Local man brings you the Howard Jones revival you never knew you wanted
MC/VL and Scream Party uncover connection between C2H60 and rocking the party. Also: Dan Wilson sings a ballad
Doc-making punks discuss their decline of Midwestern civ
D.C. lifer George Pelecanos writes about murder, drug feuds, riots, dog-fighting—and also a little violence
Askeleton's Knol Tate comments on the soundtrack to his life
Beautiful (mostly) and all yours, our sneek peek at the 6th Annual 'Sound Unseen'
From the garbage house to the club with P.O.S. and his Doomtree crew
Excavating hip hop's history with the Roots
It made less history than '77 punk. It sold fewer records than Nirvana. But the suburban rebellion of Eighties America found its own potent way to say no.
L.A.'s Styles of Beyond make the suburbs safe for hip hop
Romantic martyrs Joan of Arc sing post-rock hymns to doomed monogamy
From Wrong's free-improv chaos to Savage Aural Hotbed's circle-saw precision, a disparate local noise scene maps the sound of modern anxiety
Rock the basement and pour beer on your ass with pop-punk heroes Dillinger Four
How a Minneapolis consulting trio discovered the "iconogasm," and other tales from the trendspotting business.
That's a bigger question than usual in our 1996 new music poll.