David Bazan Listens to Joni Mitchell's 'Blue': 'Oh My God'
The Pedro the Lion frontman finally confronts one of the most emotionally resonant albums ever for the first time.
Camp Cope’s Georgia Maq Listens to AC/DC: 'This Is Too Much Fun for Me'
On the Melbourne pop-punk band’s US tour, their frontwoman finally listens to her childhood favorite band’s biggest album, 'Back in Black.'
Mike Kinsella Listens to Vampire Weekend: "Was this on 'The O.C.'?"
Ahead of the release of American Football (LP3), the Owen, and Cap’n Jazz veteran listens to Vampire Weekend’s 2008 debut for the first time.
Stephen Malkmus Listens to LCD Soundsystem: “It’s a Dance-Rock Workout”
Ahead of the release of his experimental electronic album, 'Groove Denied,' Stephen Malkmus listens to LCD Soundsystem's 2005 self-titled album for the first time.
Cloud Nothings Listens To Rush’s ‘2112’ for the First Time
Frontman Dylan Baldi finally dives into his parents’ favorite band’s best album.
Mike Shinoda Listens to 'Reign In Blood': "I'm Going to Piss Off Slayer Fans"
The Linkin Park co-founder and solo artist might be the only person who’s played Ozzfest and worked with Rick Rubin who's never checked out Slayer’s 1986 thrash classic.
Grapetooth Are the Last Fun Band Standing
The Chicago duo has been selling out venues for the last year. We caught up with them on the cusp of their debut LP.
Natalie Prass Listens to Bruce Springsteen: "This Sax Solo Just Keeps Going"
Bruce’s career-making 'Born to Run' is considered a rock’n’roll masterpiece, but Natalie Prass had never heard it. Now she likes it. Kinda?
Ryley Walker Listens to Leonard Cohen for the First Time: "Fuck This Guy"
Leonard Cohen is one of the most universally admired songwriters ever and his 1971 third album is a fan and critic favorite. We played it for Ryley Walker.
Porches Listens to New Order’s ‘Power, Corruption, & Lies’ for the First Time
New Order's sophomore album is one of the most significant synth-pop records of the 1980s. We played it for Aaron Maine.
Taking the Last Tour of Chicago’s Most Historic Gay Bathhouse
Before an estate sale, we checked out the trippy art, otherworldly cruising areas, and scraps of LGBTQ history inside Man's Country.