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Colette Carr - “Static” (video) (Premiere)

The California artist debuts her gorgeous new single today.

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No matter if you feel love, hate or indifference toward them, the Grateful Dead mattered. They were indisputably one of the most important and influential bands in rock history, in part because they defied convention at almost every turn.

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Painting - “Inside a Cup / Unsure” (video) (premiere)

Jazz duo Painting teams up with filmmaker Hideki Shiota for an unsettling, stylish new video to the piece "Inside a Cup / Unsure".

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30 Jun 2015 // 10:30 AM

It’s All Great Fun As Animals Run Amok in CBS’ ‘Zoo’

I think I speak for everyone when I say that television has ignored the dramatic potential of the rogue American zoologist for far too long.

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House of Blondes - “First of July” (audio) (premiere)

The electronic three-piece House of Blondes debuts a new track just in time for summer vacation.

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30 Jun 2015 // 9:15 AM

Years Before Court Ruling, Pop Culture Shaped Same-Sex Marriage Debate

The Supreme Court on Friday legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. But years before that 5-4 decision, film and TV helped spur Americans’ acceptance of gays and lesbians.

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Digisaurus - ‘No More Room For Love’ (EP stream)

The Columbus, Ohio band mixes classic disco and funk with more modern sounds to offer a contemporary take on classic pop.

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Eszter Balint - ‘Airless Midnight’ (album stream) (premiere)

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Coheed and Cambria Set Antonin Scalia’s Dissenting ‘Obergefell’ Opinion to Music (video)

In light of the Supreme Court making same-sex marriage the law of the land in the US, prog rockers Coheed and Cambria take the words of dissenting justice Antonin Scalia and set it to sweetly played acoustic guitar, to predictably hilarious results.

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Kalinich and Tiven - ‘Each Soul Has a Voice’ (album stream) (premiere)

The veteran Beach Boys/Alex Chilton collaborators join forces again on their latest album.

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