"Tapes move; they are real," says Always Human Tapes label artist Ian Lehman. "When I bought my first car, I had a high-end tape deck installed. I made mix tapes for the car all the time instead of always shuffling through CD's looking to hear a couple of songs." Indeed, it's hard to deny the nostal ... More >>
This week marks the beginning of October. Why not celebrate fall with some rad tunes? Thursday brings the rapper Le1f to First Ave to get us dancing. Friday the ever ambient Why? plays the Fine Line, while local boppers Teenage Moods release their latest cassettes. Saturday, KT Tunstall is welcomed ... More >>
Much like Nickelback performing in arenas while "real" rock bands grind it out in much smaller clubs, a new crop of more-mainstream producers and DJs have sprung up and exploded. Acts like the Swedish House Mafia and Avicii create endless amounts of interchangeable, formulaic EDM music that is devoi ... More >>
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See Also:Doomtree's noir-heavy "Beacon" video debutsLocal Frames: New videos from Poliça, Paper Tiger, Sleep Study, and moreBespectacled beatsmith Paper Tiger can be credited with producing a number of Doomtree's rap hits, but he shines without vocal help as well, as proven yet again by his latest ... More >>
"We are not underground artists. We have no desire to be underground," declares Truth Be Told, MC from the rap trio the Tribe and Big Cats!, during our interview at Waterbury Studios.
The local dancefloor don offers up his new track and DJ mix for download exclusively on Gimme Noise.
Danger Mouse brings the hip, Cee-Lo Brings the hop: Introducing Gnarls Barkley
Rappers were hot. Smokers were cold. Rockers were on Myspace. And sometime after the last Katrina benefit, we wrote it all down for you.
From the garbage house to the club with P.O.S. and his Doomtree crew
The Best Albums in the World Ever!! Okay, Maybe Just in This Town, Circa 2003
Dancing till the break of dawn with Röyksopp's 'Melody A.M.'
Oddjobs gamble on a new sound, a new city, and a new tour with DJ Shadow
Blackalicious Reach Their Thirties and Mature Their Sound
Chris Sattinger Returns to the Minneapolis That Made Him Timeblind
Electronic avatars Fatboy Slim and Roni Size give jolts to a critically dismissed genre
Hip hop's next generation searches for a new label
Click, shriek, boom! Sonic collage artist Escape Mechanism cuts and pastes while aural trickster Lost in Translation slashes and burns
Rock crit Simon Reynolds writes the first comprehensive account of the rave revolution
Just Your Favorite DJ Savior: DJ Premier creates a mix-tape masterpiece.
Cornershop's boundary-busting new album recolonizes Brit pop.
The Jungle Brothers' careful return to hip hop.