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The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 706: The Annual Xmas Show

After a three-year absence, the annual Ongoing History Christmas Show makes a return with its 18th look at, erm, non-traditional Christmas music. This year’s show features material from the Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, Shonen Knife, LCD Soundsystem and other acts not normally associated with Yuletide celebrations. You’ll want grandma out of the room for this one. [&hellip.. more

Upholsters - Your Furniture

Rare Jack White Record Found Just Where He Left It: Inside a Couch

Way back in the 1990s, a young Detroit guitar player named Jack Gillis (soon to be rechristened Jack White) worked as an apprentice upholsterer by day with a fellow musician named Brian Muldoon. Eventually, Jack went out on his own and opened his own shop called Third Man Upholstery, which carried the slogan “Your Furniture’s [&hellip.. more

Screaming country

Worst. Studio Session. Ever.

This can’t be real. Can it? We can hope. (Via Tom) Which brings me to this–sort of. It’s an article entitled “18 Reasons Every Artist Needs a Producer.” Many indie artists who have done some writing and recording are sometimes fuzzy on the role of what a music producer does and can bring to a [&hellip.. more

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