Apparently, someone behind the scenes at Game of Thrones has really bland taste in music. Now, in addition to Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody making a cameo in Season 2, Coldplay drummer Will Champion is going to be joining the HBO show for Season 3 -- playing a drummer. (How creative!) The ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>
Earlier this week, we heard a song that stopped us dead in our tracks and made our jaws drop a little bit. Not because it's particularly awesome (musically-speaking, it kind of just sounds like a lady version of "The Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars), and not because it's saying something we haven't hear ... More >>
The No. 1 album in the country this week is by the biggest band on Earth. All is right with the world? Well, hold that thought. Unlike textural forbears U2 and Radiohead, much less the Clash or Nirvana, most people even willing to concede that Coldplay is a relevant force do not think it has ... More >>
The time is almost upon us. This week, tens of thousands of beautiful indie kids will descend on a patch of desert in Indio, Calif., and bear witness to some of the finest music the modern world has to offer at the 13th annual Coachella Festival.For those of you who didn't manage to get a ti ... More >>
KITZum - Some Kind of Anniversarywith KITHigh CastleCore of the CoalmanDunesMincemeat or TenspeedDalton Bros.HutsAugust 7th, 2010 @ 21 Grand Better than: Massive summer musical festivals teeming with inebriated suburbanites. In the increasingly volatile world of independent record ... More >>
Chris MacArthur Concrete Blonde June 26, 2010@The Regency Ballroom Better than: Twilight... as good as True Blood. Concrete Blonde first hit the rock scene way back in 1986, debuting on MTV's 120 Minutes with the raucous single, "Still in Hollywood." More punk than metal, the L.A. power trio di ... More >>
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Emily Jane White's evocative storytelling
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The Femmes who "Blister in the Sun" prove they're still violent after all these years
L.A.'s Eleni Mandell doesn't care if you like her sultry voice or not - but you will
A "Dark Kabaret," Buy Nothing Day, synth love, and the ever-fierce Marianne Faithfull
Nina Hagen is the original disco diva
The shit hits the fans
Icky flicks, modern pagans, and disturbed piano-duos
The Pattern was supposed to be a summer vacation -- but it's ended up being a full-time job
The Gunga Din
When the Pawn...
Flogging Molly, Los Mex Pistols del Norte, Reid Paley
Q: What do Tori Amos, Nick Cave, and Lyricist Lounge have in common? A: Nothing.
The mutated sounds of the Oranj Mancinis
The Knitting Factory's "Loud Music Silent Film" series comes to San Francisco
Maxinquaye probes the soul-snatching sounds of Tricky and Martine
Voyeur's delight found in "The Edge of the Bed: Cyborgasm 2"