Chris Kissel is a writer based in Los Angeles.
Mountain Jam 2016 in Pictures — The Best Live Moments
We’re posted up at Mountain Jam all weekend, capturing some of the best moments from the stage and posting them in the gallery here.
21 Artists Indebted to Rage Against the Machine
Rage Against the Machine may be long gone, but they helped inspire a new era of political antagonism in music.
The 100 Most Anticipated Albums of 2016
In 2016, we'll officially be a year further in the future than even Doc Brown could envision. So what are we expecting from the music?
34 Years Ago: New Order Emerge From Joy Division With ‘Movement’
Joy Division became New Order after the death of Ian Curtis and released 'Movement,' an album that ultimately represents a split in the indie rock family tree.
20 Years Ago: Sunny Day Real Estate Fall Apart But Still Release ‘LP2′
Although the influential emo outfit broke up in the middle of recording their second album, Sub Pop gave it an all-pink cover and released it as 'LP2.'
25 Years Ago: Pearl Jam Take the Stage for the First Time Ever
With a different name but an unmistakeable sound, Mookie Blaylock (aka Pearl jam) made a pit stop on their way to superstardom at Seattle's Off Ramp Cafe on October 22, 1990.
30 Years Ago: The Replacements Release Their Contradictory Classic ‘Tim’
For a band hailed as the return of real-deal rock 'n' roll -- they were dubbed in their heyday as "the Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World" (a decidedly conservative honor) -- there's a lot about the Replacements' major label debut that doesn't make any sense...
R.E.M.’s Peter Buck Announces ‘Warzone Earth’ Featuring Jeff Tweedy, Krist Novoselic + More
Buck describes the vinyl-only release as his "best solo record" and "magnum opus."
20 Years Ago: The Flaming Lips Release the Intricate, Shimmering ‘Clouds Taste Metallic’
'Clouds Taste Metallic,' one of the Flaming Lips best and most overlooked albums, is a record unlike anything else in the band's catalog, and in that way more than any other, it's a true Lips record through and through.
Florence + the Machine to Replace Foo Fighters as Glastonbury Headliners
The British outfit will step up to the main spot after Dave Grohl's broken leg forced Foo Fighters to pull out.
U2 Fans Open Record Store Day Release Only to Find Tool EP Inside
First, U2 was sneaking Songs of Innocence into your iTunes account. Now, they're having the opposite problem.
Which U.S. Cities Have the Most Record Stores?
Do you live in one of the best cities in the U.S. for vinyl?
Sub Pop Founder Bruce Pavitt Recalls the Birth of ‘Indie’ and Reflects on Today’s Music Industry
Bruce Pavitt's new book, Sub Pop USA: The Subterranean Pop Music Anthology, 1980-1988, documents a world before "indie" was a thing.
Foo Fighters Announce Washington D.C. Show for New Episode of ‘Sonic Highways’
The Foo Fighters just announced they'll take the stage this Friday, Oct. 24 for a special show at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C.
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.