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  • Phish Break Out Rarities, Free-Form Improv at Second Hampton Gig

    Phish Break Out Rarities, Free-Form Improv at Second Hampton Gig | ARTICLE

    If Phish's first show of their three-night reunion run at Hampton Coliseum was all about getting back into the swing of things, then the band's second night was all about doing what they do best: cutting...

    March 8, 2009 2:57 PM ET
  • Phish Rip Through Fan Favorites at First Hampton Reunion Show

    Phish Rip Through Fan Favorites at First Hampton Reunion Show | ARTICLE

    There was nothing outlandish about Phish's show last night at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia — except for the fact that it was the jam-band kings' first show in almost five years. Over a massive, four-hour...

    March 7, 2009 12:22 PM ET
  • Sonic Youth's "The Eternal": Most Diverse Record Yet from Indie-Rock Vets

    Sonic Youth's "The Eternal": Most Diverse Record Yet from Indie-Rock Vets | ARTICLE

    Sonic Youth's new album The Eternal isn't out until June 9th, but Rolling Stone caught the first preview of the indie-rock legends' sixteenth record, which finds the crew leaving the clasp of major-label-dom for the more comfortable...

    February 18, 2009 5:48 PM ET
  • Breaking: Audrye Sessions

    Breaking: Audrye Sessions | ARTICLE

    February 18, 2009 2:56 PM ET
  • Breaking: M83

    Breaking: M83 | ARTICLE

    January 28, 2009 4:36 PM ET
  • Lady Sovereign Takes a Cue From Kanye and Sings on April LP "Jigsaw"

    Lady Sovereign Takes a Cue From Kanye and Sings on April LP "Jigsaw" | ARTICLE

    Perhaps taking cues from Kanye West, pint-sized British MC Lady Sovereign will follow up her 2006 album Public Warning by attempting to sing on her latest record, Jigsaw, due out April 7th. But don't think about comparing...

    January 22, 2009 11:16 AM ET
  • Peter Bjorn and John Experiment With Hip-Hop, Afro-Pop on 'Living Thing'

    Peter Bjorn and John Experiment With Hip-Hop, Afro-Pop on 'Living Thing' | ARTICLE

    In 2006, Swedish trio Peter Bjorn and John delivered one of the year's most memorable jams, "Young Folks." (You may recall it as that insanely catchy tune with all the whistling.) In March, the group will return...

    January 13, 2009 1:28 PM ET
  • Death Cab's Ben Gibbard Talks "Something About Airplanes," Obama, The Postal Service

    Death Cab's Ben Gibbard Talks "Something About Airplanes," Obama, The Postal Service | ARTICLE

    To celebrate the 10-year reissue of Death Cab for Cutie's debut record, Something About Airplanes, frontman Ben Gibbard opens up to Rock Daily about revisiting the 10-track set (and the bonus live album from Seattle...

    December 11, 2008 11:08 AM ET
  • New Pornographers Plot Album, Solo LPs for Neko Case and A.C. Newman

    New Pornographers Plot Album, Solo LPs for Neko Case and A.C. Newman | ARTICLE

    The members of Canadian power-pop crew the New Pornographers are keeping plenty busy these days. Singer-guitarist Carl "A.C." Newman will release his second solo album, Get Guilty, on January 20th. And in March, singer Neko Case will...

    December 1, 2008 3:13 PM ET
  • At the Roxy (Atlanta '93)

    At the Roxy (Atlanta '93) | ALBUM REVIEW

    Recorded in 1993 during a three-night run in Atlanta, this mammoth eight-disc box captures Phish right when they were putting a spit-shine polish on the live improvisation that would make them kings of the Nineties jam-band scene....

    November 27, 2008 12:00 AM ET
  • Breaking: The Uglysuit

    Breaking: The Uglysuit | ARTICLE

    Who: Six-piece Oklahoma City indie pop band the Uglysuit, who went from opening for the All-American Rejects and the Roots to headlining their own packed CMJ showcase. Sounds Like: Bound by no genre, the sextet jump from from...

