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Late Night Roundup | St. Vincent, Steve Martin, The Shins & More

St. Vincent on The Late Show With Stephen ColbertSt. Vincent is set to release her highly anticipated new record Masseduction on Friday, and stopped by Colberts show this week to perform New York and Los Angeles. The first is performed dramatically with only a piano backing, while the latter is fleshed out with a full...

Lollapalooza Announces Aftershows For 2017 Festival Weekend

Lollapalooza has announced a massive schedule of official aftershows for the 2017 festival.Taking place between Tuesday, August 1 and Sunday, August 6 and featuring more than 50 artists across 16 Chicago venues, the concerts offer intimate opportunities for fans to see their favorite artists outside of the festival setting.Highlights include Ryan Adams and The Shins performing separate shows...

Album Reviews | March 2017 Releases

By: Alex WoodGrandaddy- Last Place [3/3]Jason Lytles Grandaddy returned for Last Place, the bands first studio album in more than a decade. The record remains within the boundaries previously established on the bands older work, with layers of keyboards, swirling effects and a keen sense of melody. Lytles lyrics are quirky throughout, but more personal...

Music, Technology, Learning Converge: 100 Greatest Guitar Riffs Visualized

This is just so cool in so many ways. Let's start at the beginning and work our way to the end...1. Somebody identified what he considers to be the 100 most essential riffs of all time -- spanning seven decades of rock history2. This person can play every single one in a convincing manner3. He has...