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Professor Longhair: Live in Chicago

Live in Chicago, a seven-song set recorded at the 1976 Chicago Folk Festival, is a very welcome addition to Professor Longhair's catalog.

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‘Expresso Bongo’ Is a 1959 Satire on the Music Industry With Contemporary Relevancy

It was a time when teenagers were old, Cliff Richard was young, and the beats were straight from the fridge, daddio!

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Moreland & Arbuckle: Promised Land or Bust

Blessed with an independent spirit and clear vision, Moreland & Arbuckle continues to walk the thin line between tradition and something yet to be defined.

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3 May 2016 // 11:10 AM

Moreland & Arbuckle - “Mean and Evil” (video) (premiere)

Kansas trio Moreland & Arbuckle plays a smokin' bluesy brand of roots rock that's so hot it could burn the house down.

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2 May 2016 // 8:51 AM

Seratones: Get Gone

Seratones are explosive when they seamlessly blend genres and switch their emotions to roll with the punches. They might have the power to stay and conquer.

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Adult Books: Running From the Blows

Adult Books loves '80s new wave, but they're better when they play harder-edged, punk-adjacent songs.

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‘Under the Big Black Sun’ Tells of an L.A. Before the Kids From Orange County Arrived

They had the neutron bomb, The Masque, and all the youthful energy you'd ever want to muster. What became of the early L.A. punks, then?

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22 Apr 2016 // 10:20 AM

Bob Mould - “Hold On” (Singles Going Steady)

The fact that Bob Mould is constantly writing and staying true to his vision while sounding current and relevant is highly commendable... and rare.

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‘Sing Street’ Goes Back to the (Neo-Romantic) Future

Faith in the transformative power of music courses through Sing Street like an electric current.

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Anders Osborne - “Life Don’t Last That Long” (video) (premiere)

On his new video, Anders Osborne goes in for a southern California vibe as its gentle, slow grooves echo the feeling of sweet, sunny California beach days.

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22 Apr 2016 // 3:00 AM

The Oxford Handbook of Music & Virtuality

Blur's Damon Albarn and comic book artist Jamie Hewlett created the cyberworld Gorillaz as a critique and subversion of manufactured music. Does it succeed in its intentions?

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Let the Darkness In: Johnny Indovina Reflects on 30 Years of Human Drama

For every band that makes it big, there are countless others working for the love of creation. Human Drama is one of those bands.

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The Reverend Shawn Amos - “You’re Gonna Miss Me (When I Get Home)” (premiere)

The Reverend Shawn Amos is on a mission to bring blues to wider attention within pop culture spaces.

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Vinyl: Season 1, Episode 10 - “Alibi”

Richie gets sold out by his best friend, while the Nasty Bits sell out a show in a neatly tied up season finale.

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Peter Wolf: A Cure for Loneliness

Wolf's eighth solo album shows a gradually mellowing singer still in fine voice and experimenting with a variety of styles.

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19 Apr 2016 // 2:30 AM

Suuns: Hold/Still

Suuns made a career-focusing album reflective of, and worthy of, our scattered brains.

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19 Apr 2016 // 2:15 AM

Ace Frehley: Origins Vol.1

We finally get the inevitable covers collection from the ex-KISS guitarist and it's all we imagined it would be.

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Without a Net: A Conversation with Peter Frampton

Peter Frampton: "(W)hen I do finally kick the bucket it's going to read 'Frampton drops dead', it's not going to say 'Frampton Comes Alive!', anymore."

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Vinyl: Season 1, Episode 9 - “Rock and Roll Queen”

While the boring murder and crime storyline gets some airtime, we really delve deep into Vinyl's Madonna/whore problem in this episode.

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15 Apr 2016 // 12:25 PM

The Clash - “London Calling” (Singles Going Steady Classic)

The Clash were punk's proud, leftist poet-intellectuals, equally interested in cultivating their own political identity as they were in capturing rock's unbridled ferocity.

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Saul Williams Commands Attention at Summerstage (Photos + Video)

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"Saul Williams played a free, powerful Summerstage show ahead of his appearance at Afropunk this weekend.

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