Prince | Anthology 1995-2010

There's hungry — and then there's insatiable. I think we all know which adjective suits Prince best. Musically speaking, of course. Between 1995 and 2010, the multi-talented Minneapolitan released...

Nick Mason | Unattended Luggage

If you only think of Nick Mason as Pink Floyd's former timekeeper — and current keeper of their legacy — you need to rethink. And here's the place to begin...

The Band | Music From Big Pink: 50th Anniversary Edition

From the very first moment, The Band seemed rustic, rough-hewn, steeped in antiquity. Time hasn't done much to change that; half a century later, their shambling, loose and earthy...

Led Zeppelin | The Song Remains the Same Remastered

Indeed it does: The latest remastered reissue of Led Zeppelin's classic ’70s double-live set is pretty much the same as the 2007 version — though it's now available in...

Lenny Kravitz | Raise Vibration

Lenny Kravitz swings both ways. Which is to say: Half the time he wants to fix the world. And the rest of time he just wants to smash. Last...

Indie Roundup | Sept. 11, 2018

Every day I get press releases from indie bands with new songs, albums and videos to hype. Here's the latest batch: • Dream-pop duo Beach House have not one but...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews from Sept. 11, 1998

Two decades ago, new albums from Marilyn Manson, Courtney Love and Hole, R.L. Burnside and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here's what I had to...

Back Stories | My 2001 Interview With Jello Biafra

Like every other teenage lunkhead who heard Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables, I was a big Dead Kennedys fan back in the ’80s. I even saw them during their...

Six Songs to Hear Today | Sept. 10, 2018

Another day, another crop of new songs to get you through. Here's a six-pack of sounds to stream: 1 | Canadian punks Fucked Up offered up the typically fierce House...

KEN mode | Loved

I forget when I first encountered KEN mode singer-guitarist Jesse Matthewson. But I remember where it happened. It was in the studio of UMFM, the campus radio station at...

Big Red Machine | Big Red Machine

Some bands embody their names. Others contradict them. Big Red Machine clearly and deliberately fall into the latter group. With only two members, BRM are anything but big. They...

SXSW Reveals Initial Speakers for 2019

I remember when you used to have to wait until January (or even later) for South by Southwest to announce their keynote speakers. Not any more. For those who...

Egypt Station & In the Blue Light | A tale of two Pauls

Growing old gracefully can be a challenge for anyone. It can be even more difficult for pop stars — a virtual minefield of embarrassing outfits, age-inappropriate duets, plastic surgery...

R.E.M. at the BBC | Press Release

Forget Radio Free Europe — here's R.E.M. at the BBC. This fall, just in time for your holiday shopping, the beloved Athens rockers are releasing a massive box set...

Indie Roundup | Sept. 8, 2018

Every day I get press releases from indie bands with new songs, albums and videos to hype. Here's the latest batch: • Tokyo Police Club share the video for their...

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