Sun Ra Beginner's Guide

A Beginner’s Guide to the interstellar music of Sun Ra

Ahead of his 105th birthday, a starter’s kit of the jazz icon’s best offerings.

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The 90-Minute Guide: Nineteen of the best Roots Manuva songs

We assemble a mixtape’s worth of the best songs in the UK rapper’s catalog.

Big|Brave interview

Navigating Space: A conversation with Big|Brave

The Montreal band discusses their new album, the challenges of minimalism and why loud music feels good.

Chavez Ride the Fader swan song

Chavez delivered an unintentional swan song in the mighty Ride the Fader

The New York band went out on a high, even though it was unappreciated in its time.

Pile interview

Marathon Men: An interview with Pile

We chat with Rick Maguire about the band’s new album, panic attacks and marathon endurance.

Wax Trax Records documentary legacy

‘Industrial Accident’ reveals the fearlessness and folly of Wax Trax! Records

The new documentary on the label shows how it was a model for groundbreaking art, if not business.

Turnstile live in San Diego

Photos: Turnstile and Turnover Live

Turnover joined hardcore band Turnstile on stage at the Observatory in San Diego on April…

10 Essential Staten Island Albums

Our final installment in the 5 Boroughs Essentials series.

The Offspring Smash 25 years

The Offspring’s Smash is not the monster that you remember

After 25 years, the punk band’s thesis statement isn’t quite how we remember it.

essential Queens albums

10 Essential Queens Albums

Our 5 Boroughs series continues with one of the most diverse sets of albums yet.

Inter Arma interview 2019

The Art of Anguish: An interview with Inter Arma

The Richmond metal band talks politics, mental health and going death metal.

10 Essential Brooklyn Albums

The best albums from the most populous borough.

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Celebrate the Catalog: The complete Roxy Music discography

Here’s a thought exercise: What band in rock history had the best decade of music?…

essential Bronx albums

10 Essential Bronx Albums

The second installment in our survey of the music of the Five Boroughs.

Brutus interview 2019

Inner Circle: A conversation with Brutus

The Belgian trio discusses their closest allies, the therapeutic nature of music, and the need to sing along.

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10 Essential Manhattan Albums

Our series of essentials from the Five Boroughs kicks off with some NYC classics.

Emma Ruth Rundle interview 2019

The Duality Of Art And The Artist: An Interview With Emma Ruth Rundle

The singer/songwriter discusses her latest album, discomfort in performing and being a product of the ’90s.