Tegan and Sara: Creating Joy In Terrible Times

The world has not always known what to make of the now-iconic pop duo Tegan and Sara. Not until their fifth studio album, The Con, did many realize they ought to treat the queer Canadian twin sisters as, well, a band, just as great as their haircuts. Now, 10 …

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An Interview with Gregg Allman: On His New Album, Alabama, And Good Vibes

            It’s been nearly 50 years since America’s beloved Allman Brothers Band formed down in Macon, Georgia, and turned their southern bluesy rock sound into three platinum albums. Since then, Gregg Allman has forged an entire solo career, different iterations of his self-titled band, briefly reunited The Allman Brothers, and gone …

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An Interview with Ziggy Marley: I Am Here To Push Reggae Beyond The Limits Of What People Say It’s Supposed To Be

He’s reggae royalty, a living legend, and a dedicated philanthropist. He’s also released six studio albums, performed with Paul McCartney, and been on Sesame Street. Now, Ziggy Marley is gearing up for another tour, just trying to spread the message of peace and love as usual. Below, he talks …

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An Interview with Jackie Venson: Austin’s Pride, Genre’s Nemesis

At just 26 years old, Jackie Venson has already made a name for herself in what many call the live music capital of the world. But she’s put in the work: her career has spanned 18 years, through a decade of classical piano, through Berklee College of Music, and through …

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An Interview with Pwr Bttm: On Writing From Vulnerability, Exploring Drag, And Those Carol Channing Tweets Explained

It’s rare for lyrics to be inspired as that of queer punk duo Pwr Bttm (pronounced “Power Bottom”)—at least in a way that could manage to blow the minds of society-upheaval-minded punk fanatics and liberal arts professors alike. It’s consistently lines like “I want to put the whole world in …

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Zella Day: Kicker

Who’s going to be the next Lana Del Rey? It’s an essentialist, probably unfair question to ask, but one that’s been answered regardless with the appearance of Zella Day. At 20 years old, she’s already being called the “happier” version of the Born To Die artist, which could for her …

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Holychild: The Shape Of Brat Pop To Come

It would be really easy to write off Holychild as just another indie pop duo. As their latest album, The State Of Brat Pop To Come, proves, their sound is pretty status-quo L.A. synthpop. Frontwoman Liz Nistico lends a voice that could, at times, easily be mistaken for an …

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Girlpool: Before The World Was Big

Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad’s edgy, cool-chick rocker duo Girlpool are two things deemed among the scariest in American lexicon today: young and feminist. Their songs, hits such as “American Beauty” and “Blah Blah Blah,” ooze sexual agency and an awareness of the male gaze; others, like “Slutmouth,” address issues …

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Michelle Malone: Stronger Than You Think

Part Sheryl Crow, part Melissa Etheridge, Michelle Malone has been bringing her Atlanta sound to the country scene for well over two decades. If you’ve ever heard her up North, it’s probably been with one of her many, many collaborators: ZZ Top, Indigo Girls, Jackson Browne, Joan Osborne, Gregg Allman, …

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An Interview with Cheap Trick: On This Music Hobby Thing That’s Gone Pretty Well

After over 40 years together, what is the latest incarnation of Cheap Trick up to? Mainly a lot of touring, since the release of their 16th studio album, The Latest, back in 2009. This year, however, they’ve been touring all summer with Peter Frampton—and plan to continue playing on …

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