NYC's art-punk golden age, Chapel Hill's indie-rock community, and Memphis's Stax Records all declined in about the same way: The underdogs became the establishment.
She explained her recent on-stage "outbursts" well, but with artists like her, no explanation will ever shake the perception that they're crazy.
Sinead O'Connor has accused her of taking on a phony new identity, but self-reinvention is often the whole point of pop.
A new documentary pays rich tribute to the Alabama city's color-blind musical contributions in the '60s, but skims over the more difficult issues raised by its material.
Composers are increasingly skipping traditional staffs in favor of color-coded symbols—sometimes hand-drawn—to capture new sounds and performance techniques.
Listen to "White House Visit" from Season 5.
Valuable original recordings and rare tapes have vanished over the years—a process that Jack White and the National Recording Preservation Foundation are looking to stop.
A cut from Sky Ferreira's long-awaited album
What he still doesn't get: Wearing the Confederate flag is far worse than "offensive."
Icona Pop's "All Night" nobly portrays New York's ball culture, but it's one of a handful of recent musical projects whose commercial ties overshadow their creative ambitions.
Legal and financial limitations have put a damper on a musical tool that once served as an important way for rappers to connect with musical and social history.
Bands like Mazzy Star, the Pixies, and Sebadoh have been regrouping and releasing new music in much the same, cash-in spirit the boomers did.
San Fermin's debut, eponymous album is a self-aware "pastiche post-rock, chamber-pop and contemporary classical composition." It comes out today.
She's not the first to coax diehards into buying multiple copies of the same song. The practice is standard in Japan, for reasons that increasingly apply in U.S. pop music.
A triskaidekaphobe's anthem by Thelonious Monk
The band's Google-helmed interactive project critiques technology's seductive pull by telling viewers to "break free" from their devices—even as it asks them to plug in.
Shiny happy heavy metal people: There’s something cleansing about engaging with emotions we might not usually let ourselves feel.
New "song of the summer" explores ancient Norwegian mystery.
Equating clueless VMAs twerking with virtuoso blues singing doesn't cheapen the word "racism"—it shows we need to use it more.