Artist You Need to Know

Bartees Strange has ignored musical boundaries his whole life, without even thinking about it. “When I played in hardcore bands, I remember writing songs and throwing in these R&B sections, or...

Callin and Brendan Paulhus are driving toward an inferno. It’s mid-September 2020; Los Angeles County has 474 new reported cases of COVID-19, the city is experiencing some of the worst air quality...

Cable Ties address misogyny, racism, gender issues, and climate change on their new album, Far Enough, but they’re under no illusions that a loud, noisy rock band by itself is likely to save the...

“I have so many crazy stories from that tour that half of them are blocked out from my memory,” Banoffee says over the phone from Melbourne. She’s recalling her stint as a member of Charli...

Massachusetts indie rocker Squirrel Flower, a.k.a. Ella O’Connor Williams, is Rolling Stone‘s latest Artist You Need to Know. In a new video for the series, Williams cooks risotto, gives...

Less than a month before releasing her band’s debut album, Honeymoon, Beach Bunny’s Lili Trifilio tweeted something unexpected. “Love honeymoon but I cannot relate to her,” she...

The phrases “avant-garde improvisational noise rock” and “hot new buzz band” don’t often show up next to each other in the same sentence. But they’re hard to avoid when...

Near the end of a November show at Dallas listening room the Kessler, singer-songwriter Joshua Ray Walker threw the assembled crowd for a loop when he brought out his friends Ottoman Turks for a surprise...

The first time Stella Donnelly sang about her vibrator, her parents were in the crowd. “It was very classic,” she says, laughing. “A really funny moment of like, ‘Well, here I am!’”...

“No men, just sugar.” Clementine Creevy is reading the ingredients of a candy bar she keeps on a shelf in her living room. “Crush men, eat candy,” she continues with a grin as she...

Before the summer 2016 release of Telefone, the debut album that launched her to a quiet kind of stardom, Noname considered quitting rap. “I used to care-give, so I probably would’ve went back...