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Meet Arranger Rob Moose, the Violinist Pulling the Strings in Indie Rock and Pop

Phoebe Bridgers, Justin Vernon, Anohni, Miley Cyrus, and more call Moose when they want to add orchestration to their songs.

  • by: Allison Hussey

The Best Music Video Choreography of 2023

Ten visuals—by NewJeans, Troye Sivan, Victoria Monét, and more—that danced all over those dinky TikTok trends.


Hardcore Expanded Its Boundaries in 2023—and the Scene Embraced It

How the warm reception to adventurous bands like Scowl, Militarie Gun, and Zulu signifies a new normal for the genre that’s long overdue.

An illustrated pink stage with Beyoncé, U2, and Taylor Swift's names on it

Live Music’s Race to Find the Biggest Screen

From U2’s Sphere debut to SZA’s onstage boat to the visual feast of Beyoncé’s Renaissance live, this year’s touring spectacles were all about making the stage more like the screen.

Grammy Nominations Taylor Swift SZA Phoebe Bridgers

10 Takeaways From the 2024 Grammy Nominations

Including a bounty of nods for SZA, Boygenius, and Taylor Swift, the dominance of women in the major categories, and the worst snubs

Marnie Stern Still Shreds

With her first album in a decade, the NYC guitar hero recalibrates her radiant noise for a new generation.

Jacob Elordi as Elvis and Cailee Spaeny as Priscilla in Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla

Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla Can’t Escape Elvis’ Looming Shadow

Even as it tries to comment on how mythic men overtake women’s lives, the film has trouble wrangling with such a legally protected legacy.

The Beatles circa 1968. Photo courtesy of Apple Corps Ltd

Why the Beatles’ Last Song Couldn’t Have Existed Until Now

Through new technology, the surviving Beatles were able to salvage a 1970s John Lennon demo—and put a massive sheen on it.

Anti-Matter founder Norman Brannon

The Return of Anti-Matter, ’90s Hardcore’s Most Influential (and Emotional) Zine

Texas Is the Reason guitarist Norman Brannon on why he revived his beloved fanzine as a Substack.

MJ Lenderman

Low-Key Indie Rocker MJ Lenderman Wants to Tell a Bigger Story

The North Carolina singer-songwriter talks about the sly jokes, poignant details, and offbeat mysteries that animate his everyday anthems.

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Thurston Moore’s Memoir Gets Lost in a Punk Neverland

Sonic Life documents Moore’s winding path with Sonic Youth but too often detours into scene trivia.

Sting, David Lynch, and Kyle MacLachlan on the set of Dune

The Unlikely Story of Toto’s Soundtrack for David Lynch’s Infamous Dune Adaptation

In this excerpt from the new oral history A Masterpiece in Disarray, members of the rock band look back on their experience scoring the 1984 sci-fi oddity.