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New music

Stephen Malkmus and Kim Gordon Have a Country-Pop Song, Y'All

"Refute," taken from Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks' new album 'Sparkle Hard,' is a twangy pop song that keeps a little jaggedness.
Alex Robert Ross
4.25.18
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on Alt-Rock in Fraught Times

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews Lee Ranaldo's 'Electric Trim,' Pere Ubu's '20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo,' plus new records from Howe Gelb, Thurston Moore, and Filthy Friends.
Robert Christgau
11.10.17
TV Week

With 'Homerpalooza,' 'The Simpsons' Made Being Too Old to Rock Cool

A history of one of the most star-studded episodes of 'The Simpsons.'
Alex Robert Ross
Dan Ozzi
10.16.17
Interviews

The One-Man Oral History of New York Rock

Jim Sclavunos—of Teenage Jesus and The Jerks, Sonic Youth, and the goddamn Bad Seeds—weighs in on everything from CBGBs to Kanye West.
Zachary Lipez
6.22.17
Noisey News

Thurston Moore Calls for “Free Love” and the End of Guns on New Single “Cease Fire”

“Melt down your guns and kiss your neighbor.”
Alex Robert Ross
3.1.17
The Music Issue

We Talked to Kim Gordon and She's Just Like Us (Not Really)

Kim Gordon sweats. Kim Gordon shits. Kim Gordon likes Rihanna's "Work."
Rebecca Haithcoat
10.17.16
Interviews

Thurston Moore Is the Patron Saint of Music Nerds

We spoke with the Sonic Youth founder about Norwegian black metal, Henry Rollins' tape collection, and Bernie Sanders.
Kim Kelly
8.10.16
The Greatest Things Of All Time

We Reimagined the Logos of Your Favorite Bands

More than ever, success in the music biz requires a savvy sense of branding, so we tweaked some band logos to be more suited for the era at hand.
Kyle Kramer
8.2.16
Interviews

Glenn Branca's Really Experimental Music: Why the Composer Is Still Punk After All These Years

If art music and rock music sat at either end of a scale, Glenn Branca would be standing on the fulcrum, smashing each side with as many guitars as possible.
Keagon Voyce
5.16.16
Op-Eds

This Vinyl Revival Is Sucking the Life and Fun out of Music Collecting

What was once a quiet world of treasures is becoming a commercial minefield.
Emma Garland
1.12.16
Music

How a 20-Year-Old Punk Kid and the Minutemen Pioneered Mainstream Music Festival Culture

Stuart Swezey's Desolation Center shows illicit desert festivals—drug-addled parties for LA punks which would influence Coachella and Lollapalooza and then disappear as quickly as they came.
Joseph Bien-Kahn
9.13.15
Firsties and Faves

Firsties and Faves: Girl Talking with Kim Gordon at the Burger-a-go-go

We talked to the art-rock legend about astrology, Plath, and period cramps.
Bryn Lovitt
9.8.15
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