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  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Deafheaven and Marriages - Yucca Tap Room, Tempe - 6/19/2013

    Last night, I came to the conclusion that Deafheaven is black metal's Vampire Weekend. I've never thought up an uglier string of words to describe what is fundamentally a thing of beauty. To see Deafheaven is to not see a black metal band but to see black metal being curated by hardcore and indie ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    Coachella's "Bloom" Video: WTF Does it Mean?

    Yesterday afternoon, the home page of the Coachella website changed to a video called "Bloom," which shows plants and art exhibits sprouting from the ground. Some look pretty creepy--did those worm/slug things 30 seconds into the video really just form a structure? At least the rest are fairly cute ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Royal Thunder Wards Off a Family Curse With Heavy Psychedelic Rock

    "People think it's all Southern rock or sludge/doom," says Royal Thunder vocalist/bassist Mlny Parsonz (Mel Parsons) the band's hometown, Atlanta, Georgia. According to the husky voiced singer, things are more varied than outsiders see: "I don't think any genre encompasses everything. Everybody's so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Coachella: 5 Signs You're An Aging Hipster

    See also: Coachella: Radiohead's Weekend 1 Set Has No Alarms and No Surprises See also: The Best of Coachella Sunday, April 15, 2012 By Lilledeshan Bose Aging hipsters--the very same people Coachella targeted when it began holding the music fest in Indio--are usually easy to spot on the Empire Pol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Boris' Atsuo: "We Have Never Called Ourselves a Heavy Metal Band"

    ‚ÄčNormally, a band releasing three albums in one year would be a big deal. But in the case of Japanese power trio Boris, the rapid-fire output is less surprising than the diversity featured on the albums. Over the course of Heavy Rocks (the group's second album sporting the title), Attention Plea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    This Week in Music History: June 20 through 26

    Wikimedia CommonsHappy birthday, Brian Wilson‚ÄčMusic and musicians have been around for centuries, and every day, new music news breaks. Every Monday, we're going to take a look back at the notable music stories, births, and deaths that took place that week. This week was a doozy: Columbia Records ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Sharon Van Etten: Epic

    ​Artist: Sharon Van Etten Title: Epic Release date: September 21 Label: Ba Da Bing! If you're relatively unknown as a musical artist, as is Sharon Van Etten, and you name your record Epic, you'd better be damn sure your record doesn't suck. The good news for Van Etten is that her seven-song r ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Warpaint: The Fool

    ​Artist: Warpaint Title: The Fool Release date: October 25 Label: Rough Trade The musical path taken by L.A. foursome Warpaint is well trodden -- but this kind of ultra-moody, sort of experimental, Joy Division-indebted music is usually plied by men. But Warpaint is a quartet of women, and in ... More >>

  • Music

    October 9, 2008

    Blue Sky Black Death

    Slow Burning Lights

  • News

    August 2, 2007

    ¡Viva Radio!

    El Break proves there's more to Spanish-language radio than ranchero music

  • Music

    July 5, 2007

    Pop for Peace

    Becky say no war

  • Music

    March 8, 2007

    Green Pitch

    Ace of Hearts
    (Funzalo Records)

  • Music

    February 23, 2006

    Metal Hearts

    (Suicide Squeeze Records)

  • Music

    July 8, 2004

    The Concretes

    The Concretes

  • Film

    October 10, 2002

    La Isla Bonita

    At long last, Madonna gets Swept Away

  • Music

    July 5, 2001

    Rebel Rouser

    The recently rediscovered Lee Hazlewood finds his place among a new generation of fans

  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    Mendoza Line

    We're All in This Alone

  • Music

    November 18, 1999
  • Music

    September 9, 1999

    Out of Their Heads

    Anton Newcombe, leader of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, is terrifically obsessive -- and potentially dangerous

  • Music

    August 12, 1999

    On and On

    After nearly a decade in major-label purgatory, the Muffs' Kim Shattuck proves it wasn't all for nothing

  • Music

    January 22, 1998
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    November 21, 1996
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    May 2, 1996
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    August 24, 1995
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    December 29, 1994