“Is this a joke that everyone thinks is a graduate thesis, or vice versa?” —The Village Voice, regarding Das Racist
Self-described Afro-Funkers, Ikebe Shakedown, have the groove of a seasoned ensemble, though they’ve only known each other for about a year.
Psychedelic pop-rock band The Morning After Girls may be new to the U.S. but they’ve already made their mark on the Australian music scene.
Thirteen years ago, Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes of the dance-punk duo, The Presets, met at music school in Sydney, Australia. Over a decade later, they have two well-received studio albums under their belt and fans on this side of the world.
Named by Rolling Stone as one of their “40 Artists to Watch,” Ivan Ives is clearly making waves in the music industry. Although he was born in Russia, Ives’ hip-hop career began after he graduated film school in the U.S.
In 2007, New York music scene veterans Ally and Claudia Deheza of On! Air! Library! joined Benjamin Curtis of The Secret Machines to form a new band, School of Seven Bells.
Brooklyn-based indie darlings Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino may be known for their dance-punk sound, but their heart lies with hip hop.
Shawn Fogel may be the prime mover-and-shaker behind New York-based up-and-comers Golden Bloom, but he’s no glory hog.
MC Frontalot (aka Damian Hess, Wesleyan class of ’96) isn’t your typical MC.
It often takes a few listens of a new CD to appreciate its sound, but Q-Tip’s "The Renaissance," released on Nov. 4, is overwhelmingly infectious from the start.
It’s impossible not to have high expectations for the offspring of “Growing Pains’” Alan Thicke, but, unfortunately, Robin Thicke disappoints on his third solo album, “Something Else.”