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Meet the New Southnew

In November, Paul West and Drew Young invited The Deltamatics to perform on The Porch Sessions.
Jackson Free Press  |  Genevieve Legacy  |  03-27-2014  |  Music

Born Low at this year’s New England Metal and Hardcore Festivalnew

This year marks the 16th annual New England Metal and Hardcore (NEMHC) Fest at Worcester's Palladium. The three-day festival presents some of the best heavy music out there today.
Worcester Magazine  |  Josh Lyford  |  03-27-2014  |  Music

Deafheaven: Vulnerable and Violentnew

Whether they're playing black metal, shoegaze or some collision of the two, Deafheaven are among the most acclaimed acts in music right now
Tucson Weekly  |  Gene Armstrong  |  03-27-2014  |  Profiles & Interviews

Future Islands' Roots Run Back to North Carolinanew

Since an appearance on David Letterman, the band’s rise has been meteoric.
INDY Week  |  Corbie Hill  |  03-26-2014  |  Music

Gwar Frontman Dave Brockie Has Diednew

The founder and lead singer of renowned metal band Gwar, David Brockie, has died.
Style Weekly  |  Brent Baldwin  |  03-25-2014  |  Music

How Will Obamacare Impact Musicians?new

The Affordable Care Act could offer a path to health care for struggling artists.
Houston Press  |  Jef Rouner  |  03-17-2014  |  Music

The Art of Tributenew

The best musicians find a way to make a cover song their own, like Johnny Cash did in his “American IV” album.
Jackson Free Press  |  Tommy Burton  |  03-13-2014  |  Music

The Rise and Fall of SWTBRDSnew

The local label drew acclaim for hybridizing street rap with Internet-popularized sounds. But it faced hurdles that confront many independent musicians.
East Bay Express  |  Mosi Reeves  |  03-11-2014  |  Music

Keller Williamsnew

If there's one word to describe musician Keller Williams, it might be "energy."
Jackson Free Press  |  Tommy Burton  |  03-07-2014  |  Music

Wayward Awardsnew

The Grammys have fallen to industry-influenced promotion of artists like four-time winner Macklemore rather than representing music creators and listeners.
Jackson Free Press  |  Micah Smith  |  03-07-2014  |  Music

Marianne Dissard: The Cat. Not Menew

French-born Marianne Dissard left her longtime home of Tucson last year, but not before recording her third proper album, one that pairs ambitious musical leaps with greater emotional vulnerability. Variety has characterized Dissard's musical path, from 2008's L'Entredeux (written with and produced by Calexico's Joey Burns), which found Dissard channeling Americana through her French chanson tradition, to the bright and theatrical L'Abandon (2011) to two loose, off-the cuff recordings, made in Berlin and Paris with her small touring ensembles...
Tucson Weekly  |  Eric Swedlund  |  02-13-2014  |  Reviews

Where so many J Dilla tributes get it wrong, Charleston's Dillamental gets it rightnew

Over the course of James Dewitt Yancey's short life, the producer, better known as J Dilla, worked with some of hip-hop's finest, from A Tribe Called Quest to De La Soul, MF Doom, Common, and the Pharcyde.
Charleston City Paper  |  Patrick Wall  |  02-05-2014  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Pixies grow up and get busynew

Colorado Springs Independent  |  Alan Sculley  |  02-05-2014  |  Music

Octopus Jones' Phantasmagoriais terrifyingly twisted, toked-up, and top-notchnew

Like a gymnast sprinting down the mat toward the pommel horse, Octopus Jones built up a lot of momentum before they hit the springboard for their full-length debut, Phantasmagoria.
Charleston City Paper  |  Chris Parker  |  01-29-2014  |  Music

Southern Blendnew

Dent May's Mississippi-based, mixed-up pop songs.
Tucson Weekly  |  Annie Holub  |  01-16-2014  |  Music

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