Tame Impala @ Beacon Theatre

NEW YORK, NY — Tame Impala has enjoyed a relatively high profile since the release of 2012’s landmark album, Lonerism, including a Grammy nomination and mountains of critical acclaim.

Despite this, the band had remained somewhat quiet in the past year. Though the group had no new release to …

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An Interview with The Vaselines: V For Victory

It’s been said that, in life, timing is everything.

The Vaselines somehow never subscribed to that theory.

The Scottish indie pop group, led by the songwriting/singing duo of Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee, emerged in 1986 and released two brief EPs of sugary melodies entwined with Velvet Underground drone and …

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An Interview with Deer Tick: Year Of The Tick

It’s been an interesting year for John McCauley.

The Deer Tick frontman made headlines in August when he was kicked off a US Airways flight, after the airline refused to allow him to bring his guitar onboard the plane as he traveled to the Newport Folk Festival.

Airline kerfuffles aside, …

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An Interview with Ice-T from Body Count: Cold Metal

There goes the neighborhood … again.

More than 20 years ago, Ice-T was frightening people nationwide as frontman of his metal band Body Count. Combining the doom-laden power of Black Sabbath, speed of Slayer, and profane lyrics, Body Count’s groundbreaking 1992 debut album was meant to show that music had …

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Interview with Ill Nino: Family Ties

Rising from New Jersey with a debut EP in 2000, Ill Nino quickly rocketed to stardom in the metal community with an aggressive sound that also flaunted the members’ Latin heritage. The band could be pulverizing one minute, then drop a groove-laced Latin guitar and percussion break into a song …

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An Interview with Fitz And The Tantrums: Running Down Their Dream

Fitz And The Tantrums is a band that’s always on the go.

It therefore seemed fitting that, on the day of our scheduled phone interview, it took a few tries to reach drummer John Wicks, who was out for a run at the time.

It’s been that sort of breakneck …

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Interview with Sharon Jones: Soul Provider

The past year has certainly been a trying one for Sharon Jones.

Last summer, while preparing to release her fifth album with backing band the Dap-Kings, Jones—the celebrated soul singer and face of Daptone Records—was diagnosed with Stage II pancreatic cancer. Putting the album and all tour dates on hold, …

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Interview with King’s X: Living In The New Age

King’s X are true survivors.

Since releasing debut album, Out Of The Silent Planet, in 1988, Doug “dUg” Pinnick, Ty Tabor and Jerry Gaskill have continued to ply their trade—a signature brew of progressive metal, soul and blues, led by top-notch musicianship and airtight vocal harmonies.

The band has …

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Interview with We Are Scientists: Returning The Favor

Whenever New York-based rockers We Are Scientists put out a new album, their fans might get as equally stoked for the accompanying music videos as they do for the songs themselves. Perhaps best known for their comical video clips, We Are Scientists went all out on the flick for new …

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An Interview with The Pixies: New Transmissions From The Planet Of Sound

Black Francis famously sang, “Your head will collapse/And you’ll ask yourself/Where is my mind?”

For fans of the Pixies, the past few months have definitely been enough to spin their heads and make them question their sanity.

First there was the news in June 2013 that founding bassist Kim Deal …

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