David Downs

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  • 8 years ago | Interviews

    Last week, the biggest music story around the world wasn't taking place on stage or in a fancy recording studio. It was happening on everyone's computer at Radiohead.com. On October 10, the 15-year-old U.K. rock quintet Radiohead independently rel...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    Musician-turned-novelist Frank Portman of the Mr. T Experience has long joked about conceiving his novel King Dork as part of a strategy to "get out of debtor's prison." After 20 years in the punk-rock biz without a hit, it appears his strategy ha...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    Bored with genres? Then this is your album. Brooklyn three-piece Dub Trio contrasts quick, tight, guitar-driven metal with big, open patches of serene reggae beats and keyboards... and very few vocals. With bassist Stu Brooks, guitarist DP Holmes,...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    See what happens when you create nine fucking alter egos under a bajillion different labels with all manner of collaborations? You see?! Apparently this album is some treacherous betrayal (not the first, mind you) of an aborted 3-year-old project ...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    This man is worth more dead than alive. After being immortalized by Joaquin Phoenix in last year's Walk the Line, Johnny Cash rises from the dead yet again for 12 tracks recorded just months before he followed his wife into the grave. Like America...

  • 10 years ago | Music News

    Most metal-electronica or electronica-jazz fusion experiments are born to fail, but one of the luckier scientists is DJ Spooky, a hip New Yorker with more contacts than God. Spooky has a new book and art movie out this year, in addition to this la...