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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume‎ X

At The Drive-In return from a 17-year silence with a hauntingly vindictive take on predatory sexual abuse, Laura Marling kills it softly pink with a lovely tale about sweet, fleeting love, Animal Collective master the […]

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Mickey D’s Themed Mac Sabbath Drop First Official Recording, Coloring Book, Plot Tour

Black Sabbath-McDonald’s parody metal band, Mac Sabbath, in their appropriated element; Photo: Paul Koudounaris via LA Weekly The world of metal can be a dark and brutal place — worshiping Satan and corpse paint go hand in hand […]

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Disney CEO References ‘Hamilton’ Lyrics to Justify Position on Trump Council

Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr in Hamilton, whose historical character is not in ‘The Room Where it Happened’ (left), Disney CEO Bob Iger (right); Photo: David Korrins (left), Chip Somodevilla (right) Whether you like him or hate […]

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Rising Experimental LA Rapper Rhys Langston Drops Lyric Video

Rhys Langston performs at Earth House at Wesleyan University; Photo: Julian Johnson Los Angeles artist and musician Rhys Langston is trying to create a new language in rap music to fit his mutable style between […]

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RIFF’d: Grandaddy’s ‘Last Place’

In an attempt to make amends for a longstanding hiatus, Grandaddy return with their revealing fifth studio album Last Place. It is the California-based outfit’s attempt to rewrite a chapter in their catalog, but this […]

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New alt-J Combacker Single ‘3WW’ Reveals a More Contemplative Side

The new music video for alt-J‘s “3WW,” featuring animation by Mario Epsley/Keepitvisual; Photo: YouTube The British indie-rockers alt-J are back for the first time since their extended hiatus began at the end of “This is All […]

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Lyricapsule: Tina Turner’s ‘500,000th’ ‘River Deep, Mountain High’ Vocal Take; March 7, 1966

Phil Spector staring off into the void as Ike Turner talks to Tina Turner in the studio control room during the 1966 recording of “River Deep, Mountain High;” Photo: Getty/Ray Avery Now considered one of his […]

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Iranian Rapper Defies Death Threats, Challenges Age Old Power Structures

 A portrait of Shahin Najafi; Photo: Amin Khelghat Shahin Najafi is an Iranian-born singer songwriter/lyricist known for his scathing, politically charged lyrics. For some, his name is a point of contention because of a controversial […]

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Father John Misty’s Prophetic Lyrics About VR Sex With Taylor Swift

Father John Misty performing “Total Entertainment Forever” on SNL, Saturday March 4; Photo: NBC/YouTube/SNL Father John Misty’s latest act in his crusade as prophetic folk critic is about having virtual reality (abbreviated VR) sex with Taylor Swift […]

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Lyricapsule: Napster Feds Up; March 6, 2001

Napster’s original death knell rang a resounding sound on this day in 2001, when the budding file-sharing site that started it all began cooperating with the Feds and a court order to block copyrighted material […]

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