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Wu-Tang Clan battles group turmoil ahead of new album, Riot Fest

September 17th, 2014
Wu-Tang Clan performs at Riot Fest Chicago. Photo courtesy of Riot Fest.

After a fight between RZA and Raekwon nearly halted the making of Wu-Tang Clan’s reunion album, Inspectah Deck says the group is now back in the studio.



News: Girl Talk, Macklemore, Battles to headline Westword Music Showcase

February 23rd, 2012

Girl Talk, Macklemore and Battles will headline the 2012 Westword Music Showcase



Live review: Battles @ the Bluebird Theater

July 20th, 2011

PHOTOS and review of Battles at the Bluebird Theater in Denver, Colorado



Live review: Pitchfork Music Festival Day 1, featuring Animal Collective, Neko Case, Battles, Thurston Moore and others

July 16th, 2011

The Pitchfork Music Festival’s first day was set against an idyllic, if hot, Chicago day in one of the city’s many parks — Union Park – on Friday. The day 1 line-up of Animal Collective, James Blake, Neko Case and more was a nice warm-up for the rest of the weekend, which includes DJ Shadow and Fleet Foxes tonight and TV on the Radio and HEALTH on Sunday.



Album review: SBTRKT, “Wonder Where We Land”

September 30th, 2014
Coming in at 15 tracks and at least six bonus songs, SBRKT doesn't hit cruise control on the lengthy release, "Wonder Where We Land."

Coming in at 15 tracks and at least six bonus songs, SBTRKT doesn’t hit cruise control on the lengthy release, “Wonder Where We Land.”



Riot Fest 2014: Watch five videos with Weezer, Flaming Lips and more

September 20th, 2014
Riot Fest 2014: Watch five videos with Weezer, Flaming Lips and more

Weezer kicks off its run through “The Blue Album,” Wayne Coyne walks across the audience, and more videos from Riot Fest 2014 in Denver.



Johnny Winter: Blues legend dies at 70 in Zurich

July 17th, 2014
Johnny Winter: Blues legend dies at 70 in Zurich

GENEVA (AP) — Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, known for his lightning-fast blues guitar riffs, his striking long white hair and his collaborations with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and childhood hero Muddy Waters, has died. He was 70.



Reverb Week in Playlist: Interpol, Saint Pepsi, Road 34 and more

July 11th, 2014
Reverb Week in Playlist: Interpol, Saint Pepsi, Road 34 and more

While Germany was embarrassing Brazil on their home turf, there were some pretty stellar new releases this week. Listen to Interpol, Saint Pepsi and more in our Week in Playlist.



The UMS makes third 2014 lineup announcement

June 11th, 2014
The UMS makes third 2014 lineup announcement

With its third lineup announcement, the UMS has shared 236 more acts who will perform at the showcase next month.



Heavy metal is making your country a better place

May 29th, 2014
Heavy metal is making your country a better place

Citylab has linked a country’s quality of life to how many metal bands it has per 100,000 people.