>
Throughout the award's history, Grammy voters have tended to bestow Best Comedy Album upon trusted favorites: Bill Cosby closed out the 1960s with six straight victories; Richard Pryor took home three trophies in the '70s and two more in the '80s; and Peter Schickele opened the '90s with four ... More >>
Yesterday, the tasteful-culture bible Paste abruptly suspended its print edition, the latest music-related publication to shut down in the past few years. The Paste website, on which the display ads for subscriptions lead to an announcement of the print issue's suspension, will continue to l ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Bjorn LoossOne-man dance party Penguin Prison is a colorful, ecstatic burst of manic electro that references New York's post-DFA boogieverse but has a joyful pop streak that extends further back, to ... More >>
Courtney Love isn't entirely feeling this whole performing live thing anymore. The recent incarnation of Hole played three shows at SXSW--the first of which, the Spin 25th anniversary performance was pretty bad-ass, haters be damned--but her Holeness was miserable. "In Austin, I hated every minute ... More >>
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Wednesday, March 10
The Shins are a band girlfriends take boyfriends to see. Gnarls Barkley are a band boyfriends take girlfriends to see. So it's no wonder that the crossover between the two turns out to be couples. Lots of them. Couples rubbing each other ... More >>