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Indie Rock

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 | 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 | 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. ...

From Exile To A World Tour?

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 05.02.2012 | Home

If you saw the members of Iranian indie rock band, The Yellow Dogs, on the streets of Brooklyn, you wouldn't bat an eyelash. They could easily pass fo...

"Indie Pop": Indie Rock's Pop Culture Moment

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 06.16.2012 | Home
DJ Louie XIV

The continued mainstream success of artists like Foster the People, Gotye, Fun., and their peers suggest that we may be on the precipice of a broader willingness to embrace more varied and eccentric music, the music we used to think of as exclusively "indie."

Artist Spotlight: Indie-Pop Duo Tennis Talk Music, Marriage

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.08.2012 | Denver

Denver indie-pop group Tennis are busy. They recently performed live on both the Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, a ...

Puerto Rico Indie Launches New Series Of Music Videos

Limari Colon | Posted 05.15.2012 | Latino Voices
Limari Colon

The series aims to document the indie sounds in Puerto Rico, through studio sessions of some of the most promising and experienced performers, without enclosing itself in a particular genre.

Music Matters

Marc Ruxin | Posted 05.06.2012 | Entertainment
Marc Ruxin

It transports you back to great loves, crippling breakups, perfect summer nights, endless road trips, or the birth of a child. There is nothing in this world that even comes close to the associative power carried in song.

Isidore Part 2: Jeffrey Cain's Journey From Church Fan to Kilbey Collaborator

Karen Shepard | Posted 04.21.2012 | Entertainment
Karen Shepard

In 2003, Jeffrey Cain, formerly of Remy Zero, met one of his music idols, Steve Kilbey. The two subsequently teamed up as "Isidore." Isidore's long-awaited second album, Life Somewhere Else, comes out this week.

Columbia Records Teaches Kids Who Leonard Cohen Is (VIDEO)

Alexandra Marvar | Posted 04.16.2012 | Entertainment
Alexandra Marvar

As Leonard Cohen's new album, Old Ideas, diffuses its way into the pop-culture universe, Columbia Records is prodding it along with Old Ideas With New Friends, a compilation of artists covering their Cohen favorites.

Gabriel (and the Hounds) Levine on His New Project, Mortality, and Lana del Rey Versus the 99%

Alexandra Marvar | Posted 04.15.2012 | Entertainment
Alexandra Marvar

While the music career of Gabe Levine -- frontman for Takka Takka -- has markedly evolved since his collegiate Krishna-core venture, music has been his constant.

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.