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Neil Michael Hagerty by Gary Canino
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Faux reunion shows, B-sides, new-age garage music, and packing albums to the brim.

Hunter Hunt-Hendrix by Tobias Carroll
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Guillaume de Machaut meets Bone Thugs-N-Harmony through black metal.

Bill Orcutt and Loren Connors by Keith Connolly
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Listen to a collaboration between Bill Orcutt and Loren Connors, recorded August 30, 2012 at Georgia NYC. Following the session, Keith Connolly conducted a brief interview with Orcutt and Connors.

Mixtape: Steve Gunn by Gary Canino
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On shy singing and meeting Ol’ Dirty Bastard in the parking lot of Grateful Dead show.

Shake: 4-song 45-rpm record Black Lake by David Brody
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David Brody praises the compelling rock-minimalist sounds of Slink Moss and Susan Jennings of Black Lake.

Foxtrot Echo Lima Tango: A Fanzine about Felt & Co. by Clinton Krute
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In homage to ’80s cult band Felt, artists Christian Flamm and Mike Sperlinger crafted an encompassing, investigative fanzine of a book.

The Vaselines: Enter the Vaselines by Eric Schneider
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Formed in Scotland during 1986, the Vaselines were a band that was almost a fanzine.

Plastilina Mosh by Erasmo Guerra
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One night this summer, as the city of New York endured the kind of tropical heat more familiar to folks south of the Rio Bravo…

Robert Pollard by Mike McGonigal
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This 43-year-old ex-schoolteacher and object of hero worship is a beer-drinking, chain-smoking basketball-playing regular dude who happens to be obsessed with experimental and psychedelic pop music.

The Frogs’s Hopscotch Lollipop Sunday Surprise by Lynn Geller & Nic Ratner
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The Frogs, who’ve been writing and recording for 20 years, diverge (to some degree) from their basement roots to make an album with slightly more production value.

Yo La Tengo by Steve Bodow
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Yo La Tengo is marked by the longevity, growth and success of its career. Their new album is their gentlest, quietest, and most texturally nuanced work to date.

Stupid Club’s Made to Feel by Suzan Sheman
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Stupid Club’s first CD Made to Feel is an eclectic collection of songs inspired by vinyl favorites crisscrossing a seemingly limitless range of genres. Stupid Club strikes a balance between looking back at music and adding an air of knowing sophistication in order to make it their own.

Subjectivity: Ween, Michael Kroll, and the Dandy Warhols by Lynn Geller
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My sister, a therapist, gave me a psychological test. It addressed modes of thinking. All seemed normal except for one area. Apparently logic has a very tenuous position in my brain, often rousted by intuition to wander aimlessly through a universe of subjectivity. 

Royal Trux by Tod Wizon
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Royal Trux’s scuzzy biker image belies a music of great complexity, nuance, and imagination. With a wash of organ here, and a little wah wah there, Royal Trux turn their devoted eyes towards the music of the ’60s, which they charmingly evoke rather than recreate. 

Patti Smith by Thurston Moore
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On the road with Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and famed chanteuse Patti Smith, in Kerouac’s Lowell, Massachusetts.

Juliana Hatfield by Steven Cantor
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Singer/songwriter Juliana Hatfield discusses her solo career since the break-up of Blake Babies, her mid-’80s Boston-based garage pop band.

Luscious Jackson by Lynn Geller
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From the street to the charts: post-feminist, all-female rock group Luscious Jackson on their influences, band democracy, and distaste for toxic people.

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