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2014 Stories by Reyan Ali

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  • The Hold Steady: Show Preview

    published July 16, 2014

    The worlds of indie rock and sprawling, bloodthirsty pseudo-medieval epics rarely overlap. But an episode last year of HBO's Game of... More >>

  • Hot Chip: Show Preview

    published July 9, 2014

    You'd think a song titled "Ready for the Floor" that begins, "Do it, do it, do it now/Say it, say it, say it now" would be a four-alarm dance... More >>

  • King Khan & the Shrines: Show Preview

    published June 18, 2014

    With membership in multiple hell-raising bands, outlandish press photographs aplenty, a daring, off-kilter stage presence, and statements like... More >>

  • Hudson Mohawke: Show Preview

    published May 28, 2014

    Hudson Hawk, a cartoonish 1991 Bruce Willis comedy and box office bomb, is about as profoundly uncool as a movie can get. Remarkably,... More >>

  • Maximo Park: Show Preview

    published May 14, 2014

    Never doubt the allure of a mystery concocted by Maxïmo Park. "I visit South America via a dead man's words/Undercover priests and barren... More >>

  • Acid Mothers Temple: Show Preview

    published May 7, 2014

    Launching in Japan in the 1990s, the mystical psychedelic rock collective Acid Mothers Temple has grown more difficult to keep track of with... More >>

  • Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra: Show Preview

    published April 23, 2014

    Ever wanted to see a group that calls itself punk and ideologically syncs with punk but doesn't really make punk rock? If so, Thee Silver Mt.... More >>

  • Tinariwen: Show Preview

    published April 16, 2014

    Some musicians become inseparable from a locale: think N.W.A's connection to Compton, Elvis to Memphis, the Sex Pistols to London. Tinariwen, a... More >>

  • Forest Swords: Show Preview

    published March 12, 2014

    Calling a musician "original" in 2014 is a tricky thing. There's so much content and so many variations on existing ideas out there that it's... More >>

  • De La Soul: Show Preview

    published March 5, 2014

    Adore it or abhor it, the non-musical "skit" track has long become a fixture in hip-hop records, resulting in such interludes as Method Man... More >>

  • Nick Waterhouse: Show Preview

    published March 5, 2014

    Singer-guitarist Nick Waterhouse is only in his late 20s, but if you judge this musician by his output and the influences he's dropped in... More >>

  • Mother Falcon: Show Preview

    published February 26, 2014

    Logistics-wise, life as a touring band can't be too easy, since any successful group has to repeatedly accommodate the needs of multiple people... More >>

  • Preview: The Grouch & Eligh

    published February 12, 2014

    Financing projects through crowdfunding sites provides musicians with several upsides — and on a strictly creative level, no benefit beats... More >>

  • The Grouch & Eligh: Show Preview

    published February 19, 2014

    Financing projects through crowdfunding sites provides musicians with several upsides — and on a strictly creative level, no benefit... More >>

  • Thao and the Get Down Stay Down: Show Preview

    published February 12, 2014

    Everyone has to start somewhere. For Thao Nguyen — leader of S.F. band Thao and the Get Down Stay Down — the point of origin was... More >>

  • Pinback: Show Preview

    published January 15, 2014

    Much like Built to Spill and Elliott Smith before them, if there's one thing Pinback is exceptionally skilled at, it's being able to bum you... More >>

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