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Spanish band Hinds talk debut LP, the Madrid scene, opening for The Libertines, and more (in a BV interview)

Madrid garage rock band Hinds' singers/guitarists Carlotta Cosials and Ana García Perrote initially started out as a duo in 2011. They eventually started recording, posting tracks like "Bamboo" and "Trippy Gum" under the name Deers which attracted international attention...

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John Lydon of Public Image Ltd & Sex Pistols talks survival, punk rock, celebrity DJs, beards & more (a BV interview)

"I view anger not as an outrageously violent act but actually as a tool of discovery."

At nearly 60, John Lydon a.k.a. Johnny Rotten is no less acerbic than he was as the 21-year-old from North London shout-singing his caustic anti-sermons as the vocalist for the Sex Pistols...

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EL VY’s Matt Berninger (The National) and Brent Knopf (Menomena) on Melodrama, Birthday Cake, and Legos

"We had a bit of a sense of direction as far as where wanted it to head but no hard and fast rules." - Brent Knopf on EL VY's debut "Return to the Moon"

Both well known for their respective other projects, The National and Menomena, Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf seemed to be deliberately reserved about their collaborative project EL VY, and its debut release, Return to the Moon, at the end of last month...

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Jo Firestone putting on an all-day comedy festival in a Williamsburg car wash & she talked to us about it

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When tasked to define the central characteristic of alternative comedy at the moment, the obvious answer seems to be its playfulness...

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Frodus talk And We Washed Our Weapons in the Sea reissue, Fueled By Ramen, Death by Audio & more ++ stream a demo

Frodus, the now-defunct post-hardcore band of vocalist/guitarist Shelby Cinca, drummer Jason Hamacher and a rotating lineup of bassists, got back together in 2009 -- the same year they reissued 1998's hate-letter to corporate America, Conglomerate International -- for some shows including NYC's Death by Audio and they followed that with a 7" of new music a year la...

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Carrie Brownstein talks her memoir, Kendrick Lamar, Sleater-Kinney, social media activism & more (in a BV interview)

Carrie Brownstein's creative versatility might otherwise be astonishing were it not for the fact that the actor, musician, and writer, is grounded to a familiar commonality in which her fans continue to find comfort and even catharsis...

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an interview with Modern Baseball on their evolving sound, new EP, upcoming album ‘Holy Ghost’ & more

This has been a big year for Modern Baseball . They just surprised-released a new EP, MOBO Presents: The Perfect Cast featuring Modern Baseball via Lame-O Records, they're working on their new album Holy Ghosts, and touring and playing some of their largest venues yet--including NYC's Webster Hall in Decem...

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Photo by Greg Cristman | www.gregCphotography.com
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an interview with Shirley Manson of Garbage who just played two NYC-area shows (pics from The Space at Westbury)

"Now's the time, kids! Go for it!" - Shirley Manson

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Garbage @ The Space at Westbury 10/23/2015

In the two decades since their eponymous debut, Garbage have had no qualms with remaining one of the post-grunge era's most anomalous bands...

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an interview with Beach Slang, whose debut album ‘The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us’ is streaming (listen)

In certain punk and indie rock circles, Beach Slang were without competition the most exciting new band of 2014. The members were already mainstays in the Pennsylvania punk scene, having done time in Weston, Ex Friends, NONA and other bands, and they came together to create music that felt instantly familiar yet fresh at the same t...

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an interview w/ RHETT MILLER of Old 97’s (who are on tour) — on longevity, technology, depression, songwriting & more

Since 1993, Rhett Miller has stayed busy both as a solo artist and as the lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist for alt-country act Old 97's (who are on tour now, two shows at Brooklyn Bowl this week included)...

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