Garbage was one of the most popular and arguably one of the best bands out of the second wave of early '90s alt rock. Benefitting from the production skills of drummer and renowned producer Butch Vig (Nevermind) and Steve Marker, Garbage was able to put out a body of work very early on that showcase ... More >>
George Lewis Jr. grew up in Florida but moved to Boston where he formed his punk-funk cabaret outfit Mad Man Films. That band split after releasing two albums, and Lewis moved to Brooklyn, where, inspired by the music of his childhood, he started writing songs on his own under the name Twin Shadow. ... More >>
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE @ LARIMER LOUNGE | 4/8/12 It would be a tough to pinpoint a specific climax of this show, but a true high point of feeling for the band -- and probably the crowd -- came with the last number of the set when Kawabata Makoto used some kind of white, plastic object that looked lik ... More >>
Yeasayer (due tonight with Hush, Hush and Smith Westerns at the Ogden Theatre) was started by three guys from Baltimore, who each moved to New York separately before starting the band. During its four-year existence, the trio has developed an experimental pop sound that is more akin to quirky ... More >>
Tom Murphy TAME IMPALA With Achille Lauro 12.04.10 | Bluebird Theater Stardeath and the White Dwarfs was originally slated to be part of this bill but couldn't make it, so last minute, local band Achille Lauro was added, which is just as well because that band shares a bit of the same exper ... More >>
Many people heard The Cult after its breakthrough album, Love, which contained the classic single "She Sells Sanctuary," was released in 1985. But The Cult increasingly became a worldwide phenomenon with its following two albums, Electric and Sonic Temple.
Electric Skychurch, appearing July 24 at the Church, is one of the seminal live electronic outfits to rise from American soil in the ‘90s. Inspiring vocals, funky bass lines, and smooth, flowing, trance-like textures are staples of the sound created by Skychurch founder James Lumb and his rotating ... More >>
Our top DVD picks scheduled for release this week.
End of days? Why not dance the night away?
The best end-to-end albums from a single-driven year.
Being in a band can be a family affair. Ask these Canadians.
Jason Hill thinks Louis XIV deserves to be rock royalty.
The Secret Machines locate the sweet spot between heartache and head rush.
After spearheading the post-punk revival, GoGoGo Airheart is still on its own island.
For national releases, 2003 wonked as much as it rocked.
The singer for an NYC buzz band tries his hand as a spin doctor.
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
After taking a tour of both L.A. and South Park, Toddy Walters rediscovers her musical muse.
Any Dick or Harry can get funky with the Tom Tom Club's first recording in eight years.
Get reacquainted with Steve Knutson, the Denver rock-scene alum behind four CDs' worth of hip-hop history.
David Byrne is mad as hell at his former bandmates--and he's not going to take it anymore.
Just in time for Lollapalooza, a list of the albums you need to understand electronica.
The New Bomb Turks are hitting harder because they're hitting slower.
Tim and Neil Finn prove that they can make music together without killing each other.
Super-producer Butch Vig hopes Garbage will trash your expectations.
HOW THE CABLE CHANNEL IS RETURNING US TO THE BORING DAYS OF YESTERYEAR.