These LA Artists Are Keeping Jazz Raw as Hell
Kamasi Washington and Thundercat are making jazz cool again, but they're far from the only Angelenos helping LA reclaim its status as a boundary-pushing jazz city.
Turkey's Death Metal Scene Thrives Despite Government Repression
With an authoritarian strongman in office and music venues scarce, brutal bands like Engulfed and Hellsodomy are still keeping the faith in Ankara and Istanbul.
Paul Benjamin Osterlund
La Vie Est Trill: A Guide to the French Rap Scene
In the three decades since the genesis of hip-hop in France, it's grown to be more diverse, more mature, and to include a wide array of subgenres.
Speakers in the House: Can Washington, DC Be a New Capital for Rap?
The DMV is finally developing a substantial hip-hop scene, and its sound, once defined purely by go-go, is evolving in the internet era.
Orange County Punk is Still Alive and Sneering
Meet the OGs and newcomers keeping a white-knuckled grip on Orange County's sweaty punk rock legacy.
Upstate New York's Music Scene Is Even Heavier Than the Snowfall
Turns out there's a ton of killer metal, punk, and weirdo rock bands killing it up in Rochester, Albany, Syracuse, and Buffalo.
Istanbul's Genre-Mixing Music Scene Won't Be Silenced By Limits on Free Expression
Turkey is a melting pot of cultures, and its storied capital is no exception. Explore arabesque, hip-hop, post-punk, and more from the conflicted, cosmopolitan city where East meets West.
Tijuana's Independent Spirit Has Made It Home to One of Mexico's Most Exciting Music Scenes
Although it's more often the punchline of dirty jokes, Tijuana is proving there's a robust music scene in Mexico beyond the capital.
Erich E. Mendoza
Phorget Phish: Burlington, Vermont's Eclectic Scene Goes Way Beyond Jam Bands and Ice Cream
The hippie home of Phish and Bernie Sanders is home to a ton of artists across different genres as well as a growing range of labels, venues, and even a vinyl manufacturing plant.
Detroit Stays Grimy So You Don't Have To: A Guide to the Best Punk Shows in Rock City
Detroit's industrial playground continues to be a breeding ground for rock and punk weirdos. Also, the guitarist from Limp Bizkit lives here.
Milwaukee's Best: The Wisconsin City Has Become a DIY Hip-Hop Haven
Brew City has never been a hip-hop destination, but a strong university arts scene and new sense of unity is changing that.
North Carolina's Hip-Hop Scene Is Raising Up Something New and People Are Paying Attention
With established Raleigh MCs suddenly getting a national spotlight, Charlotte up-and-comers giving the city a new sound, and more, North Carolina hip-hop is having a moment like it hasn't seen in years.