Oct 31, 2014 Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J
For a man in his mid-'70s, Tony Allen still has a hell of a lot of reach. In recent years, the legendary Nigerian sticksman-once hailed as the best drummer in the world by Brian Eno-has imparted his Afrobeat influence over artists as diverse as Sébastien Tellier, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Flea.
Oct 30, 2014 Web Exclusive
The word "jangly" seems to come up more often in indie pop reviews than anywhere else, but when it comes to a band like Literature and their new album Chorus, it's hard to think of a quicker way to sum up their sound.
Oct 29, 2014 Web Exclusive
The polite female vocals, the wispy shoegazing guitars, the sudden transition from oceanic sonics to more pop-based songwriting: it seems like The History of Apple Pie is posturing to be the next Lush.
Mar 11, 2011 Web Exclusive
Late last year, Elbow's Guy Garvey narrated a BBC radio documentary about his hometown titled The Rainy City. As Garvey explains, it's "about Manchester's weather and the influence it may have had on the culture, industry, and the art that's come out of this city."
Oct 29, 2014 Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J
Man, that Joe Hill has some creepy-ass ideas, and they lend themselves very well to Charles P. Wilson III's comic book visuals in this companion piece to Hill's novel NOS4A2.
Victor Maymudes and Jacob Maymudes
Another Side of Bob Dylan: A Personal History on the Road and off the Tracks
Oct 28, 2014 Web Exclusive
There are a few revelations and much minutiae to be found in this memoir from Dylan’s longtime tour manager.