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Gang Of Four on their political roots, new box set ‘‘77-’81’ and more

When Leeds, U.K. post-punks Gang Of Four first appeared on American shores in 1980, they were simultaneously startling, exciting, fierce, warm, familiar and yet...
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15 music videos that contributed to the uniqueness of the ‘80s

The 1980s were the big bang of music videos—a cosmic explosion of creativity, technology and straight-up weirdness.  With the launch of MTV in 1981, some...
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These 10 bands made Boston one of America’s greatest punk-rock towns

A greasy R&B riff rips from the speakers, coated in more fuzz than a peach orchard wearing a 50-year-old wool sweater. A singer with...
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15 artists who show that the Velvet Underground’s influence is eternal

Lester Bangs, the greatest rock journalist ever, felt eternal Lower East Side musical royals the Velvet Underground were “our Beatles and Bob Dylan combined”...
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15 alternative songs you may have missed in your favorite TV shows

Television is a great way to find new music and rediscover old songs. When artists are featured on TV show soundtracks, they are able...
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10 bands who put the Canadian punk scene on the map

Though all but forgotten by this point—save for documentary films like excellent Vancouver overview Bloodied But Unbowed and recent Teenage Head retrospective Picture My...
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10 records that could be the soundtrack to your next meditation session

When life gets hectic, it's important to take a minute for yourself to reset and clear your mind. Music is always a go-to way to...
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10 modern rock bands that prove the genre is far from dead

It seems like every few years there is a debate, often caused by KISS vocalist Gene Simmons, about whether or not rock music is...
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10 bands who still have their original lineup over 20 years later

Many bands take maintaining the same lineup quite seriously, even if it's one of the most difficult things to pull off. Especially if longevity...
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10 Swedish bands who should already be on your playlist

Sweden may be best known for exporting its world-famous meatballs, the band Ghost and the puzzle games known as IKEA furniture, but they have...