Normal History Vol. 800: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 800: 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: Jake Xerxes Fussell's "When I’m Called"

Essential New Music: Jake Xerxes Fussell’s “When I’m Called”

Jake Xerxes Fussell was raised and mentored by folklorists, but he also grew up in the age of MTV. He
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of March And Beauty's "Change"

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of March And Beauty’s “Change”

Austin isn’t exactly known as a hotbed for retro-leaning, indie-pop bands, but here we are with “Change,” the latest single
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Ever-Lovin' Jug Band's "Cabbage White" Video

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band’s “Cabbage White” Video

Like pretty much everything in Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band’s orbit, their Ampex 351 has an interesting history. In the early 1980s,
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of We Are Wolves' "Súper Normal" Video

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of We Are Wolves’ “Súper Normal” Video

“In the face of absurdity, the commonplace evidence and the horribly impossible—though unbearable to conceive—become super normal,” posits vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Alexander
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Snacktime's "Sweet Treat (Will U Be My Luv?)"

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Snacktime’s “Sweet Treat (Will U Be My Luv?)”

Snacktime’s latest single was inspired by classic Detroit house music and the definitive funk history of the band’s (and MAGNET’s)
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Live Review: Daryl Hall, Elvis Costello, Philadelphia, PA, July 10 2024

Live Review: Daryl Hall, Elvis Costello, Philadelphia, PA, July 10 2024

Before we move into a review of this summer’s least-likely double-headlining showcase—blue-eyed-soul doyen Daryl Hall and pub rock’s most cosmopolitan
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Normal History Vol. 799: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 799: 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 and events
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Essential New Music: Ayal Senior's "Ora"

Essential New Music: Ayal Senior’s “Ora”

In troubled times, music can offer a perspective on what’s going on, or it can be an antidote. Ora aspires
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MAGNET Exclusive: Color Green Goes Track By Track On New Album "Fool's Parade"

MAGNET Exclusive: Color Green Goes Track By Track On New Album “Fool’s Parade”

Color Green is a jam band that writes actual songs, as opposed to grooves disguised as songs. Among the year’s
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Bella White's "Nobody Dies Anymore"

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Bella White’s “Nobody Dies Anymore”

A Canadian whose heart belongs to Appalachia, Bella White is one of the most promising voices among the latest crop
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Lumberob's "Deliciously" Video

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Lumberob’s “Deliciously” Video

Lumberob’s Rob Erickson wasn’t a big fan of petting zoos as a kid. “I have a real fear of stillness—like
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of L.C. Franke's "Wish The World" Video

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of L.C. Franke’s “Wish The World” Video

Sometimes you must embrace your inner child to salvage your sanity. That’s sort of the way it happened for L.C.
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Cathedral Ceilings' "My CEO" Video

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Cathedral Ceilings’ “My CEO” Video

There’s nothing like a good love story—especially one fueled by corporate greed. “In a way, it kind of mimics American
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Normal History Vol. 798: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 798: 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: Nathan Bowles Trio's "Are Possible"

Essential New Music: Nathan Bowles Trio’s “Are Possible”

It’s been nearly six years since Nathan Bowles put out Plainly Mistaken, his last solo album, but he has not been slacking.
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Hootie & The Blowfish, Bethel Woods Center, Bethel, NY

Hootie & The Blowfish, Bethel Woods Center, Bethel, NY

Hootie & The Blowfish, Bethel Woods Center, Bethel, N.Y. Photos by Wes Orshoski.
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Normal History Vol. 797: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 797: 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: Dirty Three's "Love Changes Everything"

Essential New Music: Dirty Three’s “Love Changes Everything”

Love Changes Everything. Who is the recipient of that titular sentiment, and who is doing the loving? Given that this
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Kiely Connell's "Restless Bones"

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Kiely Connell’s “Restless Bones”

Sometimes it’s the mundane things that stick with you years after a sudden tragedy. “I still remember walking into school,
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Chapell's "When The Music Plays Again"

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Chapell’s “When The Music Plays Again”

At first glance, there’s nothing especially trendy about Alan Chapell. He’s a lawyer, for heaven’s sake. Dig a little deeper,
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Zeke Bleek's "26 Exes" Video

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Zeke Bleek’s “26 Exes” Video

A drifter with a mysterious past and a weathered, gray-scale fashion sense, Zeke Bleek must have a million stories. But
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Live Review: Pixies, Modest Mouse, Sterling Heights, MI, June 18, 2024

Live Review: Pixies, Modest Mouse, Sterling Heights, MI, June 18, 2024

“Isn’t this fuckin’ lousy for you? The sun is right in your face,” Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock mused to the
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Melt Banana, BabyBaby_Explores, Tomato Flower And Squid Pisser At El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles

Melt Banana, BabyBaby_Explores, Tomato Flower And Squid Pisser At El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles

Melt Banana, Baby;Baby: Explores The Reasons Why That Gum Is Still On The Sidewalk, Tomato Flower and Squid Pisser At
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Normal History Vol. 796: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 796: 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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R.I.P. MAGNET Senior Writer Jonathan Valania