Welcome to our Label of the Month feature, where we'll expound on some of our favorite music manufacturing companies, the folks that help mold the entire picture for amazing artists and shoot those ideas out into the world. This month, we're aiming our sights on Ghostly International, the Ann Arbor, ... More >>
What does emotional heavy metal sound like?
Well, believe it or not, it's kind of folky, but mainly acoustic. It's mostly sad, but strangely fanciful and supremely intense. At least that's how Marivel Luna and Jesse Simms, the duo comprising local outfit, Revizor, describe it.
The pair have been q ... More >>
Released last year, Coming of Age is an appropriate title for Knesset's first album, as the band is only now starting to step up locally. Pronounced KA-NESS-ET and named after the legislative branch of the Israeli government, these locals have played in the background of Phoenix since 2007.
"[Orig ... More >>
NightfuseJen DeverouxIf you're a member of the trendy dance music scene, chances are likely you've seen the name Jen Deveroux before. Most likely on a flier for any of the myriad club events, fashion fetes, and hip parties that she's helped promote over the past five years or so.In recent months, ... More >>
Lindsay Cates on the 1s and 2s Okay, so the 15 Favorite Songs thing. It happened. I freaked out a little (a lot) picking my selections, but it was a fun, in a self-aggrandizing way.
I wrote yesterday that it was nearly impossible to do what the event asked: come up with 15 songs that you love a ... More >>
Math rock, post rock, prog rock. Whatever you want to call it, it usually doesn't sound very fun.
Gloss Drop, the latest record from Battles, defies those notions. The album, featuring guest vocals from Gary Numan, Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead, and Yamantaka Eye of the Boredoms in the wake of ... More >>
River JonesRiver Jones
Jones is the owner of local record label River Jones Music.
When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station
would play right now? Growing up, I listened to KDKB, KUPD, KEDJ, and KUKQ. Now, I am always streaming music 24/7. But, in the car I liste ... More >>
DJ RoyaName: Michele Chinichian
AKA: DJ Roya
Current gigs: Obscura, held at Rips Bar every second Saturday of the month.
Genres spun: I play a blend of indie, New Wave, and Britpop at Obscura. I also enjoy spinning '80s pop, old school, electro, and the occasional Top 40 guilty pleasure.
How ... More >>
Music fans at Stinkweeds went after a lot of alt-rock this week.Blonde Redhead was the CenPho store's most popular album. Ra Ra Riot's summer release The Orchard made the top 10 as well, along with The Walkmen's new album Lisbon.1. Blonde Redhead, Penny SparkleSee the entire list after the jump.. ... More >>
September 14 is a black Friday of sorts for the music world. There is an embarrassment of riches, new release-wise, set for that Meg Tuesday. NPR realizes this, so they're giving you a head start by offering album streams of 14 albums to be released next Tuesday. Which just so happens to be th ... More >>