Alternative Rock Music
Faux reunion shows, B-sides, new-age garage music, and packing albums to the brim.
Guillaume de Machaut meets Bone Thugs-N-Harmony through black metal.
Listen to a collaboration between Bill Orcutt and Loren Connors, recorded August 30, 2012 at Georgia NYC. Following the session, Keith Connolly conducted a brief interview with Orcutt and Connors.
On shy singing and meeting Ol’ Dirty Bastard in the parking lot of Grateful Dead show.
David Brody praises the compelling rock-minimalist sounds of Slink Moss and Susan Jennings of Black Lake.
In homage to ’80s cult band Felt, artists Christian Flamm and Mike Sperlinger crafted an encompassing, investigative fanzine of a book.
Formed in Scotland during 1986, the Vaselines were a band that was almost a fanzine.
One night this summer, as the city of New York endured the kind of tropical heat more familiar to folks south of the Rio Bravo…
This 43-year-old ex-schoolteacher and object of hero worship is a beer-drinking, chain-smoking basketball-playing regular dude who happens to be obsessed with experimental and psychedelic pop music.
The Frogs, who’ve been writing and recording for 20 years, diverge (to some degree) from their basement roots to make an album with slightly more production value.
Yo La Tengo is marked by the longevity, growth and success of its career. Their new album is their gentlest, quietest, and most texturally nuanced work to date.
Stupid Club’s first CD Made to Feel is an eclectic collection of songs inspired by vinyl favorites crisscrossing a seemingly limitless range of genres. Stupid Club strikes a balance between looking back at music and adding an air of knowing sophistication in order to make it their own.
My sister, a therapist, gave me a psychological test. It addressed modes of thinking. All seemed normal except for one area. Apparently logic has a very tenuous position in my brain, often rousted by intuition to wander aimlessly through a universe of subjectivity.
Royal Trux’s scuzzy biker image belies a music of great complexity, nuance, and imagination. With a wash of organ here, and a little wah wah there, Royal Trux turn their devoted eyes towards the music of the ’60s, which they charmingly evoke rather than recreate.
On the road with Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and famed chanteuse Patti Smith, in Kerouac’s Lowell, Massachusetts.
Singer/songwriter Juliana Hatfield discusses her solo career since the break-up of Blake Babies, her mid-’80s Boston-based garage pop band.