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Avail Reunite In Richmond, And It’s Pretty Close To Perfect

One night, about 23 years ago, I watched a man named Beau Beau plant his feet, jut out his voluminously goateed chin, and trace a…
Tom Breihan | July 22, 2019 - 9:27 am

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Stereolab Brought Revved-Up Vintage Euro Chic To Pitchfork Music Festival

The thunderstorm that forced Pitchfork Music Festival to evacuate just before 5PM Saturday was brief but powerful enough that Stereolab's 6:15 performance was suddenly in…
Chris DeVille | July 21, 2019 - 3:05 pm

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Black Midi Rearranged Matter At Their Pitchfork Music Festival Aftershow

In the short amount of time Black Midi have been a band, they have stirred up a frenzy of hype in their native UK primarily…
Ryan Leas | July 21, 2019 - 2:46 pm

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Low Became One With The Heat At Pitchfork Festival 2019

"You should be ashamed of yourselves that you're not watching Mavis Staples right now." Before Low had played a single note on the first night…
Ryan Leas | July 20, 2019 - 1:45 pm

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Sky Ferreira’s Chaotic Pitchfork Set Climaxed With A Promising New Song

Sky Ferreira fans are used to waiting, and they've become accustomed to every possible obstacle manifesting itself in their hero's way. So despite a game…
Chris DeVille | July 20, 2019 - 12:15 pm

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Haim Covered Paula Cole (Twice) And Proved Their Headliner Bona Fides At Pitchfork Music Festival

I gotta be honest: When Haim were announced as the Friday night headliner for Pitchfork Music Festival 2019, I was surprised. It's not that I…
Chris DeVille | July 20, 2019 - 11:28 am

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With The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins, and Vampire Weekend, NOS Alive 2019 Went All-In On Big Headliners

Each July, the festival NOS Alive takes over a stretch of land just off the water in Lisbon. If your Instagram feed is anything like…
Ryan Leas | July 14, 2019 - 2:37 pm

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The Haxan Cloak’s Beautiful, Terrifying Score Is Midsommar’s Secret Weapon

Warning: This piece contains some minor spoilers about Midsommar.
Zach Schonfeld | July 8, 2019 - 12:17 pm

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Who Should Play Elvis In Baz Luhrmann’s Biopic?

After Bohemian Rhapsody made a vast pile of money last year, we are about to experience a boom in biopics about iconic musicians. And it…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2019 - 12:47 pm

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Am I Grateful Enough For The Dead?

The phrase "I was born in the wrong generation" has become something of a meme, uttered in earnest by millennials wearing $60 distressed Rolling Stones…
Julia Gray | June 27, 2019 - 1:44 pm

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“Old Town Road” Will Never Die, But You Will

There's an outdoor pool up the street from my house, and the swim teachers there are pleasantly leathery middle-aged guys who like to play Eagles…
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2019 - 1:24 pm

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Ariana Grande In Brooklyn, Our Ponytail Queen At Her Fiercest

Ariana Grande’s presence is otherworldly. It feels electric being in the same room with the formidable singer who has time and time again told her…
Margaret Farrell | June 15, 2019 - 12:14 pm

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I BEHELD THE DIO HOLOGRAM, AND AM RETURNED TO TELL THEE

Dio was the first concert I ever went to, and the only one my dad ever took me to.
Phil Freeman | June 10, 2019 - 12:11 pm

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Frampton Comes Around

There are a million theories as to when exactly punk was born. Some say it was the moment when Richard Hell first used a safety…
Stuart Berman | June 6, 2019 - 11:44 am
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