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Indie Roundup | 11 Songs To Finish Off Your Monday

The Interrupters have Billie Eilish covered, Nêhiyawak hit the city, The Grahams are their own worst enemies, Rapport talk about love and more in today's Roundup. We've definitely got...

Short Cuts | Seven Recent Canadian Releases To Check Out

Some weeks are busier than others. But no week this year has been crazier than this one, with more than 200 new albums dropping. Even I can't listen to...

Goo Goo Dolls | Miracle Pill

WHO ARE THEY? The apparently immortal Buffalo pop-rockers co-founded by shaggy-haired singer-guitarist Johnny Rzeznik and generally shaggy bassist Robby Takac — two men whose obituaries are guaranteed to include...

Charli XCX | Charli

WHO IS SHE? British pop futurist Charlotte Aitchison, who has notched hits like Boom Clap, Doing It and Break the Rules — when she isn't writing or guesting on...

Short Cuts | Three Recent Live Albums to Add to Your Collection

Need a hit of live music, but don't want to get up off the couch? I hear that. Take the easy way and get your ya-ya's out by cranking...

Sampa the Great | The Return

WHO IS SHE? Zambian-born, Botswana-raised, Australian-based rapper and singer-songwriter Sampa Tembo — who has also spent time in California, just in case you didn't think she had enough stamps...

Hobo Johnson | The Fall of Hobo Johnson

WHO IS HE? Sacramento rap-rock weirdo Frank Lopes Jr., who went from sleeping in his car — which inspired his stage name — to a major-label deal within five...

Blink-182 | Nine

WHO ARE THEY? The long-running, infamously sophomoric pop-punk power trio co-starring singer-bassist Mark Hoppus, hyperkinetic drummer Travis Barker and Alkaline Trio guitarist Matt Skiba, who replaced original member (and...

Alice Cooper | Breadcrumbs

WHO IS HE? The Coop. The Billion Dollar Baby. The Godfather of Shock Rock. The original Hollywood Vampire. Ol' Black Eyes. The rocker with the best handicap on the...

Sam Fender | Hypersonic Missiles

WHO IS HE? The latest high-cheekboned, tousle-haired pretty-boy singer-songwriter to be eagerly exported from Britain to these shores. But before you lump Sam Fender in with the rest of...

Pixies | Beneath the Eyrie

WHO ARE THEY? The beloved and influential Boston alt-rockers who acrimoniously imploded in 1993, vowing never to reunite — until some giant paydays changed their mind in 2004, kicking...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Sept. 10, 1999

Two decades ago, albums from Gordon Lightfoot, Gadjits, Moody Blues and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about them back...

Black Star Riders | Another State of Grace

WHO ARE THEY? The British hard-rock quintet that evolved out of the latest touring version of Thin Lizzy, featuring the band's longtime lead guitarist Scott Gorham and Phil Lynott soundalike...

NRBQ | Turn On, Tune In

WHO ARE THEY? The beloved cult heroes and eternal underdogs of the unclassifiable musical institution formerly known as The New Rhythm and Blues Quartet (originally Quintet) — who first...

Those Pretty Wrongs | Zed For Zulu

WHO ARE THEY? The combined forces of two indie-rock veterans: Big Star drummer/Ardent Studios CEO Jody Stephens and singer-guitarist/musical journeyman Luther Russell, who has worked with everyone from Jakob...

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