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  • Dirty Talk

    published November 23, 2006

    The Hidden Cameras perform Thursday, November 23, at Gypsy Tea Room. More >>

  • Gran Bel Fisher

    published August 10, 2006

    This extravagantly named pop-rock dude was born and bred in small-town Ohio, providing him with a solid Rust Belt foundation that's reflected in... More >>

  • Rhymefest

    published August 10, 2006

    This Chicago MC gives a good name to conscious rap, too often the genre where creativity and fun go to die. Like his pal and benefactor Kanye West... More >>

  • Dirty on Purpose

    published August 3, 2006

    This Brooklyn quartet's name conjures images of the elegantly wasted neo-garage acts of NewYork yore: Can't you see the Strokes untucking their... More >>

  • The Minders, The Kingdom

    published July 27, 2006

    Former members of the now-defunct Elephant 6 psych-pop collective, Portland's Minders play likable, laid-back indie-jangle jams that adhere more... More >>

  • Which Voice?

    published July 20, 2006

    Christian rock is booming right now, in both the commercial and the creative senses of the word (or perhaps the Word). As former Spin... More >>

  • Muse

    published July 20, 2006

    Though they're huge stars in their native U.K., Muse has never reaped the sort of Stateside success attained by their countrymen in Coldplay and... More >>

  • In Flames, Cannibal Corpse

    published July 20, 2006

    Taking a night off from the Sounds of the Underground package tour currently hitting larger venues nationwide, these heavy-metal heavyweights stop... More >>

  • Greener Pastures

    published July 13, 2006

    They're currently enjoying the indie-scene buzz that can turn a little-known local band into an international sensation overnight, but Rachael... More >>

  • Sufjan Stevens

    published July 13, 2006

    A collection of 21 outtakes from last year's Illinois "shamelessly compiled by Sufjan Stevens" (as the cover faux-modestly reports), The... More >>

  • Dillinger Escape Plan, Dysrhythmia

    published July 13, 2006

    New Jersey nutballs in love with heavy-metal power and prog-rock technique, the Dillinger Escape Plan plays absurdly complicated art punk that's... More >>

  • Handsome Famile

    published July 6, 2006

    When Daniel Smith began playing music with his siblings in 1995 as part of a senior thesis project at New Jersey's Rutgers University, his... More >>

  • Guns N' Rodeo

    published July 6, 2006

    The son of outlaw-country greats Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, 26-year-old Shooter Jennings plays country-fried Southern rock mostly about... More >>

  • Peaches

    published July 6, 2006

    Whatever your politics, you have to admit that the title of Impeach My Bush, the third album by Berlin-based raunch-rap mistress Peaches,... More >>

  • Six Organs of Admittance

    published June 29, 2006

    The brainchild of Ben Chasny, a Bay Area-based guitar whiz who also plays in the celebrated psych-metal outfit Comets on Fire, Six Organs of... More >>

  • Apollo Sunshine

    published June 22, 2006

    On their two studio albums, these Massachusetts indie dudes show off the instrumental chops they honed at Boston's Berklee College of Music. The... More >>

  • Pete Yorn

    published June 22, 2006

    This New Jersey native first emerged in the early '00s as part of the post-David Gray pack of male singer-songwriters eager to set their... More >>

  • The Coup | Pitbull, Paul Wall

    published June 15, 2006

    This week's big hip-hop shows couldn't be more different, which is no reason for you to avoid catching both. Boots Riley, main man of Oakland's... More >>

  • The Twilight Singers

    published June 8, 2006

    Greg Dulli has been churning out sorrowful soul-rock for so long--throughout the 1990s with the Afghan Whigs, and for the past six years with the... More >>

  • Radio 4, Small Sins

    published June 8, 2006

    The Brooklyn-based dance-punks in Radio 4 expressed their dissatisfaction with the Man on 2004's pissed-off Stealing of a Nation, but they... More >>

  • Nine Inch Nails, Bauhaus, TV on the Radio

    published June 1, 2006

    Last year's With Teeth stressed the rock half of Nine Inch Nails' industrial-rock attack, layering blistering guitar fuzz over Dave Grohl's... More >>

  • Mission of Burma

    published May 25, 2006

    When this Boston post-punk outfit reunited in 2002 after nearly two decades, observers didn't hold their breath in anticipation of what maturity... More >>

  • Grandaddy

    published May 11, 2006

    Like a janitor carting off hunks of the obsolete office equipment he's always rhapsodizing over, bearded central-Californian techno-mystic Jason... More >>

  • Mogwai

    published May 4, 2006

    The title of this Scottish post-rock outfit's new Mr. Beast is indicative of both their predilection for raw amplifier noise and their... More >>

  • John Vanderslice, Laura Veirs

    published May 4, 2006

    Owner of San Francisco's Tiny Telephone recording studio (a favorite of indie stars like Spoon and Okkervil River), John Vanderslice makes solo... More >>

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