To Hell And Back

Metal's Inclusive Future Looks Like a Zeal & Ardor Show

Representation of diverse identities is crucial within a changing subculture that still has so far to go (Plus new tunes from Atrament, Electric Citizen, Ragana, and more).
Kim Kelly

Put Some Respect on Noname

The Chicago rapper has always been an exhaustive storyteller—brimming with narrative-driven stanzas that life in Chicago has written for her—but now the story feels like it’s completely hers.
Kristin Corry

What Ever Happened to Willis Earl Beal?

After his promising career evaporated four years ago, the songwriter disappeared. Inside an 18-month long, transatlantic journey chasing down a musician-in-exile.
Alex Robert Ross
New music

Zeal & Ardor Are Back With New Single, "Baphomet"

In the band's first new single since 'Devil Is Fine,' the double bass meets the Delta blues.
Noisey Staff
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

This Old Clip of Fats Domino Meeting Jools Holland Will Make You Feel Better

The cut from Holland's 1985 documentary 'Walking to New Orleans' captures a lot of what made Domino so inspiring.
Alex Robert Ross

Essential Alan Lomax, According to the Guy Who Knows His Work Best

Nathan Salsburg's job is archiving one of the world's most famed archivists.
Rick Paulas
New music

You Can Now Stream the White Stripes' Little-Heard Debut Show

Recorded live at Detroit's Gold Dollar on Bastille Day 1997.
Phil Witmer
In Memoriam

Here's to Gregg Allman, Southern Rock Superhero

Despite a long battle with substance abuse, the blues rock legend helped invent a new form of rock 'n' roll that would change the shape of music forever.
Drew Millard

An Overdue Conversation on Why African-Canadians Are Often Forgotten In Toronto's Music Narrative

"The identity of black people became a lot more of 'oh you must be from the islands' because of the influx of black people that came around the seventies" - Brooke Blackburn
Jabbari Weekes
brief histories

Ride the Feedback: A Brief History of Guitar Distortion

Or, how one of music's happiest accidents went on to shape countless careers and spawn entire genres, from rock 'n' roll to experimental noise
J. J. Anselmi

Hanni El Khatib Announces New Album 'Savage Times,' Gets Classy with Single "This I Know"

The album will collect all his EPs from last year and it's out February 17.
Phil Witmer
Noisey News

Listen to Laura Marling’s Roasting New Track “Wild Fire”

This will get you through the winter. Actually, this will get you through anything.
Daisy Jones