Live Review: The Firefly Festival, 2021

Live Review: The Firefly Festival, 2021

Cage The Elephant; photo for MAGNET by Wes Orshoski The music-festival industry has had a rough go of it over
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Book Review: Alan Licht's "Common Tones: Selected Interviews With Artists And Musicians 1995-2020"

Book Review: Alan Licht’s “Common Tones: Selected Interviews With Artists And Musicians 1995-2020”

Guitarist, conceptual artist, rock ’n’ roller, improviser, minimalist, music journalist, film archivist, booking agent and curator—no one’s ever going to
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A Vaper Tale: Talk To The Rock—My Night At The Playboy Mansion

A Vaper Tale: Talk To The Rock—My Night At The Playboy Mansion

In this exclusive tell-all, MAGNET’s Mitch Myers goes to the movies with Hugh Hefner, a girl next door, comedy icons,
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A Conversation With Matt Pond (Matt Pond PA)

A Conversation With Matt Pond (Matt Pond PA)

Eight years ago, Matt Pond was singing the praises of St. Augustine, Fla., and his latest love interest. He’d also
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Live Review: Grocer, Grace Vonderkuhn, Flanafi With Ape School, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 4, 2021

Live Review: Grocer, Grace Vonderkuhn, Flanafi With Ape School, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 4, 2021

Grocer With a two-month cross-country tour behind it, Grocer headlined a solid three-band, local-ish bill at PhilaMOCA, sounding even tighter
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Images From The Pitchfork Music Festival 2021: The Bands

Images From The Pitchfork Music Festival 2021: The Bands

MAGNET contributor Michael Jackson attended this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival and sent us these great photos. Erykah Badu Big ThiefCat
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Images From The Pitchfork Music Festival 2021: The Crowd

Images From The Pitchfork Music Festival 2021: The Crowd

MAGNET contributor Michael Jackson attended this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival and sent us these great photos.
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A Conversation With Peach Pit

A Conversation With Peach Pit

Peach Pit is an indie surf-rock band that’s already played major festivals including Bumbershoot, Shaky Knees and Bonnaroo. The Vancouver
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Normal History Vol. 653: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 653: 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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Don't Play Him Cheap: Melvin Van Peebles (1932-2021)

Don’t Play Him Cheap: Melvin Van Peebles (1932-2021)

Iconic 20th-century renaissance man Melvin Van Peebles died September 22 at the age of 89. As a writer and director,
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Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.: The Sea.Hear.Now Fest Turns Three With Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Idol, Patti Smith And More

Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.: The Sea.Hear.Now Fest Turns Three With Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Idol, Patti Smith And More

Sea.Hear.Now is fast becoming one of our favorite festivals, and not just because it's in nearby Asbury Park, N.J. We've
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The Sound Of Metal: Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium And Hatebreed Turn It Up, Bring The Noise

The Sound Of Metal: Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium And Hatebreed Turn It Up, Bring The Noise

We usually leave talk of extreme music to the experts at our sister magazine Decibel, so if Megadeth and Lamb
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In Memoriam: Infinity Cat Recordings

In Memoriam: Infinity Cat Recordings

Only youth affords the intestinal fortitude to name a band Diarrhea Planet. “I just hate that word,” says Robert Ellis
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Normal History Vol. 652: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 652: 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: Gerycz / Powers / Rolin's "Lamplighter"

Essential New Music: Gerycz / Powers / Rolin’s “Lamplighter”

A survey of “what’s in your bag” record-store interviews is bound to reveal that most music lovers nowadays like more
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A Conversation With Moviola

A Conversation With Moviola

Columbus, Ohio-based Moviola’s first record, 1995’s Frantic, was certainly representative of its era, featuring melodic, occasionally noisy rock, and while
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R.I.P. MAGNET Senior Writer Jonathan Valania