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Music Review: The Urban Renewal Project – ‘Local Legend’

local legend

The Urban Renewal Project is the real thing—big band sound, at times edgy and always catchy. Read More »

Music Review: Hip-Hop/Rock Musical ‘Venice’ (Original Cast Recording)

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The original cast recording of the musical 'Venice' has a creative vitality that promises much for the future. Read More »

Music Review: Marc 7 (Jurassic 5) – ‘Food, Clothing & Shelter’

Food, Clothing & Shelter

Jurassic 5's Marc 7 combines strong rhyming, a variety of catchy beats, and topics of social importance in his debut solo album. Read More »

I Shall Be Released: New Recordings and Tours from Nicki Minaj, Neil Young, Lee Ann Womack, Willie Nelson and More

Jack Bruce

Plus Everclear, Cracker, Jason Marsalis, Soundgarden, Cream (R.I.P. Jack Bruce) and R.E.M. Read More »

Music Review: The Voices of Terror – ‘Rock-Rap Dynasty’

The Voices of Terror

‘Rock-Rap Dynasty’ is anything but terrifying - in a good way. Read More »

Music Review: Joe Con – ‘I Choose You’ EP

Joe Con's 'I Choose You'

Joe Con puts together quite successfully hip-hop and folk in his newest EP, ‘I Choose You’. Read More »

I Shall Be Released: New Recordings and Tours from David Guetta, Wu-Tang Clan, Placido Domingo, Wiz Khalifa, Jeff Beck and More

David Guetta

Plus a new children's holiday album from Farmer Jason (of Jason and the Scorchers), a concert DVD from Depeche Mode, and a reissued lost classic from The Byrds' Gene Clark. Read More »

Music Review: Oswald – ‘Ride’ EP

Oswald's 'Ride'

Oswald uses his debut as a vehicle to reflect on the state of the hip hop music industry in a way that does not fill the listener with anger or despair. Read More »

What Song Inspired You Most? Tell Us and You May Win Tickets to DJ Shadow + Cut Chemist Live in L.A.

DJ Shadow Cut Chemist

Is there one song, by any artist, that changed your life? Read More »

Countdown: My Week with Beyoncé

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I would not succumb to conversion. I was a justified aficionado—personally and professionally—of popular music culture and Beyoncé stood in opposition to the music I jammed to. Or did she? Read More »