Although the music of Ra Ra Riot has been described as baroque pop, it's not nearly as pretentious as that might imply. Hailing from Brooklyn (by way of Syracuse), this intriguing five-piece has been making classically-tinged indie rock for the better part of seven years. And with each successive re ... More >>
A few years back, Lt. Max Geron was one of the Dallas Police Department's spokespersons, but he's quick to remind in his missive to The Atlantic that what he has to say on the subject of Lt. John Pike's pepper-spraying of peaceful demonstrators on the UC-Davis campus last week are his views alone ... More >>
By know you've probably seen it: the campus police member John Pike has become a web sensation after being caught on camera hosing down Occupy protesters with a coarse, red pepper spray.
The brilliant men and women of the Interwebs have, of course, taken to the photoshops to insert the "casually p ... More >>
As a fellow Syracuse University alum with some connections to the band, I may be a little biased in the matter, but, listen, there's a lot to like about the SU-spawned Ra Ra Riot, whose endearing chamber pop thrust the band out of the college basement circuit and into the indie mainstream in 2008, r ... More >>
In 2008, independent rock returned to the underground, where it belongs. Given the grand catastrophe that is today's record industry, most major-label executives don't have the time or energy to convince music fans they might like something a little out of the ordinary. They're too busy recycling ... More >>