Oct 12, 2018 Web Exclusive

For our recurring Self-Portrait feature we ask a musician to take a self-portrait photo (or paint/draw a self-portrait) and write a list of personal things about themselves, things that their fans might not already know about them. This Self-Portrait is by Mothers, the project of singer/songwriter Kristine Leschper. More

Oct 10, 2018 Web Exclusive

For our recurring Self-Portrait feature we ask a musician to take a self-portrait photo (or paint/draw a self-portrait) and write a list of personal things about themselves, things that their fans might not already know about them. This Self-Portrait is by Lala Lala, which is the project of Chicago-based singer/songwriter Lillie West. More

Sep 28, 2018 Web Exclusive

Long before they became known for dazzling concertgoers with bright lights, confetti, and a frontman bounding about in a space bubble; long before they hit it big with the melancholy single "Do You Realize?"; and long before they put out deluxe reissues of their earliest recordings; before all that, The Flaming Lips took hold of hammers and began wreaking havoc on the piano they had just recorded melodious music with. More

Sep 24, 2018 Web Exclusive

For our recurring Self-Portrait feature we ask a musician to take a self-portrait photo (or paint/draw a self-portrait) and write a list of personal things about themselves, things that their fans might not already know about them. This Self-Portrait is by two members of Joan of Arc, Tim Kinsella and Melina Ausikaitis. More

Sep 21, 2018 Issue #64 -  Kamasi Washington

Brett Anderson has a piercing gaze that is very disarming, even if the Suede frontman doesn't intentionally mean it to be, or maybe he does. It has been a quarter century since Anderson's delicate features and unforgettable music made their indelible mark on the public's consciousness.  More

Sep 20, 2018 Web Exclusive

Tim Booth is right. We're living in extraordinary times. James' new album, its 15th, the title track from which this line is taken, illustrates the concept through songs that alternate between the band's most personal and most political in recent memory.  More

Sep 18, 2018 Web Exclusive

There's a sort of unspoken line one can cross with an emotive vocal style. On one side of it, healthy reflection is accessible, encouraged even. On the other, a reaction of mild cringing is not uncalled for.  More

Sep 13, 2018 Web Exclusive

Through a relentless touring schedule, two flat-out pop-punk LPs, and a generous offering of EPs and mixtapes, Beach Slang and their leader, singer/songwriter James Alex, have become the smiling face of the brighter side of U.S. barroom punk rock.  More

Sep 11, 2018 Web Exclusive

"I have to believe that what we're making is the best thing I could have done." Pillar of Na, the fourth full-length album from Saintseneca, is the masterwork referenced above by Zac Little.  More