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Listing: 5 Weirdo Stonerisms from Kurt Cobain’s ‘Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings’

Let’s face it: our posthumous Kurt Cobain voyeurism is creepy. It’s also weirdly more sustainable than it should be. The Montage of Heck film’s release marks 21 years since his death, and this fact might […]

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RIFF’d: Josh Ritter’s ‘Sermon on the Rocks’

Josh Ritter delivers his Sermon on the Rocks like most preachers would — with as many references to commonly recognized Biblical images as possible, and some raunchy boasts for PG-13 appeal. NPR calls the album’s […]

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The More You Know: Katy Perry Sang on a 2006 P.O.D. Jam

Not particularly news, as it’s a nine-year-old story that anyone could’ve found on Wikipedia, but the internet is a peculiar beast, and thus here we are with message board bump for the fact that in 2006, a 23-year-old Katy […]

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RIFF’d: Protomartyr’s ‘The Agent Intellect’

Protomartyr’s The Agent Intellect is 2015’s ultimate hard-luck album. Not only did the making of the record see lyricist Joe Casey’s father shuffle off his mortal coil, and his mother begin a decline into Alzheimer’s, […]

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Pope Francis Reinvents Christian Rock

Gone are the days of alternative rock B-listers dominating the Christian rock scene. Well, at least on vocals. The one and only Pope Francis, the most actually Jesus-like of popes in recent memory, has collaborated […]

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Streetside: Low shows some Midwestern Love at Thalia Hall in Chicago; September 18

The festival season coming to a close in Chicago, Minnesota slowcore royalty, Low, came through the city in perfect season-changing form over the weekend (Saturday, September 18), the husband and wife-fronted crew paying a visit to a new southside […]

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Why Cobain’s Fecal Matter Demo ‘Illiteracy Will Prevail’ Matters

Nirvana-fever and Cobain obsession have given society an appreciation for dirty riffs and fashion without pretense. Unfortunately, it also gave us post-grunge, which as we all know birthed bands like Nickelback and Creed. Somewhere in the middle, […]

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Presenting ‘The Emo Keyboard’ App, For All You Robot Bleeding Hearts Out There

Just in case you lost your sense of self-worth and forgot how to be emo, the folks over at Taking Back Tuesday, a popular nostalgia-aping event at Los Angeles‘ Echoplex, created an app that will assist […]

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RIFF’d: Tame Impala’s ‘Currents’

Personal growth can be difficult especially in a place as fickle as the music industry. Everyone wants the same old thing, and to venture beyond the norm is, in most instances, a death sentence. But […]

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RIFF’d: Muse’s ‘Drones’

As an adolescent in the early 2000s, it wasn’t uncommon to want to start a band exactly like Muse. They were undeniably fucking awesome in the Showbiz/Origin of Symmetry era, and, while Absolution wasn’t timeless like […]

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