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Interview: Aly & AJ Just Want to Sell Out Shows

It’s not on the charts, but Aly & AJ released one of the best pop singles of 2017. It’s called "Take Me": a rush of…
Anna Gaca / November 17, 2017

Four Women Detail Alleged Sexual Misconduct by FYF Fest Founder Sean Carlson

Late Monday, November 13, prominent festival promoter and Coachella operator Goldenvoice announced it had ended its relationship with Sean Carlson, founder of the Los Angeles…
Anna Gaca / November 15, 2017

What Exactly Is Going On With Kirin J. Callinan?

Kirin J. Callinan has a new pair of swim trunks. They’re camo print, quite short, with a cartoon beaver just above the bare thigh. He…
Anna Gaca / November 8, 2017

OutKast’s 2001 Stankonia Cover Story: The End of the Ice Age?

Two days before Thanksgiving, Manhattan's Beacon Theatre is teeming with upscale teenage white girls sandwiched into their best Britney Spears getups—tight, pocketless jeans, gold nameplates,…
Sacha Jenkins / October 31, 2017

John Maus Talks New Album Screen Memories, the Apocalypse, and Wanting to Write Like Mark Ronson

John Maus has an enthusiasm that’s hard to contain. From his fist-pumping, head-banging karaoke-style live performances at the turn of the…
Rob Arcand / October 27, 2017

Nashville’s Bully Will Not Lose

At some point, the meaning of D.I.Y. in independent music became muddled. Rather than signifying a do-it-yourself approach, it's often used to label careers that…
Maria Sherman / October 24, 2017

Sonic Youth’s January 1989 Daydream Nation Feature: Bring The White Noise

It's 1971, and sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick's tooth hurts like a bitch. He calls the pharmacy, and when he answers the door to receive…
Erik Davis / October 19, 2017

Destroyer’s Dan Bejar Remains the Smartest and Possibly Drunkest Guest at the Party

Destroyer songs don’t lend themselves to easy black-and-white interpretation. Over the last two decades, Dan Bejar has assembled a beguiling and…
Andy Cush / October 17, 2017

Allegations of Sexual Misconduct by Ex-Real Estate Guitarist Matt Mondanile Detailed by Seven Women

On Friday, SPIN and Pitchfork revealed that Matt Mondanile, the ex-Real Estate guitarist who also performs as a solo artist under the name Ducktails, was…
Andy Cush / October 16, 2017

Sting’s November 1987 Nothing Like the Sun Cover Story: Invisible Son

"Dire Straits did Brothers in Arms here you know," says Sting. We are standing on the terrace outside of George Martin's Air Studios on…
Vic Garbarini / October 13, 2017

Public Enemy’s October 1992 Cover Story: Black Noise, Black Heat

The supposed hook for this meeting with Public Enemy is Greatest Misses, a new Public Enemy album containing six new songs and six remixes of…
Vivien Goldman / October 12, 2017

William Patrick Corgan Is Living the Dream

Do not refer to William Patrick Corgan as "Billy," and definitely do not call him an underdog, despite decades of evidence to the contrary. "Is that a serious question?"
Ian Cohen / October 12, 2017

Jessie Ware Is Still London’s Best Kept Secret

When we meet at her Manhattan hotel one breezy afternoon in August, Jessie Ware has been vegan for six days. Six days vegan, but she’s…
Emma Carmichael / October 11, 2017

King Krule Shares the Secrets of The Ooz

Archy Marshall is tired. The 23-year-old polymathic English songwriter, who goes by King Krule, is a few minutes late for our lunch meeting, having stayed…
Dale Eisinger / October 11, 2017

No Doubt’s 1996 Tragic Kingdom Cover Story: Get Happy!

I guess the correct term is "Gwennabees." Smatterings of breathlessly excited, blonde-streaked, sparkle-lashed 14-year-olds litter the backstage area of San Francisco's fabled Fillmore. Oblivious to…
Jonathan Bernstein / October 10, 2017
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