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Whose Country Is it? Aaron Lewis Questions the Answers

Johnny Nevin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Johnny Nevin

Last November, Aaron Lewis followed up Town Line with his first full length Country album, The Road.

10 Reasons Why Lorde's Pure Heroine Is a Lyrical Masterpiece

Rock Genius | Posted 11.30.2013 | Entertainment
Rock Genius

Her realist, jaded approach to life, as opposed to the happy, glamorized parties in other pop videos, is now put to the test. Does she live up to the hype?

Hackamore Brick: The Return of One of Rock's Great 'Missing Links'

Steven Rosen | Posted 11.20.2013 | Fifty
Steven Rosen

Look at the website All Music's artist-biography page for Hackamore Brick, which released one album in 1970, and it's pretty impressive for a band too obscure to even be called "cult."

Life to the Pixies!

Scott Thill | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Thill

Keep calm and rock on, to mangle the cliche. That's what you're going to do. After 20 years of the Pixies' impressive cultural capital, Black Francis has done just that. And honorably, I would argue.

Weekly Concert Guide: Grouplove, Cold War Kids, King Krule and Body Language

Art Tavana | Posted 10.20.2014 | Los Angeles
Art Tavana

Nothing is quite like seeing a great gig. Something happens; a collective tingling of "Spidey-Senses" towards a moment in time that we, the select group of fans, experience together through live music that will never happen again (at least not in that exact form).

Arctic Monkeys' New LP, AM Is the Stuff Legends Are Made of...

Rock Genius | Posted 11.13.2013 | Entertainment
Rock Genius

It's this collection of love songs, laments and tales of a night out that will be remembered as the point where 27-year-old Alex Turner and the Arctic Monkeys ceased becoming "just another band" and became one of the biggest bands on the planet.

Arc & Stones: A Piece of a Circle

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 10.19.2013 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

Arc & Stones started off as a duo. During the college days of Dan Pellarin and Ben Cramer at the University of Miami, the two tossed ideas around about starting a band.

Eurotrad: European Roots Music Recordings

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

In addition to the American and Canadian folk I often encounter, I've been writing for years about European music, from Finland to Spain and everywhere between.

What About Bob? Mad Men, Episode 12

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.18.2013 | TV
James Marshall Crotty

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon...

Special of the Day: The Jack Black Roast

Tom Murro | Posted 06.16.2013 | Entertainment
Tom Murro

Last Friday afternoon April 5th, the Hilton in NYC hosted the Friars Club for the roast of Jack Black, which also seemed to double as the Friars Club ear and nose hair convention.

A Sound Surreal: Why Everyone Should Hear Bilal Oliver

Jeremy Johnson | Posted 06.01.2013 | Arts
Jeremy Johnson

Bilal is not new. He's not an artist finding his voice, looking for his sound, or breaking into music with reckless abandon, begging you to like him. Bilal is a professional. He is a craftsman who knows exactly what you didn't know you needed to hear.

Underrated Albums of the '90s -- Part 4

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.29.2013 | Arts
Robbie Gennet

I started this series to shine a light on some stellar records from the '90s, now that enough time has passed to get some perspective. These are in no order but eventually this will make a great long list.

California Dreamin': Masterful Music Photography of Guy Webster

Rock Paper Photo | Posted 05.08.2013 | Arts
Rock Paper Photo

Rock Paper Photo is excited to offer a curated collection representing the best of Guy's work including iconic album covers for The Rolling Stones and The Doors and portraits of pop icons such as Barbra Streisand and Liza Minelli.

The Great Game of Music Discovery

Marc Ruxin | Posted 05.05.2013 | Media
Marc Ruxin

Perhaps "perfect" music discovery is an unsolvable dream. In a world of virtually infinite choice, how do you find what you don't yet know exists? This post-modern self-reflection lies at the heart of the lifelong pursuit of cultural satisfaction.

I.M.P. Review: Monks of Mellonwah -- Neurogenesis EP

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 04.30.2013 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

At any given time in each piece, there is a powerful moment for one musician to show his stuff. But, the voice of the lead singer remains constantly infused throughout the pieces. His emotive vocals act more as an instrument rather than a storyteller.

Skylar Grey Teases Her Upcoming Album with Eminem and Takes Reddit Caption Contest

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Pulling inspiration from Skylar Grey's Don't Look Down album cover caption contest, we challenged the singer/songwriter to our own version of the challenge, asking her to brainstorm the best captions for some of Reddit's most-shared images right now.

Floating Babies, What? The Story Behind Nirvana's "Nevermind" Cover Shoot

Rock Paper Photo | Posted 04.24.2013 | Arts
Rock Paper Photo

Kirk completed the "Nevermind" assignment over three shoots on location in Southern California. Working at a public pool in Pasadena, he convinced friends to press their four-month-old boy into the service of rock n' roll.

U2's 30 Year War

Salvatore Bono | Posted 04.15.2013 | Entertainment
Salvatore Bono

Thirty years later, War still storms in speakers and iPods around the world. It has become a classic record that reminds listeners that even in our darkest hour there is a light of hope.

Jimi Hendrix Between the Sheets: The Pleasures of a 1968 Hotel Shoot

Rock Paper Photo | Posted 02.08.2013 | Arts
Rock Paper Photo

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Whatever Happened To The Grammy Category: Best Female Rock Vocal Performance?

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.06.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

While an official confirmation of the category's retirement was never announced by NARAS, we pray for its return as rock women have NEVER gone away nor are they vanishing anytime soon.

Lost Star Dominic Monaghan Reacts to Driveshaft "You All Everybody" Covers

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.01.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Dominic Monaghan today stars on the BBC nature/travel show Wild Things, but he's perhaps best known to pop culture junkies as Charlie Pace on the TV adventure series Lost.

The January 28th Dinner Party

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 03.27.2013 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The first Dinner Party of the second season is around the corner and kicks off with an incredible line-up.

1983: My Favorite Year in Pop Music

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.10.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

1983 was a rare year where many of the finest singles actually ended up at #1 -- tuneful, innovative productions that still sound fresher than most of 2013's pop playlists. Here are 20 noteworthy acts (in no order) that made their first stateside mark in 1983...

Interview: Ultraista's Laura Bettinson

Stereo IQ | Posted 03.06.2013 | Entertainment
Stereo IQ

By Tori Elliott Listen to any one of the songs on Ultraista's self-titled album and you know you're not in Kansas anymore. Radiohead producer Ni...

Musician Glen Hansard on Busking, Relationships and the Creative Process

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.12.2012 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

2012-10-12-Screenshot20121012at1.18.24PM.jpgTruly unaffected by fame and recognition, Glen remains most motivated by his pure love of musical expression and the importance of connecting with his audience.