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Redd Kross, Los Angeles, California. 11 May 1987. L-R: Steven McDonald, Robert Hecker, Roy McDonald, Jeffrey McDonald.

In Conversation
Steven McDonald on the 35th Anniversary of Redd Kross’ “Neurotica”

Merge Records is releasing an expanded edition of the band’s 1987 classic on June 24.

June 22, 2022
In Conversation
Ty Segall: Life in the California Hills

Ahead of the release of his latest project Hello, Hi, Segall tells us how life in Topanga stacks up against the time he spent building a cult following within San Francisco’s garage rock scene.

April 27, 2022
In Conversation
Chino Moreno and Shaun Lopez on the Return of ††† (Crosses)

The Deftones frontman and former Far guitarist discuss their first two original tracks together in nearly a decade, as well as the future of the electronic duo.

March 31, 2022
In Conversation
In Conversation: Bill Bentley and The Black Angels’ Alex Maas on the New Roky Erickson Tribute Album

The Black Angels frontman and the producer of “May the Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute to Roky Erickson” fondly recall their times with the legendary psych-rock pioneer.

July 16, 2021
In Conversation
In Conversation: Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth on Uniting for “Utopian Ashes”

The vocalists from Primal Scream and Savages discuss the joys of collaborating on their heartbreaking new duets album.

July 14, 2021
In Conversation
In Conversation: Donnie Looks Back at “The Colored Section”

The vocalist discusses the message and making of his groundbreaking 2002 neo-soul debut.

June 17, 2021

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In Conversation
Music, Joy, and Serendipity: Sérgio Mendes on His Magical 60-Year Career

In our video interview, Mendes talks about treasured moments from his storied life in music ahead of his special debuting on PBS on Sunday.

June 04, 2021

San Clemente comedians Chad and JT — real names, Tom Allen and John Parr — took their (perhaps authentic) surfer dude characters to Huntington Beach last week offering free masks. Their video, both funny and eye-opening, went viral — attracting millions of views. (Photo courtesy of Tom Allen and John Parr)

Art & CultureBreaking
The Laid-Back Activism of Chad and JT

Orange County-based surfer bros employ radical kindness, an “aura of stoke,” and hilarious city council appearances to slyly promote grass-roots engagement.

October 30, 2020
Art & Culture
Art for Our Sake: Amplifier’s Art Machine for Social Change

Founder Aaron Huey and Executive Director Cleo Barnett on how the Seattle-based design lab harnesses the change-driving power of analog art in a digital age.

October 27, 2020
In Conversation
In Conversation: Amon Tobin Talks About the Electronic Psych-Folk of Figueroa

The Brazilian electronic composer’s debut under the moniker, “The World As We Know It,” arrives this Friday.

July 28, 2020
Hellraiser: 10 Reasons Why Steve Priest of The Sweet Totally Ruled

The bass player passed away yesterday at the age of 72.

June 05, 2020
In Conversation: The Lemon Twigs Talk “Songs for the General Public”

Brian and Michael D’Addario on their new record and the sonic secrets at the heart of their ’70s obsession.

May 27, 2020
10 Massive Artists Profoundly Inspired by Little Richard

Here are ten musicians who owe an insurmountable debt to the late King (and Queen) of rock ’n’ roll.

May 11, 2020
PREMIERE: LA Psych Rockers The Warlocks Unveil “I’m Not Good Enough/Party Like We Used To” Video

We caught up with the band’s frontman Bobby Hecksher to get the latest on their ninth album and new video.

April 14, 2020
In Conversation: Remembering Gang of Four’s Andy Gill (1956-2020)

A previously unpublished interview with the post-punk guitar legend.

February 03, 2020
In Conversation
In Conversation: Jody Stephens Talks Big Star’s Enduring Legacy

With Craft Recordings reissuing their first two LPs, the band’s drummer takes us behind the scenes of their inception.

January 22, 2020
Ten Truly Strange Christmas Albums

From “Disco Noël” to “This Ain’t No White Christmas,” here are ten wonderfully weird albums to get you in the holiday spirit.

December 18, 2019
The 2010s: Ten Great Debut Albums from the Past Decade

From Janelle Monáe to Deafheaven, some notable career-defining first releases.

December 03, 2019
Track by Track
Wayne Coyne Breaks Down The Flaming Lips’ New “The Soft Bulletin” Live LP Track by Track

“Whatever happens, it’s going to sound cool!”

December 02, 2019
The 2010s: The 10 Most Fantastic Farewell Albums of the Decade

Listing the swan songs of those who are gone but certainly not forgotten.

November 27, 2019
In Conversation: Opeth’s “In Cauda Venenum” Is a Different Kind of Heaviness

Mikael Åkerfeldt on the Swedish prog metal group’s bilingual, “super-epic” new album.

September 26, 2019
Remembering Nick Walusko: 1960-2019

A tribute to Nicky Wonder, cofounder of the Wondermints and guitarist for Brian Wilson, who died this week at age fifty-nine. 

August 08, 2019
Mastodon Honors Beloved Manager on “Stairway to Nick John”

Drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor on the Led Zeppelin classic they recorded for their late manager, who passed away last year.

May 17, 2019
Straight from the King’s Mouth: Wayne Coyne on The Flaming Lips’ New Album for Record Store Day

Named for Coyne’s 2015 art instillation of the same name, “King’s Mouth” features twelve interconnected songs with narration from The Clash’s Mick Jones.

April 11, 2019
Art & CultureDigital CoverFilm + TV
Colluding with Rob Rogers and Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass

Our FLOOD 9 cover conversation between ex–Pittsburgh Post-Gazette political cartoonist and an irreverent rock duo.

October 31, 2018
In Conversation
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.

October 19, 2018

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Art & CultureEvents
Jessie and Katey’s Art of Noise

Inside the world of the Lollapalooza poster artists.

August 20, 2018
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.

August 13, 2018