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There are few unforgettable shows I can recall that don't also take in to account more insubstantial factors like lighting, stage presence and the people you happened to see them with. Performers like Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters ma ... More >>
Update: The Times writer whose byline appears on the screengrab, Mikael Wood, says that the post is completely fabricated. His comments are at the bottom of the post.
According to a screengrab of what appears to be a page from the Los Angeles Times website -- which was posted on a Coachella message ... More >>
Top 20 Worst Bands of All Time
Top 20 Musicians of All Time, in Any Genre
Top 20 Whitest Musicians of All Time
10. White Rabbits
Why do bands need a second drummer? In recent years everyone from Local Natives to Bon Iver to fucking Radiohead has thrown a second kit out there, or at least a floor to ... More >>
Timothy NorrisThe National, Neko Case and Sharon Van Etten
September 11, 2011
See also: The National's Matt Berninger On Shutting Down Honolulu's Airport and Finally Ending Their Tour
Better Than: Listening to these bands perform on "Morning Becomes Eclectic."
It was only t ... More >>
Evan CulbertsonMichael CeraStory by Ian Joulain
Back in December the music blogosphere got all hot and bothered. Turns out there was a new indie supergroup afoot, with Michael Cera on the bass!
The band was tweely named Mister Heavenly, and it featured Islands' Nick Thorburn, Man Man's Hon ... More >>
Wavves, "King of the Beach"We've got to admit, we were sold at the album art. There's something about cats holding fat spliffs (or chomping on the green leaf) that gets us going every time.
While it's not clear whether Wavves' Nathan Williams -- now a resident of Eagle Rock, we here -- has d ... More >>
Think of it as an indie rocker with extra butter. Modest Mouse main man Isaac Brock is in town tonight to perform a short set after a screening of a documentary to which he (along with James Mercer, Jack Johnson and others) contributed music. The film is "180Âº South," which retraces a 1968 t ... More >>
In the "Unsung Heroes of Rock & Roll" category, it is with great sadness to report the death of one of the most inspired guitarists of the post-punk era -- and self-proclaimed 'King of Kalifornia' -- Roland S. Howard. Best known for his strange, angular, genius work with Australia's best punk band, ... More >>
A still from Modest Mouse's video for "Rat King," co-directed by Daniel Auber and Heath LedgerLA art collective/production company the Masses this morning released a new Modest Mouse video, directed by the late actor Heath Ledger, of the song "King Rat." Ledger collaborated with his fellow Ma ... More >>
I have this theory: like most things, greatness at music generally* requires an alloy of natural talent, providence, and an Outliers-like tenacity requiring 10 years hard labor in dingy crackerbox clubs, or snagging a Best New Music on Pitchfork--whichever comes first. The corollary being that for ... More >>
Among Calvin Johnson's many accomplishments over the course of his illustrious career: He was part of the petri dish that morphed into Sub Pop Records in the early 1980s. He founded K Records in 1982, a label that has gone on to release some of the first and best recordings by Beck, Bikini Kill, ... More >>
If home is where you hang your hat then Silver Lake is rapidly turning into the world's largest hat rack. Over the past 12 months, it has become de rigueur in hipster courting rituals for male hipsters (homo habilus hipstericus) to trot out increasingly ridiculous pieces of vintage head-ware in an ... More >>