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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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RIFF’d: The Vaccines’ ‘English Graffiti’

Perhaps the latest great hope for “guitar music” from across the pond, platinum-selling The Vaccines are just now breaking into the American consciousness with English Graffiti. A big part of their appeal is their willingness to […]

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