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  • The Kings Inn Holiday Benefit Show

    published December 27, 2012

    For almost a year and a half now, Sean Rosenthal and his club night the Kings Inn—well, it’s a less a club night than a state of mind... More >>

  • The Mixup

    published December 20, 2012

    The Mixup is Detroit Bar’s hip-hop weekly party night, and resident DJ Bianca G (and former Stacks employee, if you still miss that spot) is... More >>

  • NOFX

    published December 13, 2012

    Almost thirty years in and NOFX are the band that may as well have invented pop-punk—yes, they didn’t technically invent it, if you... More >>

  • Album Attack: Elvis Costello

    published December 13, 2012

    Jesse Wilder’s Album Attack returns with probably its most ambitious night yet—not one but two ad-hoc bands covering not one but two... More >>

  • Metric

    published December 6, 2012

    For more than a decade, Canadian band Metric have been making the kind of music other bands dream about when they dream about making... More >>

  • Hot Snakes

    published November 29, 2012

    The Hot Snakes are a punk band and hardcore band and garage band all at once—if you never smelled something burning at a Hot Snakes show,... More >>

  • Monthly Movie Night: Rock & Roll High School

    published November 21, 2012

    There’s a part in the trailer for Rock & Roll High School where famed radio DJ the Real Don Steele asks the question that must be asked,... More >>

  • Sean Wheeler and Zander Schloss

    published November 15, 2012

    Put the punk rock in the cowboy hat—or maybe just boots and a bandolier—and you got the revved-up Americana of the Hillgrass Bluebilly... More >>

  • Minus the Bear

    published November 8, 2012

    There are bands that return to form, and then there’s Minus The Bear when they return to form—because this is a band of many forms,... More >>

  • Wild Records' Day of the Dead Show

    published November 1, 2012

    Altadena’s Wild Records specializes in undiluted knock-you-on-your-ass rock —really, if it involves the kind of adjectives you’d... More >>

  • 4th Annual Zombie Prom

    published October 25, 2012

    Even Carrie didn’t take things this far—why call it a prom when just one special person gets covered in blood and starts screaming? At... More >>

  • Crocdiles; The Soft Pack

    published October 18, 2012

    Two new bands—“new” as in they post-date the Feelies and the Psychedelic Furs, respectively, even if they’ve both been... More >>

  • Hillgrass Bluebilly SoCal Kickoff

    published October 11, 2012

    Texas label Hillgrass Bluebilly believes in just about what you’d think—or hope—they believe, which is a shotgun marriage of... More >>

  • Major Lazer

    published October 11, 2012

    The new Major Lazer LP just got pushed into 2013, so you have to wait a bit to hear what happens when Vampire Weekend, Wyclef Jean and Shaggy all... More >>

  • Epicenter Festival 2012

    published September 20, 2012

    Not that there are too many pressing questions still left when it comes to wondering about music in the year 2012, but one little thing humanity... More >>

  • Natural Child

    published September 13, 2012

    There’s a big ol’ ass on the cover of the new Natural Child album on Burger Records, which is there mainly just to show you exactly... More >>

  • The Walkmen

    published September 13, 2012

    The Walkmen used to almost completely own a certain kind of post-punky indie rock—that guitar, that voice and those lyrics that could... More >>

  • Martin Sanchez

    published September 13, 2012

    Martin Sanchez is an absolutely manic rapper (and guitarist!) who firehoses his verses and then dives into autotune for his choruses, while his... More >>

  • Red Dons

    published August 30, 2012

    A unique musical style often comes from superior talent and vision, though it can also be a product of geographical diversity. Case in point:... More >>

  • John Henson

    published August 30, 2012

    ABC’s game show Wipeout is basically Double Dare with everything but the Physical Challenge stripped out, and host John Henson is one of the... More >>

  • Twin Shadow

    published August 23, 2012

    Twin Shadow is one man—George Lewis Jr.—and one big sticky blob of ‘80s resurrectionism, taking a shred or two from bands like... More >>

  • The Stone Foxes

    published August 16, 2012

    There was a minute there in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s when guys like Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf and Bo Diddley found themselves in... More >>

  • Alabama Shakes

    published August 9, 2012

    Alabama Shakes didn’t come out of nowhere—we mean, look at the name and guess, you know?—but that's what it felt like when their... More >>

  • The Silent Comedy

    published August 2, 2012

    San Diego’s Silent Comedy spend plenty of time touring now, but founders and brothers Josh and John Zimmerman traveled the world before they... More >>

  • The Kills

    published August 2, 2012

    The Kills were two kids from two different places on two different continents—Jamie from England, Alison from Florida—who took the... More >>

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