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25 May 2017 // 12:00 PM

Fleet Foxes - “Fool’s Errand” (Singles Going Steady)

Fleet Foxes' "Fool's Errand" comes across like a lost and less psychedelic Jefferson Airplane number.

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’—Jack Sparrow Should Have Slept This One Off

Though Captain Jack Sparrow is to be commended for trying to make alcoholism fun again, watching Johnny Depp channel his best Dudley Moore becomes tedious.

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Clawing (and Struggling) for Relevancy in ‘X-men Blue #4’

Everything Jimmy Hudson does just makes Wolverine fans miss Logan.

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iZombie: Season 3, Episode 8 - “Eat a Knievel” Has Liv Acting Especially Ridiculous

Liv staples her brain and offers Justin some of Finn Vincible’s brain so that they can have the same personality for their date.

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25 May 2017 // 11:00 AM

Vince Staples - “Big Fish” (Singles Going Steady)

"Big Fish" is a fine way to lead into Vince Staples' new album.

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Poetry and Imagery in Abdellah Taïa’s ‘Another Morocco’

Taïa is a writer whose talent shines brightly enough to illuminate the difference between an imitator and an original.

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Mux Mool - “Starfighter Courage” (audio) (premiere)

Electronic producer Mux Mool shares his latest track "Starfighter Courage", an ode to the mesmerizing arcade game sounds of the '80s and '90s.

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Governors Ball Marks the Start of New York’s Music Month and Summer Festival Season

The 2017 Governors Ball Music Festival promises fans the chance to hear new music from Phoenix, Lorde, and many more.

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Andrzej Żuławski’ Finds Love and Family in the ‘Cosmos’

At its heart, Cosmos is a very human story born from rudiments both otherworldly and oneiric.

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Slowdive Sell Out Brooklyn and Release Bonus Song “30th June”

Although sound issues delayed their set on the second night, Slowdive put on an unforgettable show in Brooklyn, or rather two shows.

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Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzales: Room 29

These songs drift by languidly, as if they had been dipping into John Belushi’s barbiturate stash, leaving the listener somewhat foggy headed, but otherwise unchanged.

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Jean-Jacques Perrey’s Passport to the Future

Jean-Jacques Perrey inspired the Beastie Boys, Gang Starr and many more and returned to life as a performer and recording artist during his final decades of life.

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Author Lee Smith’s Memoir Is a Balance of Sweetness and Heartbreak

Dimestore should take its place alongside Welty’s One Writer’s Beginnings and King’s On Writing as a beautiful and haunting memoir about the American journey.

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25 May 2017 // 2:30 AM

Jlin: Black Origami

Black Origami is not an album you can sink into; attempting to do so is like trying to sleep on a bed of steel wires. Yet it is a challenging, demanding, and wholly edifying work of rhythmic art.

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25 May 2017 // 2:20 AM

Wooden Wand: Clipper Ship

A sea change for James Toth with its altered origin and minimalist compositions, Clipper Ship is an opus of restraint.

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25 May 2017 // 2:15 AM

Dona Onete: Banzeiro

Now pushing 80, Dona Onete is just beginning her musical career. Infectious sophomore album Banzeiro proves that in the spotlight is right where she belongs.

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‘Resident Evil 7: Biohazard’—You Like to Watch

In our role of the spooked cameraman, there’s just enough light to highlight our confinement -- but not enough to highlight the dangers.

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*repeat repeat - “Plugged In” (video) (premiere)

Nashville indie rockers *repeat repeat come storming out of the gate with impressive new music after recent signing to Dangerbird Records.

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‘Supernatural’: Season 12 Ends With a Bang, Not a Whimper

The wayward sons carry on in a two-part finalé full of action, surprises, and death.

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Roots Remain: A Conversation With Bill Kelliher of Mastodon

Among other things, Mastodon rhythm guitarist Bill Kelliher delves into how loss and life shaped their sixth outing, Emperor of Sand.

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