Praise Be Unto D’Angelo’s “Black Messiah”

December 15th, 2014 · Comments Off on Praise Be Unto D’Angelo’s “Black Messiah”

Christians have been awaiting the second coming of Jesus Christ for more than two millennia, now. Comparatively, we had to wait just under 15 years for Black Messiah. Notoriously reclusive R&B superstar D’Angelo quickly and quietly released Black Messiah, the long-awaited follow-up to 2000’s Voodoo, to iTunes and Spotify last night, after teasing the album over the weekend by […]

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Mark Kozelek Wants The War on Drugs to Fellate Him

October 7th, 2014 · Comments Off on Mark Kozelek Wants The War on Drugs to Fellate Him

Last week, Mark Kozelek seemingly joked that he’d written a song called “War on Drugs: Suck My Cock.” “I challenge War On Drugs to let me join them onstage and play a hilarious song I’ve written called ‘War On Drugs: Suck My Cock/Sun Kil Moon: Go Fuck Yourself’ at the Fillmore, October 6,” Kozelek wrote […]

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Impluse! to (Finally) Officially Release John Coltrane’s 1966 Temple University Concert

April 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off on Impluse! to (Finally) Officially Release John Coltrane’s 1966 Temple University Concert

Back when I had, y’know, steady employment, I bought a lot of records. I made a particular mission to pick up every piece of John Coltrane vinyl I could afford. (I’m really, really regretting not buying a mint first pressing of Om when I had the chance.) Now that I, y’know, don’t have steady employment, I don’t buy […]

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Nirvana’s Going to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame — Without Chad Channing

March 19th, 2014 · Comments Off on Nirvana’s Going to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame — Without Chad Channing

There’s one big sticking for eligibility for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (outside of that whole, y’know, being good and important thing). As in baseball, it’s all about time: To qualify for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, there must be a passing of 25 years since the […]

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De La Soul Offers Entire Catalog for Free for Valentine’s Day

February 14th, 2014 · Comments Off on De La Soul Offers Entire Catalog for Free for Valentine’s Day

De La Soul’s seminal debut, the witty and weird and wonderful 3 Feet High and Rising, was released 25 years ago. In honor of that quarter-century mark, De La Soul’s offering a free download of its entire catalog for 25 hours on the group’s website. The download bonanza will begin on Friday, Feb. 14 at […]

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Owls Return After 13-Year Hiatus

February 4th, 2014 · Comments Off on Owls Return After 13-Year Hiatus

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Merge Reissues Richard Buckner’s Bloomed; Buckner Extends Living Room Tour

February 4th, 2014 · Comments Off on Merge Reissues Richard Buckner’s Bloomed; Buckner Extends Living Room Tour

Bloomed, released in 1994, was Richard Buckner’s first record, and his first great record. Unfortunately, it was released on an imprint of an unsympathetic major label that gave Buckner very little support in terms of promoting the record, leaving it to languish and die. Twenty years later, Buckner, since bounced from the major-label circuit after […]

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