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The Dolomites - “Wakannai” (video) (premiere)

A Balkan-Japanese polka with tribal scatting? Sure, why not?

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7 Jul 2015 // 11:43 AM

My Five Nights with U2

I attended all five shows of U2’s Chicago residency -- nearly 12 hours of Bono & Co. in the flesh -- that ended Thursday night at the United Center.

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Gagarin - “Feral Dreams” (audio) (premiere)

Classic and avant-garde electronic sounds intertwine on the veteran artist's latest track.

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Kopecky - “Talk to Me” (video) (premiere)

Indie rock meets '80s R&B on the Nashville band's irresistible new single.

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7 Jul 2015 // 10:24 AM

Captain Comics: Americana, Horror Make for a Quality Mix

Writer Scott Snyder wants to scare you. And if you read Wytches Vol. 1 ($9.99, Image Comics), he’ll probably succeed.

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7 Jul 2015 // 10:06 AM

PopTalk: Can You Separate Art From the Artist?

When it comes to enjoying great art made by not-so-great people, where can you reasonably draw the line?

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7 Jul 2015 // 9:56 AM

Head Games Elevate ‘Her Story’

Her Story puts the player in the role of an interrogator, trying to piece together the scattered remnants of seven old police interviews in the hopes that one word will lead to the “aha” moment that cracks the case.

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Totoó La Momposina - “La Candela Viva” (video) (premiere)

Revisit classic Colombian music in celebration of the new album by the reigning Queen of Cumbia.

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The Domestics - “Wait Forever” (audio) (premiere)

The Portland band make a strong first impression with this sweetly melancholy new track.

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6 Jul 2015 // 3:42 PM

Some Comic Book Heroes Are Not So Super

Batman, Superman, Spider-Man and Captain America have become giants in pop culture through comic books, TV shows and feature films. But, have you heard of Funnyman? What about Man O’ Metal, Mr. Muscles or Pat Parker, War Nurse?

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'Sugar Hill' Breaks Out the Old-School Zombies

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"Sugar Hill was made in a world before ordinary shuffling, Romero-type zombies took over the cinema world.

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