Mark Mauer LA Weekly's blog Play visits the wall where the late singer/songwriter Elliot Smith posed for his Figure 8 album. Since his death in 2003, it has become an informal memorial to Smith. According to SF Weekly, Miami Beach resident Chan Marshall, better known as Cat Power, is scheduled to ... More >>
I miss Franz Ferdinand. Yes, unfortunately the Scottish quartet has continually suffered massive overexposure of all its singles. But that's because you absolutely cannot fail with top-notch, hooky, angular U.K. rock that works as well on a dance floor as on a concert stage. Luckily, to fill in that ... More >>
What's indie rock? Who cares? Ten great CDs that will blow you away, no matter your definition.
33 alternative holiday jams
Price thinks big, snags contract with Geffen
White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records.
From a Basement on the Hill Anti
Not Erotic (Yep Roc)
Rufus Wainwright is on the verge of greatness-- and he knows it
Nick Drake's sad legacy lives on through Damien Jurado
VH1 vice president's novel about the music business mourns an era just since passed