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LCD Soundsystem Continue To Preview American Dream At Second Brooklyn Residency

In case you missed it, LCD Soundsystem are playing a lot of shows at Brooklyn Steel this year. On the heels of their residency there…
Ryan Leas | June 22, 2017 - 11:16 am

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Dylan Brings (Some Of) The Hits To Firefly

This weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival. You might've noticed headlines recently looking back at Monterey, calling it the moment rock…
Ryan Leas | June 18, 2017 - 6:57 pm

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Weezer’s Hit-Filled Firefly Set Was A Nearly Perfect Situation

Like many American festivals through the first half of 2017, Firefly's lineup has suffered this year. Whether it's over-saturation or simply artists' touring and album…
Ryan Leas | June 17, 2017 - 2:02 pm

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A Somewhat Surprising Morning At The Chainsmokers’ Pop-Up Shop

Fifteen minutes before its planned 11AM opening time, there were 16 people in line for the Chainsmokers’ NYC pop-up shop. The four-day buying experience, running…
Kelly Conaboy | June 9, 2017 - 11:27 am

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Fleet Foxes, Twin Peaks, And The New Revival Of The Old Northwest

I can't be the only one who sees it: The return of Fleet Foxes and the return of Twin Peaks have too much in common…
Jonathan Zwickel | June 8, 2017 - 11:46 am

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Remember When Arcade Fire Were Good?

The mighty would have fallen by now, but their reputation is propping them up. That's how it goes when your rock band becomes too big…
Chris DeVille | June 2, 2017 - 1:52 pm

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On The Scene At Primavera, Where Arcade Fire Played Two Days Early

Yesterday was the first full day of Primavera 2017, and as usual with this festival, there were a ton of great bands playing. But for…
Ryan Leas | June 2, 2017 - 11:25 am

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From Helium To Ex Hex: A Guide To The Music Of Mary Timony

As early as 2002 or 2003, Mary Timony was teaching guitar lessons, a fact that's emerged in recent years as a core tenet of her…
Raymond Cummings | June 1, 2017 - 11:54 am

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Nick Cave Traces Grief And Catharsis At Brooklyn Show

When Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds released their monumental, heart-shattering album Skeleton Tree last year, it was hard to imagine them ever taking it…
Ryan Leas | May 29, 2017 - 2:14 pm

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Metallica Rides (Out) The Lightning At A Rain-Soaked Rock On The Range

Muscle memory is wild, man. James Hetfield reminded his Rock On The Range audience on multiple occasions that Metallica have been thrashing away for 36…
Chris DeVille | May 23, 2017 - 3:54 pm

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Chris Cornell Was The Best Pure Singer In ’90s Alt-Rock

My favorite footnote about Soundgarden is that producer Michael Beinhorn reportedly had Chris Cornell listen to Frank Sinatra before recording "Black Hole Sun," which was…
Dan Weiss | May 19, 2017 - 3:39 pm

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Inside The Ecstatic World Of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda

Though she ultimately spent more time as his widow than as his wife, Alice McLeod’s marriage to John Coltrane was destined, as though by cosmic…
Lindsey Rhoades | May 19, 2017 - 1:15 pm

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An Appreciation Of Chris Cornell, Chronicler Of The Black Days

I keep going back to the last time I saw Chris Cornell. In light of yesterday's news, it's the only comfort I can find.
Michael Tedder | May 19, 2017 - 11:52 am

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The Power Child: 20 Great Chris Cornell Moments

When an iconic figure dies -- and too many have died lately -- a simple eulogy, even an empathetic and observant and beautifully written one,…
Tom Breihan | May 18, 2017 - 5:14 pm

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All These New Songs With “Coachella” In The Title, Ranked

Late last night, Lana Del Rey released her new single "Coachella - Woodstock In My Mind." With it, she became the fourth major-ish artist to…
Tom Breihan | May 15, 2017 - 2:30 pm
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