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Photo: Mimi Raver
Photo: Mimi Raver
Photo: Mimi Raver

"The sound of this open, airy room had an influence on what we wanted to do," says Tokyo Police Club guitarist Josh Hook, talking about recording TPC.

 
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Eric B. and Rakim
Eric B. and Rakim
Eric B. and Rakim

A classic hip-hop due that stormed out the gates in the 1980s with its debut album, Paid in Full, Eric B. & Rakim inked a deal with MCA and continued to release albums throughout the ’90s. The two would go their separate wa...

 
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Dale Watson - Compass Records
Dale Watson - Compass Records
Dale Watson - Compass Records

"I encourage my audience to come out and yell if they have a certain song they want to hear," says singer-guitarist Dale Watson. "At the end of the day, it’s just a honky-tonk party."

 
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Aterciopelados
Aterciopelados
Aterciopelados

"We wanted an album that represents our sound," Aterciopelados vocalist/guitarist Andrea Echeverri says about CLAROSCURA.

 
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Halestorm by Jimmy Fontaine
Halestorm by Jimmy Fontaine
Halestorm by Jimmy Fontaine

Ten years ago Halestorm signed a major label deal. It’s been full-steam ahead for the hard rock group (singer-guitarist Lzzy Hale, drummer and percussionist Arejay Hale, guitarist Joe Hottinger and bassist Josh Smith) ever sinc...

 
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No Te Ve Gustar
No Te Ve Gustar
No Te Ve Gustar

The Uruguayan rock band No Te Va Gustar formed when members were still teenagers. While many bands that start out in those circumstances don’t make it past an album or two, these guys have persevered for more than 20 years now.

 
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Portugal the Man
Portugal the Man
Portugal the Man

A whimper or a bang. Bluesy or a blue light.

 
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LL Cool J
LL Cool J
LL Cool J

Hip-hop dominated the third day of Lollapalooza. In a mid-afternoon set, Lil Pump delivered a set so raucous that he had to stop several times to tell fans to take a step away from the stage so anyone standing near the front wo...

 
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Lollapalooza 2018 Day 2
Lollapalooza 2018 Day 2
Lollapalooza 2018 Day 2

The major attraction of Day Two of this year’s incarnation of Lollapalooza at Chicago’s Grant Park was clearly Bruno Mars. Much like Prince and/or Michael Jackson, Mars mixes rock, funk, soul and R&B. He’s a decent dancer, ...

 
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CHVRCHES
CHVRCHES
CHVRCHES

At the start of this year’s incarnation of Lollapalooza, the four-day music fest that takes place annually at Chicago’s Grant Park, we caught the tail end of a set by the UK punk band Slaves. Undeterred by the sparsely filled v...