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Long Live the Beastie Boys: Their Five Most Underappreciated Songs
PopMatters looks at five Beastie Boys songs that are not only underappreciated, but some of their best. [22.Aug.14]
Southbound: An Illustrated History of Southern Rock
By Scott B. Bomar
Southbound profiles the musicians, producers, record labels, and movers and shakers that defined Southern rock, including the Allmans, Skynyrd, the Marshall Tucker Band and here, the Charlie Daniels Band. [22.Aug.14]
Somewhere in Dimension Mek: Our Heroes and the Superhero Funny Book
Our Heroes is like a Saturday morning cartoon, only better. It perfectly captures the spirit of the funny superhero. (The Human Mallet Lives!) [22.Aug.14]
'I'm Not a Teacher, But I Play One in the Movies': The Movie Teacher Myths
By Pamela Monk
Movies create iconic, mythical teacher figures who, in two or so hours, do both more harm and more good than any actual human could achieve in a lifetime. [21.Aug.14]
Deeper, Not Softer: An Interview with Princess Superstar
By Joe Vallese
She influenced too many off-beat divas to count, but was struggling for her own record deal. Now, Princess Superstar is back, and she means business. [20.Aug.14]
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Like the book that inspired it, Radio Free Albemuth works as a vindicating love letter to spiritual seekers who feel that humanity is capable of more than the Orwellian rat race of the modern era.[20.Aug.14]
By Colin Fitzgerald
The goal of indie rock is to make something real, even at the expense of decades of music tradition.[19.Aug.14]
The duo Amber Sudano Ramirez and Abner Ramirez live, die, and make music with the overarching theme of gratefulness.[19.Aug.14]
Hedwig and the Angry Inch co-creator and songwriter Stephen Trask animatedly answers questions about the production’s success on Broadway and more.[18.Aug.14]
By Michael Jarrett
The story of country music told through hit records by Hank Williams, George Jones, Patsy Cline, Buck Owens, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, and many others.[15.Aug.14]
We didn’t see Marvel’s iconic Surfer of the Cosmic skyways in the recent Guardians of the Galaxy, but iwe should have.[15.Aug.14]
Equal parts swagger and sway, LP is a rock star, in the truest sense.... like the love child of David Bowie and Patti Smith. [15.Aug.14]
Being in the orbit of a group of eccentric artists helped to create a transformative year for Cockburn that would further his path toward becoming a world renowned solo artist.[14.Aug.14]
By Paul Grosskopf
While we can’t always relate entirely to DC’s superheroes, we continue to remain fascinated by them because like “The Sons of the Batman” we too desire to be empowered or shaped by something bigger than ourselves.[14.Aug.14]
He has been the host and head writer of both Mystery Science Theater 3000 and RiffTrax, and now takes on his biggest comedy challenge yet: riffing 1998's Godzilla in front of a live audience.[13.Aug.14]
With the exception of the Beatles, no other band has loomed quite so large as Led Zeppelin, to the extent that we’ll never run out of things to say: good, bad and great. [12.Aug.14]
Nine years after Lookaftering, Vashti Bunyan returns with Heartleap, a joy-filled album that may be her last. [11.Aug.14]
By Jesse Fink
It's one of the biggest selling albums of all time and, according to former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum, "the greatest resurrection of a band in history". But how much of Back in Black was the work of the late Bon Scott?[8.Aug.14]
I’m a single issue reader. I don’t avoid trades or anything, but I refuse to wait for them, either, preferring to consume my comics one chapter at a time.[8.Aug.14]
After more than a decade on hiatus, Ruby returns with another set of intriguing, thought-provoking tunes. Lesley Rankine speaks with PopMatters about the return.[7.Aug.14]
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