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Bloggy Goodness: The Jayhawks Return

Back in 2005, the members of influential act The Jayhawks decided to go on an extended hiatus after touring behind their seventh studio album, Rainy Day Music. In the

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Big Audio Dynamite: This Is Big Audio Dynamite (Legacy Edition)

Mick Jones’ last three albums with the Clash were genre-mixing explorations that pushed the limits, not only of punk, but of rock and pop as a whole. With the exception of London Calling, these efforts were both uneven as well as underrated. Big Audio Dynamite not only continued that tradition, but also expanded on it. Considering that such a broad palette would be considered commonplace in the next decade, This Is Big Audio Dynamite doesn’t get its due for for the part it played in laying out the landscape for many of the alt rock bands that exploded into the 90s.

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Tour Dates: Gorillaz Gigz

When you’re the virtual band Gorillaz it’s a bit tougher to go out on the road for a full-on tour. The Damon Albarn-Jamie Hewlett brainchild, who will headline the final

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Bloggy Goodness: Peace Out

Believe it or not, legendary singer-songwriters and avid activists Joni Mitchell and James Taylor were responsible for getting Greenpeace off the ground. Back in 1970, the duo played the Amchitka

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Bloggy Goodness: Neil’s A Dreamin’ Man

There doesn’t seem to be anything standing in the way of Neil Young dipping into his vast archive of live recordings these days. The legendary singer-songwriter, who finally released his

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The Clash: Live at Shea Stadium

What should we expect from a live recording of a band within a year of its own demise, a band who had recently dismissed its heroin addicted drummer and was already splitting apart at the seams in the wake of its own internal turmoil? Will it show the band burning out or fading away? With Live at Shea, we get neither. Instead it finds the Clash in their prime, a prime that lasted their entire career from its earliest rumblings out of the ashes of the 101ers to the near bitter end preserved here.

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