MUSIC

Gold Star—otherwise known as Marlon Rabenreither—examines the highs, lows and in-betweens of life on his new album Uppers & Downers (Autumn Tone ... More

Gold Star

Live Performance & Interview

Miles Robbins and his evolving circle of collaborators—including Gabe Wax of The War on Drugs and Fleet Foxes—recorded Pow Pow Family Band’s ... More

Pow Pow Family Band

Live Performance & Interview

Laetitia Tamko, the multi-instrumentalist and producer known as Vagabon, didn’t plan for a career in music. She had graduated from college with ... More

Vagabon

Live Performance & Interview

Originally from a small village just outside Edinburgh, Nina Nesbitt’s confessional songwriting and unique pop sound has developed quite a following. She ... More

Nina Nesbitt

Live Performance & Interview

From a small town just outside Winnipeg, 19-year-old Taylor Janzen grew up with religious family and friends who never talked about their ... More

Taylor Janzen

Live Performance & Interview

Actress and singer-songwriter Lola Kirke began her musical journey in 2016 when she released her self-titled EP. The collection of four songs ... More

Lola Kirke

Live Performance & Interview

Buzzy Lee, better known as Sasha Spielberg, began writing songs when she was eight. While a student at Brown University, Spielberg formed ... More

Buzzy Lee

Live Performance & Interview

Berlin-based artist Alice Phoebe Lou cares deeply about how her music connects with others. Beginning as a fire-dancer turned street musician, Lou ... More

Alice Phoebe Lou

Live Performance & Interview

The band Loma was born from a tour friendship between bands Cross Records (the project of Emily Cross and Cross’s former husband ... More

Loma

Live Performance & Interview

Lucy Rose has just wrapped what seems to be the final installment of her Something’s Changing project, which now includes this summer’s ... More

Lucy Rose

Live Performance & Interview

Australian singer-songwriter Stella Donnelly made quite an impact when she broke onto the indie scene last year, with her infectious and biting ... More

Stella Donnelly

Live Performance & Interview

New York City band Sons of an Illustrious Father made a splash earlier this year with their tantalizing music video for “Extraordinary ... More

Sons Of An Illustrious Father

Live Performance & Interview

Uncle Meg is all about getting his music out there. The Brooklyn-based rapper just released his second full-length album, Can’t Stay the ... More

Uncle Meg

Live Performance & Interview

Austin born, New York educated and recent resident of Los Angeles Jess Williamson first came to attention with her folk debut album ... More

Jess Williamson

Live Performance & Interview

Electronic-pop duo Overcoats busted out onto the music scene with last year’s debut album YOUNG, hailed by critics such as Billboard and ... More

Overcoats

Live Performance & Interview

Musician Matt Lowell began writing songs while still in his home state, New York. It was there he penned what would become ... More

Lo Moon

Live Performance & Interview

Award-winning New Zealand musician Marlon Williams began his music career at 17 as the frontman of The Unfaithful Ways, a band he ... More

Marlon Williams

Live Performance & Interview

Musician Jen Cloher’s self-titled fourth solo album is an overt declaration about where Cloher is coming from, literally and figuratively. Recorded in ... More

Jen Cloher

Live Performance & Interview

Dream Wife, the eponymous debut album by British/Icelandic punk trio Dream Wife, has long been anticipated by live audiences and critics alike. ... More

Dream Wife

Live Performance & Interview

On the heels of last year’s Teeth & Tongue album, Give Up on Your Health, Australian musician Jess Cornelius has returned with ... More

Jess Cornelius

Live Performance & Interview

Lourdes Hernández is the Madrilenian singer-songwriter behind the band Russian Red. Russian Red first came to prominence in her native Spain with ... More

Russian Red

Live Performance & Interview

Cut Worms is the project of Ohio-born, Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, and musician Max Clarke, who recently released his debut EP, Alien Sunset. ... More

Cut Worms

Live Performance & Interview

For someone who only just released his second album, singer and songwriter Kirin J. Callinan has covered a lot of ground creatively. ... More

Kirin J. Callinan

Performance Music Film & Interview

R&B pop artist Tei Shi, the moniker of Columbian-Canadian and New York-based musician Valerie Teicher, recently released her much anticipated debut, Crawl ... More

