By Jaime Lees Inspired by Garth Brooks' recent announcement of his world tour, we thought we'd take a minute to look back on our favorite era of Garth-ness: the invention of Brooks' alter-ego, Chris Gaines. Alter-egos help an artist feel free to express sides of their persona that might make their ... More >>
By Mike Seely Mainstream country music gets an unfair rap as being universally over-polished and formulaic, a notion that artists like Kacey Musgraves and Eric Church obliterate every time they strap on their guitars. But there's a granule of truth to the stereotype, and a particularly damaging sub ... More >>
Before the genre tag EDM existed, there was IDM, or Intelligent Dance Music. Granted, it's a pretty pretentious name for a genre, but it fits incredibly well for Matthew Dear. His experimental, rhythm-driven pop is both energetic and introspective, a form of exploring multiple identities and his own ... More >>
So we finally got a little rain last night -- but if your car is still as dirty as mine from last week's haboob -- it wasn't nearly enough. I'm talking some serious monsoon action, the kind that lasts a few days. Here's 10 songs that that will hopefully inspire Mother Nature to help us out ... More >>
Rock icon goes . . . hip-hop?
Love Their Country
(Fat Wreck Chords)
Tomorrow's Sounds Today (Reprise)
Audra turns the world on with its gloom
Even with impending Willennium looming, 1999 proved to be a banner year for music
For goodness sake, who's good and bad on Santa's list this Christmas!
Everyone has his crossovers to bear, but doesn't rock have enough problems without Garth Brooks signing up for membership?
New Times' unholy critical trinity come down from their snooty perch to stop and sneer at the latest musical offerings