Music Features

It’s not often that a band delivers both style and substance, and then keeps killing it over the long haul while making that tricky transition from underground acclaim to mainstream megasuccess.
That the blogosphere doesn’t quite know what to make of New York City saxophone quartet Battle Trance is obvious.
Running errands the day before launching a North American tour, the Obliterations singer has just returned home from picking up a box of band merch when the Straight rings him up.
Big K.R.I.T. drives a singing Cadillac de Ville named Lucille, and the 28-year-old rapper-producer assures that this magnificent whip, though currently bisected, will appear on-stage.
To get a handle on the android angle, back up a few years to when Erika M. Anderson rebranded herself as EMA.
Burnout might be on the horizon, but the Black Keys beat that eighth album slump with ambitious Turn Blue.
Anything involving the Icelandic singer tends to be immersive—you sometimes surrender to her whims more than you enjoy them—and that’s doubly true of this concert.
With Nick Cave, it’s often the unsavoury stuff that gets all the attention.
Tennis was never intended for mass consumption.
With new album Luminous, Britain’s Horrors dropped the protopunk and indulged their love of vintage electronica.