• The Best Music of the O.C.

    Last Thursday, FOX’s The O.C. aired its final episode.  You may not have known the once-hot teen drama was still on the air, having stopped watching long ago (like most viewers), or having never watched at all.  And you might blame The O.C....

  • 2007 Langerado Festival Preview

    Langerado Festival in South Florida (Sunrise, to be exact) from March 9-11 kicks off the indie festival season with a diverse, largely-American lineup (as you can see) that's not only in...

  • Top 10 Music Lists That Piss People Off

     

    The music world is full of countless debates.  The simplest, easiest way for people to definitively come together is to rank greatness on a stat sheet.  This, of course, leads to all sorts of issues and arguments - and, if anything - proves that...

  • Swedish Sensations

    Lately, it seems as though Sweden is the new Canada. Swift electronics, slick rock, and groups of all sizes are making Sweden an indie hotspot.  Complicated textures, fresh vocal styles, and intruiging group dynamics are just a few reasons...

  • Music on Late Night TV 2007

    writer’s strike – late night programming in repeats until further notice Tuesday, 12/25/07: Brian Setzer Orchestra (R) (Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC) Wednesday, 12/26/07: Justice (R) (Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC), Isaac Hayes (R) (Late Night with Conan O’Brien, NBC) Thursday, 12/27/07: Editors (R) (Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC), Sara Bareilles (R) (Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC) Friday, 12/28/07: John Mayer...
  • What To Look For : Early 2007

    After all of the year-end wrap-ups and lists galore, we can't lose sight of what's ahead in 2007.  Rumors and confirmations alike already make the '07 a highly anticipated year for music, and several gems have already popped up.  Here's a run-down of...

  • Top 15 Albums of 2006


      

    It's been a complex year, with relatively few massive acts to rely on, paving the way for extraordinary inventiveness, bringing us sounds we never thought we'd hear.  It wasn't easy, but we all learned something new in 2006.
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  • Download Festival 2006 : Feature

      With one of the more solid lineups of any festival this year,  Download Festival (San Francisco Edition) was a day full of indie rock's coolest bands,  e.g. TV on the Radio, Muse, and Beck.   The main stage even had the looney...
  • Unicorns: Feature

    "The Guitars Is Code”


    Tom: A few months back, Allan asked me to accompany him to a free outdoor show at Vassar to give him a hand with an interview he had secured with Alien8 pop sensations the Unicorns.  Seeing that the Unicorns were preceded...