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Psych-Vet Roky Erickson Honored With Throbblehead

Psych-Vet Roky Erickson Honored With Throbblehead

May 4, 2011, By

Roky Erickson, the howling frontman for the 1960s psychedelic rock band 13th Floor Elevators, has been honored with the mark of a distinguished career: a 7…

Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Announces North American Tour

Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Announces North American Tour

May 4, 2011, By

New York-based indie-pop quintet the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart has quickly established its presence in the music world since the release of its …

Aloe Blacc To Tour North America

Aloe Blacc To Tour North America

May 3, 2011, By

Orange County, California’s Aloe Blacc, has announced he will be touring the United States late this spring/early this summer. The soul singer with …

Chinese Lesson 101 With Bing Ji Ling

Chinese Lesson 101 With Bing Ji Ling

May 3, 2011

by Bing Ji Ling I had the great fortune (and one hell of an adventure) of living in Shanghai in the late ’90s when a …

Surfer Blood @ Bowery Ballroom: April 29, 2011

Surfer Blood @ Bowery Ballroom: April 29, 2011

May 3, 2011, By

Bowery Ballroom is always a great place to catch a show. Small enough to feel intimate but large enough to attract a decent-sized crowd, it’…

Wooden Shjips Signs To Thrill Jockey

Wooden Shjips Signs To Thrill Jockey

May 3, 2011, By

Wooden Shjips (that’s pronounced “shyips,” folks) has signed to Thrill Jockey Records. The minimalist, psychedelic band will release a new album, called West, on …

Robert Pollard Announces New LP

Robert Pollard Announces New LP

May 2, 2011, By

Robert Pollard, the ridiculously prolific founder of Guided By Voices, has announced that he will release a new solo LP, titled Lord Of The Birdhouse. …

CMJ TV: Thousands Treks To CMJ’s Office, Europe And Back

CMJ TV: Thousands Treks To CMJ’s Office, Europe And Back

May 2, 2011, By

The Seattle acoustic duo Thousands passed through the CMJ office last week, and all were blown away by the immense sound and emotion that the …

Modern Outsider Expands Roster With Ume And Calm Blue Sea

Modern Outsider Expands Roster With Ume And Calm Blue Sea

May 2, 2011, By

Modern Outsider, an Austin, TX-based upstart label, is expanding its business. The label’s husband-and-wife founding team, Chip and Erin Adams, has announced it has …

Titus Makes Jersey Proud With New Video

Titus Makes Jersey Proud With New Video

April 29, 2011, By

Titus Andronicus, you warm my heart. Perhaps it’s the fact that I’d need all of my fingers and all of my toes to …

Gold-Bears Enters Slumberland

Gold-Bears Enters Slumberland

April 29, 2011, By

Atlanta’s Gold-Bears has signed with Slumberland and is putting the finishing touches on its Are You Falling In Love? LP. Founded by Jeremy Underwood …

Top Five Songs For The Royal Wedding Night

Top Five Songs For The Royal Wedding Night

April 28, 2011

You’ve already ordered your Kate-and-William-themed commemorative plates and sadly discovered that your replica ring-pop is not edible and therefore lame. It seems like you’…

Big Names Play On Buddy Holly Tribute Album

Big Names Play On Buddy Holly Tribute Album

April 28, 2011, By

In honor of what would have been Buddy Holly’s 75th birthday, Fantasy/Concord is releasing Rave On Buddy Holly, a 19-song compilation of Holly …

Video Premiere: Bottle Up And Go Heads “To The Grave”

Video Premiere: Bottle Up And Go Heads “To The Grave”

April 28, 2011, By

Brooklyn-based punk band Bottle Up And Go is ready to turn out another EP this summer, and from the looks of the video below, it …

Ganglians Joins Lefse, Enters The “Jungle”

Ganglians Joins Lefse, Enters The “Jungle”

April 28, 2011, By

Ganglians, the Sacramento psych-pop band, has a new record out August 23, Still Living, the band’s first with Lefse and third overall. Produced by Robby …