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  • Dinosaur Jr. Celebrate Anniversary With Frank Black and Johnny Marr

    Dinosaur Jr. Celebrate Anniversary With Frank Black and Johnny Marr | ARTICLE

    Dinosaur Jr. celebrated the 25th anniversary of their iconic second album, You’re Living All Over Me, in New York City last night with a little help from Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, the Smiths’ Johnny Marr...

    December 2, 2012 10:01 AM ET
  • Yoko Ono and D.M.C. Team to Fight World Hunger

    Yoko Ono and D.M.C. Team to Fight World Hunger | ARTICLE

    Yoko Ono and Run-D.M.C.'s Darryl McDaniels were joined by young Hurricane Sandy victims at the Hard Rock Cafe in Midtown Manhattan Monday to mark the fifth annual Imagine There's No Hunger campaign, which combats childhood hunger and...

    November 20, 2012 11:55 AM ET
  • Pinback Still on Point After Hiatus

    Pinback Still on Point After Hiatus | ARTICLE

    On Monday the comic book nerd Rob Crow spent some time at Marvel headquarters in Midtown Manhattan checking in on various superheroes, before joining his Pinback partner Zach Smith for a semi-reunion of their own dynamic duo. After...

    November 13, 2012 11:45 AM ET
  • Bruce Springsteen Surprises Steve Van Zandt at Little Kids Rock Concert

    Bruce Springsteen Surprises Steve Van Zandt at Little Kids Rock Concert | ARTICLE

    Before he heads to Ohio to stump for President Obama, Bruce Springsteen made a surprise appearance at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom last night to pay tribute to his E Street bandmate and friend of 47...

    October 17, 2012 11:50 AM ET
  • Flying Lotus Welcomes Erykah Badu, Rejoins Thom Yorke for New Album

    Flying Lotus Welcomes Erykah Badu, Rejoins Thom Yorke for New Album | ARTICLE

    From stoner-influenced instrumental hip-hop, Flying Lotus (Steven Ellison) has made the slow evolution to a more expansive sound that draws on his background of jazz, funk and so-called intelligent dance music. And now with Until the Quiet...

    October 3, 2012 1:20 PM ET
  • Premiere: Circle Jerks' New Documentary

    Premiere: Circle Jerks' New Documentary | VIDEO

    The Circle Jerks occupy an odd place in the annals of punk-rock history. Formed in 1979 in an abandoned Baptist church in Hermosa Beach, California, the band became one of the most influential groups from...

    September 26, 2012 9:00 AM ET
  • OFF!'s Keith Morris: I'm Not Punk, Just 'Pissed Off'

    OFF!'s Keith Morris: I'm Not Punk, Just 'Pissed Off' | ARTICLE

    Keith Morris refuses to be pigeonholed. The former lead singer of Black Flag and the Circle Jerks released his sophomore album with the veritable supergroup OFF! earlier this year on Vice Records. But while taking a...

    September 4, 2012 3:00 PM ET
  • Song Premiere: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, 'Bag of Bones'

    Song Premiere: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, 'Bag of Bones' | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's 'Bag of Bones' After spending several years playing rockabilly with the band Heavy Trash, veteran blues singer, guitarist, and...

    August 14, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • Dan Deacon Writes His American Opus

    Dan Deacon Writes His American Opus | ARTICLE

    Dismayed by the political and economic situation in the United States, the electronic composer Dan Deacon set out to make an album that looked beyond the negative connotations of America and celebrated its broad expanse and urban...

    August 9, 2012 1:00 PM ET
  • Mountain Goats' John Darnielle on Self-Destruction and New Album

    Mountain Goats' John Darnielle on Self-Destruction and New Album | ARTICLE

    Life is good for the Mountain Goats' John Darnielle, but don't expect him to write about it anytime soon. "The singer-songwriter who has a child and then suddenly writes a song about how he's in love with...

    August 3, 2012 4:55 PM ET
  • No Doubt Cast Themselves as Truckers in 'Settle Down' Video

    No Doubt Cast Themselves as Truckers in 'Settle Down' Video | ARTICLE

    When No Doubt finished recording Push and Shove, their first album in more than 10 years, they turned to esteemed director and good friend Sophie Muller to direct the video for "Settle Down." "I’ve worked with them...

    July 16, 2012 7:00 AM ET
  • Song Premiere: Dinosaur Jr., ' Watch the Corners'

    Song Premiere: Dinosaur Jr., ' Watch the Corners' | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to Dinosaur Jr.'s 'Watch the Corners' Reunions don't usually work out this well. In 2005, Dinosaur Jr. assembled their original lineup from...

    June 29, 2012 10:30 AM ET
  • Kaskade Takes Freaks of Nature to Coney Island

    Kaskade Takes Freaks of Nature to Coney Island | ARTICLE

    There were only three items on Kaskade's Friday agenda, according to his Twitter feed: "Eat hog dog, ride Cyclone, smash it." The final item on that to-do-list was ceremoniously checked off at Brooklyn's MCU Park,...

    June 16, 2012 10:55 AM ET
  • The Afghan Whigs Launch Reunion Tour in New York

    The Afghan Whigs Launch Reunion Tour in New York | ARTICLE

    Plenty of songs have been written about failed relationships, but no one can plunge into the depths like Greg Dulli, who led soulful Ohio rock outfit the Afghan Whigs in the Nineties, taking us on dark trips...

    May 24, 2012 2:15 PM ET
  • Bono, Dr. John Help Raise Money for Destitute Musicians

    Bono, Dr. John Help Raise Money for Destitute Musicians | ARTICLE

    It certainly was a great night in Harlem on Thursday, as producer Quincy Jones and a cast of blues, jazz and R&B greats gathered to raise funds and awareness for artists who have fallen into financial despair....

    May 18, 2012 9:30 AM ET
  • Tom Morello Leads Occupy 'Guitarmy' Through New York for May Day

    Tom Morello Leads Occupy 'Guitarmy' Through New York for May Day | ARTICLE

    The Occupy movement that mobilized thousands of protestors last fall was mostly quiet through the winter in New York, as both the cold and the NYPD chased demonstrators out of their makeshift camp in Zuccotti Park....

    May 1, 2012 11:14 PM ET
  • Death Grips Implode Punk and Rap Borders on New LP

    Death Grips Implode Punk and Rap Borders on New LP | ARTICLE

    Death Grips created one of the most raw and unorthodox sounds in hip-hop and indie rock last year. So it was a bit surprising that while shopping their debut album, the Sacramento trio found a home in...

    April 24, 2012 2:00 PM ET
  • Song Premiere: OFF!, 'Cracked'

    Song Premiere: OFF!, 'Cracked' | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to OFF!' 'Cracked' When the Circle Jerks' reunion didn't quite work out, singer Keith Morris and producer Dimitri Coats defected from the...

    April 23, 2012 10:00 AM ET
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Regroup for Introspective Third Album

    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Regroup for Introspective Third Album | ARTICLE

    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah completed nearly an entire band life cycle in just four years. Their 2005 debut album Clap Your Hands Say Yeah shot through the blogosphere, and they received countless accolades from the press...

    September 14, 2011 11:40 AM ET
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