For a high school/college kid in the early '90s, it was easy to get fed up with the U.S. mainstream's increasingly homogenized take on popular music -- especially whenever the disappointing Grammy Awards came around every February. The Grammys have always had an elderly, buttoned-down air to their w ... More >>
BjŲrk has always seemed to be a few steps ahead of most musical trends -- so much so that it typically takes a while for her listeners to catch up to her radical shifts in direction and style. But when they do, it often inspires a devotion to her work -- spanning the fringes of pop, electronica, jaz ... More >>
Singer-songwriter Alicia Wiley begins her latest venture
See Also:Doomtree's noir-heavy "Beacon" video debutsLocal Frames: New videos from Poli√ßa, 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 >>
River's Edge Music Festival 2with Dave Matthews Band, The Flaming Lips, Puscifer, Poli√ßa, Awolnation, Diplo, Mutemath, Delta Spirit, K. Flay, AM & Shawn Lee, Mexican Institute of Sound, Civil Twilight, Hey Rosetta!, Kids These DaysHarriet Island, St. PaulSunday, June 24, 2012Related:Review: Riv ... More >>
See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion. Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being hel ... More >>
There really aren't too many forms of music more arbitrarily defined than "dub music" -- particularly in recent years. Thanks to the advent of "dubstep," it's harder than ever to pinpoint exactly what it is and what it sounds like to fresh listeners. Going through thousands of records, you ... More >>
‚ÄčThis week, City Pages talked to Morcheeba frontwoman Skye Edwards about rejoining the band after being dismissed by the popular downtempo trio's founding brothers Godfrey in 2003. Edwards gave Morcheeba its trademark sound with her smoky smooth vocals and longtime fans are psyched to have her bac ... More >>
‚ÄčTo understand the band Junip you must first appreciate patience. If I were to suggest the best backdrop for their new album Fields, it might be a traffic jam; it may just settle your nerves and abbreviate your frustration. The most recognizable member of Junip, of course, Jos√© Gonz√°lez, who len ... More >>
Photo by Tony NelsonTricky at the Fine Line, 2009‚Äč2010 has been a big year for mid-'90s revivalism. Pavement reunited and toured the country. Liz Phair played her 1993 breakout album from start to finish. Bone Thugs are back. Superchunk put out a new album. All things considered, aren't we about d ... More >>
I Am Not A Human Being by Lil Wayne‚ÄčOn his Facebook page, Lil Wayne just posted the tracklist for "I Am Not A Human Being," the album that he announced from his incarceration on Rikers Island.We can see from the tracklist that Drake is getting a big push (or perhaps supporting Weezy, conside ... More >>
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