• Crate Digging at Toronto’s Downtown Record Show

    It’s a twice-annual ritual. A bunch of hardcore record nerds meet for a breakfast of eggs and juicy sausages and…


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  • Our Long (Inter)national Nightmare Continues: Which Pearl Jam Drummers Will Be at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction?

    Up until Matt Cameron was permanently installed as Pearl Jam’s drummer in 1998, the band had issues with the guy…


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  • When It Comes to Music Memorabilia, People Will Pay (Dearly) for Anything

    Come Monday, music fans with money to burn will be paying attention to the latest music memorabilia auction through…


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  • Which Streaming Music Services are in the Most (and Least) Financial Trouble?

    Despite having millions of users worldwide, there isn’t a single streaming music service that’s profitable….


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  • Your Weird Vinyl Record for the Day

    By the time you read this, I’ll have been through the crates at the Downtown Record Show in Toronto. I’m…


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  • 52 Albums That Changed My Life (and Other Exaggerations), Chapter 13: I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead

    One of the most amazing things for a music lover is someone who blows you away instantly. That what you are seeing or…


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  • The Rapping Nerd of Uber

    Why do I never get an Uber driver like this dude? Only in Las Vegas, I guess. (Via the Huffington Post) &nbsp

    The…


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  • Look Out Spotify. Here Comes Facebook.

    Facebook makes no secret that they want to get deep–very deep–into music as part of their growth strategy….


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  • Spacecraft Fact of the Day: Why Chuck Berry is Flying Through the Universe and the Beatles Aren’t

    One of the coolest music projects ever was the Carl Sagan-curated Golden Record, phonograph records attached to the…


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  • Future Islands’ New Video Has Been Released in American Sign Language

    There’s something weirdly hypnotic about Baltimore’s Future Islands. Is it Samuel Herring’s vocal…


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  • Random Music News for Saturday, March 25, 2017

    Sixty years ago today, US Customs seized copies of the Allen Ginsberg poem “Howl” on obscenity grounds….


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  • The New Sonos Playbase: A Review

    If you’re going to spend a bunch of money on a big-screen TV, it seems silly to skimp on the…


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  • “The Most Unsatisfying Video in the World Ever Made”

    I can’t argue, really

    The post “The Most Unsatisfying Video in the World Ever Made” appeared first…


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  • This Week’s Top 11 Playlist: 24 March 2017

    Every night at precisely 6:45, English Bull Terrier the Elder stares at me from the door leading to the garage. That…


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  • Can Music Journalism Survive?

    At least once a month, I get an email from someone who says their dream is to be a music journalist. “How can I…


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  • This Playlist Could Literally Save Your Life–Or the Life of Someone Else. Behold the CPR Jam.

    Imagine this: You’re at a gig and everything is going great. Then suddenly the guy next to you collapses….


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  • Josh Homme Sued Over Autograph Hunter Tussle

    After the Detroit stop on Iggy Pop’s 2016 Post Pop Depression Tour, Iggy and Josh Homme–Iggy’s…


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  • And the Lion Shall Lie Down with the Lamb, Part 2: Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher Working Together

    Back in the coke-fueled days of Britpop, Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher were mortal enemies, a feud that was hyped up…


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  • And the Lion Shall Lie Down with the Lamb, Part 1: Tool Talking to Streaming Services

    Tool has always been suspicious of digital ventures. I dare you to find any of Tool’s albums on iTunes. And if…


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  • Your Weird Music Video for Today. Just Try to Look Away. I Dare You.

    Back in 1975, a group from The Netherlands called George Baker Selection had a hit with a song called “Paloma…


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