blues

To Hell And Back

Metal's Inclusive Future Looks Like a Zeal & Ardor Show

Representation of diverse identities is crucial within a changing subculture that still has so far to go (Plus new tunes from Atrament, Electric Citizen, Ragana, and more).
Kim Kelly
9.29.18
Essays

Put Some Respect on Noname

The Chicago rapper has always been an exhaustive storyteller—brimming with narrative-driven stanzas that life in Chicago has written for her—but now the story feels like it’s completely hers.
Kristin Corry
9.15.18
PROFILES

What Ever Happened to Willis Earl Beal?

After his promising career evaporated four years ago, the songwriter disappeared. Inside an 18-month long, transatlantic journey chasing down a musician-in-exile.
Alex Robert Ross
3.6.18
New music

You Can Now Stream the White Stripes' Little-Heard Debut Show

Recorded live at Detroit's Gold Dollar on Bastille Day 1997.
Phil Witmer
7.14.17
New music

Brad Stank Invites You to His Room For Some Sad and Sultry Pop

The Liverpool songwriter creates melodic melancholia that will have you feeling blissed and blue.
Noisey Australia
6.12.17
In Memoriam

Here's to Gregg Allman, Southern Rock Superhero

Despite a long battle with substance abuse, the blues rock legend helped invent a new form of rock 'n' roll that would change the shape of music forever.
Drew Millard
5.30.17
Trump

This Bassholes Anti Trump Song Is Perfect For Your Richard Spencer Meme

The punk blues duo have a direct message for the 45th President of the United States.
Noisey Staff
1.23.17
Interviews

Bob Weir's Long, Strange Trip West

The iconic member of The Grateful Dead talks his first solo record in over a decade, fascination with the American West, and how he's still, somehow, searching.
Jeff Weiss
11.8.16
Interviews

The Real Story Behind the Spiritual Black Metal Blues of Zeal and Ardor's 'Devil Is Fine'

You'd never be able to tell by listening that one of the year's most intriguing releases started as a joke.
Kim Kelly
7.7.16
Interviews

Iceland’s Kaleo Journey Across the Sea to Live the American Dream

We talked to singer JJ Julius Son about growing up on southern rock, and playing inside of a volcano.
Geoff Burns
6.4.16
Interviews

Stranger Things Have Happened: Clare Maguire on Life After Addiction

After nearly losing her life to alcohol, the UK songstress returns with a new LP that tackles addiction, heartbreak, and life in the wake of losing everything.
Andrea Domanick
5.31.16
premiery

Kwesi Foraes Premieres Another Powerful Track Called "Spell"

The third track from the Long Beach soulful singer-songwriter is uncompromising and despairing and just so damned beautiful.
Alex Robert Ross
5.24.16