Stop Breaking Down: How the Jawbreaker Documentary Defied the Odds

“Don’t Break Down” looked like a movie that might never see the light of day. And then the Jawbreaker reunion happened.

What Men or Gods Are These: Jawbreaker Returns

More than twenty years after a bitter dissolution, the modern punk legends have rejoined. Here, members of the Jawbreaker scene and story recount the saga and impact of one of the heaviest—and most literary—bands ever.

Easy Rider: Gemma Thompson of Savages Goes Behind Her Score for “Along for the Ride”

The Savages guitarist walks us through the making and spirit of her score for Nick Ebeling’s new Dennis Hopper documentary.

Exchanging Ideas with The JuJu

Nico Segal’s Chicago quartet is exploring what jazz music can and should be in 2017.

Being Pushed and Flying High: A Conversation with Noel Gallagher

The world is a mess and it’s only getting messier, but for the Oasis mastermind, nothing’s wrong. In fact, it’s gettin’ better (man!!).

In Conversation: Alec Ounsworth of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Talks “Some Loud Thunder,” Ten Years Later

The experimental-indie-rock maestro has a special place in his heart for the band’s sophomore album, even if its initial success was subdued by a well-received debut record and music critic snobbery.

Sense and Sensuality: Torres and the Healthy Hedonism of “Three Futures”

Mackenzie Scott maps out the mental spaces, color palettes, and newfound sensuality that influenced her third LP.

In Conversation: Paul Major on Pre-Internet Record Collecting, Outsider Lounge Music, and Dodging Needles

One of the world’s preeminent record collectors talks shop on the occasion of his new comp for Mexican Summer/Anthology, “Feel the Music Vol. 1.”

In Conversation: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith on the Beauty of Hayao Miyazaki

The composer and synthesist dives into the visually rich world of the greatest anime filmmaker of all time.

The Nominal Potency of Omni

Don’t call it slacker rock, but the Atlanta trio provide only the bare minimum.

Getting Donuts in Outer Space with Midnight Sister

Fringe representatives of LA, the Jagjaguwar signees are building their own planet right here on Earth.

Announcing FLOOD 7, Available Now for Purchase and Free Download

Our latest print edition features Miguel in conversation with Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova, and an in-depth chat with artist Sage Vaughn.

Miguel and Pussy Riot Party at the Brink

In the post-Trump world, everyone has an obligation to be political. But that doesn’t mean that we still don’t want to dance. Miguel and Nadya Tolokonnikova are figuring out how to do both.

Phrasing the Impossible: The Weather Station Gets Set Free

Intensely poetic and fully realized, Tamara Lindeman’s latest as The Weather Station is the result of trusting her gut.

Allah-Las on Making Cover Songs Their Own, and the Sacred Songs That Nobody Should Cover

Before peeling off to Joshua Tree to play at Desert Daze, Pedrum Siadatian talks the art of making covers.

In Conversation: A. Savage of Parquet Courts on Introspection and Words that Rhyme with Eyes

With an art exhibit and a debut solo album to offer, the ever-busy lyricist and visual artist opens up on his creative process with expected verbosity and frankness.

Here Comes the Sun King: Laraaji in the Light

A conversation with the benevolent monarch of warm drones and sunny tones.

The Uncanny Empathy of Open Mike Eagle

The rapper, comic, and podcaster on what he learned in one of Chicago’s most notorious housing projects.

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