Tei Shi

Live Performance & Interview

Give a musician a camera, and you will end up with the visual expression of their aural landscape. Watching the music video ... More

Alan Palomo

Interview by Jesy Odio

Established musician Mackenzie Scott, known by her stage name TORRES, and Grammy nominated folk musician Brandi Carlile first became acquainted when Scott ... More

Torres

Interview by Brandi Carlile

Alex Cameron’s Forced Witness responds to our increasing inability to escape the catastrophes, trends and news circulating the globe. The LP comes ... More

Alex Cameron

Questions by Jemima Kirke + Live Performance

English singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Marika Hackman has just released her anticipated second album, I’m Not Your Man, via Transgressive Records. The album ... More

Marika Hackman

Live Performance & Interview

Strolling in and out of the Pacific Ocean with Russian Red on a bright afternoon makes me the luckiest photographer. As I ... More

Lourdes Hernández

by Sophie Caby

She-Devils vocalist Audrey Ann Boucher and bandmate Kyle Jukka met while living at a music rehearsal space in Montreal’s Mile-Ex neighborhood where ... More

She-Devils

Live Performance & Interview

Chaz Bear, or Toro y Moi as his music fans know him, signed to Carpark Records in 2009, months after graduating the ... More

Toro y Moi

Interview by Mac DeMarco

“There is a darker darkness and a lighter light,” says Big Thief singer and guitarist Adrianne Lenker of the band’s newest album, ... More

Big Thief

Live Performance & Interview

Influenced by his father’s record collection of old blues, folk and country legends, Charlie Parr began playing guitar at age eight. In ... More

Charlie Parr

Live Performance & Interview

London-born bassist Ed Nash has been playing music seriously since age 15, when he and his friends formed indie rock band Bombay ... More

Toothless

Live Performance & Interview

Inspired by the punk shows they saw growing up in Los Angeles, Jennifer Clavin and her sister Jessica founded their first band, ... More

Jennifer Clavin

Interview by Cecilia Della Peruti

We met up with musician Gordi at Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles to record an ISSUE House Arrest and discuss her ... More

Gordi

Live Performance & Interview

Originally from D.C, rapper Chaz French credits his music to the influence of gospel, artists like Amy Winehouse and a stint of ... More

Chaz French

Live Performance & Interview

Front man of the band Ought, Tim Darcy recently released his debut solo album, Saturday Night. Issue met up with Tim for ... More

Tim Darcy

Live Performance & Interview

I love shooting Zelly because she’s so natural and easy to work with. We drove around Silverlake looking for locations and honestly ... More

Zelly Dugan

by Cynda McElvana

In Double Roses, Manchester-born musician, supermodel and mother of two Karen Elson delves into the personal and confronts the vicissitudes of her ... More

Karen Elson

Live Performance & Interview

Up on a hill, Cat Pierce opens the door of her Silverlake home to reveal a warm interior echoing her personality; full ... More

Cat Pierce

by Sophie Caby

L.A.-based indie-folk-Americana duo Dash Hutton and Jesse Tyre recently released their self-titled debut EP in 2016 and are looking forward to their ... More

The Grand Southern

Live Performance & Interview

It was around the holidays and I had just moved to Los Angeles from Brooklyn. I was at my friend’s house for ... More

Ofelia K

by Abby Wright

I was once in a big, dumb pool with a lot of dumb, mean people. It was at night in the desert ... More

Cotillon

Live Performance & Interview

Born in Aleppo, Syria, and raised in Saudi Arabia, Azniv Korkejian took the stage name Bedouine as a nod to the nomadic ... More

Bedouine

Live Performance & Interview

Los Angeles band Bråves shroud themselves in mystery with dark masks, hoods and headdresses, and rarely appear in their slow, artful videos. ... More

Bråves

Live Performance & Interview

On her debut EP, B-Grade University, Melbourne’s Alex Lahey takes on her post-grad life in all its mundanity and confusion after dropping ... More

Alex Lahey

Live Performance & Interview

Sydney’s Middle Kids released their first single, “Edge of Town” in May 2016 and immediately garnered international traction with extensive radio play ... More

Middle Kids

Live Performance & Interview