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Halloween playlist

It’s the spookiest time of the year and that means candy, tricks, parties and all sorts of scary stuff. Throw on this Halloween playlist to prepare yourself for the terrors of the night. Nina Simone – Strange Fruit The first time I heard this song my hair stood on end. “Strange Fruit” is about the […]

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Remember Whensday – MTV Unplugged

(Written by Mateo Muro) For a while, I considered writing about how Kevin Federline’s terrible debut album Playing with Fire was the scariest thing to come out on Halloween, but something actually great started on this autumn holiday twenty five years ago. MTV first started recording Squeeze for its influential show MTV Unplugged. The premise […]

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Remember Whensday – Commemorating a Rebel Queen

This week in music history commemorates the death of Sandy West, the original drummer and one of the founding members of the original all-girl punk band The Runaways. She was a pioneering musician at a time when males dominated the hard-punk scene. The Runaways was one of the first all-female groups to come out of […]

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Monday Mixer

(Written by Justin Peters) In a lot of ways, the lead singer of a band is the identity of the group. They’re the voice, the face, and the personality that are most recognizable, which makes for an interesting change of pace when lead singers make music with a different group. In many cases, the identity […]

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Johnny Marr – Playland (Review)

Johnny Marr has been involved in many more projects than I can name since the Smiths broke up in the 80s, and I was curious to hear what kind of material he’s turning out almost 25 years later. His Smiths era playing style is one of the most recognizable in the last 30 years, and […]

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Foxygen – …And Star Power (Review)

In the almost two years since their breakout album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, Foxygen has been through a lot. Between canceled show dates, injuries sustained on stage, tour exhaustion and rumors of internal drama, the last couple of years have been a bit of a mess for the L.A. […]

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