Todd Haynes' new film explores the Velvet Underground’s story, stitching it into an intoxicating tapestry with the avant-garde film, art, writing, and music that were part of the band’s transgressive milieu.
When African-American innovators of the 50s met Black Power and Flower Power head on, the psychedelic blues was born.
In the late 60s, the quaint, historic city of Canterbury birthed a scene defined by its breezy, jazz-influenced vibe, quirky lyrics, and refusal to take itself too seriously.
What were the inspirations that empowered The Velvet Underground to trash rock’n’roll tropes and replace them with the sound of the future?
Explore how the Newport Jazz Festival survived riots, rock, and revolution to birth some of jazz’s greatest live albums.
Named for a device that creates high-voltage electricity, Van der Graaf Generator was a shock to the system of prog’s first generation.
Four decades ago, the Violent Femmes started turning alt-rock inside out, embodying the rampaging id of American youth in all its angsty, hormonal glory.
Released in May 1990, Concrete Blonde’s ‘Bloodletting’ was an oasis to those dying for a drop of something deep, dark, and rich.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers spent their first decade living in each other's pockets, but their first extended break turned out to be one of their most productive periods.
From early anarchic antics to Spike Jonze-assisted marvels, the best Beastie Boys videos are some of the most explosive in music.
What began as a rock’n’roll tribute to a fallen friend ended up being the sleeper start of the Seattle sound explosion heard around the world.
Just when prog rock’s prospects looked bleakest, some savvy souls started to find a way forward in the 80s pop scene.
How 70s proggers, blues rockers, and psychedelic popsters put the humble flute out front.
In between bebop’s waning days and the full flowering of free jazz, a crafty cadre of forward-thinking artists gave jazz new wings.