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DOMA, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘Same Love’ And The Power Of Perfect Timing

Originally written in support of Washington state’s legalization of same-sex marriage, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love” is posed to become not only the duo’s next big hit but also an anthem for marriage equality.

07/03/2013

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Nick Cave’s Blood-Drenched Exploration Of Murder Ballads

Cave has always been the morose man’s idol; a modern day Charles Bukowski who tosses off lyrics rife with darkness, despair and perversions.

06/06/2013

Daft Punk (Courtesy Columbia Records)

KISS, The Monoculture & Daft Punk’s Quest For Classic Album Status With ‘Random Access Memories’

Daft Punk have quite successfully captured the imagination of not just the music world but the pop culture public at large, and done so in a way that both steals a page from KISS and strives for classic album status.

05/23/2013

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10 Music Festivals You May Not Know – But You Should

Here’s our list of 10 festivals that should be on your radar (if they’re not already) for this summer and many summers to come.

05/03/2013

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The Art Of The Rock Star Rant

“I hate business people,” Kanye West said in his recent on-stage rant in London. He surmised that particular thought with, “How much shampoo can you sell with your face on it and s***?” It’s amusing, […]

03/15/2013

Egyptian activists and youth perform the "Harlem Shake" in front of the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo on February 28, 2013. (Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images)

Harlem Shake, The Life-Ruining Meme

At its peak, the video meme that exploded around Baauer’s unexpected No. 1 smash “Harlem Shake” turned into a seemingly ubiquitous sensation, with 4,000 of the viral clips being added to YouTube on a daily […]

03/06/2013

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Why Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump Is Right About Hate Culture

Patrick Stump, Fall Out Boy frontman and at times a pop culture pariah himself, wants you to knock it off with the Nickelback jokes. The one band that nearly everyone feels okay about bashing has […]

03/04/2013

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