Olivia Jean | Night Owl

WHO IS SHE? The Detroit-born, Nashville-based singer-guitarist who has been part of Jack White’s Third Man Records label stable for nearly a decade — both fronting the all-female "garage-goth"...

Frank Zappa | Orchestral Favorites 40th Anniversary

WHO IS HE? The late, great musical icon and iconoclast. The father of the Mothers of Invention. The childhood pal of Captain Beefheart. The owner-operator of the most recognizable...

Jesse Malin | Sunset Kids

WHO IS HE? The former frontman of absurdly underappreciated New York glam-punks D Generation — who has gone on to become an absurdly underappreciated roots-punk singer-songwriter since going solo...

Lana Del Rey | Norman Fucking Rockwell!

WHO IS SHE? Good question: Although she's been a major-label pop star and celebrity for nearly a decade, dark-hearted balladeer Lana Del Rey remains something of a cipher —...

Sheryl Crow | Threads

WHO IS SHE? Michael Jackson’s former backup singer. The onetime leader of the Tuesday Night Music Club. The woman who once claimed all she wanted to do was have...

Tool | Fear Inoculum

WHO ARE THEY? The artsy, psychedelic prog-metal band from L.A. whose music is almost as complex as iconoclastic frontman Maynard James Keenan — though perhaps less complicated than his...

Pink Floyd’s The Later Years Tops Today’s Album Announcements

Love Pink Floyd but hate Roger Waters? You're in luck: The band's latest gargantuan box set will be right up your alley. The Later Years, which arrives Nov. 29,...

Back Stories | My 2011 Interview With Liam Gallagher

Does it feel like it's been 10 years since Oasis broke up? Because it has been. Exactly 10 years, as a matter of fact. On Aug. 28, 2009, years...

Back Stories | My 2008 Interview With Noel Gallagher

Does it feel like it's been 10 years since Oasis broke up? Because it has been. Exactly 10 years, as a matter of fact. On Aug. 28, 2009, years...

Short Subjects | Four Indie EPs That Won’t Waste Your Time

There's a good reason major-label music releases taper off in the summer: Most people have better things to do than sit and listen to a jillion albums. With that...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Aug. 27, 1999

Two decades ago, new and old albums from Guy Smiley, Supersuckers, Tricky and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about...

Next Week in Music | Aug. 26 – Sept. 1 • The Short List:...

Last week it was all about Taylor Swift. This week, Lana Del Rey will dominate the action with her album Norman Fucking Rockwell. But unlike T.Swizzy, she's got some...

Next Week in Music | Aug. 26 – Sept. 1 • 150 New Releases...

There are more than 150 albums, EPs and singles being released between now and Friday. But don't worry; things will pick up after Labour Day, when the music biz...

Next Week in Music | Aug. 26 – Sept. 1 • New Books

You only have a few more days of summer reading left. Good thing there are only a couple of interesting music-related books due this week: Pop Science: Serious Answers to...

Next Week in Music | Aug. 26 – Sept. 1 • Music On TV

Just like last week, nearly all the late-night and daytime talk shows are airing reruns. So you can watch most of the performers below right now online. Or not....

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