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CD Review: Blur, “The Magic Whip” + MORE

If you have heard Parklife, The Great Escape, or Modern Life Is Rubbish, you’ll probably still enjoy the British band Blur’s latest, The Magic Whip, but there will be little denying what a pastiche of themselves the record represents. A lot of the blame is sure to fall on the shoulders o.... More »

Heatseeker: Magic! – Rude + MORE Nov 12th

Magic! are a fun, up-beat, reggae-tinged band based in California; their debut single Rude is out through SME on our fair shores and was serviced to Australian radio this week. The video is on YouTube and has attracted a little over 100, 000 views in a month, which isn’t particularly exciting comp.... More »

Miley Cyrus covers Led Zeppelin’s “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” — listen + MORE

I met this one girl in college, who after years of listening to nothing but Top 40, had only recently fallen firmly in love with ’70s singer-songwriters. She’d listen to the same Carole King and Joan Baez songs all day long, dozens even hundreds of times. She made those ballads her own, wear.... More »

Watch: Interpol Escape the Snow, Play on _Late Night with Seth Meyers_ + MORE

Last we heard from Interpol, they were buried in the massive Buffalo snowstorm, canceling show after show. Thankfully, the band made it out of the nasty weather in time to appear on Late Night with Seth Meyers to perform their El Pintor track "Everything is Wrong." While everything seemed to go wron.... More »

REVIEW: Sir Richard Bishop – “Tangier Sessions” + MORE

This is the story of a man and the guitar that took hold of him. The man styles himself Sir Richard Bishop, a Phoenix-bred guitar master known best for his work with the group Sun City Girls. A Drag City artist – his last outing for the label was 2009’s The Freak of Araby — Bishop also has.... More »
R. Kelly Sets ‘Black Panties’ Release Date
Black Panties are flying onto shelves this November. R. Kelly has set a release date for his upcoming album.

The R&B veteran’s 12th album will arrive on Nov. 11, he announced during a listening session in Atlanta over the weekend (via Billboard).
“If you can take tragedy and turn it into triumph, that’s when you’ve reached the zenith of a true champion,” said Kellz…

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Future Music and Goodlife Festival still going ahead for 2014 Future Music and Goodlife Festival still going ahead for 2014

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Crow releases ‘Feels Like Home,’ her first country album, this week.

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Album Review: Arctic Monkeys – AM


Album Review: Arctic Monkeys – AMFor a time, Arctic Monkeys were the most popular band in Britain. On the heels of hit single “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor” and massive blog hype, the band’s first album, 2006′s Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, went on to become the fastest-selling British debut in history, an overnight success…

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BBC decision to axe Radio 2 show Big Band Special is a crass mistake, says Martin Chilton.    

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Elvis Costello & the Roots – Wise Up Ghost: Exclusive album streamHave a listen to this unique collaboration between Elvis and ?uestlove’s gang – then let us know your thoughtsFans of pop trivia will know that Elvis Costello’s first-ever claim to fame was that he contributed backing vocals to Secret Lemonade Drinker, the song his dad, Ross MacManus, performed for an R White’s Lemonade TV advert in the 70s…

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Arcade Fire and David Bowie team up on ReflektorMontreal band releases new single and video by Anton Corbijn ahead of not-so-secret Sept. 9 show at Montreal’s Club Salsathèque.

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Vijay Iyer’s and Mike Ladd’s ‘Holding It Down’ focuses on the enduring effect of the U.S. war effort and is inspired by interviews with Iraq and Afghanistan veterans about their dreams.If there’s any one thread running through today’s pop music, it’s the amazing ability for most songs to be about absolutely nothing.

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The band gets black and white and weird all over in the video for their new single.

By Brenna Ehrlich

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Interview: Arsenio Hall Speaks On His Return To TV, Farrakhan & TupacBETTER LATE THAN NEVER
The Arsenio Hall Show shook up ’90s nighttime TV with hip-hop generation guests, culture-defining gags and iconic interviews. As Hall prepares for the legendary show’s reboot, the actor/host drops gems on his grand closing and reopening

-If you’re doing anything new, you’re going to be met by opposition…

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