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The Dead Weather Are Back and Ready to Play Music for ‘Demented Kids’

The Dead Weather’s Alison Mosshart, Dean Fertita, and Jack Lawrence make for a soft-spoken group — at first. Citing a late night out with friends at…
Rachel Brodsky / September 1, 2015

Stay Positive: Craig Finn Looks Back on the Highlights of His Career

At 44, Craig Finn has nearly two decades of hoarse, literary rock’n’roll behind him, and he doesn’t sound anywhere near finished. Up until the Hold…
Dan Weiss / August 28, 2015

A Revisionist History: Yo La Tengo Pick Their All-Time Favorite Covers

A couple of weeks ago, Yo La Tengo started a Spotify playlist to compile the songs they’ve covered over the course of their three-plus decade…
Colin Joyce / August 26, 2015

Radkey Show Off Hard-Rock Family Bond on ‘Dark Black Makeup’

For Radkey, the release of debut album Dark Black Makeup represents not only years of hard touring and determination to improve as songwriters, but also…
Dan Reilly / August 17, 2015

A Timeless Wavelength: An Interview With Alex Lifeson of Rush

From their high school band origins to what’s likely the group’s final farewell now forty years later, Rush have adhered to the simplicity of where…
Jonathan Dick / July 30, 2015

HARD Summer’s Gary Richards Likes tUnE-yArDs, Thinks EDM Is ‘Pop Sh—t’

Three years ago, director Agata Alexander finally convinced Gary Richards to let her make the lineup announcement video for 2013’s HARD Summer the way she wanted: with…
Harley Brown / July 21, 2015

Color Me Twice: The Violent Femmes Return to the Studio and Stage

The Violent Femmes began as a band of buskers on the streets of Milwaukee before permeating the American psyche and taking over the college radio…
Nolan Gawron / July 17, 2015

The Moment Has Arrived for Tame Impala

Kevin Parker’s in Pittsburgh when he answers his phone. It’s early June and the 29-year-old Australian — the ambitious but self-effacing mastermind behind Tame Impala, one…
Kyle McGovern / July 17, 2015

Desaparecidos Are the Band Who Reunites After 13 Years and Somehow Gets Better

Now that we have two albums to go by, one of the best things about a Desaparecidos record is how the Omaha five-piece sticks to…
Dan Weiss / July 7, 2015

Boys Noize Returns to His Roots on ‘Strictly Raw Vol. 1′

You might say Boys Noize is in a good position. The German producer and DJ born Alex Ridha demolishes big-tent stages as himself and with…
Harley Brown / June 22, 2015
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