The Unicorns Family Tree

FAMILY TREE: The Unicorns: unpacking the bands of Nick Thorburn, Alden Penner and Jamie Thompson

Nov 21, 2013

We examine the Unicorns universe – the bands that came before and the many, many side projects that followed after the breakup.

Who Will Manage Our Web Presence When We’re Gone?: The Secret Online Afterlife of The Unicorns

Nov 20, 2013

The Unicorns' legacy is potent and lasting, but their mythology has been perpetuated and controlled by a self-appointed online cabal: their fan forum.

Melvins Primer

PRIMER: Melvins: tracing the band from godfathers of grunge to merry doom-sludge pranksters in 10 songs

Nov 19, 2013

Learn to love the godfathers of grunge, rock & roll's interminable cockroaches, the Melvins.

Melvins covers

From KISS to Nirvana: our ten favourite cover songs by the Melvins

Nov 19, 2013

Just got to know the Melvins? Now gorge yourself on Melvins the cover band.

RAMjams Underground Electronic Playlist

RAMjams: Listen to Balam Acab’s FKA twigs collab & a new grime supergroup in our weekly electronic playlist

Nov 19, 2013

Balam Acab produces for FKA twigs, a grime supergroup is formed, and I daydream about witches.

Ten Bands That Covered Themselves

Ten Artists Who Covered Their Own Songs

Nov 15, 2013

Covers are a major part of music history, but what about when a band wants to take on one of their own songs?

INTERVIEW: Hamilton electronic R&B artist Jessy Lanza refuses to be called a songstress

Nov 14, 2013

Hamilton's breakout electronic star would like you to know she's a producer first.

VIDEOBURN: Watch Five Live Performance Videos from the Glory Days of CBGB

Nov 13, 2013

There's a movie celebrating this scuzzy shithole. Here are a few of its more shining moments. Also, enter our contest to win movie tickets!!!


ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Moonface’s Spencer Krug shares his favourite recent discoveries

Nov 13, 2013

Spencer Krug shares eight albums that he discovered without the heavy burden of context.