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  • Curtis Williams Gets High on 'Face It'

    Curtis Williams Gets High on 'Face It' | VIDEO

    Atlanta rapper Curtis Williams focuses on his favorite pastime, smoking pot, on his laid-back track "Face It." The cut from the summer's Half Forgotten Daydreams mixtape showcases his rapid, compact flow, subverting the usual languid pace of...

    November 6, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Flamin' Groovies at the 'End of the World' - Song Premiere

    Flamin' Groovies at the 'End of the World' - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Although they were fairly inactive in the Nineties and 2000s, the Flamin' Groovies have reformed with founding member Cyril Jordan, early member George Alexander and mid-period Groovie Chris Wilson. The band played a few shows this year,...

    November 5, 2013 11:00 AM ET
  • Metric Collapse Reality in 'Synthetica'

    Metric Collapse Reality in 'Synthetica' | VIDEO

     On "Synthetica," the title track of electro-rockers Metric's 2012 album, frontwoman Emily Haines fights against conformity and declares, "We're all the time confined to fit the mold." In the band's new video for the track, she...

    November 5, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Counting Crows Put on 'Outlaw Roadshow' – Album Premiere

    Counting Crows Put on 'Outlaw Roadshow' – Album Premiere | ARTICLE

    Bob Dylan has long been noted for his ability to transform his songs so that when he plays them live, they barely resemble their studio counterparts. So, it's fitting that Counting Crows open and close...

    November 5, 2013 8:30 AM ET
  • Q&A: AFI's Davey Havok on His Emotions and Hair Disasters

    Q&A: AFI's Davey Havok on His Emotions and Hair Disasters | ARTICLE

    It's been four years since pop-punk band AFI released Crash Love, and lead singer Davey Havok has been going through some tough times. On the band's ninth studio album, Burials, Havok details the...

    October 22, 2013 11:50 AM ET
  • AFI Confront Their Chaos in 'No Resurrection' - Song Premiere

    AFI Confront Their Chaos in 'No Resurrection' - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    It's been over four years since goth-rockers AFI have released an album, and with good reason: according to vocalist Davey Havok, "During the writing sessions, there was a lot of chaos in my life." Burials, out October...

    October 15, 2013 8:00 AM ET
  • Neutral Milk Hotel Reunite in Baltimore for First Show in 15 Years

    Neutral Milk Hotel Reunite in Baltimore for First Show in 15 Years | ARTICLE

    When Jeff Mangum walked onstage alone at the 2640 Space in Baltimore last night, the audience didn’t seem to recognize him at first. It was, after all, the first Neutral Milk Hotel show in almost 15...

    October 12, 2013 12:25 PM ET
  • Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes: 'I'm Not Looking for Contentment'

    Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes: 'I'm Not Looking for Contentment' | ARTICLE

    Kevin Barnes and his band, of Montreal, seem to be in a constant state of flux. When the Georgia-based group started, they were deeply submerged in whimsical indie-pop. Then they morphed into an electronic-based unit, and then...

    October 9, 2013 12:20 PM ET
  • Cage the Elephant's Matt Shultz on 'Melophobia' and Loneliness

    Cage the Elephant's Matt Shultz on 'Melophobia' and Loneliness | ARTICLE

    For five years, Cage the Elephant have explored the nooks and crannies of blues, soul, punk, and rock. Their first two albums, 2008's Cage the Elephant and 2011's Thank You, Happy Birthday were often described in terms of...

    October 7, 2013 1:10 PM ET
  • Joan Jett on Writing With Dave Grohl and the Downside of Social Media

    Joan Jett on Writing With Dave Grohl and the Downside of Social Media | ARTICLE

    Over the course of nearly four decades, Joan Jett has made a lasting impact on rock & roll, first with her band the Runaways and then as a solo artist, recording timeless anthems such as...

    October 2, 2013 11:20 AM ET
  • Cage the Elephant Find Their Style on 'Melophobia' -- Album Premiere

    Cage the Elephant Find Their Style on 'Melophobia' -- Album Premiere | ARTICLE

    After nearly five years of non-stop touring, Cage the Elephant’s took some time off -- and the downtime had a strange effect on vocalist Matthew Shultz."I just found myself doing life’s meaningless tasks...

    October 1, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Arcade Fire Special Showcases New Album

    Arcade Fire Special Showcases New Album | VIDEO

    Over the course of a two-hour late night block on Saturday, NBC offered Arcade Fire an unusual space to show off their new wares. A spot as the featured musical act on Saturday Night Live's 39th...

    September 29, 2013 11:40 AM ET
  • Massive Attack Cover Streisand, Nirvana in Provocative New Show

    Massive Attack Cover Streisand, Nirvana in Provocative New Show | ARTICLE

    Massive Attack's new collaboration with filmmaker Adam Curtis, dubbed 'Massive Attack V Adam Curtis,' opening this weekend at New York City's Park Ave Armory, is an ambitious show that features a combination of live music and...

    September 27, 2013 10:00 AM ET
  • Atoms for Peace Kick Off 'Amok' Arena Tour

    Atoms for Peace Kick Off 'Amok' Arena Tour | ARTICLE

    "My name is Jay Z," Thom Yorke said during last night's Atoms for Peace show at Philadelphia's Liacouras Center. Yorke then motioned to bassist Flea, "This is Beyoncé." It was a rare moment from Yorke,...

    September 25, 2013 11:35 AM ET
  • The Dark Side of Icona Pop

    The Dark Side of Icona Pop | ARTICLE

    For the last year and a half, the thumping, revelatory anthem "I Love It" by Swedish duo Icona Pop has been featured in Girls, Glee and dance-floors everywhere. It's landed them on Top 40 radio and a spot...

    September 20, 2013 2:15 PM ET
  • Vampire Weekend Go Hard and Fast at Tour Opener

    Vampire Weekend Go Hard and Fast at Tour Opener | ARTICLE

    Near the end of last night's sold out show at Philadelphia's Mann Center, Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig paused, allowed himself a smile, and said, "I was nervous before the first night of our big tour, but...

    September 20, 2013 11:35 AM ET
  • 10 Mind-Blowing College Marching Band Cover Songs

    10 Mind-Blowing College Marching Band Cover Songs | ARTICLE

    Turn on any college football game this season and you're bound to hear the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army," which in the past several years, has become a stadium rally cry. But college marching bands aren't just...

    September 17, 2013 4:40 PM ET
  • GWAR Retrospective Opens in Richmond

    GWAR Retrospective Opens in Richmond | ARTICLE

    On "War Toy," space-barbarian thrash metal band GWAR chanted, "Let’s all go drink and kill and fart/ Now sure it’s fun, but is it art?" Some thirty years after their conquest of the human race began, they're...

    September 6, 2013 10:40 AM ET
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