This Week's Featured Artists

Listen out for this week's featured artists: Monday: Bauhaus ("Founding fathers of goth rock, driven by moody post-punk dynamics and jagged guitar chords, plus the manic mysticism of singer Peter Murphy") Tuesday: Le Tigre ("Originally conceived as the live backing band for her Julie Ruin solo project, Bikini Kill founder and quintessential riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna formed Le Tigre, another bold, feminist-orie...

04 Aug 3:35 PM 0 Read More...

Lollapalooza 2013 Preview

Lollapalooza kicks off today in Chicago's Grant Park and, like all of the festivals on the circuit this year, the lineup is very promising. Here a few of the bigger-name bands that we wish we were seeing this weekend with their official bios and my personal commentary: New Order:    NEW ORDER formed in 1980 out of the ashes of the now legendary Manchester band Joy Division. After the tragic death...

02 Aug 2:13 PM 0 Read More...

Fuck Buttons - "Slow Focus"

If anything could mark the trends we’ve seen in music throughout the 21st century, it would be the rise of electronica, and an increasing obsession with sonic intensity. Though many artists use these qualities purely for the purpose of moving bodies, Bristol’s Fuck Buttons have something far more complex in mind. By using house music as a jumping off point for their noisier experiments, Fuck Buttons have created ...

01 Aug 5:49 PM 0 Read More...

"Stereogum Monthly Mix: July 2013"

The following was originally published on Stereogum: "I don’t want to bum anybody out, but summer’s almost over. With an emphasis on almost, meaning anything can still happen (aside from reclaiming that unbridled feeling of summer’s start and infinite possibilities; we’re definitely in the zone of finitude, with all its attendant reminders of our own corporeal mortality, now)! LIVE IT UP! Really. We are s...

01 Aug 4:48 PM 0 Read More...

Weird Al Yankovic - July 22, 2013

There is a vivid image that comes to mind when Weird Al Yankovic is mentioned: bug-eyed, curly brown mullet, Hawaiian tee. And his concert on Sunday did not disappoint. When he came onto stage, in an obnoxious Hawaiian t-shirt, everyone in the crowd, aged from zero to ninety-nine, were immediately excited. They knew this was going to be a show of pure laughs and entertainment. Sure enough, Weird Al did not disappoint...

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