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Disaster and Individualism in 'Game of Thrones'
By Katherine Murray
In showing us multiple internal societal disasters, Game of Thrones indulges our fears and dark fantasies of a world where structures reliant on allegiance and cooperation no longer hold. In the process, it indulges the aspirations of individualism. [2.Sep.14]
The Forerunner: An Interview with Shabazz Palaces
"It’s just like exploration really, and just jumping off certain types of cliffs and trying to open up sonic parachutes that’ll get you floating down to your destination and landing on two feet." [2.Sep.14]
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]
Recent Features
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]
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]
Despite missing out on being one of the Fab Four, Pete Best is as happy as ever: "I have no complaints, I’ve enjoyed life. Wouldn’t change anything."[25.Aug.14]
PopMatters looks at five Beastie Boys songs that are not only underappreciated, but some of their best.[22.Aug.14]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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