Apr 20, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

During the 1970s, Philadelphia International Records released some of the best pop music of the last century, and Golden Gate Groove documents the night in 1973 when a handful of Philadelphia International Records’ best and brightest, including The O’Jays and Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, performed for a mainly white, and somewhat skeptical, convention of CBS record execs. 

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Apr 19, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

In this semi-baffling release, the silk-tongued Sufjan Stevens has collaborated with Chicago hip-hop artist Serengeti and electronic composer Son Lux for four tracks of oddball weirdness. Beak & Claw is largely a showcase for Serengeti's ambling, free-association raps, here set to glitchy electro pop, with mostly silly lyrics. More

Apr 18, 2012 Live Web Exclusive

Britpop heroes Pulp returned to the U.S. last week for their first American shows in 14 years, starting with a show at Radio City Music Hall last Tuesday night. More

Apr 18, 2012 Live

Chances to see seminal shoegazers Swervedriver live have been relatively uncommon in the 14 years since their last album, even post-reunion at Coachella 2008.  More

Apr 18, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

Roger McGough and Mike McGear were both members of the music, poetry and comedy troupe The Scaffold, which had a short string of hits in the late 1960s and early 1970s. “McGear” was actually Mike McCartney, little brother of the Beatle Paul, making this album a semi-obscure piece of Beatles ephemera, with guests including Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, Graham Nash, and John Mayall. More

Apr 17, 2012 Live

I learned an important fact on the final day of Coachella—namely that no one knows anything. Oh hey, there was also music from Fitz & the TantrumsWild FlagGotye, and Beirut More

Apr 17, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

The timeless quality always inherent in M. Ward's music abounds here on the songwriter's seventh solo album, and rather than a wasteland, this feels more like slices of a dreamscape. Reflective, calculated, and ultimately seductive, A Wasteland Companion drives one's senses through a quiet maelstrom of compressed energy. More

American Vampire Volume 3

DC/Vertigo

Writer: Scott Snyder; Artists: Rafael Albuquerque, Sean Murphy, Danijel Zezelj

Apr 16, 2012 Comic Books Web Exclusive

American Vampire Volume 3 collects issues 12-18 of the ongoing series from Vertigo as well as the American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest mini. The contents are nothing short of stunning. More