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Show Preview: A$AP Ferg, A$AP Mob, Joey Fatts, Aston Matthews, OverDoz, 100s


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[CHAIN HANG LOW] This has not been the greatest year for hip-hop. So many big-event albums have either failed to innovate (Drake’s #everythingwasthesame, er, Nothing Was the Same) or were elaborat   More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Living Death

The Hackney brothers tried to bury their old band. It wouldn’t stay dead.


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Up in Bobby Hackney’s attic, sealed in a white cardboard box, lay a secret. A secret he and his brother, Dannis Hackney, kept hidden from their closest family and friends for over 30 years.    More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Letter To My 13-Year-Old Self

RE: Soul Coughing


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Dear 13-Year-Old Pete, Hey there. Your future self here, writing from the year 2013. Before I cut to the chase, I’d like to congratulate you on making it through the summer of 1997 without obta   More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 PETE COTTELL

Show Preview: Mazzy Star, Mariee Sioux 


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[DREAMIEST POP] It’s been 17 years since Mazzy Star released its third album, Among My Swan. The world has changed, but the band’s laid-back, twangy dream folk has not. Never officially brok   More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 NATHAN CARSON

Modern Life

Portland songwriter Drew Grow starts over.


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When Drew Grow regained consciousness on the side of Interstate 5, his car totaled and his leg bent at an awkward angle, he took it as a sign. Not from above—though he’d grown up in a religiou   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Charli XCX: Tuesday, Oct. 29

A 21-year-old Brit is stretching the boundaries of radio pop. It’s time you learned her name.


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Charlotte Aitchison, the pop singer who performs as Charli XCX, has a runaway hit on her hands, though you wouldn’t know it. Well, you’d know Icona Pop’s “I Love It” if you heard it on t   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Show Preview: Janelle Monáe


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[SPASTIC SOUL] On tour for her latest album, The Electric Lady, Janelle Monáe has taken to being rolled onstage in a hand truck, at which point she bursts free from a straitjacket and right into    More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 GRACE STAINBACK

Sister Lovers

Haim is the world’s favorite new band. Do not resist them.


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“Every day is the best surprise party ever,” says Danielle Haim, describing the past year in the life of the band that bears her surname. Indeed, when you’re the buzziest group in music, the   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Mic Check: Martin Rev

On the legacy of Suicide


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Although he has maintained a healthy solo career, Martin Rev will forever be known for his work in Suicide, the post-punk, proto-industrial duo he started in New York with vocalist Alan Vega. In    More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Your Rival: Friday, Oct. 18

Power pop wise beyond its years.


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Thirty-year-old former emo kids still haven’t found it in their hearts to forgive Weezer for its last decade of music. Many fans threw 2001’s Green Album under the bus for being a bombastic    More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 PETE COTTELL
 

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