Will Rogers

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  • 21 days ago

    The joys of Michigan’s Pity Sex are in the details; the quartet’s ostensibly easy-to-tag emo/indie template is in fact strewn with shards of self-examining shoegaze and down-tempo punk. Debut album Feast of Love, released in 2013, kicks off...

  • 25 days ago

    Even if you haven’t heard Helmet on the radio recently, you’ve heard their influence; the New York quartet’s signature down-tuned, staccato riffing seeps into everything from Nine Inch Nails and Tool to Deftones and Pantera. With their minor-key m...

  • 1 month ago

    There was a moment in the late 1990s, in the wake of Korn’s genre-blending 1994 eponymous debut (and before “nu-metal” became synonymous with knuckle-dragging bilge), when heavy metal, hardcore punk and hip-hop were cross-pollinating in fascinatin...

  • 1 month ago

    An annual sampler of so-called alt-rock, Almost Acoustic Christmas squeezes into two nights more than three decades’ worth of bands that have all but defined the genre, alongside half a dozen relative newcomers vying for similar status. Night one ...

  • 2 months ago

    In the age of Auto-Tune and American Idol, The Icarus Line’s bluesy, Stooge-y and utterly organic punk rock could earn kudos and cred simply by standing still. But this frenetic, sometimes perverse L.A. sextet is seldom static in its simult...

  • 2 months ago

    Apparently blissfully unaware of the past two decades of pop culture, In the Valley Below drape classic Fleetwood Mac coed call-and-response, squelchy Alan Wilder–era Depeche Mode synths and heyday Phil Collins melodicism in a shroud of bluesy, wo...