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 >>
True Life: I used to play music.MTV turns the big 3-0 today. You know what that means: No more twin beds, Froot Loops or takings shots on a weekday. It's all back pain, fiber cereals and apple-picking trips from here on out. But seriously though -- the "music" channel hasn't aged well.
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Open for business. Unless you suck. It's been said that miserable circumstances are incited when you piss off your bartender, hairdresser or leader of your preferred religious denomination, in addition to a slew of people in other professions (your pizza delivery guy, your fitness instructor) ... More >>
Fyfe DangerfieldFans of his Brit Award-nominated quartet Guillemots will have to wait -- frontman Fyfe Dangerfield is busy making people swoon. Dangerfield's solo album "Fly Yellow Moon," written in five days on what was obviously a pop bender, is hooky and heart-on-the-sleeve and bears some ... More >>
Peter EllenbyOptimistic rockers Nada Surf begin a two-night stint at the Troubadour tonight in support of their sixth album, if i had a hi-fi (palindrome alert).
The record, in stores June 8, is actually a covers collection rounding up work by artists as disparate as Kate Bush, Arthur Russel ... 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 "180º South," which retraces a 1968 t ... More >>