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Interview | The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – “We’ve been painted as devils for corrupting R.L. Burnside, as well as for fucking things up for Elliott Smith.”

Photo | Michael Lavine. If you haven’t heard it straight from the lips of Jon Spencer, THE BLUES IS NUMBER ONE…and that’s not just some cool-as-shit thing for him to yell at your ass while sweating and bouncing around at a Blues Explosion show. For me, “The Blues” is number one, and they’ve been that way ever … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Animal Parts – King of Kings

As Mary kinda-said yesterday, the word pop, when used in certain musical circles, can be compared to one of those naughty words that can’t be spoken on network television. And while corporate radio and talent shows have helped us foster this hatred for an undeserving musical genre, there are still those glimmering hopes — the … Read more

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The Best Songs of 2011 | 75 – 51

Check out songs 100-76. And keep up with the list on Spotify here. 75 The Kill Van Kulls – Lost and Found [buy the single] [more Kill Van Kulls on Speakers] 74 WILD FLAG – Boom [buy the album] [more WILD FLAG on Speakers] 73 Noah and the Whale – L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. [buy the album] 72 Gauntlet Hair … Read more

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Joseph Arthur Announces New Album

Joseph Arthur, crafter of gorgeous folk songs and painter of brilliant works of art, has announced an upcoming album to be released this fall. Arthur recently wrapped up the finishing touches on the currently untitled effort at The Carriage House recording studio in Los Angeles. Special guests include Ben Harper and Remi Jaffe (The Wallflowers, … Read more

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Bid on a Joseph Arthur Painting, Download Live Shows

There’s a lotta action going on in Joseph Arthur’s neck of the woods. First up, an auction on his vibrant paintings (pictured above) created live onstage during his tour over the last two months plus one during the filming of the music video for “Love Never Asks You to Lie.” If you want to submit … Read more

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Pajammy Jam of the Day | Joseph Arthur – In the Sun

Photo credit: Danny Clinch Although the song has been used in plethora of films and television shows, the first time I actually heard Joseph Arthur’s “In the Sun” was when Michael Stipe covered it for a Hurricane Katrina relief benefit EP in 2006. Stipe’s vocals accurately alternate between hope and despair, and while many artists … Read more