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Kero Kero Bonito’s Radical Positivity Pop

Appropriately enough, Kero Kero Bonito got their start on the internet. In 2013, school friends Gus Lobban and Jamie Bulled posted an advertisement on an…
James Rettig | October 20, 2016 - 2:55 pm

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Father John Misty Is A Lot: The Night Josh Tillman Came To The New Yorker Festival

Do I love Father John Misty or do I hate him so much that I never want to hear him or anyone else ever say…
Kelly Conaboy | October 10, 2016 - 10:47 am

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Other Views From The 6: Dilly Dally’s New Remix EP Shines Light On Toronto’s Thriving Punk Scene

It was a school night in 2011 at Toronto DIY punk venue the Garage. Dilly Dally were scheduled to play dead last, and they were…
Paul Spencer | October 7, 2016 - 11:59 am

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Let’s Predict The 2016 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees

Every year, right around this time of year, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nominates around 15 acts for induction. Then, the next year,…
Tom Breihan | October 4, 2016 - 1:56 pm

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The Untold Story Of Silver Jews’ The Natural Bridge: How David Berman Lost His Mind, Left Pavement Behind, And Made A Masterpiece

It starts with a line you might yell at an ex across an empty, half-lit parking lot around midnight: "I don't really wanna die/ I…
Ryan H. Walsh | October 3, 2016 - 12:03 pm

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Do Vampires Menstruate? The Power Of Jenny Hval’s New Album Blood Bitch

Where are you going tonight? What are you doing out without a boyfriend? I was 12, maybe 13 the first time a man…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 27, 2016 - 11:27 am

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The Worst New Band In America Reminds Us That Nü-Metal’s Not Going Anywhere

Last week, the worst album of 2016 arrived in my inbox. It may eventually lose that title -- I haven't heard the She & Him
Phil Freeman | September 21, 2016 - 12:26 pm

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Elephant 6 & Friends Reflect On The Legacy Of The Olivia Tremor Control’s Dusk At Cubist Castle

The Olivia Tremor Control lined up their first big hometown show at the 500-cap 40 Watt in 1995. After a few years developing their kaleidoscopic…
Adam Clair | September 21, 2016 - 11:29 am

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Trying To Make Sense Of John Mayer’s Career, 10 Years After Continuum

For an indiscernible amount of time in the '00s, I remember hearing John Mayer's "No Such Thing" everywhere. Echoing from new SUVs parked at the…
Ryan Leas | September 16, 2016 - 1:29 pm

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Defeating The Jazz Zombies: America’s Music Is Alive & Well — These 7 Artists Are Proof

Jazz has a zombie problem. Musicians who’ve been dead for decades continue to stalk the commercial landscape, grabbing listeners new to the genre before they…
Phil Freeman | September 12, 2016 - 11:21 am

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This Is How You Start A Party: Checking In On Rap’s New Generation At Ohio’s EDM-Heavy Breakaway Festival

"Who the fuck are you?" rapped Lil Uzi Vert, bathed in August twilight, adopting a serrated singsong cadence like Wiz Khalifa doing his best Young…
Chris DeVille | August 31, 2016 - 12:47 pm

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3 Reasons History Will Look Fondly On Blonde

Blonde, the official follow-up to Frank Ocean's instant-classic debut album Channel Orange, finally made its grand debut Saturday night, putting an end to four years…
Chris DeVille | August 26, 2016 - 1:22 pm

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Pack It Up And Tear It Down: The Good And Bad Of Cameron Crowe’s Roadies

In a year of prestige TV featuring respected auteurs mixing music history with fiction like Vinyl and The Get Down, the best thing about Cameron…
Al Shipley | August 25, 2016 - 2:33 pm

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How The Hell Did Mudvayne Ever Win A VMA?

The 2001 MTV Video Music Awards are perhaps best remembered for one fleeting but iconic moment: when 20-year-old Britney Spears draped a massive albino python…
Patrick Hosken | August 25, 2016 - 12:15 pm

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Raportti From Flow Festival 2016: Anohni, Iggy, Oatly

By this point in the summer, those of us who've attended some combination of Lollapalooza and Outside Lands and Bonnaroo and Governor's Ball and Coachella…
Scott Lapatine | August 18, 2016 - 5:40 pm
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