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For too long in America, electronic music has been boiled down to either fist-in-the-air Day-Glo EDM, or more broadly what’s commonly labeled as

The Mavericks
Brand New Day

Although The Mavericks have been slotted in the country category for the majority of their existence, the Floridian band’s sound has always been more

Ryan Adams

Since leaving Whiskeytown to go solo, Ryan Adams has been hard to pin down. At first it seemed he would go the expected acoustic singer-songwriter route


It was back in 2014 when Temples—James Bagshaw (vocals and guitar), Tom Warmsley (bass), Sam Toms (drums), and Adam Smith (keys)—emerged with their

The Godfathers
A Big Bad Beautiful Noise

The cliche is that rock & roll is a young man’s game. But as we’re currently in a constant flow of bands reuniting it seems that more people are realizing that

Surfer Blood

In their relatively short existence, Floridian band Surfer Blood have had quite the wild ride. After their self-produced debut record, Astro Coast, they were

Howe Gelb
Future Standards

After 30 years and a variety of incarnations, Giant Sand leader Howe Gelb announced last year that he was mothballing the band. At that time, he divulged

Avec le Soleil Sortant de Sa Bouche
Pas Pire Pop, I Love You So Much

It’s either an act of great confidence or great arrogance to start a record mid-conversation, but Montreal band Avec le

Run the Jewels
Express Live, Columbus, January 16

One of the more random success stories in recent music history has to be the rise of El-P and Killer Mike as Run the Jewels. Though

Staff Picks of 2016: Dorian S. Ham

Did any music come out this year? It feels like the year was spent in a hole of existential dread and that listening to music was something that slid through the cracks. Thankfully that wasn’t always the case, and here are some records that eased the pain of screaming into the void.

Top 12 Albums

12. RJD2, Dame Fortune (RJ’s Electrical Connections)
It’s been more …

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