Nov 30, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

Phoebe Bridgers always wanted to be a singer. The 22-year-old Pasadena, CA native recently released her debut album, Stranger in the Alps, but it seems that she has spent her whole life preparing for this. She played her first open mic night at 13, opened for Peter Case (of The Nerves and The Plimsouls) when she was 14, and graduated from the prestigious Los Angeles County High School for the Arts in 2013.  More

Nov 28, 2017 Web Exclusive

"A good film should be like a stone in your shoe, it shouldn't leave you immediately," says director Joachim Trier about his newest film, ThelmaMore

Nov 28, 2017 Web Exclusive

Jean-Michel Blais gets tripped up by the idea of fate.  More

Nov 27, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

After 45 years and 25 albums, Sparks' multi-instrumentalist Ron Mael admits that writing songs is no easier now than it was when he started making music in Los Angeles in 1968 with his little brother, Russell.  More

Nov 27, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

"Is there something wrong with all of this, or is there something wrong with me?" Those are the sole lyrics to "New Deep," the penultimate track on Everything Everything's fourth album. As gentle piano anchors a sparse, airy soundscape, frontman Jonathan Higgs sings the lines over and over in his inimitable falsetto, voice and message front and center. More

Nov 22, 2017 Web Exclusive

Grim. Gruesome. Unrelenting. Those intense adjectives and more would be apt describing The Punisherthe latest Marvel Universe series streaming on Netflix. More

Nov 22, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

Comics' perennial teenage band, The Archies, are back for new musical adventures. The new comic book series of the same name, written by Alex Segura and Matt Rosenberg, with art by Joe Eisma, sees the fictional band interact with illustrated versions of real life musicians, while, as ever, The Archies fret, bicker, and try to remember that, despite the many difficulties, being in a band is about the fun of it all. More

Nov 21, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

He wasn't exactly depressed before he formed Protomartyr, frontman Joe Casey says, but he didn't have a lot to look forward to, either. Eight years later, he's 40, and his band is ready to release its fourth LP, Relatives in Descent, its first on Domino.  More

Nov 20, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

Even before they settled on an approach for writing and recording their sophomore album, Christie Simpson and her bandmates in the rising New Zealand synth pop troop Yumi Zouma knew what they wanted to avoid. More