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Don’t Forget Amnesia Scanner

Once upon a time, they were called Renaissance Man. About a decade ago, Ville Haimala and Martti Kalliala, two architects working at the same firm…
Peter Helman | June 18, 2020 - 12:39 pm

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The New Bad Character In Town: Quasimoto’s The Unseen At 20

The following is excerpted from Bring That Beat Back: How Sampling Built Hip-Hop by Nate Patrin. Copyright 2020 by Nate Patrin. Available from the University
Nate Patrin | June 11, 2020 - 11:20 am

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Do Electric Songwriters Dream Of Human Muses?

OpenAI Jukebox - "Pop, in the style of the Beatles" Mysterious artist OpenAI Jukebox is back, and their latest release has…
Ryan H. Walsh | May 13, 2020 - 1:45 pm

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Mark Lanegan Teaches Al Jourgensen A Painful Lesson

As the rugged voice of Screaming Trees, Mark Lanegan was at the epicenter of Seattle's alt-rock gold rush at the turn of the '90s. An…
Scott Lapatine | May 8, 2020 - 11:12 am

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With Kraftwerk, Florian Schneider Wrote The Future

Chuck Berry, James Brown, Kool Herc, Kraftwerk: It's not often you can so easily pinpoint the heralded originator of such a major component of popular…
Nate Patrin | May 7, 2020 - 10:15 am

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I Hear The Drumming: Kent State And Pop Music, 50 Years Later

The recognition and commemoration of the Kent State massacre, which happened 50 years ago today, has shifted so drastically that it's weird to think it…
Nate Patrin | May 4, 2020 - 9:15 am

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Dynamite Hack’s “Boyz In The Hood” Paved The Way For 20 Years Of Awful Acoustic Rap Covers

"Some people tell me I’m a genius… that I’m forcing white America to listen to the problems of black America, that I’m tricking them into…
Patrick Lyons | April 29, 2020 - 12:40 pm

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The Precarious Comeback Of StageIt, Where Live-Streaming Musicians Actually Get Paid

Almost two months into the COVID-19 pandemic, "going live" at home has become the new normal for scores of musicians. There's homegrown operations, like Waxahatchee…
Larry Fitzmaurice | April 21, 2020 - 1:38 pm

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…And Justice For Us: Metallica v. Napster 20 Years Later

The record industry getting caught napping at the onset of the file-sharing era is one of the most resonant cautionary tales of this young century,…
Nate Patrin | April 13, 2020 - 11:12 am

Movie Review

Trolls World Tour Is A Poptimist Nightmare

Before we take a dive into the rich text that is Trolls World Tour, a brief disclaimer: This is a movie for children. I feel…
Larry Fitzmaurice | April 10, 2020 - 9:04 am

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A Big Old Goofy World: 13 Essential John Prine Deep Cuts

I didn't think John Prine would die. I always thought he would disappear into some dark jungle, carried along by a herd of wild pachyderms.
Stephen Deusner | April 8, 2020 - 1:48 pm

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Adam Schlesinger Did The Work

It's hard to even contemplate how difficult it must be to write a song like "That Thing You Do!" Tom Hanks directed That Thing You
Tom Breihan | April 2, 2020 - 3:35 pm

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Socials Distance: Can Indie Artists Quit Twitter Or Instagram Without Hurting Their Careers?

Over the last decade, myriad factors have (for better and worse) upended the culture surrounding "indie" music. Its dissemination and overall makeup have been altered,…
Larry Fitzmaurice | March 27, 2020 - 12:00 pm

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Live And Let Livestream

Were you at the biggest party of the year so far? You didn't even have to leave your house to attend (not that you should…
Larry Fitzmaurice | March 24, 2020 - 3:49 pm

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Let’s Cast The Coronavirus-Relief “We Are The World”

In 1985, some of the world's biggest pop stars got together to record "We Are The World," a terrible song intended to raise money for…
Tom Breihan | March 24, 2020 - 2:37 pm
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