Humorists have served as the conscience of cultures ever since (and before) court jesters ridiculed omnipotent royalty for its hypocrisy, pomposity, and corruption. Punk continues to fulfill that essential social role in relation to the powers-that-be of the modern world.
We should take seriously indie rock trends driven by nostalgia— the revival of white rock forms, the whitewashing of disco and yacht rock, and the rise of normcore—as what they are: conservative gestures flying under the radar in a climate of poptimist reappraisal.
Electronic producer Steve Hauschildt leaves behind his trademark cosmic, electronic sound and builds the impressive Dissolvi through minimal motifs and subtle progressions.
Ebony Bones performs a deep exploration of her complex sound, resulting in a magnificent collage of different genres and approaches producing a poignant, multifaceted work.
On the eve of his U.S. homecoming, jazz tenor saxophone legend Dexter Gordon played Japan for the first time, sounding majestic and fluent.
St. Lenox urges us to consider committing small acts of kindness and social justice as a way of creating bigger change on "Don't Ever Change Me NYC".
The inimitable Ace Frehley rocks Berkeley with the timeless classics and incendiary lead guitar that launched an army of guitar players and rock 'n' roll devotees.
With hip-hop cadences and charging guitar figures that teeter on the brink of progressive metal, Nonpoint returns with a powerful statement about the times in which we live ahead of new album, X.
Fast-paced folk-rock tune "Hard to Tell" features a jangling collective of guitar, bass, and mandolin as frontwoman Jessi Williams commands attention with her musings on who we are as people.
Sziget Festival Days 3, 4, 5 - Lana Del Rey and Dua Lipa Are Teenage Icons, Mumford and Sons Melt Hearts
The weekend sees some impressive crowds, wildly eclectic performances and much more of the Sziget Festivals's unique, trademark festive mood.
Former Uncle Lucius frontman Kevin Galloway created his soulful first solo effort as "a love letter, and a promise to my newly formed family" and it's as memorable as any of his previous work.
Robbie Fulks turns Linda Gail Lewis' life story into an oracle to see the past as it really was—when Southern rock was down and dirty and set the prim nation on its head.
Hymn for Her issues new video, "Blue Balloons", ahead of roots-based new album which reminds us that roots can be found in soil other than American.
All relationships, whether romantic or otherwise, are full of peaks and valleys. Orchards figure might as well put a bright backdrop on the whole thing.
Larry Goldings and his jazz trio are back for round 12 for some of that sweet organ sound on Toy Tunes.
New York trio the Exits' "Press Repeat" speaks to the loneliness of urban life and the urgency of human connection.
The Chairman Dances' latest video sees them out for a trip to the grocery that's as curious and captivating as "Acme Parking Garage" itself.
Bill Malone presents insights into the musical acts that gave rise to and perpetuated the country music tradition in all of its internal contradictions, negotiations, and accommodations.
The first two days of one of world's largest music festivals are marked by sizzling heat, several great performances, a decline in attendance - and, as always, great spirits.