WTF is “Slowdive”?
Slowdive is a pioneering shoegaze band
from Reading, England. They formed in 1989 and split after just six
years and three records, including landmark 1993 album Souv
Entrances are important in hip-hop. Think of how Jay-Z began his retirement show at Madison Square Garden in 2004, as documented in Fade to Black: introduced by legendary boxing announcer Michael Buffer, running onstage to “What More Can I Say,” rocking a Biggie shirt. You can’t give off an air of pure bravado if yo...More
The Blazers’ non-basketball power rankings: Offseason Edition.
Following the NBA is, more than ever, a full-time
endeavor. For us basketball junkies, the once-sleepy offseason is now a
fever dream of free-agency speculation, Trade Machine playfulness, and
If Casey Dienel was nervous to play in Portland for the first time since she moved away a few years ago, she sure didn’t show. “I have some bangers to play,” she said, taking the stage behind her keyboard and bank of equipment. “But I’m not going to give them to you for a little while, because that’s what you expect.” Recording under the name More
The Constantines are back, but it’s best not to get too attached.
When the members of Canadian punk band the Constantines
ended their four-year hiatus earlier this year in honor of the reissue
of their landmark 2003 album, Shine a Light, they had a few
Toward the end of Friday night’s incredible arena spectacle, Katy Perry, emoji princess, compared the concert to a first date. Before I even get to how ridiculous that is—I wish all my OKCupid dates involved glow-in-the-dark gladiators and 3D glasses that made everything seem like an acid trip—let me say that she’s onto something. It was actually more like a third or fourth date: Yo...
The 12 most crucial songs from rock’s most consistent band.
It’s possible—and probably correct—to say that Spoon is the
most consistent, if not the outright best, rock band of the last 20
years. Since forming in Austin in 1993, the group, led by
On a Monday night in early March,
everything changed for Future Islands. The Baltimore synth-pop trio was
in New York to make its national television debut on the Late Show With David Letterman, p
Sharon Van Etten’s life is a highway. She wants to pull over.
When Brooklyn singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten returned from a grueling yearlong stint touring behind her 2012 album, Tramp,
she was physically and emotionally spent. She promised her boyfriend