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The 2020 Grammy Awards Didn’t Chase the Dark Clouds Away

In 2019, a spotlight on queer musicians and fast-paced broadcast made the Grammys have some real cultural relevance. Its 2020 edition, clouded by tragedy, scandal, and bloat, only served to remind us why award shows are so problematic.

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Anticipating the Highwomen and collaborations at Newport Folk

For its 60th anniversary, the Newport Folk Festival has not one but two mysterious headlining slots and will welcome a new supergroup and may even have more up its sleeve.

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Why the 61st Annual Grammy Awards Telecast Was the Queerest, Fiercest, and the Best Yet

No award show will ever be truly perfect, but one can still admire how the Grammys overcame some pre-show controversy to deliver one of the most feminist, fearless, and downright entertaining broadcasts in its history.

Evan Sawdey
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The 70 Best Albums of 2018

From forward-looking electronic and experimental to new approaches in the ever-evolving R&B scene, from hip-hop and punk to rock and pop, 2018 bestowed an embarrassment of musical riches upon us.

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The 60 Best Songs of 2018

The year in song reflected the state of the world around us. Here are the 60 songs that spoke to us this year.

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The 20 Best Americana Albums of 2018

The rootsy releases of 2018 prove that Americana is (and always has been) experiencing a Rainbow Wave.

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2018 ACL Music Festival Recap – Saturday, Weekend Two

Day two of Austin City Limits' second weekend started with soul and ended with the powerful heavy metal of Metallica and the dance goodness of Justice.

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The Wonderland-like Experience of the 2016 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival

There’s something special about experiencing live music in this place, where the trees are lit up in psychedelic colors. It makes feel like one has gone down a rabbit hole into "Wonderland".

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2015 Nelsonville Music Festival - 28-31 May, 2015 (Photos)

Merle Haggard, St. Vincent, and the Flaming Lips headed up another eclectic year at Ohio's Nelsonville Music Festival.

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Brandi Carlile: Bear Creek

A light auditory turn for Ms. Carlile's fourth record, Bear Creek is rife with touching sentiments of lovelorn feelings and youth.

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Miranda Lambert: Four the Record

Four contains its share of keepers, but never has a Miranda Lambert album felt like so much work to get through.

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Indigo Girls: Holly Happy Days

Fear not, skeptics of holiday music: it gets better!

Josh Langhoff
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Brandi Carlile: Give Up the Ghost

Carlile gets help from Rick Rubin and adds a winning sequel to The Story.

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20 Questions: Amy Ray

Amy Ray: Talking the talk and walking the walk, this singer/songwriter brings you the world with each song.

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