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Musician Mark Stoney: On a Trail Of Second Chances

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

Stoney was about eighteen years old when he bravely took his first self-made record to a local music shop. This is where he first caught the bug. And, like most creative bugs, the bug did not go away.

The Bestest: Tunage 2013

Marc Ruxin | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Marc Ruxin

I'll focus on the handful of albums (yes I still tend to listen to albums -- albeit in a digital form) that stood out and made 2013 another great year.

10 Music Artists To Watch in 2014

Salvatore Bono | Posted 03.08.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Here is a list of 10 artists to keep an eye out for in the months to come. Some already made a few ripples in the music world last year, but I am predicting that 2014 may be their true time to shine.

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?).

Arcade Fire Concert Journal: The Reflektors' Brooklyn Ball

Joel Wolfram | Posted 10.22.2013 | Arts
Joel Wolfram

"It wouldn't be the first time we thought something was funny that no one else thought was funny," Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler consoled the audience that came to see the band play Friday night in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

'On The Road' Inspired An Indie Album

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Several indie rockers have collaborated on a disc that pays tribute to a Jack Kerouac novel – and it's not "On the Road." The ...

Music in the City: A Tale of Two Summer Festivals

Marc Ruxin | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment
Marc Ruxin

For the past few years, I have been reliving a youth spent in a world without the equivalent of the modern music mega-festival.

Speaking With Ireland's Bell X1

Salvatore Bono | Posted 10.06.2013 | Entertainment
Salvatore Bono

"We spent a while working on a lot of songs and ideas before recording for real, whittling them down to the better ones, and being pretty brutal about what was good enough and not."

Joshua Worden: The Spontaneous, Simple Circle Is the Porthole to the Self

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

In the last few years, Joshua Worden has been fascinated with Japanese ensō paintings. Literally meaning circle, ensō is a concept in Zen Buddhism that symbolizes absolute enlightenment.

Bands and Filmmakers Unite at the Music Video Race

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 07.20.2013 | San Francisco
Kayley Kravitz

The MVR is a unique approach to music video production. 20 bands are paired with 20 filmmakers at random. They have just one weekend to write, film and edit a music video.

The Legendary Johnny Marr Looks Back and Ahead in Brooklyn

Salvatore Bono | Posted 07.08.2013 | New York
Salvatore Bono

In the final night of latest U.S. tour and the final night of two sold-out area shows, Johnny Marr and his band made their live debut in Brooklyn on Friday.

Coachella and the Seven Rules for Attending a Summer Festival

Marc Ruxin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment
Marc Ruxin

These instructions are directed at hardcore fans looking to optimize time in front of bands, not time spent in the VIP area or bar. Also for those of you heading to Coachella this weekend, this should serve a semi-schedule to follow to the extent you are looking to help map a trail.

Seattle's The Bismarck Hit the Bay Area, and You Should See Them

Conan Neutron | Posted 06.05.2013 | San Francisco
Conan Neutron

I am hard-pressed to think of a band more hard working, that delivers so much quality music that is treated with more disdain than Seattle's The Bismarck. That's why I sincerely hope people come see them this weekend in the Bay Area.

ESP TV -- Transmitting Forward and Backward at the Same Time

Rachel Mason | Posted 05.27.2013 | New York
Rachel Mason

Bringing back the aesthetic delight of early analog video pioneers, artists like the Vasulkas and Nam Jun Paik come to mind when watching episodes of ESP TV, the project of Victoria Keddie and Scott Kiernan.

Mumford & Sons, God And The New Sincerity

Jonathan D. Fitzgerald | Posted 05.16.2013 | Religion
Jonathan D. Fitzgerald

Say what you will, but after the spectacle died down and the top honor of the night went to Mumford & Sons' album Babel, at least one thing is clear: We are in the midst of the New Sincerity. Being really into something is cool now, even if that something is, well, God.

Alt-J: Making Nerd Rock Sexy

Molly Fosco | Posted 03.24.2013 | Entertainment
Molly Fosco

Maybe I just love Alt-J because they make really awesome music, as they've recognized in the title of their debut album An Awesome Wave. Whatever the reason, all I know is that I can't stop listening to this album on repeat.

Matt Ferner

Tin Horn Prayer Talk 'Grapple The Rails'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.21.2012 | Denver

Earlier this month, Denver rootsy, folksy, Tom Waits-inspired punk rockers Tin Horn Prayer released their latest album "Grapple The Rails." Recorded a...

A Hurricane Playlist To Rock Out To During The Storm

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 10.29.2012 | Arts

Hurricane Sandy is coming, and the next few days will be a real test for those of us living on the East Coast. Inspired by the New Yorker's Hurricane ...

The Ringleader of the Tormentors -- Morrissey Brings His Arsenal to Radio City

Salvatore Bono | Posted 12.15.2012 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Wednesday night Morrissey, the voice of a generation of indie rock lovers, was simply on fire from the get go.

Barcode the Musical Makes Occupop Pop

Denver Nicks | Posted 10.11.2012 | Arts
Denver Nicks

Performed on a crowded stage with an austere set at the Bowery, Barcode has the handmade, bootstrap feel of a musical hoisted together by sweat and toil at an Occupy encampment, and in context it works.

They Started Something They Couldn't Finish - 25 Years After the Smiths' Breakup

Salvatore Bono | Posted 11.25.2012 | New York
Salvatore Bono

The Smiths were the misfits of pop music and the misfits of rock and roll and their audience ate it up. The band's jingle-jangle sound and catchy songs have never been forgotten and still feel as vibrant and as inventive today as they did back then.

Matt Ferner

Eric Halborg Talks Rocking New Album From The Swayback

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.08.2012 | Denver

Eric Halborg's band The Swayback are Colorado rock icons. When a band has been playing together for as long as Halborg's -- it has been ten years sinc...

Is This It

Darren Richman | Posted 08.18.2012 | Home
Darren Richman

That sound. I'd never heard anything like it before. I had no idea who The Strokes were or what they looked like but it was immediately obvious they probably dressed a little differently to Fred Durst.

Detroit Summer Song: Fawn Releases 'Coastlines' Tonight At Loving Touch

Posted 06.14.2012 | Detroit

You may not have seen Fawn perform -- but if you're into Detroit rock & roll, chances are you've heard from their members before. The Detroit musi...

Hunter Stuart

The Popular Band That Just Wants To Stay Close To Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.03.2012 | Home

After many months of performing with his band all over the world, Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney eagerly wants to get back to writing songs. ...