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
/ DAVID LESTER ART, FREE MP3s
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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Kim Gordon At Knockdown Center, Queens

Kim Gordon At Knockdown Center, Queens

Kim Gordon at Knockdown Center, Queens. Photos by Wes Orshoski.
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Normal History Vol. 783: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 783: 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
SXSW 2024: 10 Artists Worth Checking Out Now

SXSW 2024: 10 Artists Worth Checking Out Now

Though the annual SXSW Conference & Festivals is more manageable now than it was at its frenetic peak a decade
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of King Youngblood's "Thread" Video

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of King Youngblood’s “Thread” Video

“It’s the closest we’ve gotten to just straight-up making a movie,” says King Youngblood’s Cameron Lavi-Jones of the bracingly cinematic
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David Gray At City Winery, New York City

David Gray At City Winery, New York City

David Gray at City Winery, New York City. Photos by Wes Orshoski.
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Essential New Music: Rob Mazurek Exploding Star Orchestra/Small Unit's "Spectral Fiction"

Essential New Music: Rob Mazurek Exploding Star Orchestra/Small Unit’s “Spectral Fiction”

On March 24 of last year, Rob Mazurek’s Exploding Star Orchestra used Chicago’s Adler Planetarium as a launch pad for
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Waterparks, Loveless And Sophie Powers At The Fillmore, Philadelphia

Waterparks, Loveless And Sophie Powers At The Fillmore, Philadelphia

Waterparks, Loveless and Sophie Powers at the Fillmore, Philadelphia. Photos by Evan Albuck. Loveless Sophie Powers
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Live Review: Sleater-Kinney, Philadelphia, PA, March 18, 2024

Live Review: Sleater-Kinney, Philadelphia, PA, March 18, 2024

Even if you’ve paid scant attention to all things riot grrrl, ’90s past or 21st-century present, you know that the
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