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Inside the experimental mind of Flying Lotus

"I have less time to make music than I wish I did," says Steven Ellison, "so when I work on stuff, I mean it, you know?" Ellison is Flying Lotus, a soft-spoken 27-year-old from Los Angeles with a pause in his speech, like he just figured out where anothe
Shifting Focus
By DAN WEISS  |  September 02, 2011
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Kid Sister stays ahead of the electro-rap curve

Musical artists will give a zillion reasons for Why They Do It, but if they were really honest, "staving off boredom" would be the number-one Survey Says answer.  
Right-hand hype
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  April 29, 2011
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Cold Cave unearth a new wave of noise pop

Wes Eisold didn't realize he was undergoing the experience that would inspire Cold Cave's Cherish the Light Years until the experience was over.  
Retro-active
By REYAN ALI  |  April 22, 2011
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Winter live music preview: Tour stops

Ten gigs worth trudging through snow to
Ten gigs worth trudging through snow to
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 31, 2010
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Justin Townes Earle fights the family tree

No one wants to stand in the shadow of his famous family.
No country for young men
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  December 17, 2010
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The long Roky road

Erickson finds his way off life's elevator
Erickson finds his way off life's elevator
By MATT PARISH  |  November 12, 2010


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Sword and tailor

The concept of the rock opera strikes fear into the hearts of many — and rightly so. Yet heavy metal since Zeppelin has always been friendly to hobbity tales of mirth and mayhem.
Warp Riders brings a new concept to metal
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  October 15, 2010
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Die Antwoord's Ninja's zef squad

Some artists figure out their signature style through a slow organic process.
The brazen frontman talks the talk
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 15, 2010
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Photos: M.I.A. live at Royale

 M.I.A., live at the Royale, October 4, 2010
 M.I.A., live at the Royale, October 4, 2010
By CHRISTOPHER HUANG  |  October 08, 2010
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M.I.A.: Fixing the glitch

Monday night, mid-set on stage at Royale, it almost seemed like Maya Arulpragasam, a/k/a M.I.A., had had it.
And talking the talk
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 08, 2010
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The Walkmen refuse to break stride

"My lord, where's the satisfaction? It's all uphill for me," croons Hamilton Leithauser in "Victory," a standout track from the Walkmen's new Lisbon (Fat Possum), and a perfect example of the sort of musty and swelling anthems the New York band — who c
Slow and steady
By MICHAEL GRIMES  |  October 01, 2010


One more chance to win free tickets to see Passion Pit at Royale tomorrow night

One more chance to win free tickets to see Passion Pit at Royale tomorrow night


For the last two days, we've given away pairs of tickets to see PASSION PIT live at Royale (presented by Bowery Boston and American Express)...
By webteam  |  June 25, 2010
We have more tickets to see Passion Pit at Royale

We have more tickets to see Passion Pit at Royale


 So, you may recall that yesterday we asked you to guess how many words wound up in our big interview with Michael Angelakos. Surely most...
By webteam  |  June 24, 2010
These "Bowery Presents" shows at the new Royale look pretty good

These "Bowery Presents" shows at the new Royale look pretty good


Gleefully stolen from Brooklyn VeganThe "newly renovated, state-of-the-art nightclub" now known as ROYALE (on Tremont St. where the Roxy used to be) is teaming with...
By Ryan Stewart  |  April 12, 2010