Chris Kissel is a writer based in Los Angeles.
The New Basement Tapes, a Group of Folk-Rock Superfriends, Take On Bob Dylan
The New Basement Tapes is an experiment not entirely without precedent.
Total Abuse Talk About Band’s Implosion and Plans for New LP – Exclusive Interview
Rusty Kelley hangs out in front of a house in Far Rockaway, N.Y., a suburban neighborhood 25 miles outside of Manhattan, smoking a cigarette.
Total Abuse and Pharmakon Live at Red Light District in NYC – Review and Photos
Red Light District is a house and DIY noise venue in Far Rockaway, on the far end of the Rockaways, the barrier peninsula that buffets Queens and Brooklyn from the ocean.
DIIV Return to Brooklyn – Exclusive Photos and Review
DIIV have already played several shows this spring and summer – including opening for Weezer – but their three-night stand at the Music Hall of Williamsburg is a summer benchmark, a homecoming of sorts.
Original Dinosaur Jr. Album Artist Maura Jasper Talks About Leaving Behind the World of Al…
In 1987, an art student named Maura Jasper hunkered down in a converted barn at UMass Amherst, in the hills of Western Massachusetts, and sketched an album cover for her friend's band, a little-known (and extremely loud) rock outfit called Dinosaur Jr.
5 Great Artists We Discovered at Mountain Jam 2014
Mountain Jam is a particularly eclectic festival this year, with up-and-coming bands from all different genres joining the jam-band trifecta of the Allman Bros, Gov't Mule and Bob Weir and RatDog.
Lucius Blow Down Mountain Jam With Sheer Vocal Power
The force of Lucius' singing defined their brief 45-minute set at Mountain Jam today.
Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger Display Fuller Sound at Mountain Jam
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, the project led by Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl, played a psychedelic set at Mountain Jam this afernoon, stretching their songs out and soaking in the vibes of the festival.
Blitzen Trapper Cover Led Zeppelin, Channel Gangster Rap at Mountain Jam
Blitzen Trapper played a straightforward rock show at Mountain Jam today, even dipping into a little classic rock – sky-gazing solos and all.
Updated: 3 Reported Dead in Maryland Mall Shooting
A shooting at a suburban shopping mall in Maryland has left at least three dead, according to authorities.
Storms Barrel Through Midwest, Leaving Several Dead [VIDEO]
Tornadoes and thunderstorms rampaged through the Midwest today, killing several people in Illinois and leaving a path of destruction.
National Radio Personality Kidd Kraddick Dead at 53
Kidd Kraddick, host of the popular, nationally-aired morning show Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, has died in New Orleans.