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Robby Vee Shares “A Forever Kind Of Love” & “Good Morning”

Robby Vee returns with two brand new releases, “A Forever Kind of Love” and “Good Morning.”  The neo-rockabilly artist is not your usual artist, as he comes from a well-known musical family, and is the son of world famous musical genius Bobby Vee. Growing-up, Robby Vee always had a guitar nearby, and later on decided […]

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Difficult Fun: July 2021’s Best Punk | SPIN

Welcome to the fourth edition of Difficult Fun! Each month, SPIN will spotlight the best punk on the planet and discuss it here, with the ambition of challenging preconceived notions of what the four-letter word actually means and, ideally, entertaining readers in the process. Purists, piss off! Everyone else, enjoy. Apathy is one hell of […]

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Bands and a New Trend Brewing | SPIN

Todd Ahsmann isn’t sure if he’s ever seen live music without a beer in his hand. The Goose Island president and former music industry vet says beer and music go hand in hand.  “We should be collaborating,” Ahsmann says. “The half-joke used to be that rock radio was funded by beer because beer companies were […]

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Jim Adkins Looks Back at Jimmy Eat World's 'Bleed American' at 20

Jimmy Eat World were only two albums into their deal with Capitol Records when they were dropped by the label. After receiving little support for their third album, the now seminal Clarity, the band was hardly surprised when they were notified in August 1999. Most artists in their position would have viewed the rejection as […]

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Yola Walked Through Fire to Stand for Herself | SPIN

There’s a staggering sentence in the bio that accompanied the sample of singer-songwriter Yola’s sophomore album, Stand For Myself. In discussing a perspective shift since the release of her 2019 Grammy-nominated debut, Walk Through Fire, she says she was persuaded from being her true self, sharing, “There was a little hiatus where I got brainwashed […]

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A Look Back on the 1990s Rave Riots in Los Angeles

Wade Randolph Hampton and Tef Foo’s “Seventh Heaven” party hadn’t even gotten to midnight when the shit hit the fan. It was New Year’s Eve 1996. They had booked the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, and expected 17,000 people to attend. They’d promoted the show with an elaborate tabloid-style flyer and booked artists like […]