Sound Affects

May 2016

The Last Gunfighter: Songwriter Guy Clark Passes Away at 74

The man whose songs were recorded by Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Ricky Skaggs, David Allan Coe, The Highwaymen, and countless others succumbs to time’s cruel cue that the only token of permanence we have to offer are the effects of shared moments and memories.


April 2016

The Sound and the Warmth: An Interview with Cardiknox

New York's Cardiknox are taking more steps in their goal of world domination. With their debut record Portrait out, the band are dreaming big, wanting to transcend the indie pop scene.


Remembering Prince

Prince’s passing feels more significant and deserving of commemoration because his artistry felt so all-encompassing that even his music, in all its purple majesty, couldn’t contain it.


Country Fried Rock: Town Mountain Interview

Town Mountain rides the Southern Crescent all the way to Louisiana, making an album where award-winning bluegrass players boogie.


March 2016

From the Middle of the City to the Top of the World: Five Years of the Weeknd’s ‘House of Balloons’

The Weeknd is one of music's biggest stars thanks to a journey that began five years ago with the release of the incomparable House of Balloons.


Country Fried Rock: An Interview with Golden Eels

Neil Golden played for bands ranging from Elf Power and Japancakes to Shonna Tucker and Eye Candy. His debut album as Golden Eels is Periscopes in the Air.


Five ‘Revolver’-era Songs That Prove George Martin’s Impact on the Music World

Revolver marks the moment the Beatles leaped forward to become the most influential studio artists in rock 'n' roll history. George Martin had a huge role in that progression.


Throw Away Your Television: The 12 Best Red Hot Chili Peppers Music Videos

A look back at not only some of the bands' best music videos, but some of the best music videos ever made.


February 2016

35 Years of No Regrets

It's too bad they only release one album.


20 Questions: Miracles of Modern Science

They may be a string section, but they made a pop disc great enough to land on our own Best Pop Albums of 2015 list. Now, they wanna talk about Foster the People (naturally).


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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

// Notes from the Road

"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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