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Genealogy: Bob Allan of Lanterns on the Lake on His Ancestors

Apr 06, 2020 By Bob Allan Web Exclusive

For our recurring Genealogy series we ask a musician to tell us about their family history. What do they know about their ancestors, their grandparents, great grandparents, and earlier? The people who had to survive and thrive in order for them to be alive today.  More

R.I.P. Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger (1967-2020)

Apr 03, 2020 By Matthew Berlyant Web Exclusive

Think back, if you can, to the mid-’90s. MTV was still playing music and alternative music was as popular as it ever would be, although there were signs of its declining commercial fortunes already present.  More

PLAYlist 52: Disney Villainous + Expansions

Apr 03, 2020 By Brad Walton

It feels so good to be so bad. More

Election 2020: Joe Biden Needs a Cool VP

Mar 18, 2020 By Steve King Web Exclusive

So, here we are, in the spring of an election year, with a collapsing stock market, imminent recession, and a pandemic superflu threatening to bring down all of civil society. The primaries aren’t over, but Democrats have their likely nominee.  More

Election 2020: End of the Fucking Road, pretty much

Mar 12, 2020 By Steve King

There’s only one feeling in politics that’s better than being right: It’s being surprised. More than a dozen primaries in, Joe Biden’s numbers are nothing to sneeze at, or cough at, or look at. He beat Bernie Sanders’ brains out on Super Tuesday and then kept doing it across the Midwest. Gray matter all over the plains. March is the month that decides primaries, and this one is over. It’s Biden. More

Reissued and Revisited: Bobby Patterson

Mar 06, 2020 By Frank Valish

Reissued on beautiful dark purple vinyl from Real Gone Music, Bobby Patterson’s It’s Just a Matter of Time remains a soul classic to this day. More

Election 2020: The Anarchy Primaries

Feb 25, 2020 By Steve King Web Exclusive

Liberals worry. They worry about real things. Conservatives worry about fake things. Democrats worry so Republicans don't have to; that's the way things work. At least until recently, the fundamentals of our democratic schism were strong. More

PLAYlist 51: Crown of Emara

Feb 24, 2020 By Austin Trunick

We take a look at the crunchy new Euro, Crown of Emara, from publisher Pegasus Spiele. More

Elizabeth Sankey of Summer Camp on the Top 5 Musical Moments from Romantic Comedies

Feb 14, 2020 By Elizabeth Sankey

Keeping in mind that Summer Camp's new album is entitled Romantic Comedyis a companion piece to a documentary of the same name directed by the band's Elizabeth Sankey, and is out on Valentine's Day, we asked Sankey to put together a romantic comedy-themed list and she focused on her favorite musical moments from romantic comedies, scenes where characters sing (not always well).  More