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Honeymoon Disease: The Transcendence

Honeymoon Disease's eerily precise recreation of '70s hard rock works due to their command of riffs and melody. And their strong lead singer.

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Billy Gibbons and the BFG’s: Perfectamundo

A Latin-tinged misfire from flame-maned ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons

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Doc Watson: Live at the Bottom Line

There may be too many Doc Watson albums for one person to hear, but it is difficult to think of a more pleasurable musical experience. In the meantime, this concert from 2002 provides an excellent place to start.

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The Great I Am: Magic, Fascism, and Race in David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’

Blackstar addresses the tension between David Bowie’s avowed attraction to ideologies of blood and soil, and his equally committed obsession with African American musical forms and tropes.

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8 Jan 2016 // 3:30 AM

David Bowie: Blackstar

Blackstar is Bowie’s most unconventional album since his dual '70s masterpieces Low and ”Heroes”, and is a breathtaking and relentlessly fascinating piece of work.

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The Songs of Sorrowful Fates and Bloodthirsty Constituents Are Sung in ‘Hear My Sad Story’

Richard Polenberg's work documents America's musicology of lawless police and amped-up citizens chasing, terrorizing, maiming, and killing innocent people.

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6 Jan 2016 // 11:00 AM

20 Questions: Zachary Cale

He's one of America's most accomplished singer-songwriters, after only a decade of recorded output. But success hasn't changed Cale, who still loves cowboy boots, climbing trees, and swapping song titles, Robert Pollard-style.

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5 Jan 2016 // 3:30 AM

Baroness: Purple

Back from nearly losing it all, the reconstituted band sounds bigger, bolder, and better than ever on an album that makes no apologies for reaching for mass acceptance.

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The Creator and Creation in Elvis Costello’s ‘Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink’

Costello on Costello is a joy for those already in the cult and another arrow in the quiver for those who think he should just shut up already.

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The Bluetones: Return to the Last Chance Saloon

This thorough two-disc reissue captures the underappreciated London band’s search for identity in the Britpop fallout.

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17 Dec 2015 // 3:10 AM

Wreckless Eric: amERICa

amERICa is a reminder of everything that was both exhilarating and unhinged during those heady days when punk and pop found common ground.

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Frank Sinatra Was a Strange Cat

For many, Frank Sinatra is a caricature of a bygone era, a static character whose legacy commanded more respect than his work. That's only part of the story-- and so is this.

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Carly Simon’s Memoir Is a Dishy, Compulsively Page-turning Read

Boys in the Trees reads like a who’s-who of famous men: Beatty, Kris Kristofferson, Michael Crichton, Bob Rafelson, Terrence Malick, Cat Stevens and Jack Nicholson.

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14 Dec 2015 // 3:30 AM

Prince: HITNRUN Phase Two

Phase Two boasts enough classic Prince moments to sufficiently wash the worst memories of its vapid predecessor out of fans’ memory banks permanently.

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Tom Jones: Long, Lost Suitcase

Tom Jones' latest once again finds Ethan Johns behind the boards with a new stash of standards ripe for interpretation.

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Doctrin - “Give Me Love” (video) (premiere)

The popular Australian artist sets her sights on America with her new video.

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‘Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl’ Is Littered With Discarded Costumes and Thwarted Ambitions

Carrie Brownstein’s book is not really meant or ready for sharing. Not yet.

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‘Janis: Little Girl Blue’: Maybe It’s for Love

On the one hand, you're reminded of the prodigious talent Janis possessed. On the other, you understand that none of the stories here can do her justice.

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‘Easy Riders, Rolling Stones’ Explores the Migratory Nature of Music in America

Scanlan's work explores an expansive subject without losing too much time or focus to detours and alternate routes.

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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

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"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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