Them Crooked Vultures: Self-Titled

Them Crooked Vultures, the latest in a long line of ’09 super groups, brings some pure, kick-you-in-the-teeth rock ‘n’ roll to your ears. Made up of Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, it’s a trio with some real rock chops, unfortunately the band isn’t all that mind-blowing.

Doomtree’s Dessa discusses new disc

Doomtree, a nine-person hip hop collective, record label and sometimes publishing house made up of five emcees and four DJs, has been tearing up the underground hip hop scene with their unique brand of rap music. The group has one official release as a collective and will soon be releasing their 15th unofficial album under the False Hopes moniker. Dessa, an emcee as well as writer (she published a book of poetry last year), talked about the crew’s new release, and upcoming projects

Felt: A Tribute To Rosie Perez

The hip hop duo known as Felt, one part Slug from Atmosphere and one part Murs from the Living Legends, has stepped up their game on their third release A Tribute to Rosie Perez. Featuring beats from another underground hip hop luminary Aesop Rock, the album is an all-around joy for fans of independent rap.

Jamie Cullum: The Pursuit

Within the confines of good taste and seasoned artistry, there are two things that a musician must consider: Playing an original composition or reveling in a classic cover.

Words from The Big Pink

This past September, the London duo known as The Big Pink released the album, A Brief History of Love, which has received nothing but critical acclaim. Influenced by an array of artists such as Stone Roses, Sonic Youth and the Beastie Boys, best friends Robbie Furze and Milo Cordell set out to make some noise together in 2007 and have yet to stop. Their tour hits Denver for one night at Larimer Lounge right after an hour long DJ set at Twist and Shout. Furze took time out of their busy touring schedule to speak with the Met.

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