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The Bumbershoot Festival goes down in venues around Seattle every year on Labor Day weekend, and the lineup for this year's festivities on 8/30-9/1 just came out. As usual, it's a unique assembly of…   Read Story »
The underrated Boston indie singer-songwriter Mary Lou Lord dated Kurt Cobain before Cobain married Courtney Love, and so you'll be absolutely shocked to discover that Love and Lord don't much like…   Read Story »
Yesterday, at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield, a whole mob of prominent musicians got together to pay tribute to the Memphis power pop originators Big Star, covering their album Third in full and…   Read Story »
It's that time of the year again, everybody! The best holiday of the year (yes, better than National Ferris Wheel Day AND Leif Erikson Day) has returned. I've been going to Record Store Day since…   Read Story »
Whether you experience Christmas as a spiritual curative or a wretched crucible likely depends upon your capacity to enjoy the Yuletide season's truly disassociate spirit of insanity. Most of us may…   Read Story »
Was anyone in music ever so jaded and armored so fully, at such a young age, as Alex Chilton? The genius who launched a thousand great bands in his wake was seemingly burnt out by the music business…   Read Story »
Cool For School, a digital-only compilation that benefits The Lunchbox Fund, features covers by the likes of Bright Eyes and Albert Hammond, Jr. Today, we're sharing a track that features the…   Read Story »
Yesterday we posted a live version of an ethereal new tune Bat For Lashes did at Australia's Vivid Festival. The second part of the Opera House set was performed acoustic with a string quartet -- six…   Read Story »
Record Store Day is coming April 16. It began in 2007 and has grown into a indie record store and vinyl lover's version of Christmas morning (or maybe Easter morning? RSD happens the third Sunday of…   Read Story »
Alex Chilton passed away one year ago today. Big Star was scheduled to play SXSW in 2010, instead the show became a tribute, with friends and fans playing Chilton’s music and remembering his work.…   Read Story »