Nowadays their correspondents are more likely to be found reporting from North Korean labour camps than Brooklyn warehouse parties: its transformation into a mainstream-news source is as impressive as the courage of their writers and the diversity of its content.
Noisey is one of their less dangerous assignments (although, I suppose, they haven't been to Glasgow yet), a feature which documents live music worldwide.
They've held gigs and club nights in cities from New York to Tokyo to London, and next up for this globetrotting spectacle is The Arches.
Now, New York's Noisey Night featured the intensely groovy electro funk of YACHT.
London got Mogwai's surging, eardrum-destroying post rock. We get Ms Dynamite!
One can't help but think it feels like a missed opportunity, but in the ten years since "Miss Dynami-tee-hee", Niomi McLean-Daley has evolved from being poppy hip-hop star to being a full-on dubstep cum Jamaican dancehall bass merchant.
So the reason you haven't heard much from her lately? She became cool.
Support comes from Murkage, a ridiculously loud Mancunian "cartel" who make emphatically bass-driven grime.
Doorly, perhaps Huddersfield's foremost techno/electro/garage producer, also warms up, as does Mixed Bizness' own spinner Boom Monk Ben.
l Noisey Nights, The Arches, Saturday, 11pm-3am, £10 plus booking fee.
Bank on Blood
LAST Time Fake Blood played Glasgow, he sold 1500 tickets before the first flyers hit the street.
He returns to the O2 Academy less an underground sensation than a fully-fledged superstar DJ. Fresh from having supported Annie Mac on her hugely successful Presents- tour in October, this looks set to be a veritable orgy of house and electro, taking over both the Academy's huge main ballroom and mezzanine bar.
Fake Blood, of course, headlines in the main room, along with his Perth protégés and purveyors of brazen, big room electro Clouds.
Upstairs in the mezzanine bar, Deadly Rhythm and Hush Hush will be spinning the finest in dubstep, garage and future skank.
l Fake Blood, O2 Academy, tomorrow, 11pm-3am, £15 in advance
AS Divine! prepares to celebrate its 21st birthday, it seems so clichéd to describe it as an "institution", or "legendary".
And to point out that it is Glasgow's longest running club is almost to do it a disservice.
The truth is that Divine! deserves to be named alongside the UK's legendary clubs, not just this city's.
A bastion of retro soul, funk, Motown and psychedelia in an increasingly electrified world, it has gone from humble beginnings as Art School student Andrew Divine's pet project to the exalted status of being described as "an institution" and "legendary" by all of our cultural media.
This celebratory night will see free mix CDs for everyone, along with badges and, of course, birthdayscake.
l Divine!, The Admiral, Saturday, 11pm-3am, £7