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88Rising Is Reshaping Popular Culture In Its Image

Earlier this month, the seven-member K-pop boy band BTS had the #1 album in the US with their compilation record Love Yourself: 結 'Answer,'. Simultaneously,…
Pranav Trewn | September 21, 2018 - 9:52 am

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Kings Of Leon And Rock’s Last Gasp In The Mainstream

For the Kings Of Leon, the myth about them was always more exciting than the real thing. The idea of who they were and where…
Jeff Yerger | September 19, 2018 - 12:18 pm

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Music From Beyond: Talk Talk’s Spirit Of Eden At 30

In pop history, there have been all sorts of shocking transformations. Bands who began in a logical place relative to their time and scene and…
Ryan Leas | September 17, 2018 - 12:01 pm

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Riot Fest Pulled It Off In The End

I've been really in the weeds with work lately. Just completely buried in it. Call It Freelancer Syndrome: I just say yes to everything. Recently…
Michael Tedder | September 17, 2018 - 11:32 am

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Navigating The Many Styles Of Yves Tumor

Recommending Yves Tumor to a friend isn’t easy. In the last several years, the Tennessee-born artist has explored the most extreme sides of music: droning…
Sam Tornow | September 12, 2018 - 2:33 pm

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Mac Miller Deserved Better

One of the biggest pop stars in the world ambles down the street, blinking in the sunlight, looking like he wishes this guy with the…
Tom Breihan | September 10, 2018 - 3:25 pm

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7 Classic Sing-Alongs From That ’70s Show

The '70s ended nearly 39 years ago, but That '70s Show began 20 years ago today. Throughout its eight seasons and 200 episodes, the series…
Gil Green | August 23, 2018 - 11:08 am

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The Eternal Radicalism Of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect”

Aretha Franklin’s "Respect" is eternal. Anyone born after its release in 1967 might assume the song had existed since the Big Bang; it's the kind…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 16, 2018 - 12:00 pm

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20 Great Aretha Franklin Moments

When a truly iconic music figure dies, a eulogy can never tell the full story. Sometimes, you learn more about this person's impact on the…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2018 - 11:03 am

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Outside Lands 2018: Saba Is Making His Chicago Visible For The Rest Of The Country

Chicago is my favorite city in the United States. I recognize that I base that opinion off almost nothing. I have reasons for this preference,…
Pranav Trewn | August 13, 2018 - 2:52 pm

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Flow 2018 Offers A Diverse, Gratifying Answer At The End Of Festival Season

There are a lot of festivals that happen later in the year, but often it feels like a last gasp for the summer season by…
Ryan Leas | August 13, 2018 - 12:56 pm

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Outside Lands 2018: Caleborate And SOBxRBE Are Preserving History In Their Hometown

This is the first year I’ve traveled to Outside Lands from more than an hour outside the Bay Area, having relocated to the East Coast…
Pranav Trewn | August 12, 2018 - 10:43 am

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Outside Lands 2018: A Carly Rae Jepsen Show Is Medicine For Cynicism

A great deal of ink has been spilled about Carly Rae Jepsen. Among her following -- who view her 2015 sophomore album Emotion as closer…
Pranav Trewn | August 11, 2018 - 11:28 am

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Musical.ly, Tik Tok, And The Memeification Of Music

"Do it for the Vine" was the unofficial slogan of the now-defunct, once wildly popular short-form video app Vine. You'd hear people shout it from…
Julia Gray | August 7, 2018 - 12:22 pm

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Billy Corgan Gives The People Of New Jersey What They Want And Then Some

As I trudged to the train station, the resentment bubbled.
Michael Tedder | August 3, 2018 - 4:40 pm
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