With a new record, Joyce Manor widens its indie-rock appeal while staying true to its pop-punk roots

With a new record, Joyce Manor widens its indie-rock appeal while staying true to its pop-punk roots

As a songwriter, Barry Johnson is displaying more intuition than ever before

Los Angeles-based Bleached keeps on keeping on

The songs come across as both cathartic and reflective

Project/Object guitarist Andre Cholmondeley on creating “Frank Zappa Fantasy Camp”

“I don’t have to have my singer sound like the guy; I’ve got the guy.”

Talking donuts, DIY punk and old-fashioned rock ’n’ roll with Seratones front woman AJ Haynes

“I know in a lot of different punk scenes, there’s this big machismo, anti-feminine, anti-woman pussy-fear, and we didn’t have that.”

With Jaye Jayle, Young Widows frontman Evan Patterson swaps melodic aggression for menacing, slow-burning minimalism

“I’ve been obsessed with blues music for a long time.”

Esperanza Spalding and the evolution of pop music

“My overarching sentiment about making music is: Do whatever you want.”

On his 10th record under the name Destroyer, Vancouver’s Dan Bejar moves further away from straight-ahead rock

Even he, when talking about Poison Season, admits, “I’m still processing that one.”

On Eyes on the Lines, Steve Gunn finds happy accidents in unfocused moments

The prolific Gunn is most at home as a collaborator, and the chemistry with his band is strong

Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman bring the music of Yes to Heinz Hall

“We want to play together, learn a bit more again about each other.”

Kentucky-based folk singer taps into a tradition of pastoral simplicity and nostalgia

Inside the pastoral simplicity and nostalgia of folk-singer Joan Shelley.

Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society celebrates four decades of advocating roots-based music

A look at the past, present and future of Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society.

On Golden Sings That Have Been Sung, Rockford, Ill.-based singer-songwriter Ryley Walker expertly arranges every element

A review of Ryley Walker’s fourth album, Golden Sings That Have Been Sung.

At 92, saxophonist Marshall Allen keeps the Sun Ra Arkestra in orbit

“It takes time for the people to catch up and to appreciate and know what’s going on.”

World Saxophone Quartet reuniting for Pittsburgh City of Asylum show

“When we hit the stage, it’s pure energy and pure magic as far as I’m concerned.”

After more than 50 years in music, John Mayall is still delivering the blues

“I never found it difficult to find excellent musicians.”



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