From Punk Fury to Mariachi Cries, the Bronx Make Mexican Style Their Own

Los Angeles punk rockers the Bronx morph into Mariachi El Bronx for Musica Muerta, which is a whole world of fun and well made too.


Guitar Wolf Is Still Loud and Fast and Hungry in 'Love and Jett'

Guitar Wolf, Japan's answer to the Ramones, has proudly kept their shtick going for 32 years, and the ravenous pack doesn't let up in their latest, Love and Jett.


Reigning Sound's 'Abdication... For Your Love' Gets a Welcome Reissue

Reigning Sound's 2011 album, Abdication... For Your Love, reissued on Merge, is a tour de force of grassroots rock and soul.


Ron Gallo Celebrates a 'Stardust Birthday Party' by Being in the Now

Ron Gallo has discovered the secret to happiness even though he struggles to behave accordingly. It's simple: just be in the present moment.


The Regrettes + Destroy Boys: Governors Ball After Dark

The Regrettes' show was a safe space for young punks and riot grrrls to let loose.


Kate Nash Examines Life's Troubles on the Super Poppy 'Yesterday Was Forever'

Kate Nash's fourth album is deep and introspective, welding personal lyrics and experiences to pop sensibilities on an uneven, yet still enjoyable collection of tracks.


Wild Night with Yeah Yeah Yeahs at New York Homecoming

Yeah Yeah Yeahs played a few US shows to support the expanded reissue of their debut Fever to Tell.


Angry Again: An Interview with the Bronx

From mariachi side projects to questioning whether or not to sell out on a regular basis, the fascinating contradictions that make up the Bronx's aesthetic are as compelling as their music is headbanging.

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Ready?!: A Conversation with Diet Cig

That our conversation with Diet Cig contained thoughtful, joyous multitudes is of no surprise to those pulled into the band’s orbit, exemplified by the recent album Swear I'm Good at This.


Aqua Nebula Oscillator: Third

French musicians have a long history of warping and reconstructing the orthodox adornments of rock/metal and electronica into more unconventional configurations. Aqua Nebula Oscillator's contribution to that anomalous pool is delightfully bizarre.

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