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Minor Victories: Minor Victories

The atmospheric British rock super group, which began as an idea for an experimental noise EP, manages to outweigh the heft of potential behind it.

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31 May 2016 // 11:00 AM

Empire: Season 2, Part 2

If Empirestretches audience goodwill a little too far, perhaps it can be forgiven; whatever its flaws, it never fails to entertain.

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31 May 2016 // 8:14 AM

Eric Clapton: I Still Do

For a potential end, Clapton brings it back to the start.

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Red Krayola with Art & Language: Baby and Child Care

Long shelved collection of parental advice from Dr. Spock set to art funk rhythms and new wave sheen is finally given the release it deserves.

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Professor Longhair: Live In Chicago (take 2)

Archival live performance captured at the 1976 Chicago Folk Festival offers a fine reminder of the genius of Professor Longhair.

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Rachael Sage - “I Don’t Believe It” (video) (premiere)

Rachael Sage has created an uplifting and powerful piece of music that speaks to the pain caused to her from a young life filled with bullying.

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25 May 2016 // 2:15 AM

Cate Le Bon: Crab Day

Cate Le Bon shows the true extent of her powerfully versatile creative voice on Crab Day.

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24 May 2016 // 1:05 PM

Hazmat Modine - “Moving Stones” (video) (premiere)

Hazmat Modine return with their third album that highlights their 10-year history and their adventures traveling the world, absorbing new influences and spreading American roots musics far and wide.

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24 May 2016 // 8:26 AM

Twin Peaks: Down in Heaven

Down in Heaven is an energetic and indebted collection of highbrow garage rock suitable for mass consumption.

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Ryan Adams: Heartbreaker (Deluxe Reissue)

Powerful outtakes and soul-searching demos add even greater power to Ryan Adams' iconic debut.

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Various Artists: A Tribute to Pet Sounds

Some of the most respected experimental artists of the 21st century dish up their takes on the Beach Boys' classic album.

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20 May 2016 // 8:44 AM

Bob Dylan: Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels is a touching tribute to Dylan’s continued passion for music, his love of performing and a celebration of some damn good songs.

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Divine Resurrection: An Interview with Divine Weeks’ Bill See

One of the late '80s L.A. scene's most promising and uncompromising bands have reconvened to demonstrate their relevance to the here and now. Lead singer Bill See talks about avoiding nostalgia while remaining engaged in an ongoing spiritual and artistic quest.

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19 May 2016 // 2:13 PM

CW Stoneking - “The Thing I Done” (audio) (premiere)

Australian blues musician CW Stoneking shares new raw as bones single, "The Thing I Done", in advance of new album release.

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Tom Petty and His Old Rock Group Mudcrutch Re-form for Another Album and Tour

If a filmmaker were to tell the story of Florida rock group Mudcrutch, it would go something like this: Rock ‘n’ roll-loving teenagers form a

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18 May 2016 // 2:00 PM

The Jam - “Town Called Malice” (Singles Going Steady Classic)

"Town Called Malice" is Paul Weller's love letter to soul music, and it's a damn flawless one.

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Hard Working Americans: Rest in Chaos

Hard Working Americans offer up a heaping helping of kick-ass, blues-drenched, old-school American rock and roll served with a side of fuck-all.

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Ruby Friedman Orchestra - “I’m Not Your Friend” (audio) (premiere)

Ruby Friedman is one hell of a frontwoman with a completely unique and transfixing voice laden with passion.

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12 May 2016 // 11:00 AM

Hanni El Khatib - “Born Brown” (Singles Going Steady)

Hanni El Khatib comes off as Donald Trump's worst nightmare: he was born brown, he's proud of it, and he's not going anywhere.

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12 May 2016 // 2:20 AM

A Giant Dog: Pile

Pile, the new album from Austin's A Giant Dog, can remind us of other moments in rock music, but this is not revivalism. Instead, it reshapes those pasts into the band's own present.

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Call For Papers: Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

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"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, PopMatters seeks submissions about Star Trek, including: the TV series, from The Original Series (TOS) to the highly anticipated 2017 new installment; the films, both the originals and the J.J. Abrams reboot; and ancillary materials such as novelizations, comic books, videogames, etc.

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