Articles tagged alternative rock

U2’s ‘The Joshua Tree’ Tour Reminds the Audience of their Politics

The Joshua Tree tour highlights U2's classic album with an epic and unforgettable new experience.

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Frank Turner Lives for the Show, and the Show Is Almost Always on the Road

While the gold standard for tour diaries may still be Rollins' Get in the Van, Turner's memories of more than a thousand gigs in The Road Beneath My Feet are entertaining and heartfelt.

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14 Aug 2017 // 8:38 AM

Gorillaz - “Strobelite” (Singles Going Steady)

In terms of Humanz, it's one of the best tracks as Peven Everett questions our hard-heartedness and inability to come together as a society.

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Beck Rocks the Berkeley Greek, But Can He Get to Madison Cube Garden?

Beck poses a timely question when he asks what makes a “Soul of a Man”, as some fans might wonder why so many present seem to lack the soul to get up and groove.

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The Fall: New Facts Emerge

This type of moody Fall finds favor with longtime fans, but it may put off a newcomer expecting pop ditties, memorable chords, and bouncier melodies.

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MUSE Host Summerstage Benefit for The Coalition for the Homeless (Photos)

Muse treated fans to a relatively small show in New York in July and will stop at Lollapalooza and Osheaga this weekend.

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This Is the Kit: Moonshine Freeze

Katie Stables and Co. shimmer and shine in focused and layered fifth full-length LP.

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The Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli Talks About ‘In Spades’, Prince, and the Critical Beat

Greg Dulli tells PopMatters that "nothing's excluded when it comes time to write a song... I am absolutely omnivorous."

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Manchester Orchestra: A Black Mile to the Surface

On their latest album, Manchester Orchestra show that gloominess pays off as long as you've got good songs and smart arrangements.

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1 Aug 2017 // 9:26 AM

Liam Gallagher Is Still Cranky After All These Years

Liam Gallagher is releasing his first solo album. Of As You Were, set for release Oct. 6. Gallagher figures, “It ain’t the best record in the world, it ain’t the worst record in the world.”

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Detroit Rebellion: The Man

Detroit Rebellion turn up the amps on their latest release.

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Hey Violet: From the Outside

From the Outside is a modern masterpiece that declares one’s choices in life are one’s own. That may be self-centered and even purposely self-delusional, but it serves a higher truth,

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Mammút: Kinder Versions

1990s vibes are in no short supply on Reykjavík-based band Mammút’s latest album, atmospheric rocker Kinder Versions.

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Elliot Root - “Lost Man Running” (audio) (premiere)

Fast emerging Nashville band Elliot Root impress on new single "Lost Man Running".

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How a Song By Unknown Newcomer Adam Johnston Ended Up on Blondie’s New Album

Adam Johnston of An Unkindness wrote a song at 17 years old and posted it online. Two years later, magic happened.

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26 Jul 2017 // 2:30 AM

Black Grape: Pop Voodoo

They're straight, they're stupid, and they're back.

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Jane Weaver: Modern Kosmology

Weaver's confidence is well-earned and it is a satisfying spectacle that a rather underappreciated artist should find her moment nearly 25 years into her career.

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21 Jul 2017 // 4:00 AM

Coldplay: Kaleidoscope EP

This is Coldplay in 2017, saying "hi" to the mainstream by pandering to pop, and actually managing to do a not-half-bad job of it.

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Melvins: A Walk With Love and Death

This double album from the legendary troublemakers tests and teases, but it also rewards

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17 Jul 2017 // 9:47 AM

Thurston Moore on Exes, Money and His New Sound

Moore talks about his new album, his greatest fear, and the public implosion of his old life.

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U2's 'The Joshua Tree' Tour Reminds the Audience of their Politics

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"The Joshua Tree tour highlights U2's classic album with an epic and unforgettable new experience.

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