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Rex Brown delivers the word on Pantera

“No holds barred” and “warts and all” are typical qualifiers when it comes to rock-and-roll memoirs, but rarely do they fulfill the promise.
By: MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  March 20, 2013


What's F'n Next? FIDLAR

Los Angeles, California
Ask FIDLAR bassist Brandon Schwartzel some basic questions about his band, and his answers reflect more than a bit of weariness with the rigmarole of publicity and music journalism.
By: ANNIE ZALESKI  |  March 19, 2013


Solveig Says Hello: The French DJ/producer finally hits Boston

Third time's the charm for Martin Solveig.
By: SCOTT KEARNAN  |  March 18, 2013


The unified melody of Slowdim

Cellars by Starlight
Slowdim drink wine with pizza. It's true. I was there.
By: JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  March 20, 2013


In Memoriam: Magnus Johnstone, 1952-2013

Paying tribute to the unlikely uncle of Boston hip-hop
On February 22, 2013, Boston lost a legend.
By: PACEY FOSTER  |  March 13, 2013


Schooltree's no laughing matter

It takes a certain kind of courage to get onstage and make people laugh.
By: NICK A. ZAINO III  |  March 13, 2013


What's F'n Next? Disclosure

Surrey, England
FM radio ruins everything.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  March 13, 2013


No rest for Blackbird Blackbird

Blackbird Blackbird's 2012 EP Boracay Planet takes its name from two sources: Boracay — a beach-filled, postcard-perfect island in the Philippines — and a dream Mikey Maramag had about the tourist trap, despite never having visited.
By: REYAN ALI  |  March 13, 2013


KMFDM is a drug against bore

"In hindsight, honestly, it's almost impossible how it all happened."
By: DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 13, 2013


Interview: Brett Anderson of Suede on new record Bloodsports, the art of the comeback, and getting his demon back

It's virtually impossible not to hold a so-called "comeback record" up against a band's past, and it's useless not to judge Suede's sixth studio effort, Bloodsports , out March 19 on INgrooves / Suede Ltd, against the UK rock band's 1990s history.
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  March 11, 2013


The modern retro of Jesse Dee

Cellars by Starlight
On his new record On My Mind/In My Heart , the question is not if Jesse Dee can step up to the challenge of making authentic soul and R&B music in 2013, but rather how he goes about it.
By: JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  March 05, 2013


The empowerment of Kate Nash

Singer-songwriter Kate Nash was recently named a Global Ambassador for the Because I Am a Girl initiative, which aims to give females in developing countries the opportunity for a better life.
By: ANNIE ZALESKI  |  March 05, 2013


Tame Impala’s new surround sound

Whether it's Bradford Cox with Deerhunter, or Dan Snaith with Caribou, or Kevin Parker with Tame Impala, there must be something with this trend in sonic auteurs with cervine band names.
By: JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  March 08, 2013


Six to Watch @ SXSW

What's F'n Next?
The best parts of South by Southwest are the unexpected.
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  March 05, 2013


Hitting the road with Bad Rabbits

I'm going to call it right now: Bad Rabbits' first headlining tour is going to result in the greatest number of bodily injuries their fans will ever see.
By: HILARY HUGHES  |  February 27, 2013


Nine Boston rock shows coming this Spring

Go nine songs deep into Gozu's new The Fury of a Patient Man — from the stoner chug of opener "Bald Bull" to the buzzing boogie of "Salty Thumb" to the upright guitar crunch of "Disco Related Injury" — and there's barely any room to breathe.
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  March 01, 2013


What's F'n Next? Alt-J

Leeds, United Kingdom
Bands that have taken home the United Kingdom's Mercury Prize in the past have included Suede, Pulp, Primal Scream, and Arctic Monkeys.
By: MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  February 26, 2013


Hip-Hop Trivia grows up

Who Shot Ya?
In their fourth year of operation, the Hip-Hop Trivia squad is finally taking the night (somewhat) seriously.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 26, 2013


Animal Collective brace for success

"It seems like a challenge to make something that you have to pay a lot of attention to," says Josh Dibbs.
By: JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  February 26, 2013


The EDMmys

We just wrapped award-show season — so to prevent withdrawal, we asked some top DJs, representing diverse sounds, to nominate favorites within some creative categories.
By: SCOTT KEARNAN  |  February 26, 2013
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