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Posted on 17 February 2018 | 11:50 am
'Everything Sucks' Music Supervisor Talks
Billboard'Everything Sucks' Music Supervisor Talks Building Ultimate '90s Mixtape With Oasis, Spacehog, Tori Amos & Killer ...BillboardPJ Harvey. There was stuff like that that didn't make it in that I was always floating around on our playlist. How long are your potential playlists? Oh my god, hundreds and hundreds. Broken down into genres and years and vocalists and vibes. In fact ...and more »
Posted on 16 February 2018 | 11:52 am
Director Clio Barnard on 'Dark River' and
Financial TimesDirector Clio Barnard on 'Dark River' and the drama of rural lifeFinancial TimesMusic offers a way of overcoming such dislocations. Folk traditions have always stressed our connection to the earth and the seasons, and it is folk music that Barnard turns to with help from her regular composer Harry Escott and singer-songwriter PJ ...
Posted on 16 February 2018 | 5:25 am
Lana Del Rey and Josh Homme are 2 of music's
Las Vegas Review-JournalLana Del Rey and Josh Homme are 2 of music's coolest customersLas Vegas Review-JournalBut not only did Homme collaborate with the granddaddy of punk on his most recent solo record, “Post Pop Depression,” he also formed supergroup Them Crooked Vultures with Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl ...
Posted on 14 February 2018 | 4:37 pm
ListenUp - Cool Hunting
Cool HuntingListenUpCool HuntingOff and on again lead singer for the Temptations, Dennis Edwards has passed away at 74 years old. Fronting one of the world's most recognizable and timeless groups, Edwards was a pioneer of Motown's psychedelic soul—thanks to songs like "Cloud Nine ...
Posted on 11 February 2018 | 6:17 am
Courtney Barnett: A voice you need to hear
The very best rock ’n’ roll is about living in the moment as if there might not be another—“be here now” to the extreme, and to the point where being anywhere else doesn’t even seem like an option. That’s how I felt when I first saw Australian guitarist, singer, and songwriter Courtney Barnett leading a hard-hitting trio through the last of her eight sets at SXSW 2015 . And that sense of ...
Posted on 2 April 2015 | 9:09 am
My Beauty Life: Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor on her mother's stage make-up, her beauty ethos and the icon that inspires her look
Posted on 27 March 2015 | 2:48 am
Perfume Genius Ready To 'Go A Little
The line between pop and avant-garde music can be breached by as little — or as much — as a change in tempo, a jagged chord change, an inscrutable lyric or a sudden, exaggerated sonic effect.
Posted on 17 March 2015 | 6:37 am
Estrella Morente and Carmen Consoli Were
Often compared to Ani DiFranco and PJ Harvey (by the dubious logic that says that artists who don’t sing in the English language must inevitably be compared with ones who do), Consoli performs punchy, hook-laden pop-rock that’s as instantly appealing ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 1:29 am
5 Concerts to Catch This Weekend
It didn't take them long to get noticed. Her major label debut, Kicker, came out earlier this year and it features her haunting vocals (think of a folk-y PJ Harvey). Tonight's show at the Grog will be her first-ever in Northeast Ohio. (Jeff Niesel), 8:30 ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 9:29 pm
Ed Skrein: Hoodlum, swimming coach, rapper,
But he also found the time to complete a degree in fine arts at Central Saint Martin’s College (alma mater of Alexander McQueen, Jarvis Cocker and PJ Harvey). “Yeah, that was such a wonderful time,” he says. “That was the beginning of my creative ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 7:14 pm
Ask Polly: Why Is Everyone Succeeding Except
Did I admire the world's most renowned academics and novelists, the world's most celebrated rock stars? No, I admired Matt Groening and PJ Harvey and Mike Judge and Kate Bush and David Foster Wallace and Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Björk. I admired determined ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 9:35 pm
Big Gigs for Aug. 28-Sept. 3: State Fair
Despite the challenges, her material is both amiable and alluring — she operates in a musical and philosophical zone between the pixie-dust of Björk and the hardscrabble of PJ Harvey while clearly being influenced by both. Her new, third CD ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 10:00 am