1. 2014 Indie Rock Playlist for Pop Fans: 15 Songs That Could Have Cracked Top 40

    December 09, 2014 3:30 PM EST Check out tunes from Tune-Yards, the Drums, Hundred Waters and others that even the staunchest pop fan would embrace. December is always a time for pop fans to feel particularly trepidatious, as the final month of the calendar year doubles as year-end list season — better known as a…

  2. 20 Hot Bonnaroo Moments Day 4: Elton John Brings Out Ben Folds, Arctic Monkeys & Wiz Khalifa Shine

    June 16, 2014 4:13 AM EDT Even if it seemed like Kaskade’s late night Saturday set was barely over, Bonnaroo cruised into its final day (June 15) with the approaching Elton John finale giving everyone a little extra incentive to power on. But before the piano legend made his first-ever American festival appearance, an…

  3. Kelela Talks Saint Heron, R&B's Racial Politics & Working with Arca, Hudson Mohawke

    November 19, 2013 1:45 PM EST Less than a year ago, Kelela Mizanekristos — the Los Angeles-based, Ethiopia-descended R&B and electro pop singer — was working as a telemarketer, trying to make ends meet as an artist in a city inundated with them. She finally quit her day job last December after Solange, a fan,…

  4. Big Boi and Little Dragon Perform New Song, 'Mama Told Me': Watch

    August 10, 2012 2:55 PM EDT Fans of Swedish indie rock band Little Dragon got a surprise at their Austin show on Aug. 7 when Big Boi paid a visit. The Atlanta rapper joined the Swedes on stage to debut "Mama Told Me," to be featured on his upcoming second solo album "Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors"…

  5. Bonnaroo 2012: The 10 Best Performances

    June 11, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Along with open fields, tasty food, stand-up shows, shirtless guys (and girls), not-too-hidden narcotics, film screenings, porta potties, overpriced merchandise and so much more, the 2012 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival offered four days of enthralling performances from rock music's…

  6. DJ Shadow Talks 'The Less You Know, The Better': Video Track-By-Track

    September 27, 2011 6:00 PM EDT DJ Shadow made a name for himself by digging through record crates to create eclectic mixes for the last two decades. His fourth studio album, "The Less You Know, The Better," combines the different energies, as well as samples, we've come to expect from him. "When I…

  7. Little Dragon Issue 'Ritual Union' After Gorillaz, Raphael Saadiq Collabs

    July 29, 2011 3:30 PM EDT Experimental Swedish pop act Little Dragon has long been championed by its peers. The group-vocalist Yukimi Nagano, drummer Erik Bodin, bassist Fredrik Källgren Wallin and keyboardist Håkan Wirenstrand-appeared on Gorillaz ' 2010 effort, "Plastic Beach," and Nagano has lent her…

  8. Raphael Saadiq Talks 'Stone Rollin'' Influences, Being 'Raw'

    May 30, 2011 2:54 PM EDT R aphael Saadiq has discovered that being busy as an artist doesn't leave him much time to pursue his hitmaking career as a producer. "I haven't had any time to work on anybody," Saadiq -- whose credits behind the board include Joss Stone, D'Angelo, Mary J. Blige,…

  9. Little Dragon Preps New Album After Gorillaz Tour

    December 29, 2010 12:45 PM EST Earlier this year, Little Dragon was slowly building an underground U.S. following thanks to their 2009 release, "Machine Dreams," and the small tour supporting it. Soon after, the electro-indie band was jamming out on arena stages around the world as support for Gorillaz . With the…

  10. TV on the Radio's Sitek Takes Flight With 'Balloon'

    August 14, 2010 12:00 PM EDT When Dave Sitek is usually described as ambitious, it's in relation to the intricate production and instrumentation he employs with his primary band, indie fave TV on the Radio . But Sitek's true ambition, he reveals, is a little more . . . blonde. "I was trying to make Madonna…

  11. Jose Gonzalez Finds 'Nature' On Sophomore Set

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After ascending to indie rock stardom with his 2005 album, "Veneer," Swedish singer/songwriter Jose Gonzalez will return Sept. 25 with his next Mute effort, "In Our Nature." After ascending to indie rock stardom with his 2005 album, "Veneer," Swedish singer…

  12. Waltz for Koop.

    July 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Swedish duo Koop—composers/producers/ remixers Oscar Simonsson and Magnus Zingmark—create the kind of sublime jazzy electronic landscapes that sit comfortably alongside offerings from th Swedish duo Koop—composers/producers/ remixers Oscar Simonsson and Magnus Zingmark—create the kind of…