The ghostly, enigmatic music of Acetone

A look back at the obscure, yet musically rewarding Los Angeles trio.

The Cure play Pasadena Daydream on Aug. 31, 2019

Photos: Pasadena Daydream

The Cure curated and headlined the Pasadena Daydream festival on Aug. 31, 2019, which also…

Beast Coast perform live at Pier 17 in New York on August 22 2019

Photos: Beast Coast, Escape from New York Tour

Beast Coast brought their Escape from New York Tour to Pier 17 on Aug. 22,…

Depeche Mode Personal Jesus 30th anniversary

Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus” caused a fervor

How the band’s biggest single preceded a riot.

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The Voice of an Artist: An interview with Wear Your Wounds’ Jacob Bannon

A chat with the Massachusetts artist about his continuously expanding project.

Holy Circle interview

New Romance: An interview with The Holy Circle

The band talks Bronte, “mom rock” and finding the right atmosphere.

Girls Against Boys House of GVSB

Girls Against Boys closed a taut, tense trilogy with ‘House of GVSB’

The band’s final album for Touch and Go was their finest moment.

Frank Zappa Beginners Guide

A Beginner’s Guide to the Surreal Music of Frank Zappa

A first-timer’s guide to the complex and overwhelming catalog of Frank Zappa.

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10 Essential Psychedelic Folk Albums

10 albums that acid-fried the folk tradition.

Lingua Ignota interview

Deconstruction of Depravity: An interview with Lingua Ignota

Kristin Hayter discusses catharsis, trauma and questioning her own creations.

A Beginner’s Guide to the epic music of King Crimson

A roadmap to the legendary UK prog-rock band’s music

Nirvana’s Bleach is still as potent after 30 years

The iconic grunge tome turns 30 this year.

Essential Lost Albums

10 Essential “Lost” Albums

10 albums that were never supposed to be released…until they were.

Agaetis Byrjun hall of fame 20th anniversary

Sigur Rós’ Ágætis byrjun didn’t change music forever, but it was a new beginning

Twenty years ago, the band reinvented themselves and delivered a masterpiece.

Joni Mitchell beginner's guide

A Beginner’s Guide to the music of Joni Mitchell

An first timer’s entryway into the music of the Canadian singer/songwriter.

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Greatest Hits: Tool

As we watch for the band’s long-awaited next album, we assemble six sides of singles.

Spirit Adrift interview

Carrying the Torch: An interview with Spirit Adrift

A chat with the Phoenix metal band about confronting personal and widespread darkness.

10 Essential ’90s Movie Soundtracks

Looking back at a soundtrack renaissance.

Drahla interview

Beyond the Immediate: An interview with Drahla

A chat with the UK-based post-punk trio about their search for boundless creative expression.