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  • Phish's Three-Show Randall's Island Takeover: By the Numbers

    Phish's Three-Show Randall's Island Takeover: By the Numbers | ARTICLE

    It's fun to joke about the intensity of Phish's fans (OK, phans), but nobody does by-the-numbers better than that very specific breed of die-hard. During the band's three-date run at Randall's Island, there were people in...

    July 14, 2014 2:30 PM ET
  • Interpol's Paul Banks Previews 'El Pintor': 'We're a New Band Again'

    Interpol's Paul Banks Previews 'El Pintor': 'We're a New Band Again' | ARTICLE

    Interpol's fourth LP, 2010's self-titled, debuted after founding bassist Carlos Dengler left the band, and when promotion came to a close, the remaining trio spent a few years apart. Paul Banks put out a series of solo...

    July 11, 2014 9:15 AM ET
  • Rare, Unheard Nick Drake Tapes Going Up for Auction

    Rare, Unheard Nick Drake Tapes Going Up for Auction | ARTICLE

    Singer-songwriter Nick Drake made a huge mark on folk music with only three albums to his name, so the revelation that a reel of six previously unheard recordings exists could be a massive contribution...

    July 3, 2014 1:50 PM ET
  • The Antlers Push Forward in the Studio, Prep for International Tour

    The Antlers Push Forward in the Studio, Prep for International Tour | ARTICLE

    Released earlier this month, Familiars, the latest Antlers LP, is sweepingly cinematic in some moments and pitch-black in others – more evidence that the Brooklyn indie are not only moving forward but doing so in unexpected...

    June 27, 2014 2:05 PM ET
  • Karen O Draws on Former Crushes for Debut Solo Album 'Crush Songs'

    Karen O Draws on Former Crushes for Debut Solo Album 'Crush Songs' | ARTICLE

    Versatile Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O has signed to Cult Records – the label founded by the Strokes lead singer Julian Casablancas in 2009 – and will release her first solo album,...

    June 25, 2014 2:00 PM ET
  • How Sharon Van Etten Freaked Out and Bossed Up for 'Are We There'

    How Sharon Van Etten Freaked Out and Bossed Up for 'Are We There' | ARTICLE

    Sharon Van Etten's Tramp was one of the biggest breakout indie records of 2012. Produced by the National's Aaron Dessner, it featured liner notes jammed with bold-faced Brooklynites from bands like Wye Oak and Beirut...

    June 24, 2014 1:45 PM ET
  • Favorite Waitress

    Favorite Waitress | ALBUM REVIEW

    Perennial festival presence the Felice Brothers have always seemed most at home bringing their rollicking folk rock to a live crowd. Their last studio LP, 2011's Celebration, Florida, layered synthetic and industrial flourishes to the point of...

    June 17, 2014 12:15 AM ET
  • Cruel Runnings

    Cruel Runnings | ALBUM REVIEW

    These Brooklyn guys spent their first three records finding out how many pop subgenres they could fit into a single album. (The answer: a ton.) On their fourth effort, the Mini T's skip the wild...

    June 17, 2014 12:00 AM ET
  • "Thought of Sound"

    "Thought of Sound" | SONG REVIEW

    Ex-Weezer bassist Matt Sharp's band hasn't released an album since 1999, but the wait has only made him more exuberant. This song's driving guitars, sunny harmonies and "you are free" refrain – plus Black Key...

    June 16, 2014 4:00 PM ET
  • "Cedar Lane"

    "Cedar Lane" | SONG REVIEW

    This Swedish sister duo have come a long way from their days covering Fleet Foxes on YouTube, and this single from the upcoming Stay Gold is worthy of its own online worship. A rueful melody played by...

    May 15, 2014 6:20 PM ET
  • "You Know My Name"

    "You Know My Name" | SONG REVIEW

    Twitter personality Courtney Love can also make some great music when she wants to. But this track, despite its chugging guitars and Love's glorious howl, feels uninspired. "All of you, you look like clowns/And all...

    May 2, 2014 10:05 AM ET
  • Brody Dalle Accidentally Goes Solo With Her New LP 'Diploid Love'

    Brody Dalle Accidentally Goes Solo With Her New LP 'Diploid Love' | ARTICLE

    If you've been wondering where Brody Dalle has been for the past few years, the short (albeit somewhat surprising) answer is that she's been at home. The former Distillers singer and guitarist released her last full-length –...

    April 21, 2014 3:35 PM ET
  • Incubus Happy to Avoid 'Phantom Presence' of Record Labels

    Incubus Happy to Avoid 'Phantom Presence' of Record Labels | ARTICLE

    Fans have had to wait three years for a follow-up to Incubus’ seventh studio LP If Not Now, When?, but according to frontman Brandon Boyd, the wait may be drawing to a close. "[The...

    April 8, 2014 8:25 AM ET
  • Johnny Rotten, Incubus' Brandon Boyd Set 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Tour

    Johnny Rotten, Incubus' Brandon Boyd Set 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Tour | ARTICLE

    Rock opera and musical theater staple Jesus Christ Superstar will see its Second Coming this summer, as Johnny Rotten, Incubus' Brandon Boyd, *NSYNC’s JC Chasez and former Destiny’s Child’s singer Michelle Williams have all signed on...

    April 4, 2014 1:40 PM ET
  • Baby

    Baby | ALBUM REVIEW

    Massachuset ts native Casey Dienel's first two albums as White Hinterland swerved from cabaret-style ballads to R&B-flavored electro and back again. Her latest follows a similar pattern, but Dienel's considerable vocal skills hold it all together: She's...

    April 1, 2014 12:05 AM ET
  • On the Charts: 'Frozen' Staves Off Compton Rapper YG for Number One

    On the Charts: 'Frozen' Staves Off Compton Rapper YG for Number One | ARTICLE

    In an example of how bleak 2014 albums sales are, Frozen, the animated children’s film released last November, remains the No. 1 album for a seventh week. Overall sales totals got a slight bump — they’re up...

    March 26, 2014 4:20 PM ET
  • "Our Time"

    "Our Time" | SONG REVIEW

    The handful of tracks that Allen has released off her upcoming Sheezus so far have set online comment sections ablaze with accusations of racism, sexism and general tastelessness. This swaying girls-night anthem...

    March 20, 2014 1:00 PM ET
  • Lift Your Spirit

    Lift Your Spirit | ALBUM REVIEW

    Southern California soulman Aloe Blacc, who sang lead on Avicii's 2013 smash "Wake Me Up," will probably be enjoying some nice royalty checks for years to come – but while every college student in the...

    March 11, 2014 12:20 AM ET
  • Hear Brody Dalle's Haunting New Kiss-Off 'Parties for Prostitutes'

    Hear Brody Dalle's Haunting New Kiss-Off 'Parties for Prostitutes' | ARTICLE

    Brody Dalle has been a reliably badass musician since the late '90s, first as the frontwoman for influential West Coast punk outfit the Distillers, then as a member of alt-group Spinnerette with Alain Johannes, Tony Bevilacqua and...

    March 6, 2014 11:20 AM ET
  • "Little Fang"

    "Little Fang" | SONG REVIEW

    This track from Animal Collective yelper Tare's latest side project, with its spacey keyboards and off-kilter harmonies, combines all the least-cloying aspects of his main band into one supercatchy cut. The result is still psychedelic, but...

    February 21, 2014 10:40 AM ET
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