Happy birthday Barry Manilow. This one’s for you.
25 years ago today, Gastr del Sol released Upgrade & Afterlife. Their exquisite replica of eternity.
“Music,” Albert Ayler proclaimed, “is the healing force of the universe.” While it would be exceedingly species-centric to say that
35 years ago today, the Smiths released The Queen Is Dead. And her Walkman started to melt. Read Josh Caterer
Happy 40th birthday Ben Kweller. Go fly a kite. Read Rhett Miller (Old 97’s) in MAGNET on Kweller: From The
35 years ago today, Lou Reed released Mistrial. We remember you. Read our Reed Over/Under: The Over/Under: Lou Reed
David Bowie Released “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars” 49 Years Ago Today
49 years ago today, David Bowie released The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. He
20 years ago today, Nina Persson (Cardigans) married Nathan Larson (Shudder To Think). Happy anniversary, lovefools. Read our classic Q&A
30 years ago today, Big Audio Dynamite II released The Globe. They would do it all the same. Read our
Happy 50th birthday Tupac Shakur. R.I.P. All eyez on you.
For T. Hardy Morris, COVID-19 had an unexpected upside. Like all of us, he was forced to put everything on
Happy 80th birthday Harry Nilsson. R.I.P. Everybody's still talkin'. Read Van Dyke Parks in MAGNET on Nilsson: From The Desk
40 years ago today, Duran Duran released its self-titled debut album. A careless memory. Read our “Guilty Pleasures” Sound Check
Happy birthday Waylon Jennings. The Outlaw Balladeer. Read Amy Rigby in MAGNET on the Highwaymen (Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash
Like the majority of you, all of us in the Philadelphia area had been staying at home over the past
Happy 60th birthday Boy George (Culture Club). Ordinary alien. Read our cover story on George’s buddy Anohni: Antony And The
Happy birthday David Thomas (Pere Ubu, Rocket From The Tombs). Wendy’s Baconators on us. Read our reviews of Ubu output
Happy Birthday Spooner Oldham (Neil Young, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Cat Power, Drive-By Truckers, Frank Black, Et Al)
Happy birthday Spooner Oldham (Neil Young, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Cat Power, Drive-By Truckers, Frank Black, et al). Merchant of