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Bruce Springsteen took seven years to write memoir

Bruce Springsteen slowly pieced together his new memoir over a seven year period. The American singer-songwriter released his autobiography titled Born To Run last week (ends02Oct16), which recounts his troubled…
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Matmos to tour West Coast with an actual washing machine this December

Uh. Say, I know that it’s tough to think about anything that happened more than like two weeks ago in this age of instant on-demand internet gratification, but… you guys…
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Keiji Haino’s 1973 Milky Way recording to be released on vinyl for the first time

It’s time to make a case for another dissonant purchase: 1973 Live - Milky Way from Japanese noise artist and de facto soul custodian Keiji Haino. His body of work…
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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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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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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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Justin Timberlake: ‘Silas won’t be in 1D!’

Justin Timberlake draws the line at his son being in One Direction. The Can’t Stop the Feeling singer and his actress wife Jessica Biel welcomed Silas into the world last…
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Songs We Love: Opeth, ‘Strange Brew’

The smartest thing Mikael Åkerfeldt ever did was to stop writing extreme metal and focus on his biggest musical obsession: progressive rock. As sterling a run as he and his…
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Helado Negro, ‘Private Energy’

What feeling of freedom must accompany recording artists who don't use their real names when they write or perform music? Does a musical mask, a second personality, let them create…
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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: Brent Cobb, ‘Shine On Rainy Day’

Contrary to institutional narratives and popular perception, there's a place more significant to the country-music imagination than Nashville: the small town. It's impossible to miss the number of song lyrics…
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Innsyter – Poison Life

styles: techno, hiss others: Actress, Container, Delroy Edwards, Eric Copeland As a card-carrying, music-blogging member of the contemplative class, I have never been properly camping and have no poison ivy stories. Toxicity…
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