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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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Jason Molina’s Mythological Palette, Warts and All

Osmon lights the oil lamps on the process of Molina’s creative wonder, from toddling on the shores of Lake Erie to the indie folk pedestal he so deservedly sits upon today.

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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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Eilen Jewell - “Down Hearted Blues” (audio) (premiere)

Americana's Eilen Jewell realizes a life long dream with her new blues album and a kicking title track.

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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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Various Artists: Rough Guide to Ragtime Blues

Listeners looking for an entryway to this early offshoot of the blues, or anyone curious about the roots and influences of Jack White and Pokey LaFarge, would do well with this compilation.

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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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Lost Chords, Major Chords, Minor Chords, Dissonant Counter-melodies: ‘Dreaming the Beatles’

This biography of the Beatles illustrates how their personality dynamics served as both a necessary elixir and an addictive poison in the creation of their music.

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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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2 Aug 2017 // 9:15 AM

John Mayer and the Nothing Search

John Mayer wants to sell out and still retain his street cred, a foolhardy goal that you must at least credit him for trying.

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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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What Is Real in the YouTube World of ‘Presenting Princess Shaw’?

Presenting Princess Shaw simultaneously exposes and obscures the process of documentary-making.

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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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Rev. Sekou: In Times Like These

A blistering batch of gospel blues, In Times Like These offers up social and political sentiments more relevant now perhaps than ever from that rare artist who truly practices what he preaches.

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

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

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