Chris Kissel is a writer based in Los Angeles.
Chris Robinson Discusses New Music + Gathering Inspiration at Mountain Jam [VIDEO]
Chris Robinson stopped to chat at Mountain Jam 2016 about the spacey sound of his new music and the preoccupations that fuel it.
Warren Haynes Discusses Mountain Jam’s Present and Future [VIDEO]
Warren Haynes talked with Diffuser about how Mountain Jam, the festival he helps put together every year at Hunter Mountain, NY, balances its adventurous nature with its jam band history.
Mountain Jam 2016 in Pictures — The Best Live Moments
We’re posted up at Mountain Jam all weekend, capturing some of the best moments from the stage and posting them in the gallery here.
Beck Plays Energetic, Sophisticated Set at Mountain Jam
We've seen some truly amazing music at Mountain Jam so far. But for full on entertainment value, no one beats Beck.
Train Covers Led Zeppelin and Umphrey’s McGee Goes Far Out at Mountain Jam, Day One
On the first day of Mountain Jam 2016, Train brought a full-album cover of 'Led Zeppelin II' and Umphrey's McGee offered three hours of proggy, precise jamming.
The Best 50 Songs of 2015 (Part Two)
Check out the top 25 songs in our list of the best of the year including tracks by Sufjan Stevens, Courtney Barnett and Father John Misty.
The 50 Best Songs of 2015 (Part One)
The songs we listened to most this year represent shining beacons of light amid the darkness and turbulence of the time in which they were created.
22 Modern Musicians Frank Zappa Would’ve Loved
On the 22nd anniversary of his death, we honor Frank Zappa and the staggering amalgam of creativity he released with a list of 22 artists who keep his spirit alive.
21 Musical Collaborations That Didn’t Last Long
In the spirit of a holiday that commemorates one infamously tentative alliance, we present 21 musical collaborations that just couldn't stand the test of time.
Modern Masterpieces: 50 Frame-Worthy Album Covers From the 21st Century
When album covers are truly great, they can be works of art in their own right that inform and interact with the music they're meant to represent.
24 Years Ago: My Bloody Valentine Release the Shoegaze Masterpiece ‘Loveless’
If perfect pop records are like novels, 'Loveless' is a novel with the last 10 pages ripped out.
25 Years Ago: Pearl Jam Take the Stage for the First Time Ever
With a different name but an unmistakeable sound, Mookie Blaylock (aka Pearl jam) made a pit stop on their way to superstardom at Seattle's Off Ramp Cafe on October 22, 1990.