Sure, Canada gave the world Broken Social Scene, but analogously speaking, Canada may be to the crowd of Crystal Castles fans what the last decade of Sub Pop releases is to modern hipsterdom. Although both seemed to harbor the potential to redefine this generation of...

[caption id="attachment_39482" align="aligncenter" width="320"] CD cover. The Bowery by Firekites.Pic. Supplied ff162034[/caption] The Australian band Firekites are reminiscent of Kings of Convenience, and maybe Elliott Smith, though without the infective pop sensibilities. In short, they make the kind of music to get you through a Sunday...

Superficially, Aluminum Babe seems to be a DIY-driven, fierce frontwoman-powered electro outfit making music suitable for garages and house parties. In theory, they seem to be the type of band that has a well-honed demographic and probably fills a solid niche. In reality, they're all...

Phil Elverum of ex-Microphone's fame is one of those artists who has garnered enough legitimate respect throughout his music-making career that when he says something rather off the wall -- such as how the decidedly not-black metal whatsoever project of Mount Eerie is going to...

With their homemade press kit, Forks and Knives seem like a band with DIY roots right off the bat. But unlike many bands that throw together a press kit, write a personal note, and call that enough, Forks and Knives manage to come off as...

Redefine's newest photographic contributor, Koury Angelo, had his first California solo show opening last night at the Loft 910 Gallery in the Santiago Art District. In a similar way to how the invention of the Polaroid changed the face of art photography, iPhone photography is...

Taking on a cover album by one of the biggest legends in country music is an impressive feat. Doing it tastefully is a whole other story. Matthew Houck, or Phosphorescent as he is more commonly known, is an accomplished musician in his own right, with...