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South By Southwest: It's overwhelming, it's awesome, and at 2 AM, the sausage-cart guy in front of Emo's has delivered more people from hunger than Moses did from the Egyptians. Here's a direct quote from the official SXSW website: "Over 1300 acts...

Wednesday, 14 February 2007
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Lately even my bosses have been whistling Peter Bjorn and John, and that is saying something. These are two guys who don’t know what end is up when it comes to new music—and they’ll freely admit it—yet once or twice a day that refrain comes...

Wednesday, 14 February 2007
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Kill Rock Stars has announced that they will release New Moon, a compilation of Elliott Smith tracks from 1994-1997 (when he released Elliott Smith and Either/Or) on May 8, 2007. The final mixing for the double CD was done by Larry Crane, who is the archivist for the...

Wednesday, 14 February 2007
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“Hey, I thought maybe you could come check out my band tonight.” My friend Dan had called on a Sunday afternoon to let me know that his band was playing in Redondo Beach. I live in Silver Lake. A drive to Redondo is officially “a commitment.”...

Tuesday, 13 February 2007
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At this point I would be way more excited about LCD Soundsystem playing at my house. I would invite them in, feed them snacks, let them set up, then make them play "All My Friends" eighteen times in a row because that’s how I’m used to hearing it....

Tuesday, 13 February 2007
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As we strive to bring you exclusive content from features to pre-released mp3s, the one technology that we’d like to see more of is video. So Ground Control is launching LUNARCAST, a series of video features that go way deeper than words on a page ever could. For...

Tuesday, 13 February 2007
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Heralded producer, composer and musician RJD2 is breaking new ground. His newest release "The Third Hand" finds this beat-maker creating and singing beautiful melodies reminiscent of Steely Dan, Zombies and King Crimson (without leaving his knack for...

Friday, 09 February 2007
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(New York, NY) This March, The Sword and Priestbird (formerly Tarantula AD) will hit the road for what is sure to be one of the more explosive tours of the Spring (dates below). Nearly a year ago, The Sword and Priestbird briefly toured together forging a friendship...

Friday, 09 February 2007
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Depending on what your expectations are from a live band these days, you would have left the Roxy Theater either completely thrilled by the performance from Sweden’s Peter Bjorn and John or slightly disappointed with the fact that they didn’t sound exactly...

Thursday, 08 February 2007
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Lately it seems as if everyone is in the business of mixing genres, trying to create something unheard of. This can be interesting, but sometimes it’s nice to stick to some roots. With the current folk revival, some artists are choosing to shy away from an...

Tuesday, 06 February 2007
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