Swans At The Blue Room, Nashville

Swans At The Blue Room, Nashville

Swans at the Blue Room, Nashville. Photos by Alexzandra Roy.
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Normal History Vol. 787: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 787: The Art Of David Lester

Every week, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places
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Essential New Music: 番長 Taste's "I Dipped My Comb In Shochu And Ran It Through The Hair Of The Night"

Essential New Music: 番長 Taste’s “I Dipped My Comb In Shochu And Ran It Through The Hair Of The Night”

Let’s start with the album title. It looks luxuriant enough to apply to a Jon Hassell LP with an accompanying,
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Buffalo Tom’s “Autumn Letter”

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Buffalo Tom’s “Autumn Letter”

Ready to feel old? Buffalo Tom is just two years shy of 40. Bill Janovitz, Chris Colbourn and Tom Maginnis
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A Conversation With Old 97's

A Conversation With Old 97’s

Old 97’s mark the 30th anniversary of their 1994 debut, Hitchhike To Rhome, with a new album that finds them
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A Conversation With Joe Pernice (Pernice Brothers)

A Conversation With Joe Pernice (Pernice Brothers)

Hopefully by now, you’ve spent some quality time with the impeccably assembled box-set reissue of the Pernice Brothers’ 1998 debut,
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Circle Jerks At Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ

Circle Jerks At Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ

Circle Jerks at Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, N.J.. Photos by Wes Orshoski.
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Live Review: The Ben Vaughn Quintet, Palmyra Delran And The Doppel Gang, Philadelphia, PA, April 12, 2024

Live Review: The Ben Vaughn Quintet, Palmyra Delran And The Doppel Gang, Philadelphia, PA, April 12, 2024

There used to be a time within the pop continuum that music was allowed to have a sense of humor.
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Normal History Vol. 786: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 786: The Art Of David Lester

Every week, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places
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Essential New Music: Joshua Massad & Dylan Aycock's "Two Improvisations"

Essential New Music: Joshua Massad & Dylan Aycock’s “Two Improvisations”

The raga is a platonic ideal for the guitarists who founded the “Takoma school” and those who have followed in
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MAGNET (Instant) Classics Podcast: The Real Story Behind Fastball's "Sonic Ranch"

MAGNET (Instant) Classics Podcast: The Real Story Behind Fastball’s “Sonic Ranch”

For this special edition of the MAGNET “Instant” Classics series, Hobart Rowland teamed up with How Did I Get Here?
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Guided By Voices At The Basement East, Nashville

Guided By Voices At The Basement East, Nashville

Guided By Voices at the Basement East, Nashville. Photos by Alexzandra Roy.
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Olivia Rodrigo And The Breeders At Madison Square Garden, New York City

Olivia Rodrigo And The Breeders At Madison Square Garden, New York City

Olivia Rodrigo and the Breeders at Madison Square Garden, New York City. Photos by Wes Orshoski. The Breeders
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Normal History Vol. 785: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 785: The Art Of David Lester

Every week, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places
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Essential New Music: Vampire Weekend's "Only God Was Above Us"

Essential New Music: Vampire Weekend’s “Only God Was Above Us”

The first word on the new Vampire Weekend album is “fuck.” You heard it here first. (Unless you read that
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of The Ghost Club's "Another Little Sucker"

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of The Ghost Club’s “Another Little Sucker”

Domenic Dunegan was 18 when he first saw Bruce Springsteen live, and he’s certainly not the only newbie to be
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AJR At Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia

AJR At Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia

AJR at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia. Photos by Evan Albuck.
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Arsun's "If You Must Leave" Video

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Arsun’s “If You Must Leave” Video

Babe I Hear Thunder In Your Heart isn’t so much a first taste of Arsun Sorrenti as it is neatly
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A Conversation With Sean O'Hagan (High Llamas)

A Conversation With Sean O’Hagan (High Llamas)

Call the High Llamas a group if you’d like. But there’s been little doubt over the past 32 years that
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Normal History Vol. 784: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 784: The Art Of David Lester

Every week, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places
/ DAVID LESTER ART, FREE MP3s
Essential New Music: Alice Coltrane's "The Carnegie Hall Concert"

Essential New Music: Alice Coltrane’s “The Carnegie Hall Concert”

The Carnegie Hall Concert inaugurates The Year Of Alice, a series of concerts, exhibits and publications celebrating the legacy of
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of The Ballroom Thieves' "Casual" Video

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of The Ballroom Thieves’ “Casual” Video

They say kids are resilient. But the Ballroom Thieves’ Calin Peters isn’t so sure. “They’re adaptable, but it’s not the
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of How???'s "This Is How (Remove It)" Video

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of How???’s “This Is How (Remove It)” Video

Initially, How???’s new single was about movement. “The refrain was actually, ‘We’re movin’, we’re movin’” … instead of, ‘Remove it,
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Bar Italia At The Blue Room, Nashville

Bar Italia At The Blue Room, Nashville

Bar Italia at the Blue Room, Nashville. Photos by Skylar Watkins.
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