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Red Baraat’s Sound The People Is A Boisterous Love Letter To Cultural Harmony

I couldn’t wrap my head around all the Royal Wedding hoopla that took place last month. I mean, beyond my inherent wariness of celebrating a…
Pranav Trewn | June 27, 2018 - 12:16 pm

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Food & The Flexi-Disc: A Deliciously Aural & Equally Ephemeral Timeline

There is something deeply satisfying about out-nerding a record nerd. And that's just what I did after I was able to track down the owner…
Richard Parks III | June 27, 2018 - 10:57 am

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Our Attempt To Edit Kanye’s Wyoming Albums Into Cruel Summer 2

Fridays may be a little less frenzied now. With the release of Teyana Taylor's new K.T.S.E. last week, a wild monthlong parade of albums produced…
Chris DeVille & Ryan Leas | June 26, 2018 - 12:49 pm

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The Tangled Legacy Of XXXTentacion

It's an annual tradition: XXL collects a mixed-bag gaggle of young rappers, all of whom think they're already too big for this rigamarole. Together, they…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2018 - 2:35 pm

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A Decade Of Katy Perry: The Rise And Fall Of A Candy-Coated Pop Star In An Increasingly Sour World

Katy Perry wiggles into a skirt shaped like a multi-tier cake, surrounded by sequin-sewing costume designers. It's the opening scene of the 2012 documentary Katy
Julia Gray | June 19, 2018 - 11:40 am

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U2 Trade Stadium Splendor For Punk Immediacy At The Apollo

U2 are currently on the road, bringing their usual arena-ready spectacle around America as part of their eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour, promoting last year's Songs
Ryan Leas | June 12, 2018 - 2:45 pm

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A Parquet Courts Show On A Boat Had Us Feeling Wide Awake

Parquet Courts are one of the few bands that can sing about politics with humor and eloquence, and without coming across as esoteric. Sure, their…
Sara Nuta | June 11, 2018 - 2:51 pm

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Ben & Jerry’s Launches New “It’s Ice…Cream” Phish Flavor: A Roundtable

As respected music journalists, we get a ton of stuff for free and we are very grateful. (Please send us all the free things.) But…
James Rettig | June 7, 2018 - 1:28 pm

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A Look Back At Sex And The City’s Perfectly Corny Music

Today is the 20th anniversary of Sex And The City’s premiere on HBO, and you know what that means: think-pieces! Just about every outlet has…
Julia Gray | June 6, 2018 - 9:49 pm

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Mesmerizing, Too: Liz Phair’s Girly-Sound Comes To Life For The First Time On Stage

I wasn’t alive when Exile In Guyville came out in 1993. Born one year later, I would eventually hear and love Liz Phair’s sole top…
Grace Birnstengel | June 5, 2018 - 1:49 pm

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The Jazz-Rap Explosion Of 1993, 25 Years Later

Twenty-five years after its release, hindsight reveals one now-dated aspect of Guru's Jazzmatazz, Volume 1: The front cover refers to its fusion of hip-hop and…
Nate Patrin | June 5, 2018 - 1:15 pm

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Kali Uchis Proves She’s A Star At Governors Ball

A music festival is a weird place to see any band. If a concert is supposed to be an artist transporting you into their world…
Peter Helman | June 4, 2018 - 2:11 pm

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The Gaslight Anthem Played A Good Set To Almost No One Last Night

Music festivals are pretty much all the same these days. Sure, there's boutique endeavors like the Pitchfork Music Festival and Eaux Claires or outings that…
Michael Tedder | June 3, 2018 - 9:15 pm

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Primavera’s Expansive 2018 Lineup Proved Festivals Can Still Be Exhilarating

"Welcome to the best festival in the world," Adam Granduciel said shortly into the War On Drugs' set at Barcelona's Primavera Sound. It was Thursday…
Ryan Leas | June 3, 2018 - 1:37 pm
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