10 years ago today, 4AD released
Dark Was The Night, a Red Hot Organization compilation curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the National to raise AIDS awareness and featuring Spoon, Bon Iver, the Decemberists, Arcade Fire, My Morning Jacket, Yo La Tengo, Cat Power, New Pornographers, Iron & Wine and more. Read our review of its 2016 follow-up of sorts:
15 years ago today, the Veils released debut album
The Runaway Found. Two months later, the band broke up for the first time. Read the Veils in MAGNET on Van Morrison covering Bob Dylan:
Happy birthday Ronnie Vannucci (Killers). All our luvin’. Photo for MAGNET by Rob Loud. Read our Killers cover interview by Jimmy Kimmel:
Happy birthday Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes, Desaparecidos, Monsters Of Folk). Here’s to special treatment.
Read our classic cover story:
Happy 75th birthday Mick Avory (Kinks). Ev’rybody’s gonna be happy.
Read the Muffs on underrated drummers—Mick, Meg White, Tommy Ramone and Nigel Olsson—in MAGNET:
Happy birthday Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls). Dance, dance, dance. Read the Feelies in MAGNET on the Dolls:
25 years ago today, Pavement released
Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain. Go back to those gold soundz, kidz. Read The Range Life Of Stephen Malkmus And Pavement:
Flashback Friday: The Range Life Of Stephen Malkmus And Pavement
Happy birthday Tim Buckley. We’ll sing you a song. Read our review of his great recent 1967 solo-acoustic sessions:
Happy birthday Peter Tork (Monkees). Can you dig it? Read Smoking Popes on the Monkees in MAGNET:
Happy birthday Henry Rollins. Let that devil out. Read the Q&A he did with J Mascis for our Dinosaur Jr cover story: