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Super-Connected: Belly, Buffalo Tom, Juliana Hatfield, Letters To Cleo, & The Boston Scene Then & Now

"I'm not sure whose water this is," says Gail Greenwood right before taking a swig from a bottle she found on the stage of the…
Michael Tedder | 1:29 pm

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Q&A: Palehound’s Ellen Kempner On Loss, Love, And Her New Album A Place I’ll Always Go

Ellen Kempner started Palehound as a freshman at Sarah Lawrence, and soon after dropped out of school and moved to and settled down in Boston,…
James Rettig | 12:10 pm

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Q&A: Feist On Writing To Her Future Self, Broken Social Scene’s Return, & Her New Album Pleasure

Leslie Feist has a special type of charm. She speaks with a relaxing cadence, the same way she sings on her albums, and there's an…
Nina Corcoran | April 19, 2017 - 10:56 am

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Q&A: Shamir On His Surprise New Album Hope, Discovering Blake Babies, & More

Shamir Bailey, the 22-year-old Philly-via-Vegas polymath who goes only by his first name, made one of 2015's best and brightest albums -- and possibly its…
Dan Weiss | April 17, 2017 - 4:19 pm

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Dancing At The End Of The World

"Imagine a night where everything that you believed in was turned on its head. How would you feel?" Just over a year ago,…
Ryan Leas | April 11, 2017 - 12:20 pm

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Q&A: Joan Shelley On The Louisville Scene, Working With Jeff Tweedy, & Bourbon Cookies

Joan Shelley is looking for a table away from the music. "I don't like listening to music and having a conversation," says the Louisville singer-songwriter.
Stephen Deusner | April 5, 2017 - 12:12 pm

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Q&A: (Sandy) Alex G On “Idiotsplaining” Rocket, Working With Frank Ocean, & The Business Of Being Himself

"Yo, you ever put pepper on shit?" Alex Giannascoli asks me as he picks up a pepper shaker and begins seasoning the heaping plate of…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 4, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Band To Watch

Band To Watch: Thunder Dreamer

Corey Greenfield makes a mean taco. The drummer for Thunder Dreamer has toasted up tortillas, sliced radishes, and marinated a flank steak for three days.
Stephen Deusner | April 4, 2017 - 10:55 am

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Q&A: Tei Shi On Childhood, Creative Pressures, And Putting A Tarantula On Her Face

In a big way, Tei Shi's Crawl Space is an album about confronting fears. The title originates from Valerie Teicher's biggest phobia as a kid.
Margaret Farrell | March 29, 2017 - 12:30 pm

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Q&A: A.C. Newman On Canadian Healthcare, Dan Bejar, And The New Pornographers’ Whiteout Conditions

For almost two decades now, the New Pornographers have operated as a shifting collective of musicians adept at crafting music filled with hooks that demand…
Ryan Leas | March 17, 2017 - 3:26 pm

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Q&A: Real Estate On Growing Up Together, Moving Away From Each Other, & Superpowers

Over the last few years, Real Estate have solidified their position as the beloved jangle-rockers once from New Jersey, now several albums deep into a…
Ryan Leas | March 16, 2017 - 9:34 am

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Q&A: Lydia Ainsworth On Her New Album Darling Of The Afterglow

Lydia Ainsworth's 2014 debut album, Right From Real, is a mystifying piece of pop experimentalism, blending fibrous synths with classically-inspired strings to create something that's…
James Rettig | March 13, 2017 - 9:00 am

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Artist To Watch: Alex Lahey

Calling from America to Australia involves a massive timezone leap, so when I dial up Alex Lahey at the end of my workday, she's waking…
Chris DeVille | March 9, 2017 - 10:45 am

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Q&A: Aimee Mann On ’70s Soft Rock, Suicide Missions To Mars, & Mental Illness

In The Big Sleep, one of the most famous gumshoes in American literature is hired to figure out who is blackmailing a young woman named…
Stephen Deusner | March 6, 2017 - 1:39 pm

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Artist To Watch: Jay Som

"Jay Som has always been based around the comfort of solitude," Melina Duterte tells me over the phone from the Bay Area, where she grew…
James Rettig | February 23, 2017 - 11:19 am
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