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Hump Day Unusual Moment: Singing Canaries “Cielito Lindo”

A radio listener of mine in Albany, New York sent me this vinyl 45 in 1979 because he figured I could use it. With an organ accompaniment, Singing Canaries allegedly perform “Cielito Lindo.” Since I […]


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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Share New Track, ‘Eurydice’ [Listen]

New York indie-pop/shoegaze/jangle-pop band The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will release album #3, Days of Abandon, on May 13 and they’ve posted another track for all to enjoy.  They’ll be appearing in Chicago […]


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Watch Outkast’s Full Coachella Set

Week one of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival just concluded and they’ve been kind enough to share full sets with us in high-quality video (see Arcade Fire’s set here).  Yeah, you may have […]


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Jesse Winchester RIP

Jesse Winchester was an expatriate from Louisiana who fled to Canada to avoid the Vietnam War draft. He was a brilliant and powerful singer who wrote deceptively mellow and understated tunes that were recorded more […]


The Strokes In Concert At Lollapalooza - Day 1

Cut That Out: 10 Average Albums That Would’ve Made Incredible EP’s

Everyone loves a great EP. It’s a delicacy in life for a music lover. No doubt if the following albums were cut down to a 4 or 5 song EP, the artists would of heard great things coming back to them. Instead, they were left scratching their heads, wondering why everyone thought their record was blah.


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Arcade Fire Pay Tribute To Blondie By Covering ‘Heart of Glass’ [Watch]

As reported by Pitchfork, Arcade Fire have shared a live cover of the Blondie disco jam, “Heart of Glass.”  This was performed in Houston a couple nights ago and if you had to come up […]


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Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic Share Nirvana Stories on ‘Fallon’ [Watch]

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is this week in Brooklyn, and the surviving members of one of the bands being honored this year stopped by The Tonight Show to tell a […]



Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 106: Dean Wareham, Toadies, Eleventh Dream Day

Another Wednesday, another round of weekend selections from me to you.  We have a New Zealander making a stop at one of the best listening rooms in all of Chicago, a famous ’90s band on […]


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Hump Day Unusual Moment: Angel & the Reruns “Buffy Come Back to Me”

Is nothing sacred? Family Affair was not only a hit sitcom for most of its five years; it was also, in a word, adorbs. Brian Keith took care of his brother’s kids. Cissy was the […]