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September 2008

20 Questions: The Old Believers

Keeley Boyle and Nelson Kempf settle in to share some of their 'strange worlds' with PopMatters 20 Questions.


The Beatles - “I Saw Her Standing There”

After recently hearing for the first time the manic Beatles song “It Won’t Be Long”, I realized that I needed to absorb their entire


Growing Up at the Side of Chairman Mao

The LP Cover Lover blog is always worth checking out, but today’s post, a scan of the front and back of a children’s


Five Reggae Albums You Cannot Live Without: Part Five

Beyond World War III is not a lost classic so much as one that was never found—and hopefully that can change.


Has Metallica Returned to Form? Doubt vs. Faith

To be honest, I still have doubts about Metallica’s upcoming Death Magnetic. Yes, I’m waiting patiently to pull the wrapper off and reveal


Live From Abbey Road - Episode 12

The twelfth, and final, episode of Season Two of Live from Abbey Road (Sundance Channel, Thursday, September 4, at 10 p.m. Eastern and Pacific) is what


August 2008

Live from Abbey Road - Episode 11

In the eleventh episode of Live from Abbey Road (Sundance Channel, Thursday, August 28th at 10 p.m. Eastern and Pacific), Bryan Adams talks about his


God Is Dead (Again): Remembering Stevie Ray Vaughan

With art, it helps that we will always have the gifts the artist left behind. It’s never enough; it’s more than enough.


Five Reggae Albums You Cannot Live Without: Part Four

After more than five years of struggling, sharing and singing, Israel Vibration's vision -- and sound -- was fully formed when they entered the studio.


Live from Abbey Road - Episode 10

On episode 10 of Live from Abbey Road (Sundance Channel, Thursday, August 21st at 10 p.m. Eastern and Pacific), the Subways discuss how the three-piece dynamic


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