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What’s a legacy to a legend? For some, it’s a thing to be actively patrolled: endless tours, obligatory records, the noblesse oblige of the bassist getting to do the occasional side project. Constant existence, in other words. For others, it’s an ambient gift. You’ll always have a band to join; awestruck journalists will check on… More »

From the looks of the R.E.M. setlist site, early R.E.M. gigs were glorified bar-band hootenannies. Before they’d written Murmur and Chronic Town, the band cut their teeth seemingly as philistines, playing sloppy, drunken versions of everything from Creedence to the Sex Pistols. Time passed, R.E.M. became more sophisticated, and their covers eventually became more… More »

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 2009, and even when I didn’t look up the releases beforehand, I’d still walk out of my favorite record store… More »

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Scarlett Johansson & Pete Yorn Cover Chris Bell

The first single from the Scarlett Yornhansson collab LP Break Up was the pleasantly surprising “Relator.” Which was an original! And it worked! But it…
Amrit Singh | August 25, 2009 - 1:05 pm

Britney, Big Star On Your Mother

Last night’s How I Met Your Mother finally saw Britney take a meaningful stab at no longer appearing to the public as a drugged-up/sex-crazed ditz…
Amrit Singh | March 25, 2008 - 10:14 am
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