Before it was even released, "Get Lucky," the first single from Daft Punk's forthcoming album "Random Access Memories," set the world on fire. From the fan edits of the track to the sixty second commercial from Saturday Night Live to the album teaser from Coachella, "Get Lucky" generated more than t ... More >>
Depending on what you think the proper role of a real musician might be or what a real musician is or looks like, the Inactivists (due at The Walnut Room tonight) might either be the ultimate novelty act or an inspired conspiracy of talented artists with a shared love of warped humor.
David Lang / Red Bull PhotofilesBoonie Mayfield (top) and Xperiment BeatsThe term "producer" has very different connotations in the worlds of rock and hip-hop. Although they're both instrumental in shaping the sound, they serve very different functions. Generally speaking, in rock, a produc ... More >>
From the week of September 4, 2003
With The Egg, its most mature release yet, Shiner cracks expectations wide open.
Harvey Sid Fisher has been singin’ about Taurus — and the other eleven signs of the Zodiac — for almost fifteen years.
Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.
A sampling of new sounds from around town.
The hottest digital audio format -- and Web site -- on the Net is changing the way local bands view the future.
Elf Power is helping to keep Elephant 6's winning streak alive.