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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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Bandcamp Is Waiving Its Share Of Revenue Today: Here Are 15 Great New Albums To Buy

The music world, along with everything else, has been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. With tours and festivals cancelled for the foreseeable future, artists have…
Stereogum | March 20, 2020 - 9:52 am

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How Will Festival Cancellations Due To Coronavirus Affect Indie Musicians?

Detroit rockers Dogleg have spent the last several months building a considerable amount of buzz around their debut LP, Melee -- and its release, which…
Larry Fitzmaurice | March 11, 2020 - 3:15 pm

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Grammys 2020: Performances Ranked Worst To Best

What a sad, fraught, fucked-up night of television. The week before this year's Grammy Awards, the show had already become a vast neon-lit symbol of…
Tom Breihan | January 27, 2020 - 12:05 pm

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30 Years Ago Milli Vanilli Won The Only Grammy That’s Ever Been Revoked

Maybe you've seen the clip. There's Rob and Fab, the two model-handsome faces of Milli Vanilli, cavorting around onstage at a July 1989 MTV concert…
Nate Patrin | January 22, 2020 - 1:11 pm

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Thoughts On The 2020 Coachella Poster

There's this dumb thing I do every year: Coachella unveils its poster, and I write a way-too-long thing about all the little narratives hidden in…
Tom Breihan | January 3, 2020 - 11:02 am

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“Hallelujah” Is Not A Christmas Song

There are many reasons one might be annoyed at Pentatonix, the ruling a cappella group of our time. The singing quintet is hokey and saccharine…
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2019 - 1:02 pm

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Winners, Losers, & Big Surprises In The 2020 Grammy Nominations

The 2020 Grammy nominations are out, and there's a lot to discuss. Let's work our way through the big storylines.
Chris DeVille | November 20, 2019 - 10:49 am

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Synästhesie 2019 Was A Unique, Idiosyncratically Berlin Festival

Over the last couple years, there's been a small but growing festival called Synästhesie taking place in Berlin. Its roots are very much specific to…
Ryan Leas | November 18, 2019 - 12:45 pm

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Artist Of The Decade: Kendrick Lamar

"Bitch, where were you when I was walkin'?" It was a fair question from Kendrick Lamar Duckworth considering how many people had glommed on to…
Chris DeVille | November 7, 2019 - 9:00 am

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Bob Seger: An Appreciation

Bob Seger's "might be the strangest career in the history of rock and roll," wrote Dave Marsh in his 1978 Rolling Stone profile. Two years…
Brady Gerber | October 4, 2019 - 12:45 pm

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Thom Yorke’s Live Show Might Change Your Perspective On His Solo Work

This past Monday, Thom Yorke brought his live show to an undistinguished corporate rectangle with poor sight lines known as Express Live. On one hand,…
Chris DeVille | October 3, 2019 - 12:01 pm
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