Sha La Das | Love In The Wind

You know what they say about the family that plays together. But what about the family that sings doo-wop together? It seems they not only stay together; they also...

Blackberries | Disturbia

Too many psychedelic bands spend too much time noodling — as if their chosen genre gives them an excuse to be undisciplined. Not these Germans. At least, not on...
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Indie Roundup | Six Songs to Put On Your Playlist Today

Burnt Tapes send their regrets, Yves Jarvis introduces himself, Cass McCombs sings Juan's praises, Flight of the Conchords finally land and more in today's Roundup. Put on your business...

John Mellencamp | Other People’s Stuff

John Mellencamp does things his own way. Including cover tunes. And cover-tune compilations. The tellingly titled Other People's Stuff collects 10 covers from the past 25 years and a...

Van Morrison | The Prophet Speaks

With Van Morrison, you take what you get. And you can like it or lump it; he doesn't give a good goddamn either way. That disregard (if not outright...

Dennis Quaid & The Sharks | Out Of The Box

For my money, there are two sides to the dad-rock coin. First, there's the music your father listens to and loves. That might include everything from The White Album...
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Next Week in Music | Dec. 10-16

Here are the major album releases, TV appearances, anniversaries and other events coming up in the next seven days. Mark your calendars and pre-order your favourites — but don’t...

DIY Discovery | McGuff & The Dumpster Fires

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there's nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome to the latest instalment...
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Indie Roundup | Crack Open Your Friday Afternoon Six-Pack

Pig wham it up, Children of Bodom cut the grass, Carnifex blaspheme, Grace Lachance sounds it out and more in today's Roundup. Is there still cake in the break...

15 Thoughts On This Year’s Grammy Nominations

These days, when the Grammy nominations are announced, I sigh with relief and think: Thank Ozzy I don't have to write about THAT anymore. Don't get me wrong: I didn't...
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Late-Night TV Music | Dec. 6, 2018

It's the same every year: The music business gradually shuts down for the year after U.S. Thanksgiving. And the late-night shows follow suit. If this week is any sign,...

R.I.P. Pete Shelley

Pop-punk icon and Buzzcocks singer-guitarist Pete Shelley has reportedly passed away from a suspected heart attack in Estonia at the age of 63. I won't bore you by regurgitating...
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Indie Roundup | Three New Videos for Your Thursday Viewing Pleasure

Coilguns unload, Living Hours hit the lake and Old Man Canyon gets set in today's Roundup. You're soaking in it! 1 Don't say Coilguns never gave you anything. And plenty...

Baby, It’s Absurd Outside | A Viable Alternative To Endless, Fruitless Outrage

Do you hear what I hear? That's right, it's time for the annual Christmas music onslaught. Which means it's also time for people to clutch their pearls and get...

Micah P. Hinson | When I Shoot At You With Arrows, I Will Shoot...

Micah P. Hinson clearly knows the value of a good title. And how to write one. The southern gothic singer-songwriter's latest album comes with a real corker: When I...

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