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Violent Change

On stage, Violent Change is a scrappy rock foursome. Wily guitar solos writhe atop...

Sam Smith

Sam Smith's 2012 collaboration with British electronic music duo Disclosure, "Latch," caught the eye...

Andrew Bird

It's common knowledge that Andrew Bird's genius transcends music. Witnessing a recent performance of...

Helio Parallax

In the manner of "collectives" Steely Dan and Material, Helio Parallax has a core...

Lira

Singer, songwriter, model, and actress Lira has been a star in her South African...

How to Dress Well

In 2009, when Tom Krell began releasing mixtapes of lo-fi, abstract, sentimental slow jams...

Mastodon

When Mastodon released its debut, the aggressive and razor-sharp Remission, it seemed unlikely that...

Peter Matthew Bauer

Despite, or perhaps because of, last year's announcement that The Walkmen were going on...

Big Freedia

After Miley Cyrus attempted to twerk during her performance at MTV's Video Music Awards...

The Antlers

Peter Silberman has been working through some stuff. In the Brooklyn trio The Antlers,...

Lenny Pickett with the UMO Jazz Orchestra

Most people may be unfamiliar with Lenny Pickett's name, but millions have heard his...

Half-Handed Cloud

Half-Handed Cloud is the project of Oakland resident John Ringhofer. Like associate Sufjan Stevens...

Tombs

Winter Hours, the debut album by Brooklyn's Tombs, was one of 2009's standout metal...

Hornss

"Stoner rock" has become something of a dirty term. While the descriptor initially emerged...
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