Sunday, December 16 2012
The best new artists of 2012 have remade R&B for the new century, pushed eclectic art-rock in new directions, and kept indie rock and hip-hop strong.
Thursday, December 13 2012
The 2012 artists of the year range from urgent political punk and hip-hop challenging the establishment -- whether political or economic -- to the rise of a new generation of pop divas and forward-looking indie and R&B.
Sunday, January 29 2012
PopMatters previews some of February's most eagerly awaited offerings.
Sunday, January 1 2012
The year ahead looks to be an exciting one with the emergence of wealth of great new music waiting in the wings. Will Alabama Shakes be the toast of 2012? Will 2012 be a banner year for forward-thinking hip-hop and R&B? And let's not forget all the great new bands expected to break big in 2012.
Wednesday, July 11 2012
Grimes's Claire Boucher is the indie heroine of the year, which makes it all the more interesting that she's using her newfound celebrity to subtly challenge what we expect of women in the entertainment industry.
Sunday, August 5 2012
A weekend full of live music including performances by Neko Case, Aesop Rock, Major Lazer, Grimes, Cloud Nothings, Twin Shadow, Youth Lagoon, Thee Oh Sees, Doomtree, Father John Misty, John Maus, Porcelain Raft, Spaceghostpurrp, King Tuff, Blood Diamonds and more.
Sunday, April 1 2012
Recapping some of the SXSW fun featuring Santigold and Best Coast and the troubles for Grimes and YACHT.
Monday, February 20 2012
She may have the name of a hobo and the look of a streetpunk, but Grimes sounds like a dream.
Monday, October 29 2012
Grimes brings a newly perfected live set to a thrilled crowd in DC.
Wednesday, August 22 2012
Grimes self-directs her latest video from the recent Visions album.
Thursday, July 12 2012
This is probably a dumb idea. But, here is what I expect to make the Polaris Prize's Short List.
Friday, May 11 2012
The Tron gridlines of "Nightmusic" are similarly captivating.
Tuesday, February 14 2012
The eagerly awaited new Grimes album, Visions, releases next week. Look for our review then, but in the meantime, you can sample a few MP