I spent a great Saturday asking the hard questions at Wired.
From Nelson Riddle and Prince to Danny Elfman and Siouxsie and the Banshees.
The trend is virally replicating.
Backstory: Amy Ray’s previous solo efforts “Stag” and “Prom” filtered think-pieces on gender, politics and pop culture through winsome confessionals way more plugged in than her work with the Indigo […]
A chat with the man behind the aural soundscapes of Slowdive.
“Everyone was watching that show. Angelo Badalamenti had a huge influence on the shoegaze sound.”
The influential artist’s experiments have ranged from drone, psychedelia and trance rock to jazz, gospel and ragged blues, sometimes all at once.
“When people compare us to My Bloody Valentine, I think it’s because they were the last band outside of the mainstream to actually infiltrate the mainstream.”
I admire Walt Whitman–his idealism, generosity, grace, and joy.
Both are highly esteemed musicians, fronting genre-shredding outfits that offer up elaborate and cerebral musical explorations.
“If blues culture had developed under the conditions of oppressive, forced labor, hip-hop culture would arise from the conditions of no work.”
“We must remember that sex is not dirty. It’s normal. Even when it’s dirty.”
Pop-punk progenitors the Pixies cast a long shadow over modern rock’s past — and future.
With their new album, the indie-rock impresarios of Pinback have crafted their most exquisite offering, a release equally packed with dark, foreboding lyrics and meticulous sonic structures.
Black Francis summarily reformed the band 12 years after they’d called it quits, and set about touring the world like nothing ever happened.
“I don’t think the country is heading the direction that it is because of them,” the Nashville resident argues, “it’s because of us.”
Art and politics blur at your local concert venue, where artists from Ani DiFranco to Pearl Jam are making voter turnout their mission.
Slam poet Saul Williams’ reality is a lyrical one. But don’t tell him he’s keepin’ it real.