Remembering Brent Mydland- The Former Grateful Dead Keyboardist/Vocalist’s Ten Best Songs

Brent Mydland always saw himself as the new guy on keyboards for the Grateful Dead. He held that keyboard position longer than anyone before or since, but could never rid himself of the feeling of not ...

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Vinyl Lives: Jerry Goldsmith’s ‘Alien’ Score Gets the Mondo Treatment

Jerry Goldsmith's terrifying score gets a beautiful new packaging.

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Rachel Baiman Takes A Weighty Stand On Solo LP ‘Shame’ (INTERVIEW)

“Shame,” the solo album from Rachel Baiman, who is half of the roots duo, 10 String Symphony, is a reflection on the experience of being a woman in today’s America. The discussion starts on the ...

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Melodic Rockers LiquidLight Share Track-By-Track Commentary of New LP ‘Wicked Radio’

Portland, Oregon rockers LiquidLight recently dropped their sophomore studio album Wicked Radio. It showcases an experimentation with a new sound that pushes the songwriting and vocal performances to the fore, while still acknowledging that they ...

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48 Years of Grand Funk Railroad: An Interview With Founder/Singer/Drummer Don Brewer

“We’re An American Band.” “Some Kind Of Wonderful.” “I’m Your Captain/Closer To Home.” For Grand Funk Railroad, the hits kept rolling in the seventies as they packed arenas for supercharged live shows. Mark Farner, Don ...

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The Sights and Sounds That Make Hulaween a Top-Tier Fest (FESTIVAL PREVIEW)

In the jam band world, Halloween is the ultimate concert holiday, equal only to New Year’s Eve and perhaps even better. Bands and fans alike partake in the fun, dressing up in costume and often ...

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Roger Deakins: The Academy’s Unluckiest Visionary Genius

Cinematographer Roger Deakins is one of the best, and one of the unluckiest, men working in Hollywood today,

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James McMurtry Lays Down The Singer-Songwriter Law (INTERVIEW)

Following a week that saw the passing of one of rock music’s top songwriters in Tom Petty, it brings to mind how important words are to the songs we love. Not just a beat or ...

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Desert Daze 2017: Iggy Pop, Courtney Barnett/Kurt Vile, Sleep, Allah-Las, Budos Band Lead Stacked Lineup (FESTIVAL PREVIEW)

As the crisp fall air descends with the seasons changing and summer music festivals seem like a distant memory, the best of festival season isn’t quite over yet. October brings the 2017 Desert Daze Festival ...

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A Brief Remembrance of ‘Blade Runner’

With Blade Runner 2049 in theaters this weekend, we look back on what makes the original so stunning and original.

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