Normal History Vol. 723: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 723: 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: Meg Baird's "Furling"

Essential New Music: Meg Baird’s “Furling”

In name and sound, Furling feels like a record that makes sense of the last few years. After all, one
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MAGNET Classics Podcast: The Real Story Behind Old 97's' "Too Far To Care"

MAGNET Classics Podcast: The Real Story Behind Old 97’s’ “Too Far To Care”

Longtime MAGNET contributor Hobart Rowland takes a deep dive into the influential albums championed by the magazine over the years,
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Normal History Vol. 722: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 722: 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: Gunslingers' "Supreme Asphalt Doser"

Essential New Music: Gunslingers’ “Supreme Asphalt Doser”

Calling your band Gunslingers is just asking for a world of trouble. Failure to deliver the badassery it implies practically
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Patti Smith Celebrates Birthday, New Book At Brooklyn Steel

Patti Smith Celebrates Birthday, New Book At Brooklyn Steel

Patti Smith celebrated her 76th birthday and new tome, A Book Of Days, with two shows at Brooklyn Steel. MAGNET
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Normal History Vol. 721: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 721: 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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A Portrait Of Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

A Portrait Of Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

MAGNET’s Mitch Myers unearths a vintage drawing of Ramblin’ Jack and revives Shel Silverstein’s liner notes from innovative 1964 album
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A December To Remember: Dinosaur Jr, Guided By Voices, Eugene Mirman, Lemonheads, Juliana Hatfield And Wet Leg

A December To Remember: Dinosaur Jr, Guided By Voices, Eugene Mirman, Lemonheads, Juliana Hatfield And Wet Leg

While you were dreading the impending holiday season, MAGNET photographer Wes Orshoski went to all the December rock shows that
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Essential New Music: Mike Gangloff's "Evening Measures"

Essential New Music: Mike Gangloff’s “Evening Measures”

In Mike Gangloff’s galaxy, solo albums are like comets; they don’t come around very often, but when they do, they
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Normal History Vol. 720: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 720: 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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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of The Bad Ends' "Mile Marker 29"

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of The Bad Ends’ “Mile Marker 29”

Apparently, it didn’t take all that much to coax Bill Berry out of retirement. “In my later life, I’ve preferred
/ MAGNET EXCLUSIVE

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Essential New Music: Non Plus Temps' "Desire Choir"

Essential New Music: Non Plus Temps’ “Desire Choir”

If you try to drill down into the specifics of that frequently voiced complaint that music doesn’t sound like it
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Normal History Vol. 719: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 719: 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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Live Review: The Smile, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 18, 2022

Live Review: The Smile, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 18, 2022

“Free in the knowledge that one day this will endFree in the knowledge that everything is changeAnd this was just
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Normal History Vol. 718: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 718: 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: Primordial Undermind's "An Imaginal Abydos"

Essential New Music: Primordial Undermind’s “An Imaginal Abydos”

An Imaginal Abydos is the first album by Primordial Undermind in more than a decade. You might suppose that the
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A Conversation With The Melvins

A Conversation With The Melvins

The Melvins just finished a lengthy U.S. tour in support of Bad Mood Rising, their first LP on Amphetamine Reptile
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Normal History Vol. 717: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 717: 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

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Essential New Music: Ibises' "In The Swim"

Essential New Music: Ibises’ “In The Swim”

Ibises is a trio of Chicago-based musicians who were not even a band yet when they played the gig that
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MAGNET's Top 25 Albums Of 2022

MAGNET’s Top 25 Albums Of 2022

1) Spoon Lucifer On The Sofa (Matador)2) The Smile A Light For Attracting Attention (XL)3) Sharon Van Etten We’ve Been
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R.I.P. MAGNET Senior Writer Jonathan Valania