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FYF Music Festival 2014: Up Close

Lindsey Best | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

The weekend consisted of many different bands ranging from local bands Haim and Joyce Manor, to indie rock staples The Strokes, Phoenix and Interpol, to the reunion of hardcore band The Blood Brothers and the recently reunited predominant shoegaze band, Slowdive.

FYF: Is the Indie Music Festival Really Dead?

Stephanie Lager | Posted 08.28.2014 | Los Angeles
Stephanie Lager

We've all talked ad nauseam about how music festivals have changed. We've reminisced (and bragged) about the good old days when FYF was at the L.A. Historic Park and before Coachella ever sold out.

Love The Free Presents: Rochelle Jordan, Piu Piu, Dream Koala, and Jungle Pussy

Kitty Cash | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment
Kitty Cash

After the release of Love The Free Volume II, I wanted to share a bit more insight on the featured artists and their songs. Check out the details from Rochelle Jordan, Piu Piu, Dream Koala, and Jungle Pussy.

Love The Free Presents: Rome Fortune, Kilo Kish, The Trp, Dos Global and Doja Cat

Kitty Cash | Posted 08.12.2014 | Entertainment
Kitty Cash

After the release of Love The Free Volume II, I wanted to share a bit more insight on the featured artists and their songs. Check out the details from Rome Fortune, Kilo Kish, The Trp, Dos Global, and Doja Cat.

Love the Free Presents: Chargaux, Empress Of, Bipolar Sunshine, Wynter Gordon, Jimi Tents (Sleepercamp)

Kitty Cash | Posted 08.05.2014 | Entertainment
Kitty Cash

After the release of Love The Free Volume II, I wanted to share a bit more insight on the featured artists and their songs. Check out the details from: Chargaux, Empress Of, Bipolar Sunshine, Wynter Gordon, and Jimi Tents of Sleeper Camp.

The Offspring's Smash 20th Year Anniversary Show

Lindsey Best | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

This year The Offspring celebrate 30 years as a band, as well as the 20th year anniversary of their hit album Smash, which, singlehandedly launched them into the craze of MTV and radio play in the '90s.

5 Must-See Indie Summer Concerts in NYC

Lisa Bernier | Posted 09.08.2014 | New York
Lisa Bernier

There's a reason why people always go on and on about summer soundtracks: it's because summer, more than any other season, is about music (especially in New York City).

Craft Beer Chronicles: Silent Partner -- Why You Should Taste This Alt-Beer and Listen to This Indie Album

Tom Conrad | Posted 07.02.2014 | Food
Tom Conrad

A New Record Debuts as a Bottle of Beer It's an alt-beer. It's an indie rock album. It's a daring pairing. When they decided to deliver a new album...

Craft Beer Chronicles: Silent Partner -- Why You Should Taste This Alt-Beer and Listen to This Indie Album

Tom Conrad | Posted 09.07.2014 | Food
Tom Conrad

When they decided to deliver a new album on a bottle of beer, Telegraph Brewing Company and the indie group, Buellton, gave new meaning to one-stop shopping. The world of beer and music is the better for it.

Kim Gordon And Arcade Fire Are In A Short Film Together, Commence Collective Squee

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.27.2014 | Arts

It's true, the noise rock woman of your dreams and members of that Canadian indie sextet that made disco cool again are in a short film together. It i...

The Case Against Collaboration: A Solo Artists Manifesto

Brett Gleason | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Brett Gleason

Making an album by your self inherently takes longer but what is lost in tedium is saved in translation.

WATCH: Indianapolis Jones Premiers Glowing New Video

Lesley Daunt | Posted 07.01.2014 | Entertainment
Lesley Daunt

"No Ghosts Yet" is the first single off the band's self-titled debut EP, and along with it they have released a rather "glowing" (did I say that?) video, with an even more interesting behind-the-scenes story.

9 Perfect Songs To Kick Off Spring

Jasmine Han | Posted 06.23.2014 | Teen
Jasmine Han

It's time to update your playlist for spring. I selected 10 artists and my favorite songs from them. This playlist mix includes upcoming artists, familiar artists with a new album and headliners. These songs are a great kickoff to spring and festival season.

Willy Porter and Music Heard the Slow-Cooked Way

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.10.2014 | 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 05.20.2014 | 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 05.10.2014 | 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 04.29.2014 | 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.