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Maneka on tapping into Bad Brains’ jazzier side with new album ‘Dark Matters’—interview
Maneka on tapping into Bad Brains’ jazzier side with new album ‘Dark Matters’—interview
When Bad Brains embarked on their reunion tour in 2008, Devin McKnight fondly remembers the band’s swerve between headlong hardcore and reggae when he saw them at Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club. “It showed the breadth of their influence and style, even though it was such a stark change,” he explains over Zoom. “So I’ve always wanted...
The best punk drummers of the 2000s, from Travis Barker to Meg White
The best punk drummers of the 2000s, from Travis Barker to Meg White
As the new century’s first decade unwound, things evolved or deteriorated rapidly, depending on your perspective. The entire world was changing in every aspect. So of course, punk rock was gonna change with it. The fundamentalists would scream and moan about how these changes weren’t punk at all, that we needed to go back to basics, how everything was better in “the old days.” Which was downr... R
Snail Mail defied fears of the sophomore slump to make ‘Valentine’
Snail Mail defied fears of the sophomore slump to make ‘Valentine’
When it was time to start work on the second Snail Mail album, Lindsey Jordan only had a couple of songs ready. “If I don’t actually have anything to write about, I’m not gonna write anything. I don’t want to. I don’t want to waste my time — I don’t want to waste anybody else’s time,” she says. Speaking on Zoom from a London hotel room she’s j...
For Nicolás Jaar and Dave Harrington, DARKSIDE remain a shared language                                                                                                      
For Nicolás Jaar and Dave Harrington, DARKSIDE remain a shared language                                                                                                      
Hearing Dave Harrington, one-half of beloved duo DARKSIDE, gush about Miles Davis and the Grateful Dead makes you want to invite him over for an all-night listening session. When asked about his warm-up routine, Harrington jumps out of his seat to grab his guitar, explaining how he took it upon himself to learn “a particularly hard” Grateful Dead cut in preparation for a benefit concert at Brookly
Halsey announces upcoming album ‘If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power’
Halsey announces upcoming album ‘If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power’
UPDATE: JULY 7, 2021, 5:00 P.M. E.T. Halsey officially released the cover art for their fourth album via Instagram. The photographic artwork celebrates the beauty of the body after childbirth and the duality of autonomy. As if depicted by a Renaissance painting, a baby sits on their lap with a curled-over hand and wrinkled blanket...
Here’s what Every Time I Die would sound like if they were a jazz band
Here’s what Every Time I Die would sound like if they were a jazz band
If you ever wanted to know what Every Time I Die songs sound like as jazz renditions (you probably didn’t), we got you covered. No pun intended. Read more: If you attend an Every Time I Die show, it could save your life In a story from Theprp, drummer Corey Coverstone and his band played jazz renditions of two Every Time I Die favorites. The group...
Heavy metal fans are 10 times less likely to cheat on partners than jazz lovers, according to survey
Heavy metal fans are 10 times less likely to cheat on partners than jazz lovers, according to survey
Good news, romantic metal fans. According to a survey from Victoria Milan, a dating service for married people looking for extra-marital affairs, fans of metal are ten times less likely to cheat on their parters than jazz fans. Read more: The 10 Best Machine-Gun Breakdowns According to a report from the Mirror, the survey asked 6,558 Victoria Milan members about their preferred style of music, and