• Roky Erickson

    Far more than anyone else, 1960s psych-rock legends the 13th Floor Elevators epitomised the ideal of the band as a gang of outsiders poised against the world.

  • Six New Bands

    So you can say that you knew about them before they were "mainstream," duh!

  • Weed Jokes And Puke Bonding

    No one likes the sound of trying too hard or the smell of sweat—you sweat it, you lose. It’s a simple rule, really. And Best Coast are as laid back as bands come.

  • The Creators Project

    Meet Diplo

    We met up with the MIA collaborator, baile pioneer, and boss of Mad Decent Records, to find out what he’s doing at Tuff Gong studios.

  • The Crom Documentary Is Finally Coming Out

    We have no idea how these people are still alive.

  • Glenn Danzig

    Most performers have to span a gap between their public image and their private life, but Glenn Danzig has to jump between two distinct public versions of himself. Think of the disconnect between the cheesy camp of his Mother video and the lurid power of the song itself.

  • California Dream Logicking

    Most modern music tagged as psychedelic at best resembles the jittery head spins of two cups of black coffee. With tentative reverb puddles the only nod to tripping, these are tame bands embellishing their dull college rock with download hype.

  • VICE Music Specials

    Ecstatic Peace - Part 1

  • My Brother Was in a Chinese Boy Band

    In 2001, my older brother Rich went to Beijing. Once there, he lied about his age, changed his name to Jun (which means handsome in Chinese), and started a pop group. Their biggest hit was a song called "Get On Up and Get Down," which they performed in front of millions.

  • Brix Smith

    In the 1980s, Brix Smith was best known as a guitarist in The Fall, and as the wife of its frontman Mark E. Smith, whom she divorced. Brix was one of very few women in British indie at a time when it was still any good.

  • Records

    I remember when all the bands I liked were being referred to as "garage punk."

  • We Have The Internet And Planes

    There's a commonly held belief that Tasmania is a barren landscape. That it's devoid of culture, suitable only for heathen farmhands and sibling fornicators. Hobart's Native Cats play straight forward trance-inducing pop that pretty much shatters this horseshit.

  • VICE Music Specials

    Heavy Metal in Baghdad - Full Length

    Heavy Metal in Baghdad is a feature film documentary that follows the Iraqi heavy metal band Acrassicauda from the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 to the present day. Playing heavy metal in a Muslim country has always been a difficult (if not impossible) proposition but after Sadd…


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