In Conversation: Dave Davies of The Kinks Still Believes in the Village Green
Out of place and underappreciated in 1968, “The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society” has finally reached the status it deserves in the highest tier of rock——and Dave Davies sincerely appreciates that, late as it may be.
Haddonfield, Revisited: John Carpenter’s Walk Back to “Halloween,” Forty Years Later
What many consider the scariest movie ever made started as a casual idea tossed out to a young filmmaker who understood the terror inherent within our own homes. That filmmaker also knew how to play the synthesizer.
Getting Back to Basics with Cursive
Speaking about Vitriola, the band’s eighth album, Tim Kasher reminds us that Cursive is not a solo project.
Kero Kero Bonito Are Doing Whatever They Want
Given the ethos behind their band, surprise releasing a killer record wasn’t much of a surprise for Sarah Midori Perry, Gus Lobban, and Jamie Bulled.
In Conversation: Michael Azerrad on How Breaking Laws Makes for Better Music Journalism
The “Our Band Could Be Your Life” writer has a new book, “Rock Critic Law,” which lays out 101 of the tropes that lazy music writers can’t seem to help but fall back on over and over. But he isn’t mad—he’s just trying to make writers better.
Finstas, Ringo, and Wine: Catching Up with Jenny Lewis
Working with Ryan Adams and Beck, Lewis has a new album almost ready to release. But for now, let’s talk spirit animals.
All That Jazz: Arcade Fire and Preservation Hall Jazz Band Parade into the Beyond
During the comedown of another riotous and righteous Jazz Fest, Win Butler and Regine Chassagne joined their friend and colleague Ben Jaffe in the Louisiana sun to consider how they got there, and where they’re all headed next.
In Conversation: Colin Blunstone’s Odessey with The Zombies
The iconic vocalist reflects on his band’s incidental cult following, the pressures of recording, and fifty years of “Odessey & Oracle.”
Getting Reoriented to Jungle
With festival season in full swing, the UK electro-funk group prepare for the release of their second, more personal LP.
Death Cab for Cutie Are Summoning the Past to Move Toward the Future
With the band now over twenty years old, Ben Gibbard is rethinking what Death Cab means, for him and for you.
Sunflower Bean Are Stretching Things Out
The trio are careful about what they do in the studio, but once they hit the stage all bets are off.
A Visit to Tónandi, Sigur Rós’s Virtual World Built on Billion-Dollar Technology
Via the natural collaboration of an LA-based startup and…an iconic Icelandic art-rock band (??), you can now add a surreal layer to the real world.
Buddy, On the Corner
The Compton local wants you to reconsider your perceptions of his neighborhood—and of him.
Dive in to the 2018 FLOOD Festival Guide, Presented by SiriusXM and Toyota
Featuring cover stories on St. Vincent, in conversation with Phillipa Price, and Arcade Fire, in conversation with Ben Jaffe of Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
“MASSEDUCTION” Goes Massive: St. Vincent and Philippa Price Roll with the Punches
Annie Clark and visual artist Philippa Price designed St. Vincent’s latest tour specifically for festivals—and to make you ask, “Is this OK?”
Nnamdi Ogbonnaya’s Rubber-Hose Raps Are Fit for Saturday Mornings
With a musical portfolio as diverse as it is outlandish, the Chicago-based rapper and multi-instrumentalist rightly insists that you could never be a Nnamdi.
Todd McFarlane Is Bored with Origin Stories
The comics legend talks the future of the medium, twenty-five years of “Spawn,” and creating an upcoming film with the producers of “Get Out.”
In Conversation: Charlotte Gainsbourg Is Far from Home
Ahead of a rare solo show in LA, we talked with Gainsbourg about Trump, Hollywood, and keeping things mysterious.