Phil Sievers

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First Listen: Corb Lund, 'Counterfeit Blues'

Counterfeit Blues<p><b>Audio for First Listens is no longer available after the album is released.</b><p>Now that home studios and laptop rigs enable musicians to document their music with minimal travel, the recording environments they choose have increasingly become part of their art. Like destination …

First Listen: OOIOO, 'Gamel'

Gamel<p><b>Audio for First Listens is no longer available after the album is released.</b><p>You may be unfamiliar with OOIOO, but you've likely heard of the woman behind all those vowels: Yoshimi, drummer in the raucous Japanese band Boredoms and muse behind The Flaming Lips' famous <i>Yoshimi Battles the Pink</i> …

First Listen: Jim Lauderdale, 'I'm A Song'

I'm A Song<p><b>Audio for First Listens is no longer available after the album is released.</b><p>I recently ran into Jim Lauderdale at a party in Nashville, and I couldn't tell if his shirt was made of silk or cotton. Covered in fiery little dragons that seemed to flit around inside its piped seams, it was a …

Beyoncé and Jay Z Perform Together at On the Run Tour Opener: Watch

Beyoncé and Jay Z, the power couple to end all power couples, kicked off their "On the Run Tour" in Miami tonight. Naturally, they joined each other on stage several times. Consequence of Sound reports that they delivered a 42-song setlist, and among the highlights was Beyoncé filling in for Justin …

Beyonce and Jay Z's On the Run Tour Opener: A Collaborative Spectacle

The most powerful couple in music could have easily just coasted on their names, performing a sparse half-Jay/half-Bey concert before cashing the Roc …

Music

The Tourist: Dante Exum Comes to America for the NBA Draft

It's early Tuesday morning, Times Square is just beginning to stir, and Dante Exum steps out into the light.<p>In roughly 60 hours, he will be taken 5th …

Basketball

Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' Tour Coming to NBC

Prepare for Miley Cyrus to invade your living room: NBC announced the pop star’s "Bangerz" tour will be featured in a two-hour special to air on July …

Miley Cyrus

Eric Clapton Hints at Retirement, Says Touring is 'Unbearable'

Eric Clapton may not be long for the road. In a new interview with <i>Uncut</i> magazine, the legendary guitarist said he is considering curtailing his …

Guitar

The Antlers Push Forward in the Studio, Prep for International Tour

Released earlier this month, <i>Familiars</i>, the latest Antlers LP, is sweepingly cinematic in some moments and pitch-black in others – more evidence that …

Music

Circulatory System: Mosaics Within Mosaics

For two decades, W. Cullen Hart of Athens, Georgia, has been one of indie rock's great psychedelic visionaries – recording two cult-classic LPs with …

Psychedelia

Five albums to try this week: Keaton Henson, Ed Sheeran and more

Keaton Henson – Romantic Works (Oak Ten)<p><b>Why you should listen</b>: Henson and cellist Ren Ford collaborate on this surprise album of contemplative, quietly moving instrumental arrangements. Listen to it while sobbing/revelling in the orchestration/browsing Henson’s rather lovely website.<p><b>It might not be</b> …

How to Dress Well: What Is This Heart?

Tom Krell, the velvet voice of How to Dress Well, is at his best when he's most vulnerable. His early recordings were grief-stricken and raw; …

Albums

Phish: Fuego

Let's say you wanted to write a Phish album in 2014. You might well work in the words "rolling" (high-five, club kids!) and "wombat" (because it's a …

Music

Mastodon: Once More ‘Round The Sun

"This time, things will work out just fine," drummer Brann Dailor sings in a rare moment of sunshine during the charging second track on Mastodon's …

Entertainment

Bassnectar: Noise vs. Beauty

Low-end theorist Bassnectar's tenth LP is his most mature. Known mostly for extremes of sternum-caving bass, the festival star balances out his sound …

Beauty

Ed Sheeran: X

On his second album, <i>X</i>, Ed Sheeran supersizes his romantic affliction: Each new day is a fresh chance for this guy to hit the bar, fall in love, get …

Kurt Cobain

Ice-T's Grandson Arrested for Accidental Shooting Death of Roommate

Ice-T's grandson, Elyjah Marrow, was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter for the accidental shooting death of his roommate on Tuesday …

Crime

Glastonbury 2014: Metallica, Pixies and Jack White – as it happened

And that, my friends, is it for the night. Thank you for your company. The daytime team will be back in the morning, and Hannah and I will return tomorrow night. For Kasabian. <b>MH</b><p>And now we've got a Jake Bugg review for you. You know you want it.<p>Ok, that's it from me. I've called a posh cab from an …

Ani Cordero Pays Tribute To The History Of Latin Protest Music

New York's Ani Cordero was one of the founding members of the Latin rock band Pistolera. On her new solo album, she's unplugged — but no less powerful.<p><i>Recordar</i> is a kind of tribute album: a tribute to voices of dissent. The songs are her takes on some of Latin America's classic protest …

Parquet Courts: 'We've come this far without using social media. It's not a necessity'

The Sugarhill Supper Club isn't a normal music venue. The club – situated at Dekalb Avenue and Nostrand, in northern Brooklyn – is best known as a banqueting hall where locals and jazz enthusiasts gather to dine and bust grooves on Saturday nights. An ugly red, maroon and green patterned carpet and …

Metallica defy the sceptics to win over the Glastonbury crowd

For the first time in roughly 30 years, Metallica are underdogs. As titans of a genre hitherto unexplored at Glastonbury, they are like the president of a country you've never heard of, their importance somewhat baffling. As such, they are the festival's riskiest booking since Jay-Z six years ago …

Unreleased Blur, Pulp Performances Unearthed for New BBC Collection

This year has been a big one for Britpop nostalgia, marking 20 years since the release of Blur's <i>Parklife</i> and Oasis' <i>Definitely Maybe</i>. The BBC …

Britpop

Glastonbury 2014: get a hat, get ahead – in pictures

From 99 Flakes to peacock feathers to aviator goggles – the possibilities for festive headgear are endless. Here's a look at some of Glastonbury's finest hats

2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

Ford's "unminivan" is not unfun to drive. But is it a good family truckster?<p>By every reasonable definition, the 2014 Ford Transit Connect wagon is a minivan. It’s a van. It’s small. Ergo, it’s a minivan. Duh. Yet Ford is touting it as the “unminivan,” even turning the term into a hashtag for …

GM recalls 29k Cruze, Nissan recalls 197 LEAFs

196 Nissan Leaf EVs, 5675 Ford F-150s Also Recalled<p>GM is the latest automaker affected by faulty Takata airbags, and has released information on a new recall to address driver’s side airbags on 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruze models. In other recall news, Ford is recalling some F-150 pickups for …

GM Adds More Than 400,000 Vehicles To Its Roster of Recalled Vehicles

General Motors added more than 400,000 U.S. vehicles to its list of recalled vehicles this year, including some of its most profitable offerings.<p>The Detroit-based automaker said the newest recall covers 392,459 full-size pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles in the U.S., plus another 53,607 in …

2014 Chevy Spark TSB Fixes Pistons, Transmission Mounts

GM is conducting a couple of service campaigns on select 2014 Chevy Sparks for noisy engines and broken transmission mounts.<p>The first service …

Electric Vehicles

Hyundai in trouble for overstating fuel economy numbers at home, too

Hyundai is, understandably, "very confused by the fine and the different results."<p>The South Korean government is investigating Hyundai and Ssangyong, alleging that the two manufacturers overstated the fuel economy figures on some of their crossovers. But while the initial investigation is being …