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Indie Roundup (Mostly Folk & Metal Edition) | 10 Cuts You Want This Thursday

Possession share graven images, The Mooks make a play, Ezox have mask appeal, Black Star Riders find grace and more in today's Roundup. For some reason, today's lineup is...

Usher | All About U: Ultra-Rare Advance Promo Box

Over the decades, I've amassed an absurdly huge archive of physical music. I would conservatively estimate I've got somewhere between 40,000 and 50,000 pieces of CDs and vinyl. Naturally,...
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Late-Night TV Music (Strange But True Edition) | May 22, 2019

Sure, politics makes strange bedfellows. But so does late-night TV. Case in point: The eclectic musical roster brought together on Wednesday's shows. Let's start with the most potent, topical...

Patrick Ballantyne | Sky: Exclusive Album Premiere

The sky may be the limit (as the saying goes), but it’s just the beginning when it comes to Patrick Ballantyne’s latest album Sky — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist. Sky,...

Indie Roundup | 12 Tracks To Make the Most of Your Midweek

Marika Hackman is not where you are, Old Man Luedecke shares some hard truths, Girl Friday keep current, Drew Thomson makes time and more in today's Roundup. How the...
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Late-Night TV Music (Past Present Edition) | May 21, 2019

Everyone has a past. A history. A legacy. A backstory. I could not help but be reminded of this while watching Tuesday's musical guests on late-night TV. Let's start...
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Indie Roundup | Nine Numbers You Should Hear This Tuesday

Ezra Furman calms down, Kyle Craft and Showboat Honey strike a pose, Soft Streak cook up a lie, Katey Brooks shares all and more in today's Roundup. The smokies...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From May 21, 1999

Two decades ago, new albums from Alice Cooper, Ricky Martin, Ron Sexsmith and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about...
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Late-Night TV Music | May 20, 2019

I’m still getting up to speed after the long weekend. Maybe some of you are too. So I'm going to keep this simple: Monday night's televised music lineup was...
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Indie Roundup (Holiday Edition) | Six Tracks For Your Victoria Day

Don Vail get wired, Fleshgod Apocalypse play the fool, Titus Calderbank makes mistakes and more in a special holiday Roundup. And now, back to lazing in the yard with...
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Next Week in Music | May 20-26 • 110 New Releases Headed Your Way

Some weeks it's about quantity. Others, it's about quality. This time it's a bit of both. There are more than 110 albums, EPs and singles being released next week....

Next Week in Music | May 20-26, 2019 • New Books

If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, does that make reading about music like juggling about engineering? I don't know. But I do know that these biographies,...
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Next Week in Music | May 20-26, 2019 • TV & Movies

I know you like to watch. So here's a list of the musicians who will be singing for their supper next week on the boob tube — and the...

Dommengang | No Keys

WHO ARE THEY? A Brooklyn guitar-rock power trio whose name is Danish for Judgment Day — and who have now apparently relocated to Los Angeles. WHAT IS THIS? Their third...

Endless Boogie | Vol. I, II

WHO ARE THEY? A no-frills Brooklyn outfit whose epic, hypnotic guitar jams handily live up to their name (which they borrowed from a John Lee Hooker album). WHAT IS THIS?...

Jimmie Vaughan | Baby, Please Come Home

WHO IS HE? The veteran Texas bluesman was a founding member of the long-running Fabulous Thunderbirds — and the older brother of the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan, of...

Lewis Capaldi | Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent

WHO IS HE? A young Scottish singer-songwriter who just happens to be a distant cousin of former Dr. Who star and onetime punk rocker Peter Capaldi. WHAT IS THIS? His...

Institute | Readjusting the Locks

WHO ARE THEY? A Texas punk quartet that recently pulled up stakes and relocated from Austin to the Big Apple — all the better to feel downtrodden, one assumes. WHAT...

Imperial Wax | Gastwerk Saboteurs

WHO ARE THEY? The three surviving members of The Fall, picking up where they left off after the 2018 death of misanthropic frontman Mark E. Smith — and picking...

Room 37: The Mysterious Death of Johnny Thunders Soundtrack | Various Artists

WHO IS HE? New York Dolls guitarist Johnny Thunders went from glam-rock hero to a first-wave punk icon — but ultimately became a tragic figure and rock casualty, thanks...
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Indie Roundup (Long & Short Edition) | May 17, 2019

Aruba Red walks the walk, Merival blows up, Kenton Chan gets overwhelmed and more in a short ’n’ sweet Friday Roundup. Because we've all got better ways to kick...

Biffy Clyro | Balance, Not Symmetry: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

WHO ARE THEY? You know; those U.K. rockers. The ones who aren't Muse or The 1975 or Bloc Party. The other guys. The ones who sang that song. You...

Slowthai | Nothing Great About Britain

WHO IS HE? Ascendant British rapper Tyron Frampton, whose stage name supposedly comes from a childhood speech impediment that he certainly seems to have outgrown. WHAT IS THIS? His dark,...

The Heavy | Sons

WHO ARE THEY? You remember that band that was on Letterman that time? They did that song called How You Like Me Now? And Dave loved it so much...

Rammstein | Untitled

WHO ARE THEY? The unrepentantly provocative and pyromaniacal Neue Deutsche Härte (New German Hardness) stormtroopers from Berlin. WHAT IS THIS? Their seventh studio release and their first album in a...

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