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Nick Cave Answers Fan Questions At NYC Q&A

If you've ever seen Nick Cave live, you know it's one of those not-quite-of-this-world experiences. He walks onstage and dark electricity fills the room immediately,…
Ryan Leas | May 4, 2018 - 12:38 pm

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The National Brought Boxer, Ecstatic Vibes, And A Lit-Up Matt Berninger To Their Inaugural Homecoming Festival

"OK, let's party." Those were the first words out of Matt Berninger's mouth Saturday night, and man, did he ever.
Chris DeVille | April 30, 2018 - 11:39 am

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Father John Misty Is Letting His Brilliant Songwriting Do The Talking These Days

Have you noticed the silence? I realize the other guy releasing an album 6/1 has been drowning out everybody else anyway, but the contrast is…
Chris DeVille | April 29, 2018 - 12:20 pm

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Amusing Posts From The Coachella Subreddit

Coachella, like most major American music festivals, has its very own subsection on Reddit where concertgoers can stay in touch about their 'Chella experience. Like…
Chris DeVille | April 20, 2018 - 11:48 am

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In Defense Of Record Store Day

If you're not doing anything else the evening of Friday, April 20, look in front of your closest independent record store. Go behind the store…
Glenn Peoples | April 19, 2018 - 1:58 pm

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Damaged City Proves Just How Not-Dead Hardcore Is

There is an art to putting together a music festival. Or, rather, there should be an art to putting together a music festival. That's true…
Tom Breihan | April 9, 2018 - 4:02 pm

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Stronger Than Death: Here’s Why We’re Excited For The The’s Comeback

On Monday, The The announced North American tour dates. Although comeback and reunion gigs are rarely seismic events these days, this news felt like a…
Annie Zaleski | April 6, 2018 - 4:09 pm

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You Should Go See Turnstile

There are stagedives, and then there are stagedives. Maybe two songs into Baltimore hardcore band Turnstile's set last night, frontman Brendan Yates launched himself into…
Tom Breihan | April 6, 2018 - 2:29 pm

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Here’s To 20 Years Of Kittie

In the opening scene of Sofia Coppola’s 1999 film adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides’s book The Virgin Suicides, an ER doctor asks the youngest Lisbon sister…
Nina Mashurova | April 5, 2018 - 1:51 pm

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A Different Kind Of Buzz: Beholding Lorde’s Unconventional Pop Stardom On The Melodrama Tour

Let's get this out of the way up front: No, Lorde's concert Saturday in Columbus did not feel empty.
Chris DeVille | April 3, 2018 - 11:28 am

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Remembering “Hipster Metal” & The Sword’s Gods Of The Earth 10 Years Later

Remember hipster metal? Beginning in about 2005, a mini-wave of hard rock and metal bands popped up, to great acclaim from magazines -- there were…
Phil Freeman | April 2, 2018 - 12:25 pm

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On Virtue, Julian Casablancas Scorches The Strokes’ Legacy And Leaps Into The Voidz

Back in January, over the course of less than 24 hours and with zero advance notice, the Voidz dropped a pair of new songs. On…
Michael Nelson | March 28, 2018 - 11:41 am

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On Preoccupations’ New Material, The Darkness Broadens And The Craft Deepens

Ever since their official, self-titled debut in 2015 -- when they were still known as Viet Cong -- Preoccupations have never really stopped moving. A…
Ryan Leas | March 23, 2018 - 9:57 am

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Despite Making The Best Music Of Their Career, MGMT Are Still Imprisoned By Their Past

MGMT never had a chance to sell out because they arrived already bought-in. Instead, after finding success on their debut album, the band adhered to…
Pranav Trewn | March 19, 2018 - 2:25 pm

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Looking Back On Van Halen’s Worst Album 20 Years Later

Van Halen -- the quartet of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen, bassist Michael Anthony, and vocalist David Lee Roth -- rose from…
Phil Freeman | March 16, 2018 - 1:11 pm
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