“Beat Shazam” Is The TV Game Show Music Nerds Like Me Have Been Waiting For

Playing the "can you guess which song THIS is?" game is one of my favorite music-nerdy pastimes. There's something so satisfying about struggling through the mental fog as I feel the answer bubbling up,  screaming it out, and being right! The more hardcore the music fans I play with, the sweeter the glory when I guess correctly. [...]
The Offspring Interview at X-Fest 2013

The Offspring’s Dexter Holland Now Has A Ph.D.!

It's only a Ph.D. in molecular biology, so NBD. Wait, what?!? Just like Bad Religion's Greg Graffin and Descendents' Milo Aukerman, The Offspring's Bryan "Dexter" Holland has gone and earned himself a Ph.D.! That's huge!! He's been cranking away (between tours and albums) at USC for years and finally completed a 170+ page dissertation on [...]

Far + Jawbox = Camorra, And Their First Song is RAD

I was never sure what to call bands I loved like Far, Jawbox, Jawbreaker, Karp, The Jesus Lizard... post-hardcore? That just seems silly and doesn't quite encapsulate the sheer force of their radness and diversity. Along those lines, the new band Camorra - featuring J Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines, etc) and Jonah Matranga (Far, I Is Another, etc) [...]

A Beautiful Roundup of Chris Cornell Musical Tributes + Funeral Details

At shows around the world this weekend, friends and fans of Chris Cornell paid tribute to him by performing his music or dedicating songs to him & his family. I was at Saturday night's U2 concert in L.A. and right before the band hit the stage, they played "Black Hole Sun" in the Rose Bowl [...]

The New OMD Song (And Video) Are Kinda Terrifying

It's only two minutes long, but if this new song from OMD is any indication, their upcoming album is going to be INTENSE. The only lyrics to the song "La Mitrailleuse" (translation: 'machine gun' in French) are "Bend your body to the will of the machine," droned repeatedly over the sound of gunfire. Their 13th [...]

IMAGINE DRAGONS Announce New Album, San Diego Concert

After teasing it for months, Imagine Dragons finally revealed details about a new album and tour! Called Evolve, their new album will be out around June 23rd, but you can pre-order it now and get a new songs instantly here. Imagine Dragons, Grouplove, and K. Flay will play a 91X show in San Diego on September [...]

[WATCH] Hilary Chats With The 1975 Before Their X-Session

Before we let The 1975 kill us softly with their intensely beautiful recent X-Session, I chatted with Matty about all kinds of things: their tour, writing new music, and their "CRAZY passionate" fans. Check it out!