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Pete Shelley (1955-2008): A Different Kind of Pioneer

The Buzzcocks vocalist and punk icon died Thursday at the age of sixty-three.

PREMIERE: Milo Reject’s Track Edits on “Stet” for Pickathon’s Slab Sessions

The left-field hip-hop troubadour brings his wired analogies to the Pickathon stage.

New Reality: On the Road with SRSQ

Kennedy Ashlyn walks us through her recent West Coast mini-tour with a photo diary.

PREMIERE: Anna Shoemaker Puts the Past Behind Her in “Want Something (Say Something)” Video

The pop-R&B singer-songwriter brings the East Side single to life with a Chloe Corner–directed video.

The Real World and Road Rules of Swearin’

Allison Crutchfield, Kyle Gilbride, and Jeff Bolt were just getting started when Swearin’ first called it quits. But then they said fuck all that and made something new.

Elena Tonra, Alone But Not Lonely

Daughter’s frontperson, already beloved for her bravely desolate lyrics, launched a new solo project—Ex:Re—to provide her most devastating songs yet. But she’s far from lonesome.

Dead Can Dance: Dionysus Returns

Brendan Perry talks All Souls’ Day, spring festivals, and the controlled chaos of Greek tragedy that led to DCD’s latest album.

PREMIERE: Skating Polly Go Low-Budget in “They’re Cheap (I’m Free)” Video

The pop-punk trio raid an LA thrift store for their latest video.

D’Arcy Carden Will Tickle Your Funny Bone

The actress best-known as a bubbly tour guide in heaven is learning a lot from playing non-human.

PREMIERE: Sam Spiegel Pops “Champagne” with Aynzli Jones

You have the N.A.S.A. producer’s blessing to make babies to his latest single.

Grapetooth Built the Table They’re Sitting At

Twin Peaks’ Clay Frankel and Home-Sick’s Chris Bailoni decided to make a group casually, even though the music ended up sounding anything but.

Why Aren’t You Listening to Ringo Starr’s Country Album from 1970?

The most slept-on Beatles solo album was also one of the first—and likely the most off-the-cuff, too.

The Language Theory of Julia Holter

“Aviary” walks like a duck and talks like a duck, in album terms, anyway, but the more you pay attention, the less it fits in.

LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Levi’s Times Square Grand Opening with Ms. Lauryn Hill, Joey Bada$$, Chic, and Q-Tip

The new Levi’s flagship store celebrated New York with performances from Ms. Lauryn Hill, Q-Tip, Julian Casablancas, De La Soul, Raekwon, and Chic, plus DJ sets from Questlove and Nick Zinner.

Step Away from the Greta Van Fleet: Ten Obscure Hard-Rock Gems from the 1970s

For the last time, rock isn’t dead—but there’s still a lot that could use a revival. 

Lala Lala Finds Her Feet

On Lillie West’s debut for Hardly Art, her recent sobriety and a newfound gratitude for life stand resiliently among Chicago’s freaky music scene.

PREMIERE: Janelle Monáe Lights Up ACL with a Live Version of “Electric Lady”

In her ACL debut, Janelle caps her landmark year with a cut from “Electric Lady.”

Spirits, Dead Kids, and Things That Go Bump in Edward Gorey’s Night

On the artist’s elegant-goth style, his wide-ranging influence, and his non-existent love life.

PREMIERE: The Knocks and Sofi Tukker Return to South America on an Acoustic Bossa Version of “Brazilian Soul”

The New York dance-pop duo rework their New York Narcotic collab with Sofi Tukker in the style of ’70s bossa nova.

boygenius Are Compatible, Not Comparable

Unlike most supergroups, the debut EP from the songwriting team of Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus invites listeners to hear each artist as an individual.

PREMIERE: In a Tune of Tough Love, Monica Martin is “Cruel” to Be Kind

The Los Angeles–based chanteuse—whose debut EP will be out soon via Republic Records—recognizes that sometimes, love hurts.

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