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Sulfur City - “Whispers” (audio) (premiere)

Sulfur City is a really honest to goodness working class rock band, the kind you can unwind to with beers and pool games at the local pub.

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Hank Williams Is Alive in ‘I Saw The Light’, But the Movie Itself Is D.O.A.

Not even game performances by its two leads can salvage a slapdash biopic that offers little insight and far too much superficial sentiment.

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31 Mar 2016 // 10:05 AM

Will Stewart - “Keyhole” (audio) (premiere)

Birmingham, Alabama's Will Stewart has stepped away from his old group, Willie and the Giant, to emerge as a compelling solo artist this year with a new EP, Faultline.

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Gregory Porter - “Don’t Lose Your Steam” (Singles Going Steady)

Gregory Porter has his eyes on the good things in life and uses his voice to remind us of their presence.

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‘Born To Be Blue’ Props Up the Cult of the Intuitive Genius

This film slyly suggests that even Chet Baker himself couldn’t quite work out who ‘Chet Baker: Jazz Legend’ might or should be.

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30 Mar 2016 // 10:50 AM

Travis - “Magnificent Time” (Singles Going Steady)

"Magnificent Time" is an apt title for this bouncy, infectious slice of British indie pop.

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Renewed Lust for Life: Iggy Pop Breaks Free, Aided by Joshua Homme, on ‘Post Pop Depression’

Iggy Pop's voice can be both snarling and debonair, set against layers of sound and texture from Josh Homme.

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‘Real Love No Drama’ Is Longer on Praise for Mary J. Blige Than Context

One hopes Real Love No Drama will not be the last word on one of the most culturally significant black stars to emerge since hip-hop went pop in the late ‘80s.

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Teddy Thompson and Kelly Jones: Little Windows

Teddy Thompson returns with a collection predictably superior songs. And he's got a new singing partner who proves that she can keep him on his toes.

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‘Small Town Talk’ Both Celebrates and Interrogates Woodstock’s Past

If you're looking for a true-to-life portrait of the way cultural memory evolves and is shaped within the context of a small town, this is a profound case study.

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Boston Underground Film Festival 2016: ‘Kill Your Friends’

American Psycho heads across the pond in a fun, albeit derivative, dark comedy about a sociopathic music label A&R man in the midst of the Britpop craze.

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Lincoln Durham - ‘Revelations of a Mind Unraveling’ (album stream) (premiere)

One-man Americana band Lincoln Durham sings and plays a mixed up gumbo of Southern roots music genres that crackle and pop with passion and intensity.

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24 Mar 2016 // 8:30 AM

Glitterbust - “The Highline” (Singles Going Steady)

Kim Gordon's latest project is pretty much what you'd expect from a Sonic Youth alum.

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24 Mar 2016 // 2:30 AM

Night Moves: Pennied Days

Night Moves' Pennied Days is a small town rock record with big studio ambition.

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Lincoln Durham: Revelations of a Mind Unraveling

Touched by the Southern gothic as well as the big city idea of it, Lincoln Durham proves himself ready for wider attention on this latest and greatest.

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The Cars: The Elektra Years 1978-1987

The Cars made six albums for Elektra in just under a decade. Five of those are far above average. Another shows why the group stopped at exactly the right time.

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22 Mar 2016 // 11:30 AM

DMA’s - “In the Moment” (Singles Going Steady)

DMA's have the musical thumbprint of '80s and '90s indie rock groups, but they don't let that fact hinder their personality.

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Mark Mallman - ‘The End Is Not The End’ (album stream) (premiere)

For those who declare rock 'n' roll dead, Mallman convinces that rock can still give us something to believe in.

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Ace Frehley Rocks Time and Space in Beverly Hills

Frehley delivered the goods song after song, ripping off the hot licks that inspired the next generation of guitar heroes while also delivering almost all of his most beloved classics with his typically affable wit and charm.

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18 Mar 2016 // 2:10 AM

Bonnie Raitt: Dig in Deep

One of the most dependable artists of her generation, the road and the music are linked indelibly to Bonnie Raitt’s identity. And we’re all the better for it.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Our Own Points of View on 'Hardcore Henry'

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"Hardcore Henry gives us a chance to consider not how well a video game translates to film, but how well a video game point of view translates to film.

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