Come for the pretentious, arty stuff. Stay for the booze, Afro-Cuban funk, experimental freakouts, sports jams, drag queens, break dancing, and, uh, more booze. Once a year, New Times throws a big, ostensibly highbrow bash called Artopia. And officially, it's "an eclectic touch of art, culture, fa ... More >>
If you ask us, there are icons and then there are legends. Icons are people we all admire. Legends are people who you, your mother, your grandmother, and your future children will totally love forever. And rocker Joan Jett is an effing legend. She founded one of the first all-girl bands, The ... More >>
What's slop pop? Bare Wires is gonna show you.Stumbling straight off the hot, hard streets of the Bay Area's grittier easterly half, Oakland's Bare Wires is a group of three guys -- Matthew, Nathan, and Brian -- who look like pretty '70s stoners and make a sound they describe as slop pop. I ... More >>
Sheriff Joe Arpaio says, "Bite me, Alligators!"Some people don't know shit about music. And Arizona immigration zealot Sheriff Joe Arpaio can no doubt be counted among the hopeless, tone-deaf, and ignorant. Ever wonder what that guy blares while cruising the US-Mexico border in his personally p ... More >>
A recently reunited nation confronts the band's latest.
Here Comes Love (Kompakt)
Following a long lineage, Germany's independent producers maximize minimalism
Fist-pumping, crowd-rousing, and annoying as hell, the rock soundtrack to sporting events is becoming a genre of its own