Features

Remembering Things

The Who's 'Tommy' Is 50, So Here Are Nine More Essential Rock Operas

Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, and Co. may have introduced the world to the form, but they were far from the first—or last—to tell stories with bombast.
Bonnie Stiernberg
a day ago
Rank Your Records

Scott Devendorf Ranks the National's Seven Stormy Rock Records

Ahead of their new album 'I Am Easy to Find,' the band's bassist reflects on their moving music, which has shown up on arena stages and in MMA movies.
Dan Ozzi
5.16.19
Features

Pittsburgh's Rap Scene Is Wounded But Optimistic

Following the deaths of two of the city's most prominent exports, Mac Miller and Jimmy Wopo, rappers like Benji. and My Favorite Color are doing their best to pick up the pieces.
Casey Taylor
5.14.19
Interviews

Holly Herndon's New, AI-Spawned Album Is Full of Humanity

For 'PROTO,' the artist and her collaborators built an AI that was trained on their voices. The music it produced is eerie at times, but it's full of life.
Leah Mandel
5.10.19
Features

The Story of the DIY Publication That Kept Bands on the Road for Decades

How 'Book Your Own Fuckin' Life' helped countless punk bands tour in the pre-internet era.
Kevin Warwick
5.6.19
Features

Oobah Butler's Guide to Faking Your Way to the Top

Read an excerpt from the VICE writer's new book, 'How To Bullsh*t Your Way To Number 1: An Unorthodox Guide To 21st Century Success.'
Oobah Butler
4.29.19
Interviews

Pile’s Rick Maguire Gave Up Everything for His Band and He’d Do It All Again

You'd think 12 years of work would've worn Maguire down, but that couldn't be further from the truth.
David Anthony
4.25.19
Interviews

Kelsey Lu Had to Manifest Hopeful Pop from Pain

We met the pop cellist and singer in London, hearing about the tumultuous journey behind her stunning debut album 'Blood.'
Tshepo Mokoena
4.24.19
Life

Making an Appearance at a Conference for Ugly People

At the first annual Ugly Conference, attendees aren't trying to "reclaim" anything. They're just trying to be seen as they are.
Rebecca Brill
4.17.19
climate change

This Is Why California Will Keep Burning

One massive utility company is responsible for many of the wildfires and dozens of deaths. Can we make our infrastructure stop killing us?
Susie Cagle
4.17.19
war

The Stories You Lose When Your Refugee Family Splits Itself Up

After her entire family fled Iraq, my grandmother stayed behind because she didn't want to give up on the country she loves.
Sona Boker
4.15.19
Rank Your Records

Wax Trax! Records’ Julia Nash Ranks Her Ten Favorite Releases

The daughter of founder Jim Nash orders the Chicago label’s expansive catalog ahead of her new documentary 'Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records.'
Josh Terry
4.11.19
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