Best Of 2021: Jazz/Improv

Best Of 2021: Jazz/Improv

MAGNET’s Bill Meyer picks the best jazz/improv releases of the year 1) James Brandon Lewis/Red Lily Quintet Jesup Wagon (Tao
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Best Of 2021: Hard Rock

Best Of 2021: Hard Rock

MAGNET’s Matt Ryan picks the best hard-rock releases of the year 1) Acid Magus Wyrd Syster (Mongrel)2) Altareth Blood (Magnetic
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of JD McPherson's "Holly, Carol, Candy & Joy" Video

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of JD McPherson’s “Holly, Carol, Candy & Joy” Video

JD McPherson had been itching to make a video for 2018’s Socks (New West) for a good long while—one that
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Normal History Vol. 663: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 663: 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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Torch Songs: Laura Stevenson Sends Ripples Through The Philadelphia Air

Torch Songs: Laura Stevenson Sends Ripples Through The Philadelphia Air

If you missed Laura Stevenson's recent East Coast dates in support of her self-titled sixth album (on Don Giovanni), don't
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Essential New Music: Mars Williams' "Mars Williams Presents: An Ayler Xmas Vol. 5"

Essential New Music: Mars Williams’ “Mars Williams Presents: An Ayler Xmas Vol. 5”

Mars Williams has the kind of name that, once heard or read, is not forgotten. But even if you don’t
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Live Review: Lucy Dacus, Shamir, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 20, 2021

Live Review: Lucy Dacus, Shamir, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 20, 2021

Raising the bar in her first Philly performance since moving here, Lucy Dacus mesmerized Union Transfer at the first of
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Ramble On: Lucy Dacus Plays Levon Helm Studios

Ramble On: Lucy Dacus Plays Levon Helm Studios

Today, we have a review of Lucy Dacus' first of two sold-out shows in her new home of Philadelphia. In
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Live Review: Torres, Sarah Jaffe, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 18, 2021

Live Review: Torres, Sarah Jaffe, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 18, 2021

If you take Mackenzie Scott of Torres at her word, she was feeling almost absurdly happy, grateful and in love
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Live From New York, It's ... Kevin Morby & Hamilton Leithauser With Waxahatchee & Jess Williamson And Robby Krieger

Live From New York, It’s … Kevin Morby & Hamilton Leithauser With Waxahatchee & Jess Williamson And Robby Krieger

Kevin Morby Hamilton Leithauser Robby Krieger Armed with his camera and vaccination card, MAGNET photographer Wes Orshoski is finally back
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R.I.P. MAGNET Senior Writer Jonathan Valania

Normal History Vol. 662: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 662: 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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Idles Wild: Britain's Most Incendiary Live Band Kicks Philly In The Mouth—With Kindness

Idles Wild: Britain’s Most Incendiary Live Band Kicks Philly In The Mouth—With Kindness

If you missed Idles on its recent tour in support of the excellent new Crawler (Partisan), there are still tickets
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Those Pretty Wrongs' "It's About Love" Video

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Those Pretty Wrongs’ “It’s About Love” Video

This divisive world could stand a few more songs like “It’s About Love”—even if its message is about as simple
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Essential New Music (Book): David Lester's "Prophet Against Slavery"

Essential New Music (Book): David Lester’s “Prophet Against Slavery”

David Lester is a longstanding contributor to MAGNET. Every Saturday, we post an illustration by him, which pairs with a
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Live Review: Hop Along, AnnonXL, Lunch, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 7, 2021

Live Review: Hop Along, AnnonXL, Lunch, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 7, 2021

At Johnny Brenda’s for the second night of the Philly Music Fest, headliner Hop Along did what it does so
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Normal History Vol. 661: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 661: 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