Party Static light up a room. With their five members carousing on stage and their scuzzy, nonsensical music, they're a band who truly lives up to their name. There's the locked-in, simple rhythm section of Billy Kuykendall and Alex Mitchell. There's the fuzzy riffing of Brett Michael Strawn. And th ... More >>
During Julieta Venegas' twenty year artistic career, the Tijuana-via-Long Beach songstress has been described as both "mainstream" and "alternative," but both are been misguided ways to the describe Venegas. After finding cult-like support with her first two autere releases, Buenviento and Aqui, b ... More >>
Kid Congo Powers comes through the Double Wide tonight, an unmissable chance to see a man with one of the most interesting résumés in rock in a tiny, intimate venue. A former member of The Gun Club, The Cramps, and The Bad Seeds doesn't just turn up in a small room next to a bar every day of the w ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>
Deftones, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Le ButcherettesVerizon TheatreJune 6, 2011Better than: watching a Triunfo del Amor marathon. Rachel ParkerDeftones: more in the slide showAs strong a set as the Deftones performed to a packed Verizon Theatre last night, it was difficult to overlook an un ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move.Tami ThomsenAs a high school student, Tami Thomsen, the main cog in the wheel that is (former Dee ... More >>
Exile in Guyville remains relevant, even 15 years after Liz Phair first introduced it
Maybe this girl should name her next cat Mike Modano
Metric picks up the guitars, asks the questions and unleashes its inner Sonic Youth
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Coldplay's success hasn't gone to Chris Martin's Head
Mason Jennings spent a decade chasing a dream. Now he's finally waking up.
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I Might Be Wrong (Capitol)
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Trance Syndicate--Texas' best label--closes its doors, leaving Bedhead without a home
Marc Ribot and his Prosthetic Cubans are Habana good time
With the new Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb, Tripping Daisy has made the best record of its seven-year career. So what took so long?
Reconsidering the image of the do-it-yourself poster child
Gender rides shotgun in a lighter make and model of fem art
Pink Flamingos is charming and kind of quaint 25 years later--dog crap and all
Kim Deal puts her rock together all wrong, all right?
1994 wasn't The Year of Anything--except great music