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Chino Moreno Talks His New, Not-at-All-Witch-House Band, Crosses

Chino Moreno is the rare artist who both hates being labeled and actually makes music that resists labeling. Somehow, his Deftones (despite being signed to…
By: Dan Weiss / February 13, 2014

We Major: How the Record Business Finally Learned to Sell EDM

In the United States, electronic dance music is known for selling three things: tickets, drinks, and black-market goods. And with the gold rush of the…
By: Michaelangelo Matos / February 13, 2014

New Orleans’ Hurray for the Riff Raff Blaze Trails, Tangle Up Roots Music

Who: Hurray for the Riff Raff founder Alynda Lee Segarra currently operates out of New Orleans, but the 26-year-old of Puerto Rican descent originally hail…
By: Kyle McGovern / February 12, 2014

In My Room: Real Estate’s Martin Courtney

Real Estate are set to release their third album, Atlas, on March 4 via Domino Records, and frontman Martin Courtney was kind enough to welcome…
By: Kyle McGovern / February 11, 2014

The Art of Hustle: Pounding the Pavement With Uncrowned, Rock’s Hungriest Unsigned Band

If you were to imagine the soundtrack for the death of the record industry, you couldn't do better than an acoustic version of "Iko Iko"…
By: Charles Aaron / February 11, 2014

Kim Deal: The Breeders Leader Gets Pissed

She's lying flat on her tummy on the carpeted floor of a wood-paneled TV room, legs scissoring playfully, elbows propped up, notebooks and legal pads full…
By: Charles Aaron / February 11, 2014

Martin Garrix Talks Tiesto, ‘Animals,’ and His First U.S. Tour

It’s 12:30 a.m. Saturday night/Sunday morning in Chicago super-club the Mid, and a magnum-sized bottle of Jack Daniels rests on a table in the shabby…
By: Dan Hyman / February 7, 2014

The Cool Kids Talk ‘Shark Week’ and the Perils of Biters

"Man, you want to roll up a newspaper and swat those bitches before they bite you,” says Mikey Rocks. The rapper and one-half of Chicago…
By: Phillip Mlynar / February 6, 2014

Roomrunner Reboot for a Dynamic New EP

"I'm not going to lie — at first, I was kind of weirded out by these songs," Roomrunner drummer Bret Lanahan says, lounging on a…
By: Kyle McGovern / February 6, 2014

Warpaint on Safari

"Iiiiiiiiiii swal-lowed a fly," sings Warpaint co-leader Emily Kokal, to the tune made famous by Sugar Ray. She’s staring into the American Museum of Natural…
By: Puja Patel / February 5, 2014
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