Now Hear This: The Polyphonic Spree | We Hope It Finds You Well EP

I doubt anybody forgets the first time they saw The Polyphonic Spree. For me, it was particularly memorable — it was well before noon on a warm Texas morning,...

Now Hear This: Pig Destroyer | The Octagonal Stairway EP

THE PRESS RELEASE: "Pig Destroyer return with their new EP, The Octagonal Stairway! A blistering dose of grindcore, harsh noise, and industrial swagger, The Octagonal Stairway features six crushing...

Now Hear This: The Ophelias | For Luck EP

THE PRESS RELEASE: "The Ophelias were still in high school when they first found community in one another. Guitarist/lyricist Spencer Peppet (she/her), drummer Micaela Adams (he/him), and violinist Andrea...

Back Stories | Remembering Buddy Holly

I am plenty old. But not quite old enough to have seen Buddy Holly perform. Or to remember the day he died. Thankfully, I am lucky enough to have...

Back Stories | Covering Buddy Holly Day in Los Angeles, 2011

Several years ago, on what would have been Buddy Holly’s 75th birthday, I was lucky enough to go to Los Angeles to cover several events celebrating his life and...

Next Week in Music | Sept. 7-13 • The Short List: 8 Titles You...

The Flaming Lips get moody, Marilyn Manson delivers some chaos, Arcade Fire’s Will Butler goes it alone, Doves want you to want them, Mastodon serve up medium rarities, Johnny...

Next Week in Music | Sept. 7-13 • The Long List: 360 Releases On...

Sure, 360 new albums, EP, singles, box sets and vinyl reissues might seem like a lot — but compared to the 400-plus releases that have been the norm lately,...

Next Week in Music | Sept. 7-13 • New Books

Megadeth’s Rust, Sara Evans’ flight, Van the Man’s Belfast, Bob Dylan’s America, Beethoven’s life and your next favourite songs — here are your reading options for the coming week.   Rust...

Next Week in Music | Sept. 7-13 • On TV

Bones and Brett and Brad and Bridgers. Charlotte and Cave and Crow and Charlotte. Joan and John. This week's televised performances are obviously brought to you by the letters...

Now Hear This: Narrow Head | 12th House Rock

THE PRESS RELEASE: “Nobody has riffs anymore,” says founding member/vocalist/guitarist Jacob Duarte when asked about his approach on 12th House Rock, Narrow Head’s second LP. “That’s the kind of...

Now Hear This: Motorpsycho | The All is One

THE PRESS RELEASE: “The All Is One is the final chapter in the loosely-connected and informally titled Gullvåg Trilogy kicked off by 2017’s The Tower and connected by 2019’s...

Now Hear This: Moon Attendant | One Last Summer

THE PRESS RELEASE: "Brighton’s indie psych collective Moon Attendant emerge to release their debut LP One Last Summer. A new band featuring old friends. Brothers from critically acclaimed psych-space...

Now Hear This: Monster Rally | Castaways, Vol. 1

THE PRESS RELEASE: "Monster Rally is the brainchild of Cleveland native Ted Feighan. Producing music that is sampled-based tropical pop, Monster Rally began with the goal of assembling a...

Now Hear This: Matt Mays | Dog City

THE PRESS RELEASE: "When the world went into lockdown earlier this year, Matt Mays took the opportunity to challenge himself as a songwriter, musician and producer. Dog City was...

Now Hear This: Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon | Noon

THE PRESS RELEASE: “Noon is the new studio album from acoustic guitar pioneer Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon and their first in 15 years, joining Clone and 66 Steps....

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