Skrillex may be "the most hated man in dubstep," but his new signing will soon make that a thing of the past. Having discovered MONSTA through his manager during SXSW, Skrillex was in a state of shock when he found out that the voice on one of their tracks wasn't an Aretha Franklin sample. It was, i ... More >>
The image you see here means a lot to us at the underground bunker, where we keep an eye on all things Scientology related. And on this lazy Sunday morning, we hope you'll indulge us as we attempt to explain what it represents.
Andreas Heldal-Lund, meet Chill EB.
Chill, meet the devil.
Scientology has been rocked by so much bad news lately, with all of the divorces and disappearances and defections and schisms and death investigations and torture programs and unnatural relationships and forced abortions and space opera and weird kids and weirder movies, we thought it might be tim ... More >>
Sunday, June 24
Better than: Dreaming of her.
A 2009 performance by Concha Buika is on YouTube showing the Spanish singer in Lincoln Center's Damroch Park backed by solo piano and performing a smoldering version of "Tu Volverás." Even then, with minimal accompanime ... More >>
Aidan LevyThe Dred Scott Trio at Rockwood Music Hall on October 18. Midnight closed out October 18, and Dred Scott took to the stage with his trio at the Rockwood, as he has every Tuesday for the past six years. "What is CMJ?" Scott asked the boisterous crowd. "It's the Christian Music Jesus. ... More >>
Coltrane totally slays on thisSo last week, our fearless and/or hapless panel of rock critics finally knocked one out of the park, proving a whopping 68 percent of writers can name all three members of Sleater-Kinney. Our seven-week parade of humiliation finally turned to a brief moment of jo ... More >>
Lupe on the far left, Glasper on the far right, yo momma in the middle. Pic by Jozen.Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Lupe Fiasco
Friday, February 25
Better Than: A re-run of Wilmer Valderrama's Yo Momma
So I picked the wrong night to see the Robert Glasper Experiment at the Bl ... More >>
Tune in Thursday night for the "serious" part of the program. Pic by Piotr.Francesco Tristano
Monday, January 31
Better Than: Your favorite cover band
In a world where playlists and MP3 blogs have erased genre borders, the existence of a 29-year-old Julliard-trained concert pianist wh ... More >>
"Let's challenge ourselves to not create a track that is not 25 amplifiers and cabinets turned up to 10. Let's create something that breathes, that has space and silences."
The advance listening sessions for Monoliths & Dimensions, the new Sunn O))) album (and 7th in ten years), couldn't have fal ... More >>