An Open-Letter to Arcade Fire About Their INXS Cover and Other Stuff

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People still do these, right?

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I Was There When…Warren Zevon Brought Scintillating Solo Magic to Burlington, VT (February 6th, 1983)

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Zevon showcased his stellar songwriting and showmanship during this solo show.

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Ranking the Kennedy Center Honors Performances (Tributes to Santana, Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock)

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Ryan breaks down the performances from the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors.

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Shia on the Moon: The Necessary Dissection of Howard Cantour


Shia LaBeouf has stirred up a plagiarism controversy this week over his recent short film. But is it possible that he's just trolling the whole fucking world?

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Peter Gabriel, Kiss, Hall & Oates Voted Into Rock Hall…Breaking Down the Results

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Also, no love for Yes.

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Hidden Track’s 25 Best Albums of 2013

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As with any list, these picks aren't based on a scientific scale of high-brow elitism. I (Ryan Reed, the editor) simply picked the 25 albums that thrilled me the most -- the 25 that kept ...

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ABC’s ‘Scandal’: A Non-Guilty Pleasure


SCANDAL-OUS SPOILERS AHEAD… If you’ve found yourself wearing a lot of white hats, or drinking wine from giant glasses while eating popcorn, or shouting into your cell phone “it’s handle,” you might be addicted to ...

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The 10 Best Metal Albums of 2013

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The albums that make up this list reflect metal’s increasing ability to outgrow people’s conceptions of it, in the process making progress not just for itself, but all the other genres it’s come to challenge.

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This Is Not an Open-Letter to Shirley Manson (Part 1)

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Shirley Manson recently lamented the lack of excitement and eclecticism in modern female pop and rock music. Ironically, though, 2013 music has been dominated by females (from Neko Case to Miley Cyrus).

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I Was There When…The Replacements Brought Rock Chaos to Burlington’s Memorial Auditorium (March 28, 1989)

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With “I Was There When…,” veteran music journalist Doug Collette reflects on his experiences in the glory days of live rock music. With each column, he takes us back to a specific concert he attended ...

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Cruise to the Edge Spotlight: Strawbs

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From pastoral folk to riveting symphonic rock, the Strawbs discography ranks among the richest in the prog canon.

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Cruise to the Edge Spotlight: Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


In this installment, Ryan offers a primer for Italian prog-rock masters PFM.

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Slay the Monster, Start the Machine: A Conversation with Nico Turner


Trace William Cowen speaks with Turner about musical inspiration, the "industry of art," and how Cat Power "saved" her.

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Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell Starts From Scratch as Birdsmell


Band of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell has been looking for a way to start over.

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Hey, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Five Reasons Yes Should Be Inducted

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Regardless of whether or not Yes care about the award, they still deserve it. Here are five reasons why.

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