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Listening Ahead: Upcoming Releases for September 2014
By Matthew Fiander and Arnold Pan
September's slate of releases features numerous living legends and big names, but "Listening Ahead" is focusing its attention on artists whose time has come, like Hiss Golden Messenger and Perfume Genius. [28.Aug.14]
It Never Happened Again and Again and Again
In his book It Never Happened Again, Sam Alden uses two short comicbook stories to offer a slight twist on the old journey-vs.-destination philosophy. [28.Aug.14]
Tongue Firmly in Cheek: An Interview with Ace Frehley
Several years sober, KISS' Ace Frehley comes fresh off some time at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to release his first solo album in over five years -- and definitely knows how to write a sexy song better than Robin Thicke. [27.Aug.14]
There Is Only Now: An Interview with Adrian Younge
The acclaimed L.A. producer Adrian Younge talks about his new album with Souls of Mischief, why he hates ProTools, and about his slew of upcoming projects. [26.Aug.14]
The Body Politic: Violence and Rebellion in the First Wave of Hardcore Punk
By Tom Sandford
The value of violence in the hardcore punk movement is not what it fought against, but rather the new ground it forged. [26.Aug.14]
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