Aug 03, 2017 Web Exclusive

Even after nearly a half century of shocking people through his theatrical performances, Alice Cooper still has plenty of unexpected surprises and thrills up his sleeves. That's especially true about his latest album Paranormal, which came out last Friday. It's the shock rocker's first album of original material in six years, and features a heavy dose of guitar rock. More

Jul 26, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

There's a moment toward the end of Pure Comedy, Josh Tillman's sprawling third album as Father John Misty, that feels just a little different from all of those that come before it. As all of the swirling strings and pianos drop out near the end of "The Memo," digital voices arise and tangle around his.  More

Jul 25, 2017 Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

Josh Tillman is nervous. In five days he'll perform  "Total Entertainment Forever" on Saturday Night Live, but he can already see the headlines from Monday morning from his hotel room in New York City.  More

Jul 19, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

We asked Little Dragon vocalist Yukimi Nagano to take a self-portrait. We also asked her to write a list of personal thingsinteresting facts that fans may perhaps not know about her. More

Jul 18, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Phil Elverum opens A Crow Looked at Me with a clarification. The death of his wife, visual artist and musician Geneviève Castrée, should not be reduced to the inspiration for a set of songs. Nor is it a learning experience, a clarifying opportunity to understand what's really important in life.  More

Jul 17, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Martin Courtney chooses his words carefully-or at least his volume. Currently en route to pick up his daughter from daycare, he keeps his voice down so as not to wake his other daughter, a six-month-old who is dozing in the backseat.  More

Jul 13, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

"I just want this record to keep doing it," says Carl "AC" Newman of The New Pornographers. The singer/songwriter/guitarist is referring to making solid records that allow him to tour in a manner that sustains himself, his band, and his family, as he discusses the band's new album, Whiteout ConditionsMore

Jul 12, 2017 Issue #60 - Father John Misty

It's the morning after Grandaddy's first official rehearsal for their upcoming tour, and lead vocalist and songwriter Jason Lytle is in an uncharacteristically optimistic mood. Eleven years have passed since the last time the band hit the road with new material, and Lytle has been open about his hesitance to restart the machinery he was once so desperate to escape.  More