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The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 723: Catching Up with the Black Keys

You’re completely forgiven if you’ve come late to the Black Keys because let’s face it: they really didn’t reach any kind of critical mass until the Brothers album of 2010. Truth is, though, their history goes back almost a decade before that.  Here’s a chance to get caught up on their entire story and discography. [&hellip.. more

Ian Curtis

The Former Home of Joy Division’s Ian Curtis May Become a Museum

So you’re a huge fan of Joy Division. You see the house where he committed suicide is up for sale. So what do you do? You buy it. And then you plan to turn it into a tourist attraction. The house where Ian Curtis lived until he committed suicide 35 years ago has been purchased [&hellip.. more

Avon Guard

I Like This: The Avon Guard

If you are a Nick Cave fan, you will likely get into this from The Avon Guard. There is something about that dark edge that really brings you in. The Avon Guard is Dominic Silvani (vocals and lyrics) and Andy Mitty (music, artwork and photography). Following a close friendship spanning twenty years, this band represents [&hellip.. more

Chris Frantz

Talking Heads’ Chris Frantz Talks Drumming

Because I’m old (at least that’s why my driver’s license tells me), my ears perk up when I hear the name Talking Heads or anything related to their particular brand of quirkiness. In a recent interview with Musicradar, former Heads’ drummer Chris Frantz discussed his drumming routines: Chris Frantz admits that he’s not always a [&hellip.. more

Eurovision 2015

Here’s Your 2015 Eurovision Winner

Eurovision, the goofy continent-wide annual song contest that makes American Idol look like a poorly attended kindergarten talent show, crowned its winner this past weekend. Sweden’s Måns Zelmerlöw became the winner of the 60th annual event with a total of  365 points. The Swedish entry went into the finals with odds of 6/5, followed by Russia [&hellip.. more


Bonnaroo – An 80’s Throwback Superjam

Yeah, you read that right. And why wouldn’t you want to check that out? Only at Bonnaroo will you be able to see R&B crooner Miguel perform alongside Metallica bassist Rob Trujillo. This year’s lineup for the festival’s iconic Superjam has been revealed and once again pairs unlikely collaborators for a one-only late-night performance. Taking [&hellip.. more


I Like This: Grounders

Grounders is a Toronto-based band with some great dreamy, psych sounds. Their first full-length, self-titled album is out this July. This spring, the Toronto-based band – Andrew Davis (vocals and guitar), Daniel Busheikin (keyboards), Mike Searle (Bass) and Evan Lewis (guitar) – will release their first full-length album, a collection of dense and intricate pop [&hellip.. more

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