Reyan Ali

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  • 4 years ago

    By his own admission, Thom Powers, guitarist/vocalist in the Naked and Famous, has been part of several "terrible, terrible bands." By the time he helped to form the fresh-faced five-piece who have effectively become New Zealand's great white indi...

  • 5 years ago

    Ideally, the Death Set's punk-meets-electro live shows are sweaty, zealous affairs in DIY hovels, with crowds perpetually moving back and forth and the band rarely standing still. Dating back to the band's origins in Australia and following develo...

  • 6 years ago

    VNV Nation has never been content with simply making dance music. Yes, the duo's dense discography is laced with an innate electronic groove, but Ronan Harris and Mark Jackson don't create sounds just to entertain the body. Since banding together ...

  • 6 years ago

    During a tour of the States earlier this year, the four guys and three gals that comprise Cardiff, Wales, outfit Los Campesinos! absorbed some of the more off-the-wall American delights. "We've seen pickled pig's feet in a truck stop in Florida," ...

  • 6 years ago

    2-tone deserved better. Otherwise known as the second wave of ska — the first being the ­reggae-tinged '60s Jamaican scene that produced the Wailers, the third the rock-tinged form that ruled the mid-'90s — this late-'70s strain or...

  • 6 years ago

    Historically, New York hardcore has been a style closely tethered to its Manhattan roots. However, the burgeoning Long Island scene has begun making substantial contributions to the state's mosh-ready exports. "You could play shows in Long Island,...


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