Articles tagged race, rock, and elvis

Young Empires - “Uncover Your Eyes” (video) (premiere)

The Canadian band go for broke on their mainstream-friendly new single.

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Mia Dyson - “Tearing Up the Lawn” (audio) (premiere)

The Australian artist brilliantly captures teen restlessness on her new single.

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Eric Clapton: Slowhand at 70 - Live at Royal Albert Hall

In celebration of his 70th, Clapton returns to the main stage in fine form.

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The Velvet Underground: The Complete Matrix Tapes

Lou Reed and friends were miles away from New York City but that didn't matter a bit. These are fine hours of VU at their best.

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23 Nov 2015 // 2:15 AM

Danzig: Skeletons

This long-awaited covers collection from the venerable vocalist features some surprising (and not-so-surprising) choices.

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20 Nov 2015 // 2:00 AM

Paul McCartney’s “War” and “Peace”

Paul McCartney recently re-released two of his albums from the early 1980s: Tug of War and Pipes of Peace, making for the perfect time to reconsider a critical period in his career.

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Matt Jaffe and the Distractions - “Plastic Tears” (audio) (premiere)

The young prodigy rocks like it's 1978 on his new track.

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JJ Rosa - “Tonight” (audio) (premiere)

It's not every day you come across a young musician who can evoke Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, and Nile Rodgers all at once.

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16 Nov 2015 // 2:20 AM

Queen: A Night at the Odeon

It's Christmas Eve, 1975. Do you know where your 45 of "Bohemian Rhapsody" is?

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The Stone Foxes - “This Town” (video) (premiere)

The Bay Area blues rockers premiere a new video that focuses on the strength and energy of their live show.

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Gillbanks - “Nerve” (video) (premiere)

The London artist blends two disparate sounds from the 1990s, creating a contemporary hybrid.

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13 Nov 2015 // 2:30 AM

Neil Young: Bluenote Café

Bluenote Café is essential Neil Young, further evidence that Young’s ‘80s work has more value than many would expect or admit.

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Ex Libras - “Leap of Faith” (video) (premiere)

The London band make a strong first impression on their new video.

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The Shelters - “Birdwatching” (video) (premiere)

The new major label signees premiere a video from their Tom Petty co-produced EP.

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Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965–1966

Bob Dylan opens the vault to his most important period, the golden age that produced his three greatest albums.

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Elvis Costello: Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack Album

A compilation of rarities, deep cuts, and alternate mixes, Unfaithful Music serves as an excellent soundtrack and companion to Costello's new memoir.

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“There Are No Half-Measures”: An Interview with the Zombies’ Rod Argent

How many rock stars have opened the World Cup, performed with Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Who, created two distinct and massively successful rock bands and released an album of classical music? One. Rod Argent is back to talk about the past, present and future of the Zombies.

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DM3 - “Please Don’t Lie” (audio) (premiere)

It's amazing what a harmonica solo by Mitch Easter can do to a song.

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30 Oct 2015 // 1:30 AM

Look! A Zombie! Race and Passing in ‘iZombie’

iZombie’s “passing” narrative complicates its broader racial politics.

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30 Oct 2015 // 1:10 AM

Marianas Trench: Astoria

By being candid and looking at mortality, Marianas Trench create their most sonically adventurous album to date.

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Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

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