John Dugan

Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury

Q&A: Portishead producer Geoff Barrow on hip hop, krautrock, and film scores

Portishead producer Geoff Barrow is a multi-talented guy. We talked to him about drum ...

Bloc Party

Interview: Bloc Party on new frontiers, life after hiatus, and a return to Bloc rocking

Following the release of Four, Bloc Party front-man Kele Okereke talks about genre frontiers, ...

Bloc Party

Review: Bloc Party’s Four

After a hiatus that saw front-man Kele Okereke testing the solo waters of R&B-inflected ...

Beachwood Sparks

Review: Beachwood Sparks’ The Tarnished Gold

With 11 years between albums, psych-country outfit Beachwood Sparks is none the worse for ...

Giant Sand

Review: Giant Giant Sand’s Tucson

If you are Howe Gelb, of the long-running Arizona-based Giant Sand, recording an expansive ...

The Hives

Review: The Hives’ Lex Hives

Rather than succumb to a world-weary serious rock effort, Swedish garage quintet The Hives ...

Sigur Rós

Review: Sigur Rós’ Valtari

Sigur Rós is at its most ethereal with Valtari — a hook-less, subtle album ...

Damon Albarn

Review: Damon Albarn’s Dr. Dee

Over the past dozen years, Blur/Gorillaz leader Damon Albarn has branched out in exciting ...

Nick Waterhouse

Review: Nick Waterhouse’s Time’s All Gone

Don’t let the Buddy Holly spectacles put you off San Francisco’s 25-year-old Nick Waterhouse, ...

Photos: The Vaccines at The 100 Club (London, UK)

Earlier this month, London slash-burn pop band The Vaccines brought a bit of on-stage ...