Two thousand eleven was the year in which musicians were praised for embracing their essences. M83 gets even more epic! Bradford Cox gets even more introverted! Drake gets Draker! The members of Wild Flag still rock! Artists were also derided for the obvious: Odd Future proves they don't give a fu ... More >>
Frank TurnerIn the best tradition of the punk-rock troubadour, Frank Turner doesn't come armed with much more than a guitar and his anger. At 28, the hard-touring Englishman, who spent his early years in the hardcore band Million Dead, sounds every bit the wizened veteran on his past two alb ... More >>
Jessica CastroWait. Think. Fast.As it might be with a lot of husband-and-wife musical collaborators who populate our fair city (the Submarines and the Weepies come to mind), it must be tough being the family cat when the creative juices are flowing in the Matthew Beighley/Jacqueline Santillan ... More >>
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