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Willy Porter and Music Heard the Slow-Cooked Way

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 04.10.2014 | Entertainment
Sheila Moeschen

The tiny venue complements Porter's highly engaging performance. It lends itself to the way he draws in his audience like light pooling around a solitary bulb, and it rewards the fan with intimacy and a giddy feeling of access.

Moby Talks Apocalypse and True Detective

Jose Martinez | Posted 03.20.2014 | Entertainment
Jose Martinez

Introverted, sober and not part of the Hollywood scene, it almost makes sense Moby would become interested in creating his own "cult."

8 Reasons To Get To Know Croatia's Music Scene

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.15.2014 | Arts

In honor of South by Southwest, the music festival taking over Austin, TX this week, we're interviewing the bands and musicians who've traveled far an...

10 Reasons Music Lovers Should Head To Cape Town, South Africa

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.14.2014 | Arts

In honor of South by Southwest, the music festival taking over Austin, TX this week, we're interviewing the bands and musicians who've traveled far an...

9 Things You Didn't Know About Sweden's Music Capital

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.16.2014 | Arts

In honor of South by Southwest, the music festival taking over Austin, TX this week, we're interviewing the bands and musicians who've traveled far an...

10 Indie Acts That Will Make Waves At This Year's SXSW

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts

South by Southwest has officially taken Austin by storm, bringing musicians, journalists, fans and confused Texans just trying to visit their state ca...

How to Be Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas

Johnny Nevin | Posted 03.11.2014 | Detroit
Johnny Nevin

When you take a good look at Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas you can see a lot more than just that, because what you're really seeing is an exorbitant take on where music can come from.

Noise Pop Day 1: Lord Huron Even Excites an Indie Crowd! Review, Setlist, and Photos

Adam Rutkowski | Posted 02.27.2014 | San Francisco
Adam Rutkowski

Indie rock bands can bring in a rather somber audience most times, but Lord Huron refused to kick off Noise Pop without a bang. Playing almost their e...

6 Underrated Bands That Changed My Life

Devon Kerr | Posted 03.29.2014 | Teen
Devon Kerr

Whenever I think of the term "pop music," a few words come to mind: "overplayed," "autotune," and "somebody please change the station."

Yes, Tears For Fears Covered Animal Collective, Music Fans Everywhere Exploded

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

We repeat: The New Wave-tastic '80s band Tears for Fears came out of the shadows last month to cover that experimental band you like to name drop for ...

Synchronized Swimming Is The New Indie Music Video Trend

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

Hunters did it, Y La Bamba did it and now the Bombay Bicycle Club is doing it. "It" being recruiting synchronized swimmers to turn their music videos ...

My Year in Music

Alex Koenig | Posted 02.18.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Koenig

I left the venue with veins bulging out of my arms; then I immediately head-butted a police officer and robbed an armored truck. Kidding.

A Thanksgiving Playlist To Get You Through Cooking A Whole Meal

Posted 11.28.2013 | Arts

Imagine this: It's Thanksgiving morning and you've probably just embarked on what will be a marathon day of chopping, slicing, stuffing and basking un...

Glasser Gives a Visual Performance at The Chapel

Molly Fosco | Posted 11.07.2013 | San Francisco
Molly Fosco

Bay area artist Glasser put on a visually stimulating performance at The Chapel in San Francisco Monday night. Dressed in classic '50s style, she bounced around on stage for a quick 60-minute performance.

New Indie Music Gems From LA's Underground

Xaque Gruber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Happily, L.A.'s locally grown music scene is as vibrant and diverse as ever with a slew of recent independent E.P.s and L.P.s so fresh and creative, they deserve your love and attention -- and airplay (KCRW and KCSN are you listening?).

Dream Pop for Necrophiliacs: An Interview With Seattle's Night Cadet

Logan Lynn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Logan Lynn

This week I caught up with Seattle's Night Cadet, a brash, bratty foursome whose music is neither brash nor bratty but is probably best described as the band puts it themselves: "queer orchestral dream pop."

Ed Kowalczyk's Lucky "Seven" Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.04.2013 | Arts
Mike Ragogna

"I couldn't be happier with the video for my new single, 'Seven'," says Ed Kowalczyk about the video from his brand new album The Flood and the Mercy.

WATCH: Stop Motion Animation Oil Painting Is Pretty Amazing

Posted 10.03.2013 | Arts

Toro Y Moi, oil painting, stop motion animation. What more could you want? Check out the new video for "Rose Quartz," the fourth single of the indi...

This Singer Is Sick Of Your Sexism, And That's Awesome

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.01.2013 | Entertainment

Synth-pop band Chvrches is currently all the rage, dropping an outstanding full-length album last week and even delivering a sterling cover of a Whitn...

The Features Rock Out in San Francisco

Molly Fosco | Posted 11.19.2013 | San Francisco
Molly Fosco

The Features are easily comparable to well-known Akron rockers The Black Keys, not only in their sound but also due to the fact that Pelham's resemblance to Dan Auerbach in both looks and stage presence cannot go unnoticed.

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

Art Tavana | Posted 11.16.2013 | 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).

This Children's Choir Just Put All Other Choirs To Shame

Posted 07.31.2013 | Arts

Meet our new idols, the Capital Children's Choir. In the video above the London-based ensemble performs an a cappella version of "Untrust Us," a s...

Age Is a Trophy, So Why Do We Lie?

Brett Gleason | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Brett Gleason

I'm 29. No, seriously. And in September I'll be 30. This is supposed to be a "double death" for me as both a musician and a gay man, but unlike so many who turn 29 over and over again (or worse, 18), I plan to lean into this.

A Very Indie Fourth Of July Playlist

Posted 07.04.2013 | Arts

Today is the Fourth of July, America's great big birthday, and what better to do on such a festive occasion than to barbecue some meat (or delicious v...

How I Wrote "Sucker"

Mo Kenney | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada Music
Mo Kenney

Hello. I am writing to you live from my songwriting cave where I have made myself a hermit. Garageband, notepads and instruments -- this is how I write songs. I lock myself away and spew out everything in my brain and just try to make it sound nice/make some sense.