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I Shall Be Released: New Recordings and Tours from Rihanna, Kid Ink, Chris Brown, Shelby Lynne and More

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Plus Florence + the Machine, Alabama Shakes, The Replacements, Buena Vista Social Club, Larry Coryell, Jorma Kaukonen, Simone Dinnerstein, and The Yardbirds. Read More »

Interview: Steven Wilson – Prog-Rock’s Reluctant 21st Century Man

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The Grammy nominated "patriarch of prog" on his brilliant new album, those rumors of a Porcupine Tree reunion, and how to disappear in the modern technological age. Read More »

I Shall Be Released: New Releases (and Tours) from Mark Ronson, Death Cab for Cutie, 2Cellos, Jellyfish, Hall and Oates, Red Garland and More

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Plus Widespread Panic, Slipknot, Noel Gallagher, Art Pepper, Hugh Masekela, Anonymous 4, and Katrina of Katrina and the Waves. Read More »

Music DVD Review: Jeff Beck – ‘Live In Tokyo’

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"The Boat" would have really liked Jeff Beck's new live DVD. You will too. Read More »

Music Review: Indie Roundup – Claire Lynch Band’s Holiday Album, Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons, The Suitcase Junket

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I never thought of it before, but The Claire Lynch Band did: Could any instrument be a better choice to power "Jingle Bells" than the banjo? Read More »

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

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

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

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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 »

R.I.P. Paul Revere (1938 – 2014)

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As the namesake and musical ringleader of Paul Revere And The Raiders, Paul Revere Dick leaves behind a legacy that is as stunning for its lack of critical recognition, as it is for its lasting, continuing influence. Read More »

Flurry of New Christmas/Holiday Albums Heralds the Season

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From Idina Menzel to Earth, Wind & Fire, the season is busting out all over with new Christmas albums for your holiday-party playlist. Read More »

I Shall Be Released: New Albums and Tours from Ariana Grande, One Direction, Mary J. Blige, U2, Seth MacFarlane and More

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The fall season is upon us, and with it an onslaught of splashy new releases from marquee artists and labels clamoring for our attention. Read More »