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Day for Night Festival 2016 ft. Aphex Twin, Björk, Arca, Lightning Bolt, Oneohtrix Point Never

As we recently revealed courtesy of Billboard’s reveal courtesy of the freely viewable tweet that Aphex Twin just tweeted, the reanimated musician known by his local barista as Richard D.…
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Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms, ‘There Goes My Love’

October 7, 2016 • The traditional country duo shifts the original, gender-specific lyrical arrangement of the Buck Owens tune, giving it a sense of longing and tenderness. On their new…
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Slothrust Takes A Whimsical Trip in ‘Like A Child Hiding Behind Your Tombstone’

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=65&v=Bbv6Jfnpx-Q[/embed] October 6, 2016by LINDSAY TOTTY • Listen to songs by Slothrust, and you'll hear aggressive sounds that hearken back to early-'90s rock bands like Nirvana and Dinosaur Jr. Listen more…
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18+ Fore

styles: dramatized ambivalence, ‘ghosting,’ desire others: José Esteban Muñoz, Richard Dyer, Migos Internet anonymity is dying. You’ve seen it in Facebook’s requirement that users only operate under “legal” names, in YouTube’s merge…
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Modular Synths Mimic Life In Suzanne Ciani & Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s ‘Sunergy’

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5Xaw5r43n0[/embed]   September 15, 2016by LARS GOTRICH • There is life in the modular synth, which ripples and gurgles in ways that can feel human or otherwise. Sunergy brings together two…
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Quay Dash “Shades On Top Down”

Each track on Quay Dash’s new EP Transphobic feels club-fit, whether the spot’s damp and blunty or pouring $13 well shots—and all the wonderful variations in between. “Shades On Top…
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10 incredible guitar world records

As we all know, the guitar is a thing of wonder. It's so wondrous, in fact, that a handful of creative six-stringers have sought to create and then break some,…
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First Listen: Phish, ‘Big Boat’

In a run spanning more than 30 years, Phish has become one of rock's all-time great touring bands, thanks to dynamic live performances full of lengthy improvisations and whimsical antics.…
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Alicia Keys celebrates Swizz Beatz’s ex in new song

Alicia Keys is giving thanks to her husband Swizz Beatz's ex-wife Mashonda on her new single Blended Family (What You Do For Love), which is dedicated to her stepson. The…
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Gordi, ‘So Here We Are’

September 19, 2016by STEPHEN THOMPSON • Gordi (a.k.a. Sydney's Sophie Payten) isn't the first singer to dramatically manipulate her voice with a vocoder: The soundImogen Heap helped popularize with 2005's "Hide…
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Watch Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar Perform “Freedom” on the Formation Tour

Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar performed their Lemonadecollaboration “Freedom” on the last night of the Formation tour at Metlife Stadium. Watch clips below. Earlier tonight, Beyoncébrought out Serena Williams for “Sorry” and brought out husbandJay…
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Cuban Piano 101: A Century Of Historic Grooves

The first thing I think of when I consider Cuban music is the piano. I've spent most of my adult life playing Afro-Cuban percussion, so you'd think I would hear…
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