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Drum Machines? Samples? Brendan Benson Gets Contemporary with 'Dear Life'

Powerpop overlord and part-time Raconteur, Brendan Benson, grafts hip-hop beats to guitar pop on his seventh solo album, Dear Life.

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'Other Girls' Demonstrates Lillie Mae's Creative and Musical Ingenuity

Produced by David Cobb, Other Girls is the album that will garner Americana/alt-country artist Lillie Mae the attention she richly deserves.

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Guitar Wolf Is Still Loud and Fast and Hungry in 'Love and Jett'

Guitar Wolf, Japan's answer to the Ramones, has proudly kept their shtick going for 32 years, and the ravenous pack doesn't let up in their latest, Love and Jett.

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Rock 'n' Roll Needs Secrets: Talking Music's Essence as Art with Dean Fertita

Dean Fertita, the incendiary strike force alongside rock titans Joshua Homme and Jack White (among others) and solo artist, discusses creativity, music, and art.

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"Cats Need to Lighten Up": An Interview with Wolf Eyes

Noise veterans Wolf Eyes bring I Am A Problem: Mind in Pieces to Jack White's Third Man Records, and live to tell the tale.

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Benjamin Booker + Olivia Jean: 3 April 2015 - Williamsburg, NY (Photos)

Guitarist Benjamin Booker's versatility with the guitar is earning him quite a following, a fact made obvious by his enthralling recent performance in Williamsburg.

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The Curious Art of Wrapping Music

With the 'gratuity' of music fostered by digital ubiquity came a renewed, exacting demand for magic artefacts.

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Parquet Courts: Live at Third Man Records

What is essentially a live-version of Sunbathing Animal takes the hardest working group of lazy-bones in music to places new and exciting... just before it heads back to places familiar and boring.

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Mudhoney: Live at Third Man Records

If this is what a Mudhoney shows sounds like these days, then I say hooray for longevity.

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Jack White + Alabama Shakes: 21 May 2012 - New York

Jack White brought Los Buzzardos and a treasure trove of songs to Roseland for the first of two sold out nights.

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Jack White: Blunderbuss

On the plus side, Blunderbuss is everything you'd expect a Jack White solo record to sound like. The only downside is that it's everything you'd expect a Jack White solo record to sound like.

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The Black Belles: The Black Belles

The spell has been broken! The Black Belles debut album bewitches, bedevils and ultimately befuddles with a disappointing first outing.

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