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U2’s ‘The Joshua Tree’ Tour Reminds the Audience of their Politics

The Joshua Tree tour highlights U2's classic album with an epic and unforgettable new experience.

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Circles Around the Sun Take Orbit at Terrapin Crossroads

It’s only the first song of the night, but the band is soon in “the zone” as they go on to deliver a sensational 30-minute opening jam.

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Kids and Chemicals - ‘After Life’ (album stream) (premiere)

Kids and Chemicals offer up an ambitious electro-rock effort embracing unbridled love and the otherworldly.

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Jesse Ed Davis: Red Dirt Boogie - The Atco Recordings 1970-1972

A tight musical structure itself was considered uncool when being free was the highest value. The 19 tracks on this anthology embody this type of loose approach.

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Peter Himmelman: There Is No Calamity

Veteran singer-songwriter Peter Himmelman is back yet again

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Randy Newman and the Magic of the Unreliable Narrator

After 45 years, Randy Newman's Sail Away remains one of the most beautiful, difficult, evocative testimonies to lust, desire, and America's collective racist past.

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Randy Newman Weighs in on Putin, Science vs. Religion and More in New ‘Dark Matter’ Album

Randy Newman has set his artistic crosshairs on Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Jeremy & The Harlequins - “Little One” (audio) (premiere)

Jeremy & the Harlequins still believe in the power of rock and roll as you'll hear on "Little One".

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Frank Zappa: Jazz From Hell (Yesterday’s Jukebox)

Frank Zappa's complex, electronic masterpiece showed what the late, great maestro could achieve by removing the human element and harnessing the power of a machine.

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Kevin Abernathy: Family Hour / The PInklets: The Pinklets

Two EPs from Tennessee's rocking Abernathy family (one from dad and one from daughters) that each offer sonic rewards.

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Louis Schefano - “Wish Something Would Happen” (video) (premiere)

The ex-Remy Zero singer/songwriter's latest is a sparse yet poignant and biting rock reflection.

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1 Aug 2017 // 9:26 AM

Liam Gallagher Is Still Cranky After All These Years

Liam Gallagher is releasing his first solo album. Of As You Were, set for release Oct. 6. Gallagher figures, “It ain’t the best record in the world, it ain’t the worst record in the world.”

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Hey Violet: From the Outside

From the Outside is a modern masterpiece that declares one’s choices in life are one’s own. That may be self-centered and even purposely self-delusional, but it serves a higher truth,

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The Isley Brothers and Santana: Power of Peace

At a time of great political and social upheaval, Power of Peace positions itself as a message of love and unity over hate and division.

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The Ed Palermo Big Band: The Great Un-American Songbook: Volumes I & II

Zappa-indebted big band leader Ed Palermo carries his singular vision across the pond, taking on the British Invasion and more in strikingly original fashion.

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21 Jul 2017 // 4:00 AM

Coldplay: Kaleidoscope EP

This is Coldplay in 2017, saying "hi" to the mainstream by pandering to pop, and actually managing to do a not-half-bad job of it.

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Big Star: The Best of Big Star

Another compilation album from Big Star? Should we care? Yes. Yes we should.

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18 Jul 2017 // 8:20 AM

INMusic Festival Wows Record-breaking Crowd

Arcade Fire and Kings of Leon deliver wildly disparate spectacles as thousands gather for Croatia's premiere music festival.

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11 Jul 2017 // 8:14 AM

Foreigner: 40

40 is a well-rounded overview of hits that would make even the most jaded indie music fan admit that Foreigner songs have an ability to really sink in their hooks.

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Jefferson Starship Rocks Mt. Tam to Honor 50th Anniversary of Magic Mountain Festival

A true peak moment occurs with “Today”, as the band turns the clock back to 1967 with the psychedelic majesty of the Surrealistic Pillow deep cut.

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