    November 5, 2008 10:31 AM ET
  • Dave Matthews Band Cover Peter Gabriel, Honor LeRoi Moore at New York AIDS Benefit

    Dave Matthews Band Cover Peter Gabriel, Honor LeRoi Moore at New York AIDS Benefit | ARTICLE

    "I cannot tell you how excited I am to be in the greatest city in the world to introduce one of the greatest bands of the world!" said actress Julia Roberts, clad in a Barack Obama T-shirt,...

    September 11, 2008 1:40 PM ET
  • Cheech & Chong: Still Smokin' After All These Years

    Cheech & Chong: Still Smokin' After All These Years | ARTICLE

    Step aside, Seth Rogen and James Franco: The original stoner duo, Cheech & Chong, squashed their long-running feud to reunite for the Light Up America/Canada Tour — their first in 25 years. The tour kicked off last...

    September 11, 2008 12:33 PM ET
  • Devendra Banhart's New Album Gives Him "Panic Attacks"

    Devendra Banhart's New Album Gives Him "Panic Attacks" | ARTICLE

    Next month, freak-folk icon Devendra Banhart will release the debut record from his new side-project with drummer Greg Rogove, which the two have dubbed Megapuss. But Banhart revealed to Rolling Stone that he's also hard at work...

    September 9, 2008 6:10 PM ET
  • TV on the Radio: "We Faded Out the Question Marks and Faded In the Exclamation Point"

    TV on the Radio: "We Faded Out the Question Marks and Faded In the Exclamation Point" | ARTICLE

    On September 23rd, TV On the Radio will return with Dear Science, the group's follow-up to their breakthrough record Return To Cookie Mountain. Rolling Stone caught up with the band to talk about the making...

    September 4, 2008 4:04 PM ET
  • Sonic Youth Back in the Studio, Close to Signing With New Label

    Sonic Youth Back in the Studio, Close to Signing With New Label | ARTICLE

    For the first time in eighteen years, Sonic Youth are a full-fledged indie-rock band again. After completing their contract for longtime major label Geffen Records with the release of 2006's Rather Ripped, the group will release their...

    August 25, 2008 12:43 PM ET
  • Cold War Kids' Dark Sound, Humbler Days and Killer New LP

    Cold War Kids' Dark Sound, Humbler Days and Killer New LP | ARTICLE

    Ten years ago, while backpacking with his brother across Eastern Europe, Matt Maust, the bassist for the bluesy indie-rock group Cold War...

    August 21, 2008 1:30 PM ET
  • "Vampire Voltage No. 6"

    "Vampire Voltage No. 6" | SONG REVIEW

    At first, it's what you'd expect of a B side: a little rare – just some shabby electric piano and acoustic guitar, spiked with...

    August 21, 2008 12:25 PM ET
  • Trey Anastasio Unveils New Songs, Dusts Off Phish Favorites in Brooklyn

    Trey Anastasio Unveils New Songs, Dusts Off Phish Favorites in Brooklyn | ARTICLE

    Sure, Trey Anastasio unveiled a couple of new songs and dusted off a couple of old Phish favorites ("Gotta Jiboo," "Sand" and "Bug") at last night's comeback show with his Trey Anastasio Band at the tiny Williamsburg...

    August 8, 2008 12:26 PM ET
  • Breaking: The War on Drugs

    Breaking: The War on Drugs | ARTICLE

    Who: Lo-fi folk-rock quintet from Philadelphia featuring Adam Granduciel of the Capitol Years and guitarist Kurt Vile, who releases solo records boasting stunning fuzzed-out guitar jams. Sounds Like: Bob Dylan cranking out jams with Sonic Youth. Granduciel, whose...

    August 6, 2008 5:40 PM ET
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