Mish Way is the lead vocalist of Vancouver, B.C.'s White Lung, whose sophomore full-length Sorry from 2012 is a relentless gust of uptempo, melodic punk. Notable as much for its instrumental ferocity as critical lyrical intelligence, Way draws from her experiences as a formal student of gender studi ... More >>
We wanted to like this. It's on 4AD for chrissakes. The same 4AD that gave us some of the greatest alternative music of the last century. Pixies! Throwing Muses! Cocteau Twins! Belly! The The! What's not to love? And the current roster ain't to be sniffed at either, what with the Mark Lanegan Band, ... More >>
Dear Bikini Kill, Do you have any idea how much we've missed you? We just wanted you to know how thrilled we are to hear that you're launching your own record label -- Bikini Kill Records -- and re-issuing your back catalog on CD (we'd love it if you could do some vinyl too, but one thing at a ... More >>
On Sunday, April 15, 2012, the world officially entered science fiction-land. Sure, iPods are pretty futuristic, GPS is spy magic from space, and we all have stupidly intelligent phones now, but nothing has felt quite as much like living in a Buck Rogers episode than when Tupac got resurrected in ho ... More >>
Last Thursday, Bruce Springsteen made the keynote speech at South By Southwest. He was funny, he was heartfelt, he was informative and -- dang, Boss! -- he was ridiculously honest. So honest in fact, that he picked up a guitar, played the opening riff from The Animals' "We Gotta Get Out of this P ... More >>
Sure, the grunge era produced its fair share of long-haired, flannel-loving, Converse-wearing male beefcake. But early '90s rock also made famous a bunch of strong-minded, talented -- and really, really sexy -- female rockers. As Nirvana's Nevermind turns 20 this week, and Pearl Jam celebrates two d ... More >>
Mike Patton has sparked a million crazy music projects over the decades, not to mention an uncompromisingly eclectic record label, but he'll perhaps always have his biggest following in fans of Faith No More, the San Francisco hard-rock-and-then-some act he became the frontman for in the late '80 ... More >>
Nick Broomfield and his actors use both in this sympathetic re-creation of the Haditha massacre.
If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This week: Nardwuar the Human Serviette's new DVD.
Infiltrator cooks up a criminal past. A PAX TV show absolves him of it. Ain't it a great country?
Video for voyeurs
Part street theater, part punk-rock-a-thon, the Nervous Breakdowns' show is back. Sort of.
Americana DJ/Selector/Turntablist Electronic/Electro Hard Rock/
Metal Hip Hop/Rap Jazz Latin/
International Lifestyle Music New Genre/Beyond Pop Punk Rock/Indie Rock Soul/Funk/ R&B
If music be the brandy of the damned, then we're drunk off our asses
It's their time, sweet baby, to break on through: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs come to town
The loser now will be later to win
The women of HellFire Choir storm the hard rock boys' club
Silke Tudor uncovers lonesome organists, DIY provocateurs, and noisemaking bastards
Shattered Image, Sinners in the Sun, and Out of the Past
The Melvins are (still) willing to provoke and confuse
"Cult Retro Classics"
Barbara Manning and the S.F. Seals find that Truth Walks in Sleepy Shadows