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Japandroids covered The Saints with Craig Finn, made a playlist of influences ++ pics from Chicago

Vancouver rockers Japandroids are on tour now in support of their great new album Near To The Wild Heart Of Life. Opening the tour is fellow Replacements lover (and Hold Steady frontman) Craig Finn, whose got a new solo album... Continue reading…

Nowhere In Particular

11 hours agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Lana Del Rey “Love” The key to Lana Del Rey’s music is that she understands that certain types of sadness and yearning are very satisfying feelings, sometimes more so than most positive emotions. This is especially true when you’re terrified of actual intimacy – being with someone is scary, but pining for them lets you […]

Mumdance & Logos cut the crimson ribbon on their Devils sub-label, release new Boylan remix

Well, shit. It can be tough keeping track of releases in conjunction with the general year-end chaos, so maybe you can sympathize with the fact that the Mumdance & Logos label compilation, Present Different Circles, totally glanced right...Show More Summary

Burger Records throwing four parties/shows during SXSW (lineups)

Burger Records is always a large presence in Austin during SXSW, and 2017 is no different. Most of the parties are free, with dozens of bands. Continue reading…

Festival NRMAL: 2017 lineup and tickets

The Mexico City festival, which takes place right before SXSW, this year features The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Tortoise, Psychic TV, Porches, Moon Duo, Holy Wave, Circuit des Yeux, and lots more. Continue reading…

Iron Chic touring around Pouzza Fest (lineup); Wild Fest 2 announced

Annual Montreal punk festival Pouzza Fest also includes Lagwagon, PUP, RVIVR, The Slackers, Chris Farren, Gouge Away, and more. Continue reading…

SECT (Earth Crisis, Catharsis, Fall Out Boy, etc) playing shows in March

SECT, the straight edge supergroup with members of Earth Crisis, Catharsis, Cursed and Fall Out Boy drummer Andy Hurley, have announced some shows... Continue reading…

Listen to Ryan Adams Play “Who Said It: Donald Trump or Morrissey?” on Beats 1

Ryan Adams’ inaugural episode of his Beats 1 radio show “The Midnight Wave” aired last night, and featured music selections from the singer-songwriter as well as discussions between Adams and his friends Todd, Marshall, Charlie, and Robox about various topics. Show More Summary

Review: Ryan Adams, Prisoner

Let’s be honest — who actually thought Ryan Adams would live to see his forties? For much of the Aughts, Adams teetered constantly on the brink of total, brilliant implosion. The abandon and recklessness with which he fired off musical projects, alternately profound and confounding, was matched... Continue reading

Review: Jens Lekman, Life Will See You Now

Jens Lekman is not easy to recommend. Enjoying the Swedish songwriter’s work requires a stomach for the kind of schmaltz scarcely found outside shit like Marley & Me. His Night Falls Over Kortedala is one of the best indie pop records ever made, but in order to enjoy it, you have to be able to... Continue reading

Music Review: Dominowe - SiyaThakatha

Dominowe SiyaThakatha [Gqom Oh!; 2017] Rating: 3.5/5 “I want to tell different stories.” – Dominowe, interviewed for FACT A s a form, gqom encourages experimentation. The particular modes it values — the elongated, trance-inducing momentums,...Show More Summary

Music Review: TVO - Wind Die, You Die, We Die

TVO Wind Die, You Die, We Die [Broken20; 2017] Rating: 3.5/5 I t’s been three days now, without light or nourishment. Fingernails for food. Insanity for a friend. I think I like it here. There’s that old feeling again. It’s startingShow More Summary

What's going on Monday?

Tonight's NYC shows include Lisa Hannigan/Heather Woods Broderick, Mayhem, and more. Continue reading…

Watch the Roots’ NBA Musical “The Evolution of Greatness”

Before the NBA All-Star Game kicked off, the Roots brought together a star-studded cast for an NBA-themed musical called “The Evolution of Greatness,” which they performed in New Orleans. Watch the performance below. The musical, which was composed by the band, features Hamilton actor Daveed Diggs, DJ Jazzy Jeff, actor Michael B. Show More Summary

Bono Meets With Mike Pence, Thanks Him For AIDS Relief Support: Watch

Bono had an impromptu meeting with Mike Pence on Saturday, as Rolling Stone points out. The U2 frontman and the vice president were both in Germany for the Munich Security Conference, where they were scheduled to speak individually.Show More Summary

Mykki Blanco Says “Uncomfortable” Passenger Called Police on Delta Flight

Mykki Blanco recently tweeted about an incident where a passenger who was “not comfortable” sitting next to the artist on a Delta flight called the police. “I just took a flight from Toronto to Detroit Michigan and when I woke up the gentlemen sitting next to me had the policed called,” Blanco said. Show More Summary

Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown's "Funky Drummer," RIP

He was the man behind the "Funky Drummer" beat, one of the most-sampled breaks of all time. Continue reading…

The Khanz :: Be Somebody

I don't know if "epic" is still a hip word, but that's the vibe I get from Sydney, Australia's The Khanz new single "Be Somebody". A big pop tune with soaring melodies to inspire the soul. It is the first single from their upcoming album...Show More Summary

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