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New Collaboration From Franz Ferdinand and Sparks?! [Listen]

Pitchfork is reporting today that Franz Ferdinand and Sparks have recorded an album together by the name of FFS.  That’s also the name of the project and even though today is April 1, you wouldn’t […]


The band’s name is taken from a jacket with the initials MMJ stitched inside after frontman Jim James found it in the ashes after his favorite bar burned down.   (Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)

My Morning Jacket Share Another New Track, “Spring (Among the Living)” [Watch]

My Morning Jacket recorded their forthcoming album near Stinson Beach, CA, so when Jim James says that he’s “ready for spring,” it’s a bit of a head-scratcher because it’s almost always lovely out there on […]


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Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore Shares New Solo Material, Video [Watch]

If you’re waiting for a new Depeche Mode album, assuming that it won’t be out until 2017 would be a good bet if you look at the pattern they’ve established in the past twenty-plus years.  […]


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Brandon Flowers Channels His Inner Robert Palmer for “Simply Irresistible” [Watch]

Brandon Flowers will be releasing his second solo album (The Desired Effect) in May and earlier this week he played a solo gig in his hometown of Las Vegas, NV.  According to Stereogum, he played […]


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See the New Passion Pit Video for “Lifted Up (1985)”

“1985 was a good year,” according to Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos in the song from their forthcoming album Kindred.  He wouldn’t be born for two more years, so you’d have to think he’s not referring […]


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Jimmy Cliff Notes

Along with Bob Marley and Toots Hibbert, Jimmy Cliff is one of the key figures in reggae music. His starring role in 1972’s album and movie, The Harder They Come, helped spread the the sound […]


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Around The World of Music: Exploring The Contagious Cuts of Canada

I know you’re still recovering from being jet lagged from our last trip to Ireland. I have great news though; it turns out the country that lays on top of us like Snoopy on his […]


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Hump Day Unusual Moment: Sebastian Cabot “Like A Rolling Stone”

Sebastian Cabot became a television star as Mr. French, the butler in the TV series Family Affair. Remember when everyone growing up had a butler? Yeah, me neither. Mr. French took care Buffy and Jody […]



Worst Weather On Record

We shouldn’t be surprised or discouraged at snow in March in Chicago, but complaining about it is what we’re really good at. So, with the gloves and hats and parkas pulling us down yet again, […]