The buzzing New York garage band doesn’t mince words, or chords.
[GARAGE POP] Speaking with Andrew Savage is similar to
listening to Parquet Courts, the New York-based band he fronts. Just as
he does throughout the group’s debut album, Light Up Gold, the
Years active: 1990-95, 1997-99, 2012-present
Sounds like: Hardcore at the dawn of the alternative era, when the production got bigger, the riffs beefier and the melodies hookier.
Original members: A
In 2011, Cadence—one of the premier magazines in
the country covering jazz and other improvised music—found itself at a
deadly confluence of two rapidly drying streams: print journalism and
Dropping Gems gives electronic music a human pulse.
When Aaron Meola moved to Portland in
2009, electronic music in America was still the province of
chin-scratching Anglophiles and molly-whopped rave kids. Dubstep’s
infernal wub had not yet in
A former Sun City Girl gets in touch with his inner demons.
[GENRELESS GUITARIST] Any list of the
best guitarists of the last three decades will probably not include Sir
Richard Bishop. Long-haired teens do not headbang in front of a poster
Born: In 1976 in Eugene.
Sounds like: An extremely gifted beatmaker who has a love/hate relationship with his drum machine.
For fans of: Cut Chemist, DJ Shadow, Elliott Smith.
Ain’t no sunshine in this songwriter’s doom-y folk.
[GOTHIC FOLK] It’s raining in Los Angeles, but Chelsea
Wolfe doesn’t mind. “I kind of hate how it’s always sunny here,” says
the lanky, darkly eyelined singer-songwriter, sitting in a co
For prolific experimentalist Pete Swanson, there’s no such thing as a vacation.
Sitting down for coffee in the Ace Hotel lobby, Pete
Swanson is quite a sight. He flew back to Portland the day before,
returning home from New York, where the prolific experimental musician
An EDM lifer talks the past, present and future of electronic music.
[ELECTRONIC] In the past 20 years, there have been at
least three upswings in the popularity of electronic music: the
rave/ecstasy period of the early ’90s; the big-beat and trip-hop
Formed: In 1997 in Battle, East Sussex, England.
Sounds like: A respectful embrace of modestly
attractive thirtysomethings outside a well-scrubbed cafe in drizzling
twilight as patrons mirthlessl