With a nod to greats like Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings before her, Nikki Lane proves with "All or Nothin'" that you don't need a Y chromosome to make rootsy, aggressive outlaw country.
July is here, and now that the fireworks have faded away, we celebrate a full half year of independent music by taking a look at some of the best releases of 2014 thus far. The DJs of KDHX have picked their 10 favorites from the first six months of the year, with plenty of surprises in store.
As we hit the midpoint of another year, here are KDHX's top spins so far. These albums are time-tested 2014 releases that have excited our DJs over and over again.
Laying the fuzz bass on thick, Eric Elbogen, aka Say Hi, aims straight for your poisoned little heart with the minimalist, futuristic thumper "Such a Drag."
Long-standing, avant-garde band Swans intricately weaves together an unwavering bass line, heavy guitar licks and discordant electronics and horns in "A Little God in My Hands" -- a sickly, unsettling yet mesmerizing seven-minute song.
Wednesday was a perfect day for an all-day music festival at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.
Coming off of the Afghan Whigs' first new album in 16 years, "Matamoros" fuses an experimental, progressive-rock riff with whispering falsetto vocals to create a song that's both taunting and seductive.
London-based singer-songwriter Lyla Foy layers synthesizers and dreamy vocals to craft an atmospheric, intimate and eerily beautiful version of one of Tori Amos' most well-known songs, "Cornflake Girl."
"It's been a long, long day," Ian Felice told the crowd on Monday night at Off Broadway.