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  • 9 years ago | Music News

    If we're all caught under the penny loafer of Christian fascism sometime soon, the Thermals' vision of a hectic dash for the Canadian border — one in which we're pursued by evangelical thought police — will be vindicated. As it is, The B...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    Inventing punk was a dirty job. You had to make up new rules for the guitar, cram your hairy appendages into ladies' pumps and lingerie, get hooked on hard drugs, and squeeze Howlin' Wolf and the Shangri-Las into the same three-minute songs. That ...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    In a past life, the arena-striding Goo Goo Dolls were thought quaint by their critics and artsier alt peers: too in love with their punk heroes, too working-class sentimental, too straight rock. Well, they got the last laugh when the money rolled ...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    Here's an MC boast so frank, it's hilarious: "In this corner, the undisputed champs of hip-hop — RJD2 on the beats, Blueprint on the rhymes—versus everything that sucks about music in the opposite corner." But it's no joke: Soul Position...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    Stephin Merritt has come out of the closet: Of course! He's a theatrical composer! It must have been so hard passing as a pop singer all those years. The leader of Magnetic Fields and sundry other indie broods slides into musical theater so easily...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    With delicate tunes and referential album titles like The Boy With the Arab Strap, Belle & Sebastian main man Stuart Murdoch is a cult artist who has more or less birthed a scene of pop miniaturists known as twee. But Murdoch is moving ever closer...