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
9.27.18
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
9.14.18
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

Zeal & Ardor Are Back With New Single, "Baphomet"

In the band's first new single since 'Devil Is Fine,' the double bass meets the Delta blues.
Noisey Staff
1.18.18
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

This Old Clip of Fats Domino Meeting Jools Holland Will Make You Feel Better

The cut from Holland's 1985 documentary 'Walking to New Orleans' captures a lot of what made Domino so inspiring.
Alex Robert Ross
10.26.17
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
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
Interviews

An Overdue Conversation on Why African-Canadians Are Often Forgotten In Toronto's Music Narrative

"The identity of black people became a lot more of 'oh you must be from the islands' because of the influx of black people that came around the seventies" - Brooke Blackburn
Jabbari Weekes
2.28.17
brief histories

Ride the Feedback: A Brief History of Guitar Distortion

Or, how one of music's happiest accidents went on to shape countless careers and spawn entire genres, from rock 'n' roll to experimental noise
J. J. Anselmi
2.23.17
Premieres

Hanni El Khatib Announces New Album 'Savage Times,' Gets Classy with Single "This I Know"

The album will collect all his EPs from last year and it's out February 17.
Phil Witmer
1.17.17
Noisey News

Listen to Laura Marling’s Roasting New Track “Wild Fire”

This will get you through the winter. Actually, this will get you through anything.
Daisy Jones
1.11.17
Premieres

Watch Zeal & Ardor's Eerie New Video for "Devil Is Fine"

Get lost in purple fog and witchcraft in this new clip, taken from the Swiss black metal blues artist's groundbreaking debut (one of Noisey's Best Albums of 2016).
Lawrence Burney
12.15.16
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