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H2O – Don’t Forget Your Roots

H2O – Don’t Forget Your Roots1

November 4, 2011, By

Don’t be fooled by the simplistic chord patterns and straightforward melodies—playing respectable covers of punk songs is an incredibly daunting task. Play …

Floating Points Releases “Sais” Video

Floating Points Releases “Sais” Video

November 4, 2011, By

It looks like the U.K. bass producer Floating Points is working on a business model to revive the music industry and save physical record …

Childish Gambino @ Terminal 5: November 3, 2011

Childish Gambino @ Terminal 5: November 3, 2011

November 4, 2011, By

What a difference five months makes. When Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover aka Troy from Community) last played Terminal 5, he was an unannounced guest in …

Porcelain Raft Preps Debut LP, Tours With M83

Porcelain Raft Preps Debut LP, Tours With M83

November 3, 2011, By

Call it the longest pre-meditation period for any debut album, ever. After 27 years of travel in Europe, Asia and North America and stints playing for …

Berklee And midem Announce Rethink Music Conference

Berklee And midem Announce Rethink Music Conference

November 3, 2011, By

Berklee College Of Music and music biz forum midem have announced their second annual Rethink Music Conference, an event designed to bring together minds from …

Teleprompter (Brisbane, Australia)

On The Verge: Teleprompter (Brisbane, Australia)1

November 3, 2011, By

Nerds embrace dance rock and dinosaurs

New Project From Black Flag’s Greg Ginn

New Project From Black Flag’s Greg Ginn

November 3, 2011, By

Greg Ginn, the man behind Black Flag, is continuing to evolve musically. His latest project is essentially a one-man band going by the name of …

Sir Michael Rocks On Signing Solo Deal With Jet Life

Sir Michael Rocks On Signing Solo Deal With Jet Life

November 3, 2011, By

  Before the panic attacks ensue, the Cool Kids is not breaking up. The duo is still together and will be invading your speakers very …

CMJ 2011: Highlights Caught On Camera

CMJ TV: CMJ 2011: Highlights Caught On Camera

November 3, 2011, By

KEXP live at the Ace Hotel, Zola Jesus, Aussies, Tony Mott and more

Soulwax, Auto Body, Tiga @ Webster Hall: November 2, 2011

Soulwax, Auto Body, Tiga @ Webster Hall: November 2, 2011

November 3, 2011, By

Belgian dance-rock heroes Soulwax closed a short suite of Stateside shows last night at Webster Hall. The HARD-presented bill also included Tiga and Auto Body, …

Doom And Thom Yorke On Lex’s New Compilation Mix

Doom And Thom Yorke On Lex’s New Compilation Mix

November 3, 2011, By

Rapper/super-villain Doom (formerly MF Doom) contributed a track to Lex‘s new compilation album, Complex, in honor of the label’s 10th anniversary. His …

Antony And The Johnsons Announces ‘Swanlights’ Concert

Antony And The Johnsons Announces ‘Swanlights’ Concert

November 3, 2011, By

Antony And The Johnsons will be playing a huge show called Swanlights at Radio City Music Hall on January 26. How big? Well, the band has …

Buraka Som Sistema – Komba

Buraka Som Sistema – Komba

November 3, 2011, By

For its sophomore effort Buraka Som Sistema created a consistent dance album staying true to the kuduro sound that spiked its recognition as an official …

Zun Zun Egui On Bristol, UK

Scene Report: Zun Zun Egui On Bristol, UK

November 2, 2011

Dancehall and dub with a side of jerk chicken

Shonen Knife @ The Echo, L.A.: November 1, 2011

Shonen Knife @ The Echo, L.A.: November 1, 2011

November 2, 2011, By

Shonen Knife means Boy Knife. The band said in a 1993 interview with MTV, while on tour with Nivana, that it saw itself as cute like …

Live Drawings: Special Disco Version @ House Of Vans

Live Drawings: Special Disco Version @ House Of Vans2

November 2, 2011

Artist Kailyn Kent goes to shows and draws what she sees as it happens. “I don’t use photographs, and draw the shows live, as …