As anyone who's ever started a garage band knows, you can get away with only knowing three chords and two basslines -- but if your drummer can't keep a beat, you're never making it out of that garage. Behind every great band lies an even greater drummer, and hidden away behind all those cymbals and ... More >>
James Mercer has had no shortage of creative outlets over the last few years. But his main band, the Shins, have kept remarkably quiet since 2007's Wincing The Night Away, other than announcing that they were leaving their longtime label Sub Pop in '08. Mercer has now formed his own record la ... More >>
Alan Moore, Louis C.K., Bethany Larson, and more
Photos by Tony NelsonWild FlagOctober 3, 2011Varsity Theater, Minneapolis"There's really no better place to start a tour than Minneapolis," Carrie Brownstein gushed near the end of Wild Flag's set, one of the only times they really stopped to address the audience at length. "There's really nothin ... More >>
Highlights from Gimme Noise's recent trek to the festival
Photo by Erik HessOur parent company, Village Voice Media, went whole hog with their annual SXSW bash this year, moving it from its previous home at La Zona Rosa into the Austin Music Hall (which was also the site of last night's MTVu Woodie Awards), stretching out the event into the late-night h ... More >>
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Hot rock trio links arms, seethes, fills up sky
I went to CMJ Music Marathon 2000 and all I got was this lousy tote bag
More than a decade after dissolving the Go-Betweens, the reunited Robert Forster and Grant McLennan sound almost content to be where they are
Sleater-Kinney and the dichotomies of rock & roll