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  • These Badass Bluegrass Sisters Ruled DC’s Honky-Tonk Bars 17 Dec 2018 13:39 Washingtonian In the early 1960s, long before bluegrass was streamed into the living rooms of genteel NPR listeners or championed by retro-craving hipsters, the place to hear the best hillbilly music around was the District of Columbia, and the people to see were the …
  • The 24 Best Things to Do in Portland This Week: Dec 17-20 17 Dec 2018 11:32 AltWeeklies.com Jump to: Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday Monday, Dec 17 Gina Yashere Fresh off a featured spot in season two of Netflix's The Standups, the London-hailing comedian and Senior British Correspondent for The Daily Show brings her stand-up to the …
  • The 50 best albums of 2018: 50-5 17 Dec 2018 07:39 The Guardian 5 Mitski – Be the Cowboy With Be the Cowboy, Mitski continues to disrupt and update the conventions of indie rock. Gnarly guitars contrast with her extraordinarily nimble, pure voice; there are upbeat disco numbers and delicate, ethereal piano ballads. As …
  • Polluter Cleans Up At State House 17 Dec 2018 07:06 New Haven Independent @elisonjackson Sam Perduta solo starting things off. @witch_hair_band and @pollutedchoir to followPosted by The State House on Thursday. An eclectic billing of hometown electric guitar-adjacent acts took the stage at the still fresh-faced State House to …
  • The List: Stereoboard's Best Albums Of 2018 17 Dec 2018 05:01 Stereoboard NONAME // ROOM 25 There's a sense of triumph when Noname declares “you really thought a bitch can't rap, huh?” on Self, the opening track of her sophomore effort 'Room 25'. It's not only a justified jab at the patriarchal hip- …
  • Whatever happened to the Mathew Street Festival? 16 Dec 2018 17:40 Liverpool Echo Just a few years ago it seemed unthinkable that the Mathew Street Festival could ever be cancelled. The event that started with a stage outside the Cavern in 1993 quickly became world famous, attracting thousands of people every August Bank Holiday. Over …
  • Toronto's 1980s hardcore scene finally gets its due with the exhaustive and essential Tomorrow Is Too Late 16 Dec 2018 16:48 Straight.com Tomorrow Is Too Late—Toronto Hardcore Punk in the 1980s By Derek Emerson and Shawn Chirrey. UXB Press, 320 pages, softcover At the risk of shortchanging the efforts of Derek Emerson and Shawn Chirrey—who went to entirely above-and-beyond lengths putting …
  • Can DC become America’s next big music town 16 Dec 2018 08:20 The Herald Who says the nation's capital must only be known as a political town? It may be years before D.C. has the reputation of a music city like Austin, Texas, Chicago, Nashville, Tennessee, New Orleans, New York or Los Angeles. Yet the foundation has been …
  • Concert Capital: Can DC become America’s next big music town 16 Dec 2018 08:12 Myrtle Beach Sun News Who says the nation's capital must only be known as a political town? It may be years before D.C. has the reputation of a music city like Austin, Texas, Chicago, Nashville, Tennessee, New Orleans, New York or Los Angeles. Yet the foundation has been …
  • Acclaimed Post-Punk Outfits Bring Co-Headlining Tour To SF 15 Dec 2018 19:08 KCBS By Dave Pehling SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Two of the more celebrated modern bands to mine the dark, foreboding sounds of classic post-punk make a San Francisco stop on their current tandem tour Tuesday when Canadian act Preoccupations and Detroit-based …
  • Spreading 'be happy' across the world 15 Dec 2018 12:08 The New Zeland Herald These global festivals are worth putting on your wish list for 2019, writes Eli Orzessek. Taiwan Lantern Festival February Although many lantern festivals are held across Asia, you'll find one of the most spectacular celebrations in Taiwan. The annual …
  • Punk rock memories 15 Dec 2018 08:49 Bangkok Post Punk fans pictured at the Bangkok Buzzcocks show. (Photo by John Clewley) A Bangkok Post music columnist shares his memories of England’s punk music scene. Test Yourself is where you can improve your reading skills. Whether it’s for tests like University …
  • How one Liverpool coffee shop is putting independent music on the high street 15 Dec 2018 05:17 Liverpool Echo A brand new coffee shop has opened in Liverpool city centre - and it is has a new way to champion independent music. For many in Liverpool, music is the life-blood of the city, and this new location holds music in high accord. Ditto Music, the world’s …
  • Kanye West vs Drake: How one of pop culture's most bitter feuds began 15 Dec 2018 02:41 Independent Kanye West and Drake have been feuding for so long that it's easy to forget how the acrimony began and developed. The latest chapter of their ongoing fight was written on Thursday when West sent out dozens of tweets criticising Drake for mocking his …
  • Slash: Rock got boring 15 Dec 2018 02:17 Contactmusic Slash thinks rock music has been ''dull and boring'' for the last decade. The GUNS N' ROSES guitarist believes commercial forces had a negative impact on the genre as bands were pressured into making their songs radio friendly rather …
  • The Stedwells find their place in Rochester's indie pop cadre 14 Dec 2018 21:42 City Newspaper Rochester doesn't have palm trees. It doesn't have sunshine, and it doesn't have a Planet Hollywood. But Rochester has that sound unique unto itself - call it "the Rochester sound." That rootsy, jangle-pop joy is being championed by …
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