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Here Comes the Bloom: Timothy Bloom Takes Hip-Hop to the Sock-Hop

More sock-hop than hip-hop, soulster Timothy Bloom does a stunning '50s revamp on contemporary R&B.

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The Domino Effect: An Interview with Anna Domino

Anna Domino made a tiny dent in the alternative music scene of the '80s with her moody, literate art-pop. While she languished in obscurity for much of her career, her music managed to strike a chord with those who tapped into the emotional strengths of her work. Still flying low under the radar years later, her music is no less potent.

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From the Ethers: An Interview with Hannah Marcus

Hannah Marcus, rock music's most marginalized oddity, has languished in the shadows of her more celebrated contemporaries. But her fresh musical perspective and oneiric musings on empty lives and disembodied souls have marked her a singular talent worthy of discovery.

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Burt Bacharach Meets the Brady Bunch... on Psilocybin

Celebrating the great lost (and never found) Love single from the Summer of 1967.

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Root Spirits: Blues That'll Put Hair on Your Chest

Athens duo is releasing a recording a week of tectonic electric blues until they get signed for their full-length debut.

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Death Disco: The (Death) Cult's Visit to "God's Zoo"

Before the big riffs and the arena-sized swagger, the band now known as the Cult injected disco and funk into its gothic theater for one riveting dance-rock smash.

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German Indie Venue Beatpol Celebrates 20 Years

A legendary German music venue that has hosted a number of major American acts over the last several years turns 20 this month.

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Are You into Guilt?: Nirvana’s Great Lost Single

Prior to the single’s February 1993 release, Nirvanamania was still riding high, as evidenced by the Christmastime arrival of the rarities collection Incesticide to satiate fans eagerly awaiting a new studio album. So what did the group follow that with? A rarity!

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Bud Powell: Un Poco Loco

In between stays at mental institutions for schizophrenia, Powell left behind a remarkable legacy. Sadly, he hasn’t received the same widespread admiration that his close friend Thelonious Monk secured. But to true fans of the jazz genre, Powell is revered.

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Dreamer: Dennis Wilson's 'Pacific Ocean Blue'

Stephen Rowland kicks off a series of retrospectives to showcase Beach Boys and Beach Boys-related material that is not very popular, rare, or has been forgotten completely.

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Marcus Miller: Getting Funky with "My Best Friend's Girlfriend"

If you like your '80s R&B uptempo, punchy, and funky, Marcus Miller's underappreciated jam "My Best Friend's Girlfriend" is worth a listen.

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Stories of a Toronto Neighborhood: Charles Spearin's 'The Happiness Project'

The greatness of 'The Happiness Project' does not lie in its carefully-crafted songs. It lies in the stories it tells. 'The Happiness Project' is about aging, the suppleness of life, and finding whatever happiness you can in contemporary life.

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