Show Preview: Vic Mensa, Towkio


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[SON OF YEEZUS] Vic Mensa became a man in 2015. He performed with Kanye West on Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary special, and inked a deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation. For a 22-year-old rapper f   More
 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 MATTHEW SCHONFELD

Top Five Things To Do When Death Grips Doesn’t Show Up For Its Concert At The Roseland

Stay positive. But if they don't show up, here are some ideas.


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1. Go to Ground Kontrol. Let out the rage you were going to unleash in the pit by totally dominating the BurgerTime machine. 2. Stop in at Mary’s. “I’ve Seen Footage” is kind of an apoc   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

Houndmouth: Saturday, June 20

The New South via the Old West.


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As much as Americans fancy themselves overachievers, Gatsbys and do-gooders, what really turns us on is the mythology of the outlaw: Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Johnny Cash. Southern country-roc   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 WILLIAM KENNEDY

Introducing: Havania Whaal

Havania Whaal is here to entertain.


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WHO: Paul Billy Sobiech (guitar, vocals), Noelle Magia (drums, vocals), Caroline Jackson (bass, vocals). SOUNDS LIKE: An unearthed Calvin Johnson-Bilinda Butcher side project. FOR FANS OF: Sonic Y   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 TED JAMISON

Show Preview: Janelle Monáe


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[SPASTIC SOUL] On tour for her latest album, The Electric Lady, Janelle Monáe has taken to being rolled onstage in a hand truck, at which point she bursts free from a straitjacket and right into    More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 GRACE STAINBACK

Charli XCX: Tuesday, Oct. 29

A 21-year-old Brit is stretching the boundaries of radio pop. It’s time you learned her name.


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Charlotte Aitchison, the pop singer who performs as Charli XCX, has a runaway hit on her hands, though you wouldn’t know it. Well, you’d know Icona Pop’s “I Love It” if you heard it on t   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Lord Dying: Tuesday, July 9

Getting heavy (among other things) with Portland’s new metal kings.


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[METAL] The members of Lord Dying look exhausted. Which is entirely understandable, considering it’s 10 pm, and most of them just finished long work days. Sitting around a table at the B-Side Ta   More
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Marisa Anderson: Sunday, June 16

For a rootless roots musician, words are very unnecessary.


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Somewhere on Marisa Anderson’s résumé is the phrase, “Once portrayed the ass-end of a jaguar.” It was the mid-1990s, a few years after the Northern California-born guitarist dropped out    More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

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