Lou Reed

These 5 Expensive Vinyl Records Are a Collector’s Dream: Watch | Video | Pitchfork

Records from Velvet Underground, the Beatles, and the Quarrymen are among the rarest and most valuable treasures for crate-diggers.

Vinyl Records

Dear Alexa, who‘s in charge of my life, me or you?

In the first of a new weekly column, Rhik Samadder reveals the horrific truth about his Amazon Echo, as well as his David Bowie and Kodak moments<p>Got an Amazon Echo for Christmas, just like every other basic-issue human. I’m under no illusion it’s anything other than the larval cell of a cybernetic …

Opinion (UK)

Is Kid Rock's 'American Rock 'n Roll' a Hit?

Kid Rock is no stranger to the country genre. Having seen success with several country singles over the years, his latest effort "American Rock 'n …

Country Music

A chronology of U2's Bad, an iconic live song

Ask a U2 fan to name U2's most iconic live songs and chances are that Bad will feature heavily. I went back through time and listened to nearly every …

Andy Warhol

This month in Uncut

My Bloody Valentine, Joan Baez, Roxy Music and our free noise CD<p><b>My Bloody Valentine</b>, <b>Joan Baez</b>, <b>Roxy Music</b> and the heroes of outlaw country are all …

Yoko Ono

See 'Stranger Things' Star Cover Velvet Underground at Brooklyn Show

Finn Wolfhard and Calpurnia cover Weezer and Pixies, perform originals from upcoming EP at Rough Trade NYC<p><i>Stranger Things</i> star Finn Wolfhard and his …

Music

18 new albums to add to your collection in early 2018

<b>Your essential guide to the new year’s best new music.</b><p>Picking up where Sampha, Sudan, Kendrick and rest of our favourite records of 2017 left off, …

Vinyl Records

That time Talking Heads recorded ‘Femme Fatale’ with Lou Reed

<i>Tina Weymouth and Lou Reed onstage at CBGB, 1988 (via Tom Tom Club)</i><p>“Yes, it’s true”: toward the end of Talking Heads’ career, all four members of the …

Shake off winter and get down with some of the season’s best concerts

From intimate folk clubs to club beats bouncing around TD Garden, we have concerts for every taste. Fine, not every taste. Sadly, our winter music …

Stephen Malkmus

Nine Songs: Porches

1. “Eyes Eyes” by Michael Hurley<p>"My ex introduced me to Michael Hurley, maybe like five years ago. He’s this old folk singer that I think lives in …

Music (UK)

4 Men Tell Us Their Body Insecurities, and It's Honestly Refreshing

As a relatively self-assured woman, negotiating my unwavering belief in body positivity with a quiet, self-inflicted scrutiny is tough. Most days my …

Feminism

Hear Canadian Quartet Nap Eyes’ Wry Twang On ‘Every Time The Feeling’

Nap Eyes are a Canadian quartet from Halifax, Nova Scotia, who make indie rock reminiscent of folk rock, or possibly the other way around. Ever since the North Carolina-based label, folk and Americana purveyors Paradise Of Bachelors, shone a light on the band with their debut album <i>Whine Of The</i> …

Music

Can Florence Welch's new lyric book add something to the genre?

This past 12 months, the most powerful exhibit I have witnessed has been Ian Curtis's handwritten lyrics for Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us …

Celebrity News (UK)

Becoming Lester Bangs: Erik Jensen on His Breathtaking, Big Screen-Bound Take on the Iconic Rock Critic

A few days before taking the stage at the Public Theater in New York City last week to perform the excellent one-man show <i>How to Be a Rock Critic</i>, …

William S. Burroughs

30 Awesome Record Ads from the 1970s

Let’s have a look, year-by-year from 1971-1979, at record advertising from musicians ranging from Led Zeppelin to Frank Zappa, from Kiss to …

Frank Zappa

Terry Gross on the Art of the Q&A and the Guest That Most Surprised Her

“I wouldn’t be able to keep doing my job,” says <i>Fresh Air</i> host Terry Gross, sitting in her book-lined office at Philadelphia’s WHYY radio station, “if …

Mind