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Monday, Jan 27, 2014
Was music’s biggest night worth staying up all night for? Read on to find out.

The 2014 Grammys was a night where newcomers were rewarded and legends were worshipped, where simple, intimate performances battled it out against major productions, and where there were too many flashing lights and stripper-dancing. All in all, it was three and a half hours that demanded your attention.


If you happened to miss any of the night’s performances, PopMatters has you covered. Here are videos of what went down and how great it was (or wasn’t), arranged in order from best to worst.


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Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014
Ring in the New Year with new music, TV series, and a surprising amount of horror movies.

The holidays are officially over. So as we (hopefully) start a brand new year with an abundant assortment of giftcards, here’s a top ten list of entertaining ways to pass these long, cold winter nights.


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Monday, Jan 6, 2014
by PopMatters Staff

Cass McCombs has just released a trippy video for “Big Wheel”, the title tune from his 2013 effort Big Wheel and Others, which released last August via Domino. McCombs’ upcoming world tour takes him through Europe and Australia.



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Sunday, Nov 24, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
Bastille is another of 2013's best new artists, crafting classic pop songs right out of the gate on their debut. Here the group performs a gorgeous acoustic version of "Oblivion" with a full string ensemble.


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Friday, Nov 22, 2013
Reuben and the Dark differ from their folk rock contemporaries, coating their lyrics with dreary blues from a heavy heart.

Reuben and the Dark, a Canadian five-piece band led by Reuben Bullock, have played shows at CMJ, SXSW and other important festivals for up-and-coming artists in the past year. The group has yet to release more than one song, you will only find an official release of “Rolling Stone” online and we have it for you to stream below. The band is signed to Arts & Crafts and their debut was produced by Florence + The Machine drummer Chris Hayden and Stephen Kozmeniuk. They sound “darker” than many of their peers in the folk rock scene with their pained bluesy lyrics and four part vocal harmonies (at least from the show I saw). Reuben’s brother plays percussion and joined him at the front of the stage for a song but the band’s short set demonstrated a good bit of potential without them appearing immediately derivative. Check out “Rolling Stone” and some photos from Rockwood Music hall below.


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