Top 16 Rock and Roll Show Tunes

By Matt Meade When I was young (all the way back in the 1980s), before I knew how things worked (as if I know how things work now) I would wonder why great songs like “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables and “The Jets” from West Side Story were absent from the local radio station playlist.  Sure […]

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Best Albums of 2015 (thus far)

by Josh Kohan With Sun Kil Moon’s spoken word epic Benji and War on Drugs’ hypnotic Lost in a Dream recorded in 2014, that year will go down as one of the most musically inspiring.  It was a year for rock veterans to produce career-solidifying classics as well as a few new (relatively) guys on […]

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Top 5 Gillian Welch Songs

by Noah Kucij Call it acoustic roots-rock or slowgrass or modern folk, but the music of Gillian Welch (pronounced like the gills on a fish, as she sometimes tells audiences in a conspiratorial stage whisper) is less interesting to classify than it is to hear.  She’s better known for the traditional elements of her sound […]

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Some Songs For Your Summer

Listen to the Youtube playlist “Songs For Your Summer” while you read the article: If you’re anywhere close to my age, you probably remember when that song Santana wrote for a dude from a band called Twenty Matchbooks or something was so ubiquitous that there pretty much was no other music? You couldn’t hide from it. […]

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How to Achieve Short Term Success in Your Relationship through the Mixtape Method of Communication – Part One

[I RECOMMEND YOU HIT PLAY AND LISTEN TO THE PLAYLIST AS YOU READ THE ARTICLE] Is there anything the human race spends more time and effort on, and fails more consistently at, than romance? I know I don’t really know how to make it work, or spice things up in the bedroom, or keep a […]

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They Don’t Burn Out, They Don’t Fade Away: Three Legends from Rock’s Heyday Who Are Still Making Great Music

I grew up loving some of the most popular and celebrated rock bands of all time, and I still do love them. The music The Rolling Stones were making from 1967-1972 is some of the most moving, most compelling, and most genre-defining work I have ever heard. The albums and live performances that represent U2’s […]

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Fight the Power: 10 Reasons 2014 Gave Us to Stand Up and Revolt (With Accompanying Soundtrack, Of Course)

by Sarah Gray You’ll notice this post is not really about music, like at all.  It is mostly just a list of things that make me angry followed by the name of a song vaguely related to protest. There have been a number of disturbing trends in recent years from the repealing of the Voting […]

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Top Five Guilty Pleasure Songs

By Dave Keneston What’s a guilty pleasure song anyway? Is it something that you know is corny as hell, but can’t resist? Is it something your friends will mercilessly bust your balls for? Perhaps it’s a tune that is actually dope as fuck, but because you’ve self-identified as a douchebag music snob, you can’t admit […]

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