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10 Mar 2016 // 5:00 PM

Black Mountain - “Florian Saucer Attack” (Singles Going Steady)

"Florian Saucer Attack" shows Black Mountain pressing their instruments, and thereby the song itself, toward some limit-point where eschatological destruction looms precipitously near.

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8 Mar 2016 // 3:15 PM

Cate Le Bon - “Wonderful” (Singles Going Steady)

Being nuts offers an opportunity for Cate LeBon and the band to be creative. It’s wonderful.

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Vinyl: Season 1, Episode 4 - “The Racket”

This episode's story isn't that interesting, but at least there's a fabulous funk man in sequins and velvet.

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Julie Rhodes: Bound to Meet the Devil

Exhibiting a combination of talent, soul, and grit often unmatched by debuting artists, Julie Rhodes seems poised to become a mainstay in the Americana blues music scene for years to come.

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Rosanne Cash and Her “Peculiar” South

Rosanne Cash brings her stories of violence and redemption, beauty and suffering, to Carnegie Hall with The River and the Thread.

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Vinyl: Season 1, Episode 3 - “Whispered Secrets”

Alice Cooper, his boa, and his guillotine show up as this week's musical cameo; really, that's about it for the third episode.

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29 Feb 2016 // 12:43 PM

35 Years of No Regrets

It's too bad they only release one album.

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‘Mavis!’ Puts Mavis Staples, and Her Influence on Music, Centre Stage

Even if Mavis! covers a lot of ground quickly, it offers an entertaining tribute to one hell of a performer.

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Bound to Meet the Devil: An Interview With Soul Singer Extraordinaire Julie Rhodes

Two years ago, Rhodes was working at an ice cream parlor. Now, she's on the verge of releasing her debut album, an 11-track opus of powerhouse Americana and blues with grit and political edge.

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26 Feb 2016 // 3:30 AM

DMA’s: Hills End

The Britpop revival starts in Australia. Hills End is an outstanding debut album.

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‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ Is Subdued But Undeniably Affecting

The Coens' Inside Llewyn Davis isn’t overwhelming at first glance, but it has a perfect, natural rhythm and flow that you don’t even notice how it sticks in your head.

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Foreigner Go Acoustic for Insightful American Songbook Set (Photos)

Exclusive photos from Foreigner's unplugged show at Lincoln Center.

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Various Artists: God Don’t Ever Change, The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson

Now you can add nine more notable musicians to the list of those who have covered Blind Willie Johnson.

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Vinyl: Season 1, Episode 2 - “Yesterday Once More”

We continue following Richie Finestra in his Cameron Crowe-like journey of musical re-discovery, while also getting a valuable lesson in how not to talk to your boss.

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Mike Gordon Band Gets Weird and Funky in Hollywood

The Fonda Theater has become one of LA’s top spots for national touring bands, but few acts bring in a crowd that feels like a genuine community like a Phish member can.

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18 Feb 2016 // 1:45 PM

Happy Fangs - “Controlled Burn” (video) (premiere)

"Controlled Burn" shows off Happy Fangs' heavy rocking sounds that are equally influenced by punk and metal.

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The Debut Episode of ‘Vinyl’ Misses a Step With Punk

By fudging the timeline, this paean to the dangerous analog thrills of '70s New York's musical underground threatens to become Boardwalk Empire.

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Vinyl: Season 1, Episode 1 - “Pilot”

In the pilot episode of the series, we meet Richie Finestra during the dying, final days of his record label, when his personal demons take on that devil's music in a fight for Finestra's soul.

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Janiva Magness - “Love Wins Again” (audio) (premiere)

Janiva Magness has built a career on the intersections of genres, seamlessly blending blues, Americana, country, pop, and most importantly soul into her own unique sound.

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Earl Burrows: No Love for the Drowning

Earl Burrows is an intriguing, polychromatic, rock and roll entity. No Love for the Drowning, the band's debut, sports an astute, introspective nature, and an adventurous, exploratory urge.

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Best of the Moving Pixels Podcast: Further Explorations of the Zero

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"We continue our discussion of the early episodes of Kentucky Route Zero by focusing on its third act.

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