The lineup for FYF Fest 2013 was announced this morning and features Saturday headliners My Bloody Valentine and Sunday headliners the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Artists including TV on the Radio, Flag, Deerhunter, MGMT, Beach House, Yo La Tengo, The Breeders, Devendra Banhart, Solange and Shlohmo will also p ... More >>
This year deserved praise has been heaped upon Frank Ocean's debut Channel Orange, the Flaming Lips' blood vinyl project and Beach House's Bloom. Meanwhile, overrated works like The Shins' Port of Morrow and Passion Pit's Gossamer have been overhyped
Lost in the shuffle have been five superb-but-u ... More >>
Cox wailingTimothy NorrisWho: Deerhunter
Deerhunter's last show in Los Angeles, at the El Rey, was considered one of the best shows of the quartet's career. But tonight the band was playing a much larger venue, and the results were mixed. For starters, the room wa ... More >>
Parties or performances? We've come to the unfortunate conclusion that you really can't have it both ways when it comes to the merciless monster that is Coachella weekend. Every year we've managed to hit a couple soirees before attacking the field around sunset, but things were different for the 201 ... More >>
A house may be large or small; as long as the neighboring houses are likewise small, it satisfies all social requirements for a residence. But let there arise next to the little house a palace, and the little house shrinks to a hut. The little house now makes it clear that its inmate has no ... More >>
The Coachella message board is doing a good job of tracking the upcoming Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio. Now's the time that bands begin leaking confirmations, revealing their hands on MySpace, Twitter and Facebook, and basically spilling the beans one way or another. For example, this f ... More >>
LA-based trio Liars announced this morning through Mute Records details of the band's upcoming tour. The North American jaunt will launch at El Rey Theatre on April 10 with fellow locals Fol Chen in the opening slot.
In celebration of the holiday spirit of sharing, we've got two shining visual examples of how to do just that below, each of which offers up an indie world collaboration of cream-in-your-jeans proportions. First up is the latest entry in Beck's ongoing Record Club -- a full-album covers series that ... More >>
(Michel Gondry's video for the Chemical Brothers' "Let Forever Be.")
Here's a list of "confirmed" (so far) acts to appear at Coachella 2009, according to the very reliable Monklish blog. His guarantee: "I've been told that these have been making arrangements to attend the festival as contractuall ... More >>
By Michael Roberts
In 2008, independent rock returned to the underground, where it belongs. Given the grand catastrophe that is today's record industry, most major-label executives don't have the time or energy to convince music fans they might like something a little out of the ordinary. They'r ... More >>
1. Lina Lecaro breaks the story of Jason Shapiro's suit against Swede garage-fellas the Hives. It seems their "Tick Tick Boom" from this year's Get Smart soundtrack sounds suspiciously like his band the Roofies' "Why You?" Same opening riff, same bridge. But ... that's a pretty universal riff.
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Girl Talk: One Trick Pony, or 21st Century Steinski?
By Ian Cohen
If you’re the kind of poor soul who watches the workday tick away at places like ilxor.com, June has been Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Tet and the Feast of Maximum Occupancy all rolled into one. Not only have we experienced the ... More >>