Brook Bobbins via Village VoiceOdd Future with Mos Def in NYC earlier this monthThe headline earlier this month in the New York Times read: "Young, Gifted and Outrageous: Can Odd Future Survive Popularity?"
Which is a fair question.
The outrageous L.A. hip-hip crew whose unabbreviated monik ... More >>
Timothy NorrisFitz & the TantrumsCan we get an exclamation point for Fitz & the Tantrums?
The stylish purveyors of old soul helmed by Michael Sean Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs have had a quite a 2010. They started the year practically as a novelty -- a slick band with nice EP and a great li ... More >>
Denny RenshawSufjan StevensIf you take in Sufjan Stevens' shows in Los Angeles this weekend expecting some warm-and-fuzzy orchestral pop from a banjo-toting folkie, you've got another thing coming.
In fact, dancing shoes may be in order. Stevens' newest album The Age of Adz is full of insist ... More >>
Josh RitterWhen the New York Times recently referred to Josh Ritter as a staple of "what might be called the soft-rock establishment: NPR, Starbucks and noncommercial radio stations," it wasn't pejorative.
Ritter has long been a hero to fans seeking literate songwriting and engaging storytel ... More >>