A supergroup is a difficult project to make a success of. The work of previous band members overshadows any new material, and although it brings a ready-made fan base, it also brings unreasonably high expectations. Not only that, those that make up the new band might have similarly unreasonably high ... More >>
"It was a really amazing gift for us as a group," acknowledges Michael Bloch, guitarist for Brooklyn quartet Here We Go Magic. The gift? Nigel Godrich, the producer and "sixth member" of Radiohead, offered his services for the band's new album, A Different Ship. Godrich and Thom Yorke became fans of ... More >>
With the release of Coachella's lineup yesterday, we decided to ask our resident curmudgeon and "good old days" music expert, Indie Grandpa, what he thought of the annual desert festival, which has now expanded to two weekends.
What do you think about Coachella's lineup?
First of all, morning ever ... More >>
Mick Jagger, the ultimate frontmanMake no mistake; there is a big difference between a run-of-the-mill lead singer and a bona fide frontman. Huge, really. Not just anybody has the magnetism required to convince 20,000 people at the American Airlines Center to raise their hands above their heads a ... More >>
Nick RalloAh, remember 35 Conferette? Good times, good times.The final day--and night as Rocks Off discovered--of SXSW was a long one.
After perusing an absolutely epic line for Rachel Ray's Feedback Party at Stubb's (yeah, you read that right), we ventured over to Peckerheads to meet Dallas-fr ... More >>
Everybody knows he's a motherfucking monster.Thursday at SXSW 2011 has come and gone -- but Kanye remains solidly in his spot atop our buzz power rankings, as determined by chatter we're hearing on the street. His lead is shrinking, though -- Odd Future is hot on his tail, proving once again that ... More >>
Not quite an A . But 2010 was still a pretty good year for music.If the '00s were dominated by hip-hop, this decade looks as if it's being dominated by electronic music.
While electro-pop has had some resurrections over the years, it's now a mainstay of popular music. Look no farther tha ... More >>
The Henry Clay PeopleCalifornia's The Henry Clay People have come a considerable way in just a few years. Currently out on tour with Silversun Pickups and Against Me! while supporting their ballsy new album, Somewhere on the Golden Coast, the quintet chose to go the route of compromise with not o ... More >>
Michael InsuasteThom Yorke and Radiohead, seen here at the Superpages.com Center last year, are, apparently, "Quality Rock."Jeff Catlin, operations manager for Cumulus Radio Dallas, says it took all of "five, six weeks, maybe" for station management to decide to drop The Bone and rechristen its clas ... More >>