LCD Soundsystem Splits, Capping Rough Week for Alternative Music Fans… But Gorillaz are NOT Breaking Up

February 7, 2011

By some accounts, it takes a full year beyond the one with the “zero” in it for a new decade to actually begin… or, depending on how you look at it, for the prior decade to actually end.

For lovers of Alternative and so-called “Indie” music, these last few days certainly have felt like the end of a decade, if not the end of a generation itself.

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Interference Remembers The White Stripes

February 5, 2011

I can vividly recall the first time I heard The White Stripes.  It was in San Francisco, driving down Howard Street on my way home from a movie.  On the radio was the local alternative station, Live 105.  They were airing an interview with some guy talking about how San Francisco was the first city outside of Detroit that had ever liked his band.

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The Dead Weather Get Heavy with Horehound

July 14, 2009

Four talented musicians walk into a studio . . . Featuring Jack Lawerence (The Raconteurs, The Greenhornes) on bass, Alison Mosshart (The Kills) on vocals, Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age) on guitar, synthesizer, and organ, and the former Detroiter of White Stripes and Raconteurs fame on the drums and some vocals, The Dead Weather was unveiled at a secret show during the opening of White’s Third Man Studios in downtown Nashville back in March of 2009. Jack White clearly has the Midas touch. Terms like “side project” or “supergroup” cannot do justice to the genius of the highly anticipated, full length LP Horehound.

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Variety Is the Spice of Life – Your Editors Weigh in on 2007’s Best Music

December 29, 2007

By Andy Smith and Kimberly Egolf, Editors

Ah, 2007. How quickly you came and went. And how much good music you managed to deliver along the way. In the wide world, 2007 saw bands and companies employing new means to deliver music, while ways to listen to that music practically overwhelmed the marketplace. 2007 saw reunions by some of music’s biggest artists (Do we deserve Zeppelin and Verve in the same year?!) and reissues of many classic albums we’ve loved. Podcasts exposed us to an increasing number of new artists, many of whom hit the ground running with some of the year’s best discs. Yet established artists held their own and proved again why they are artists we respect and love. [Read more]