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Your Old Droog – ‘Secondhand Gunsmoke’

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Music Review: Leonard Cohen - Popular Problems

Leonard Cohen Popular Problems [Columbia; 2014] by Ben Roylance Rating: Everything Leonard Cohen does becomes Leonard Cohen. I mean that both ways. From his early, eerie folk songs to I’m Your Man ’s so-of-its-time synthesized beats,...Show More Summary

Newswire: September 23 declared David Bowie Day in Chicago

Presumed mayor-for-life Rahm Emanuel has declared September 23 David Bowie Day in Chicago, a day when all the beautiful kooks and far-out cats of the Midwest can really groove on the serpentine vibes of a moonage freakout. The eventShow More Summary

Music Review: Nancy Whang emerges as a modern disco queen on The Juan MacLean’s In A Dream

The press release announcing In A Dream suggested an alternate title for The Juan MacLean’s third proper album: “The Nancy Show.” It was playing up the contributions of Nancy Whang, one half of The Juan MacLean—along with the band’s namesake John MacLean—and a former LCD Soundsystem member. Show More Summary

? Listen: Neel - “Life on Laputa Regio”

You might know Italian producer Neel as one half of apocalypse-by-drone ambient techno uberduo Voices From The Lake (along with Donato Dozzy), or you might know him as the murmuring sum total of every truck passing by your window, every vent issuing hot air into your chambers, and every drop of water that escapes from the spigot in the kitchen. Show More Summary

Nancy Whang & Audiojack – “Like An Eagle” (Dennis Parker Cover) Video

18 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The former LCD Soundsystem member Nancy Whang is now half of the Juan Maclean, which means she’s largely responsible for In A Dream, your current reigning Album Of The Week. And on a new EP, she’s also tapping deep into dance music’s past. On The Nancy Whang Casablanca Reworks, Whang teams up with various dance-music [...]

DeLorean: Ghostface Killah - “Walk Around” (2007)

2007: Ghostface Killah - "Walk Around" by Joe Hemmerling on 09-18-2014 All the Wu like to bask in gansta rap’s infatuation with urban machismo, but Ghostface Killah embraces it with a rare gusto. Borrowing an alter ego from one of the...Show More Summary

Day Off NY ’14 Recap

19 hours agoMusic / Dance & DJ : Fool's Gold

We say this after every Labor Day… but this year’s Day Off was our absolute craziest yet! Thousands of party people took over 50 Kent to rock with Fool’s Gold family and friends. The day brought sets from Danny Brown, French Montana, A-Trak, Araabmuzik, The Lox, Brenmar, Hoodboi B2B Falcons, Yung Gleesh, World’s Fair, Nick […]

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Sun Kil Moon - "By The Time That I Awoke" (live at Haldern Pop Festival 2014). I have no recording of Sun Kil Moon's Wednesday night performance at Pop Montreal. Their "By The Time That I Awoke" sounded nothing...

George Harrison – “The Inner Light” (Alternative Take) (Stereogum Premiere)

21 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Next week, Universal Music Group will release the George Harrison box set The Apple Years 1968-75, which collects Harrison’s first six solo albums, as well as a treasure trove of rare and unreleased songs. One of those bonus tracks is an instrumental alternate take of “The Inner Light,” a 1968 Beatles song that the band [...]

Watch Jim Morrison Perfectly Predict The Future Of Music Way Back In 1969

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George Hamilton IV Passes Away; Isbell Wins Three Americana Music Awards; Bravo Development Plans to Demolish Studio A

yesterdayMusic / Country : The 9513

George Hamilton IV passed away yesterday, less than a week after suffering a serious heart attack. The 77-year-old, who began his recording career as a pop artist with the Top 10 hit “A Rose and a Baby Ruth” in 1956, had been a member of the Opry since 1960. Show More Summary

Album Review: White Arrows – In Bardo

LA psych pop outfit seem ready to emerge from their transition between life and death.

Jim Jefferies Tried To Give His Niece A Surprise From Justin Bieber, But Things Went Awkward Quickly

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What's going on Thursday? (King Crimson, Ty Segall, Talib Kweli, Metronomy, Hiss Golden Messenger & more)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... King Crimson @ Best Buy Theater Robert Fripp's legendary prog band King Crimson are back and for this tour Fripp will...

Welp, Dr. Dre’s ‘Detox’ Is Officially Dead

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Clockwork Indigo (Flatbush Zomies + The Underachievers)- ‘Butterfly Effect’

 BrooklyngroupsFlatbushZombiesandTheUnderachieversfinallytooktheirfriendshipandlooseprofessionalassociationtoitsendsbyformingthesupergroupClockworkIndigo.Thetwoduoshavecollaboratedbefore,butClockworkIndigo’s“ButterflyEffect”isthefirShow More Summary

VIDEO: DoublePlusGood’s “Words Fall Asleep”

DoublePlusGood – Words Fall Asleep from DoublePlusGood on Vimeo. DoublePlusGood’s new album You Can Master Life (SoHiTek) was released yesterday, and this Portland trio are hoping you’ll be able to check it out and become a fan of their music and the band. The group were able to make a video for ‘Words Fall Asleep” […]

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