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Growing Up Tegan & Sara

The day after Thanksgiving, my mom drove me and two friends to a theater just outside Philadelphia so that we could see Tegan And Sara…
James Rettig | September 23, 2019 - 1:05 pm

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As A Producer, Ric Ocasek Was Often Just What Bands Needed

Twenty-five years ago, a not-insignificant segment of music fans learned about the greatness of the Cars via Weezer's self-titled debut, widely known as "The Blue
Annie Zaleski | September 16, 2019 - 3:55 pm

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Ric Ocasek Was One Of Pop’s Great Mad Scientists

Dit-dit-dit-dit-dit-dit-dit JERNK. Dit-dit-dit-dit-dit-dit-dit JERNK. That's how the Cars introduced themselves on their very first single, the immortal 1978 banger "Just What I Needed." That song,…
Tom Breihan | September 16, 2019 - 3:03 pm

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The “Nurse With Wound List” At 40: A Beginner’s Guide

Released 40 years ago, in 1979, and expanded in 1980, the "Nurse With Wound List" has cast a long, indelible shadow for experimental music fans…
Christopher R. Weingarten | September 10, 2019 - 1:47 pm

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It’s Been 20 Years Since Robbie Williams Failed To Take America

Arriving at the Los Angeles home of former '90s boy band singer Robbie Williams in early 2008, journalist and author Jon Ronson was greeted by…
Ian King | September 6, 2019 - 3:37 pm

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Sleater-Kinney Still Kick Fucking Ass

It brings me great pleasure to report that Sleater-Kinney are a still a motherfucking all-destroying beast of a live band.
Tom Breihan | September 6, 2019 - 1:37 pm

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Rubberband, Man: Digging Into Miles Davis’ Newly Unearthed Lost Album

In 1955, Miles Davis signed with Columbia Records. For the next 30 years, the label rode with him through a series of artistic evolutions, from…
Phil Freeman | September 5, 2019 - 12:52 pm

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The Untold Story Of The Creepy Charles Manson Song In Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

The first time we glimpse Charles Manson's female followers in Quentin Tarantino's long-awaited Manson Family epic, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, they don't exactly…
Zach Schonfeld | August 22, 2019 - 11:09 am

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Childish Gambino Draws Biggest-Ever Crowd To Outside Lands

Since the beginning of Childish Gambino, I’ve tried to meet Donald Glover where he’s at. Across his career, the TV-writer-turned-TV-star-turned-rapper has released a string of…
Pranav Trewn | August 11, 2019 - 3:33 pm

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Twenty One Pilots Defied Categorization At Outside Lands 2019

I first came to Outside Lands six years ago. My first music festival, the experience was defined as much by what I didn't yet know…
Pranav Trewn | August 10, 2019 - 1:31 pm

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Robyn And Charli XCX Closed Pitchfork 2019 With A Night Of Left-Of-Center Pop

Over the course of its three days, Pitchfork Music Festival 2019 had a good amount of variety. Though fans of heavier music or more experimental…
Ryan Leas | July 22, 2019 - 11:44 am

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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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