Articles tagged rock, paper, scissors

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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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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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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28 Jun 2016 // 2:15 AM

The Shelters: The Shelters

The Shelters exist somewhere indeterminately between Tom Petty's "American Girl" and the Strokes' "Last Nite", crafting a high-energy blend of garage rock and old-fashioned Americana.

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24 Jun 2016 // 9:36 AM

Paul McCartney: Pure McCartney (take 2)

Pure McCartney really is a compilation for those wanted to dip their toes in wading pool instead of jumping waterfalls.

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Steve Vai: Passion and Warfare (25th Anniversary Edition) / Modern Primitive

The 25th anniversary edition of Passion and Warfare does something that anniversary reissues rarely do: provide a re-framing of a classic album.

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Adam Clark - “Your Own Way” (audio) (premiere)

In a sub-genre often riddled with a myriad of exploits to bring as many one hit wonders to the top of the charts as possible as pop/rock is, Adam Clark comes across as one of the few genuine articles in his lane that could readily find success in a crowded playing field.

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Call For Papers: Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

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"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, PopMatters seeks submissions about Star Trek, including: the TV series, from The Original Series (TOS) to the highly anticipated 2017 new installment; the films, both the originals and the J.J. Abrams reboot; and ancillary materials such as novelizations, comic books, videogames, etc.

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