In the mid-'90s, New Jersey indie rock was in danger. The shoegazing movement started by those self-absorbed snaggletoothed Brits across the pond turned the scene into a bunch of bratty hipster suburbanites. Enter the 3.5 Megabytes.
Damon Che is the drummer in Bellini. He used to be the drummer in Don Caballero, indie kings of strange time-signature instrumentals. If "Don Cab" sounded like a genius band stuffed in a sack and thrown down a flight of stairs, Bellini sounds like an equa…
Cage grew up just like every other kid in New York. He was into rapping, stealing, jocking girls, and lying. Eventually the usual petty shit led to some bad luck, and the bad luck led to probation.n. The judge insisted that one more fuck-up would get him
Is electroclash dead? Has it been reborn as electrotrash? Did a lack of serious musical credibility kill its momentum, or has its lightheartedness given it longevity?
You have to check out the latest release from Montreal's Intr_version label called Entropy by Tomas Jirku. You may remember Jirku from his amazing releases on the Force Inc. and Substractif labels.
Jazze Pha is the future. Peep game. One of the most highly anticipated groups in recent memory, Slum Village have hit you off with not one, but two different projects to sink your teeth into.
The legendary E-40 Fonzarelli will go down in history for three reasons. First, he, along with Too $hort, is one of the first independent rap moguls, scoring a multi-million-dollar major label deal for his Sick-Wid-It imprint way before the No Limits and
The debut Black Dice full-length, Beaches and Canyons, is out this month, and it is a full-on psychedelic mindfuck of epic proportions. Which may surprise some, since Black Dice are still known for those aggro powerviolence 30-second bursts of pain they g…
Oakland's Paris has stepped up to take another swing at another Bush.
Quix*o*tic's music kind of sounds like it's made by the spooky kids in the back of your high school art class.
I remember being 16 or 17, sitting in my high school physics class, and staring at incomprehensible formulas on the chalkboard, when suddenly I confronted one of those decisive milestones. It's not like I discovered some new law or theory or anything even…
OK, true, Scottish people are notoriously cheap and drunk and violent.
Most of us got our Five Percenter education when Guru spit, "The Five Percent Nation takes other steps to get through to brothers on the corners with the reps."
These are not guilty pleasures. The Geto Boys are not uncool.
Space Crystals 2000 are from the northern Germany and manage to combine intensity and a tendency towards melancholy.
Ah, the grand tradition of British bands writing paeans to their own youth culture. Such sociological undertakings are part of a long lineage, from The Who to The Jam, The Smiths to Blur.
While East Coast MCs try their hardest to be complex and lyrical, Southern rappers give us onomatopoeic hooks we can remember.
High school sucked. I was short, had thick-ass glasses, and dressed funny. I was bad at sports and wasn't a huge hit with the ladies.
Hey, which celebrities did Mick Jagger network, flirt with, fuck, or try to meet to get where he is today? None.
We're in Dresden, the once beautiful East German city that was flattened by Allied bombers during World War II and later blighted by grimly functional Communist architecture.
Someone needs to do a story on the Rhyme Syndicate. Think about it - Ice-T's former crew had a lot of cats down with it. A lot of important cats. Donald D. Nat the Cat (I want to do a remake of "While You've Been Waiting," if you're down with it). Toddy T…
The last time VICE saw Gold Chains was in March. The hairy San Franciscan sex dwarf was scampering around a thickly carpeted VIP lounge with a cordless mic in his hand.
OK let's cut the bullshit. Nobody's heard Brian Eno before, The Talking Heads are crap, and, besides one album and one other song, Sonic Youth are unlistenable noise. Right?
We live in a world where nothing is unfamiliar.