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Slow Down Molasses: Black Burnt Cars

Powerfully blending melody and discord and inspired by pictures of the Paris events in May 1968, Canada’s Slow Down Molasses reflect the tension between ideals and reality, then and now.

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Strange Wilds: Subjective Concepts

Though the group manage to display flashes of powerful punk prowess, their debut record cant quite escape the shadows of their considerable Northwest predecessors.

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The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience - “Elemental” (audio) (premiere)

The underrated band from New Zealand's legendary Flying Nun label gets the reissue treatment.

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The Grateful Dead’s Deep History Is Captured in ‘So Many Roads’

If the road doesn’t go on forever, if the Dead's reign really ends here, David Browne’s volume on The Grateful Dead may well prove to be the go-to encyclopedia for fans.

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T. Hardy Morris - “Drownin’ on a Mountaintop” (video) (premiere)

In which the Dead Confederate frontman mercilessly takes a shot at his critics.

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Roses & Revolutions - ‘Torch’ (EP stream) (premiere)

The duo step away from singer-songwriter fare and move towards a broader sound on this winning new EP.

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Name That Tune: ‘Koji Kondo’s Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack’

Thirty years after the release of his most famous work, there are likely still many who don’t know the name Koji Kondo -- yet they know they've heard his music, somewhere.

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‘Amy’: She Was All About the Music

As sad as Winehouse's story may be, Amy is gorgeous and provocative, too.

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Ben Lee: Love Is the Great Rebellion

Ben Lee’s latest album unfolds as possibly his most seductive set yet, even despite its series of heady observations.

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Micky Blue - “Submarine” (video) (premiere)

Watch the dreamlike video for singer-songwriter Micky Blue's captivating new track, "Submarine".

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‘I Found My Friends’ Is a Drop in the Bucket of the Nirvana Story

Nick Soulsby tries to crack the case of Nirvana, the watershed band that very few saw coming.

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Superheaven: Ours Is Chrome

Pennsylvania alt-rockers Superheaven want to ride the flannel-clad '90s bandwagon with satisfactory results.

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Cannes 2015: ‘Youth’ Is a Memorable Meditation on Ageing and Art

Paolo Sorrentino’s arresting new film brilliantly pairs Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel as two elderly creators assessing their lives, loves and attitudes toward art.

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‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’ Achieves a Kind of Heightened Truth

Sheila Nevins, president of HBO Documentary Films, called the production “the most unusual biopicture I’ve been involved in”.

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28 Apr 2015 // 8:54 AM

Kurt Cobain Documentary Gets Emotional Reception in Seattle

The HBO film makes use of home movies from Cobain’s childhood, his time with his wife, Courtney Love, and later their infant daughter, Frances Bean. It also relies heavily on his journals, art and personal recordings.

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24 Apr 2015 // 10:04 AM

‘Montage of Heck’ Reveals Unseen Sides of Kurt Cobain

Cobain’s witty self-awareness is one of many new and heartrending sides of him brought to light in Brett Morgen’s new HBO documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.

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Is ‘Gimme Indie Rock’ Another One of Those Essential Guidebooks?

At its best, Gimme Indie Rock shows enough joy to remind its readers why books like these are made in the first place.

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Ani DiFranco: Allergic to Water

Allergic to Water, Ani DiFranco's 18th album, lacks the political engagement and sharply hewn wit that distinguished her earlier work.

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Mark Lanegan Band: Phantom Radio

Phantom Radio is the quintessential Mark Lanegan album, both a great starting point for those uninitiated to his world and a document that the most devoted members of his cult fanbase will cherish as one of his best.

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Pearl Jam: 3 October 2014 - St. Louis (Photos)

Pearl Jam's shows are more and more memorable for hardcore fans but they still remain approachable for everyone as they pulled from their earliest releases in St. Louis.

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