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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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26 Jul 2016 // 3:00 AM

Is There More Hoodoo Than Blues to C.W. Stoneking?

An interview with Australia's Americana chameleon C.W. Stoneking as he embarks on a North American tour.

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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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22 Jul 2016 // 9:09 AM

Tony Joe White: Rain Crow

Tony Joe White is to swamp rock what the Beatles were to the British Invasion and the Sex Pistols were to punk.

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Roadies: Season 1, Episode 4 - “The City Whose Name Must Not Be Spoken”

They would drive 100 miles, and they would drive 100 more, just to break the curse that could bring down the tour in a fun episode that combines sex, former drugs, and superstition.

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19 Jul 2016 // 3:00 AM

Kimchi and Pop Songs in Pyongyang

\What does music feel like to people in North Korea? To the civil servant who works to protect "Arirang", a traditional folk song, to the middle-aged woman tortured for singing a South Korean pop song? To the young North Koreans who trade MP3s?

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Living by the Word in Jooyoung Lee’s ‘Blowin’ Up: Rap Dreams in South Central’

Blowin’ Up peers into the world of hip-hop as it is lived by some of the art form’s most dedicated practitioners.

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Various Artists: Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection

Alligator has always introduced listeners to incredible music, and this collection gives us more than 30 reminders of all the greats that have called the label home since 1971.

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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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Madeleine Peyroux - “Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On)” (audio) (premiere)

No matter what disparate elements are thrown into the pot, the output is certainly, if counterintuitively, “funky".

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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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‘Back to the Fifties’ Points the Finger Directly at the Rise of Ronald Reagan

Back to the Fifties sheds light on the politicized motivations behind the pop cultural revisionist view of the Fifties in the wake of the tumultuous Sixties.

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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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