//Reviews
//Features
Where There's a Will, There's a Whalebone: An Interview with Islands

Where There's a Will, There's a Whalebone: An Interview with Islands

By Paul Carr

9 Dec 2016 // 7:38 AM

In celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Islands debut album, bandleader Nick Thorburn contemplates what he's getting out of the project and if this might just be the band's last hurrah....

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The 25 Best Album Re-Issues of 2016

By PopMatters Staff

9 Dec 2016 // 1:30 AM

The music world saw amazing reissues from all over the genre map, spanning rock titans to indie upstarts and soul to folk....

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//News

Rapper YG Reflects on His Prescient Song About 2016 Vote and the Nation's Future>

For weeks leading up to the election, YG and Nipsey Hussle’s single, “FDT", was a warning shot at a candidate whom many in the hip-hop community saw as a racist demagogue....

Jukebox the Ghost Will Chat Live with PopMatters on Facebook>

Caetano Veloso and the Poetry of Protest>

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, Singing Their Way Across America>

//Events

Joe Russo's Almost Dead Doubletaps Oakland's Fox Theater>

Joe Russo and his bandmates are taking an aggressively electrifying approach to the Dead’s music not seen since Phil Lesh was pushing the boundaries with his cutting edge “Quintet” lineup from 2000-03....

Grunge Fans Pay Homage to Temple of the Dog in San Francisco>

Phish and the Spiders From Mars Take Las Vegas>

BBC Music Presents: Sundara Karma + Izzy Bizu (Photos)>

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Here Comes the Bloom: Timothy Bloom Takes Hip-Hop to the Sock-Hop

// Sound Affects

"More sock-hop than hip-hop, soulster Timothy Bloom does a stunning '50s revamp on contemporary R&B.

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