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Jeffrey Cain Discusses Isidore's New Album, 'Life Somewhere Else'

Karen Shepard | Posted 04.15.2012 | Entertainment
Karen Shepard

In the mind-bending words of pre-released meta-song "Reappearance," Isidore has "re-attuned, re-aligned the opening into your mind" and happily, completed second album, Life Somewhere Else.

10 Artsy Music Videos We Can't Stop Watching

Andrew Reilly | Posted 01.23.2012 | Arts

We're going to ahead and call the disappearance of the music video a big fat myth. Thanks perhaps nearly-universally to YouTube, music videos are b...

From Chicago, Music in the Key of Life

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 02.02.2012 | Chicago
Gail Vida Hamburg

Lullaby is in a larger sense an aria for the brave women of Congo, Rwanda and elsewhere who have experienced sexual violence, and who have risen out of the ashes like phoenix.

Artist Spotlight: Ian Cooke & His Cello-Heavy Folk Rock

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.30.2012 | Denver

Ian Cooke and his cello-heavy folk rock have been winning over critics and gathering up awards for years. He has been featured in Spin magazine, has w...

Is This the Official Anthem of Occupy Wall Street?

Greg Garry | Posted 01.23.2012 | Entertainment
Greg Garry

The Drums' "Money," the clever first single off their second album Portamento, seemed poised to be the poster song of our current financial armegeddon...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Get 'Close' With Butch Walker and Do "Cocaine" With DAMNDOGS

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.22.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Does anyone remember that old skit on In Living Color about the Jamaican family whose members continually try to one-up each other by namedropping how many jobs they have? Of course you do.

Aaron Sankin

Oakland's Hottest New Musical Transplant On Her Adopted Hometown | Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.21.2011 | San Francisco

tUnE-YarDs' Merrill Garbus is the type of artist whose music somehow manages to retain its edge of inscrutability while being as instantly accessible ...

Imperfect Circle: R.E.M. Sums Up A Career In 40 Songs

Tony Sachs | Posted 01.15.2012 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

I can think of few other artists who have changed their sound so radically, so many times. "Gardening At Night," from 1982, doesn't sound anything like "Everybody Hurts," from 1992.

Throwing Muses Did It the Hard Way

Greg Garry | Posted 12.19.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Garry

The kids deserve better, Kings of Leon and Coldplay just ain't cutting it. Thankfully there's Kristin Hersh, the powerhouse behind seminal indie rock band Throwing Muses.

Lucas Kavner

Major Indie Rock Outfit Plays Final American Shows | Lucas Kavner | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home

SAN FRANCISCO -- Broken Social Scene have been called a lot of things -- Canadian supergroup, rock collective, family, alt-pioneers, "guitar-maelstrom...

The Drums Go for Broke

Greg Garry | Posted 10.26.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Garry

You would think that the Drums would just cheer up already. 2010 was a very good year for the indie rock darlings.

Andy Osenga's Indie Christian Music

Tim Suttle | Posted 10.08.2011 | Religion
Tim Suttle

Independent Christian artists need more than just funding, they also need community and collaboration. Osenga helped foment the Nashville-based cabal, the Square Peg Alliance.

Must-See Acts At Lollapalooza

Jeff Pollack | Posted 09.20.2011 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

Next month will mark the 15th year of Perry Farrell's brain-child, Lollapalooza (not counting the cancelled tour of 2004). It's a great festival with ...

My Denver: 14 Questions For Snake Rattle Rattle Snake

| Matt Ferner | Posted 01.30.2012 | Denver

Who: Snake Rattle Rattle Snake (SRRS are: Hayley Helmericks, Wilson Helmericks, Doug Spencer, Andrew Warner, James Yardley) Years In Denver: 66 ye...

A Darwinian Evolution: Introducing Darwin Deez

Taryn Haight | Posted 09.12.2011 | Entertainment
Taryn Haight

It's a treasure to see musicians earn their rank by living, changing and ripening into their talent organically, even sometimes painfully. To see someone like Darwin Deez is a truly refreshing phenomenon.

Colorado Public Radio To Launch Alternative Music Station In Denver

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.27.2011 | Denver

Beginning this fall, Colorado Public Radio (CPR) will start broadcasting a new music station on 1340 AM in the Denver metro area and online at their w...

Sound Bites: Gomez HP Exclusive Premiere New Song; Mother Mother Interview

Jon Chattman | Posted 08.14.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

What makes the latest album from indie rockers Gomez different than all previous efforts? For starters, frontman Ian Ball said, "it sounds like it's the same band all the way through the record... this would be a first for us."

Portugal. The Man Wow Webster Hall

Salvatore Bono | Posted 08.07.2011 | New York
Salvatore Bono

New York City was invaded with residents of Wasilla, Alaska last week. The real treasure of Wasilla, Portugal. The Man, invaded the Lower East Side and wowed a sold-out audience Friday night at Webster Hall.

Jam, Eat, Shop: The Jazz Fest Weekend Experience

Stephanie Keller | Posted 07.10.2011 | Entertainment
Stephanie Keller

In true New Orleans fashion, the food was exceptional, especially by festival standards, offering local staples and fair ground oddities like soft shell crab po' boys, boiled crawfish and muffulettas.

Coachella: Music, Culture and... Phones

Marc Ruxin | Posted 07.09.2011 | Entertainment
Marc Ruxin

For those who don't see much live music, increasingly what you witness as you stare towards today's stages is a cascade of sleek black smartphones pointed at stages.

The Antlers 'Burst Apart': Process, Control, and Losing Teeth

Alexandra Marvar | Posted 07.09.2011 | Entertainment
Alexandra Marvar

Burst Apart is a soulful soundtrack to the aftermath: floating calmly and inevitably away from something, and, maybe, toward something else.

Band Bites: Good Eats on the Road with Avi Buffalo

Jill Donenfeld | Posted 06.06.2011 | Home
Jill Donenfeld

Avi Buffalo, an indie-pop band from Long Beach, Calif., has been touring like crazy. Which also means they've been eating like crazy.

Band Bites: Chowing Down With Local Natives

Jill Donenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jill Donenfeld

What does one of the hottest indie rock bands in the country eat after a show? This week, we caught up with Local Natives to ask them about All Things Delicious from coast to coast.

Park Slopers Fight Incoming 'Hip Hop' Club, Prefer Indie

| Ross Kenneth Urken | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The new club Prime Six at Flatbush and Sixth in Brooklyn has neighbors up in arms: the venue may (gasp!) play rap music. Naturally, Park Slopers have ...

Javier Grillo-Marxuach Makes Canon 5D Magic

Abe Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

Javier Grillo-Marxuach is pretty much the man. He's written for and served as producer on several well-known, critically-acclaimed shows including "Lo...