Radkey is a lot like your teenage punk band—except way better.
Starting a band in a town like St. Joseph, Mo., is hard
enough without being black and underage. The city isn’t exactly a music
mecca, nor is it the kind of place inclined to embrace three
Dear 13-year-old Marty,
You figure you’re going to be a lawyer, huh? People have
been telling you that since you were, oh, 8 or so. You probably wouldn’t
believe me if I told you Pearl Jam
Soft Metals didn’t move to L.A. for the weather, or to get
closer to the music industry. Ian Hicks and Patricia Hall, the couple
who formed the moody synth duo in Portland in 2009, relocated to
An oral history of the Meat Puppets on Nirvana’s Unplugged in New York.
When Nirvana agreed to film an episode of MTV’s Unplugged
in November 1993, the network execs were giddy over the possibilities.
Who would the biggest band in the world bring as a guest? Eddie V
Quasi playing a record-release show for its album, Featuring “Birds”, at Jackpot Records on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, in 1998.
“This was the start of the busiest period for Quasi
[TOMORROW PEOPLE] Thirteen years ago, the first and, until this year, only album from indie-rap supergroup Deltron 3030—producer
Dan “The Automator” Nakamura, turntablist Kid Koala and rapper
U.S. immigration laws wouldn’t let Tim Hoyt and Franc Castillejos make an album together. So they headed for the hills.
Mountain Sounds’ Tim Hoyt has a bone to pick with the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security. “As an American citizen, all the
immigration laws have done are slow me down personally and try to s
The casual virtuosity of Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner.
As a child, Stephen Bruner had two favorite toys: a
plastic ThunderCats sword and a bass guitar. That’s how intertwined the
27-year-old musician, who records spaced-out R&B under the name
Dear 12-year-old Matt,
Hey, man. What’re you up to? Let me guess: gearing up for some Monday Night Raw
by listening to those tapes you bought with your birthday money. What’s
Music StoriesFrom his early, electronic-infused New Wave hits to his
current position as music director of TED—and encompassing his
development of audio software used for ringtones—Thomas Dolby has always
represented the vanguard of music and technology.More