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Hear No Screamo

Our blind taste test of this year’s Warped Tour lineup.


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The Warped Tour is less like a fine wine than a gummy bear stuck in a car’s ashtray: The more it ages, the more unrecognizable it becomes. If you’re of a certain generation and grew up with a    More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing...: Hook & Anchor


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Who: Kati Claborn (guitar, banjo, ukulele, vocals), Gabrielle Macrae (violin, vocals), Ryan Dobrowski (drums), Erik Clampitt (guitar, pedal steel, vocals), Luke Ydstie (bass, vocals). Sounds like   More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 BRANDON WIDDER

Ambrose Akinmusire: Wednesday, June 25

The new face of jazz trumpet isn’t concerned with appeasing purists.


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Two years ago, Ambrose Akinmusire was New York’s next jazz hero. With a major-label contract under his belt, he was turning heads with his fiery, angular trumpet improvisations, appearing on tra   More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Braving the Beats

A What The Festival survival guide.


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You’ve been to Sasquatch every year since 2009. You’ve run around in a glow-in-the-dark loincloth for a week at Burning Man. You might even consider yourself a “festie.” But you’ll still   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 MITCH LILLIE

Introducing…: Ripley Snell


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Sounds like: An acid-rap marketing seminar. For fans of: Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, Edan, Bilal. Why you care: Ripley Snell is not a businessman, he’s a small business, man. That’s how   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Dawn Of Midi: Wednesday, June 18

Hypnotizing the world one post-jazz groove at a time.


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It’s not necessarily a reconstitution of New Orleans’ Congo Square—that trading spot where, back in the early 20th century, African, European and indigenous cultures got jumbled up and spat    More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 DAVE CANTOR

Rastaman Reverberations

For Canadian songwriter Doug Paisley, all country roads lead to Kingston.


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For a native Canadian who’s established himself as a country-blues force, it’s odd to think that Doug Paisley’s roots are actually planted in the sandy foundations of reggae.  Growing   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 ANDREW STEINBEISER

Introducing...: Haunted Spaceship


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Who: Toni Hill (vocals), Colin Luba (producer). Sounds like: A neo-soul space opera.  For fans of: Little Dragon, Kid Cudi, Natasha Kmeto, Deltron 3030. Why you care: Toni Hill’s voice is a    More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Dude York: Sunday, June 15

It’s all fun and games and punky guitar pop—until someone’s amp explodes.


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When a band writes a song called “The Assassination of Kurt Cobain by the Coward Dude York,” it probably doesn’t want you to take it too seriously. It’s a clever, snide, tongue-in-cheek ti   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 MARK STOCK

Show Preview: Joseph Arthur, Carly Ritter


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[SINGER-SONGWRITER] Joseph Arthur found himself back in New York late last year in the wake of touring just after Lou Reed’s death. It was an unusually harsh winter, and soon the tireless musi   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 MARK STOCK
 

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