[EVERY BEAT IN ITS RIGHT PLACE] Drummer Philip Selway might be the least well-known member of Radiohead. For years, glossy features by the likes of Spin and Rolling Stone
lauded the band’s democra
[SOMEBODY THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW] New Zealand singer Kimbra was
just a blip on the international pop radar until she appeared on Gotye’s
chart-smashing megahit “Somebody That I Used to Know” i
Despite its limitations as a venue, the Roseland Theater is perfect for a certain type of hip-hop show—not legacy acts or old heads, but young, unhinged rappers that just want to turn the entire pit into on sweaty party. On April Fool’s Day, Atlanta weirdo rapper Young Thug and Houston’s Travis Scott hit town for the last stop on their Rodeo Tour, turning a quiet Wednesday night into a...
Twerps are a tiny band building a big buzz singing about small issues.
When Australian indie-rock band Twerps
set out to make their second album, the group hit the studio dogged by
multiple uncertainties: new members, new songs and no record label. But
[HIP-HOP ALIEN] Every few years, a rapper comes along who doesn’t just
change popular culture but changes the way we hear the human voice. If
Lil Wayne really is a Martian, as he claims on “Ph
An eyewitness account from WW contributor Michael Mannheimer.
“On what started off as another sleepy Monday night, at a show that was moved up from Peter’s Room to the actual Roseland to
accommodate a theater that was about half-full, all hell broke
[ELECTRONIC SOUL] Much has been made about Dan Snaith’s
inability to stay still. The Canadian musician, who records under the
name Caribou, has never made the same record twice, constantly
When the going got tough, Matt Flegel just got noisier.
When Calgary-based noise-pop band Women split up in 2012,
it wasn’t without controversy. Led by brothers Matt and Patrick Flegel,
the band had carved out a niche as one of the most innovative
Nick Jaina is not famous. Far from it, really. But the
question of what it means to be an artist—and how much pain you’re
willing to endure to pursue your art in the quest for something grea
[THE NEW WORKING CLASS] Technically, The Failure is
billed as And And And’s official debut full-length, but anyone
following the local music scene since 2010 has probably heard at least a