Articles tagged race, rock, and elvis

Wages - “Super Perfect Dreams” (audio) (premiere)

It’s the kind of sound easily (and appropriately) described as “crystalline,” casually undulating melody and harmony conjuring images of cosmic seas or technicolor caverns.

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26 Jul 2016 // 10:00 AM

Jeff Beck: Loud Hailer

Angered by a world going to hell, Jeff Beck rages against the dying of the light with a little help from his friends.

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25 Jul 2016 // 12:00 PM

Jeff Beck - “Live in the Dark” (Singles Going Steady)

Jeff Beck is still kicking ass at the age of 72.

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The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Fifty years on, Pet Sounds is still celebrated.

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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the ‘90s - Part 4 (40 - 21)

The fourth part of our examination of the 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s, including Suede, Manic Street Preachers, Pulp, and My Bloody Valentine.

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Wrinkles - ‘Separation Anxiety’ (album stream) (premiere)

Separation Anxiety is an impressive collection of synthy goodness from the young band, synth twists and echoing guitar played straight for immediate effect.

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There’s No Room for You in Hannah Tennant-Moore’s ‘Wreck and Order’

Our self-indulgent protagonist tries to find herself in the rural poverty of the third world but the people, the customs, the food, it all starts to grate on her first world sensibilities.

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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the ‘90s - Part 3 (60 - 41)

The third part of our examination of the 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s, including Sonic Youth, Primal Scream, Garbage, Pixies and more.

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The Dead Ships - “First Mistakes” (video) (premiere)

Expect rock on “First Mistakes,” because rock is what you’ll get.

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The Kinks: Everybody’s in Show-Biz

A convoluted masterpiece in large part because Ray Davies passionately hates his life and lies with every breath -- and likewise, fears his death.

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Grateful Dead: Red Rocks 7/8/78

Jerry Garcia and Co. were capable of unbelievable highs and unfathomable lows. The lows take center stage on a lackluster set from Summer '78.

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Beware of Darkness - “Dope” (video) (premiere)

“Dope” is all spunk and quick-licking riffs, starry and sharp guitars cutting through with gale force after a quietly powerful chorus.

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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the ‘90s - Part 2 (80 - 61)

The second part of our examination of the 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s includes Pavement, Suzanne Vega, Morrissey, Dinosaur Jr., and more.

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Sara Rachele and the Skintights - “When You’ve Found It Out” (audio) (premiere)

“When You’ve Found It Out” is a wandering behemoth of a song, equal parts immense rocker and wispy pop specter.

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11 Jul 2016 // 2:20 AM

Kaleo: A/B

Kaleo exhibit raw, aggressive talent with their first American full-length, eager to showcase their wide skillset of styles and genres.

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Sting and Peter Gabriel’s ‘Rock Paper Scissors’ Tour Showcases Friendship and Music

Gabriel and Sting's 'Rock Paper Scissors' show is a crowd pleaser. Check out photos from their show at Madison Square Garden.

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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the ‘90s

Last fall we brought you the 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '80s. Now, we move forward in time and examine what many consider the "golden age" of alternative rock, with the "100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s".

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Stop Light Observations - “Aquarius Apocalyptic” (audio) (premiere)

“Aquarius Apocalyptic” takes its time to start rocking, but when it finally bursts forth, its tremendous horsepower is well worth the wait.

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‘Country Comes to Town’ Illuminates Nashville’s and Country Music’s Internal Struggles

A fascinating piece of analysis about Music City, USA, Jeremy Hill's book is a thoughtful and thorough urban scholarship on origins and authenticity, among other things.

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Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders: Garcia Live Volume Six: July 5, 1973

Their partnership lasted about four years and 250 shows but a new archival record suggests that it was some of the best music either Merl Saunders or Jerry Garcia made at the time. And just who is that mystery trumpeter?

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It's Not Easy Being Yellow

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"In which we consider the challenges of and the reasons for making the “wrong” color choice in Pokemon Go.

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