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60 Seconds with Nick Hornby

Got a minute? Nick Hornby, the voice of sensitive males and author of a new novel, Juliet, Naked, explains why he no longer writes about sports and how he was artistically inspired by Levi Johnston. read more
Thu, 10/01/09 AT 11:00AM
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Q+A with Julian Casablancas

After three albums, the members of the Strokes—the onetime toast of the New York music scene—are dabbling in the inevitable: side projects. But don't roll your eyes. Lead singer Julian Casablancas' solo effort Phrazes for the Young blows up the dirty downtown rock formula with some synth-pop stylings and even a little emotional gospel-soul. read more
Fri, 09/25/09 AT 10:00AM
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Monsters of Folk, Monsters of Folk

Consisting of M. Ward, Jim James (of My Morning Jacket), Conor Oberst, and Mike Mogis (both of Bright Eyes), MOF take a stab at becoming a 21st-century CSNY. By and large, they succeed (as on "Man Named Truth"), achieving a warm presence and staying-power potential. read more
Tue, 09/22/09 AT 11:00AM
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60 Seconds With Gossip Singer Beth Ditto

Got a minute? Beth Ditto, the unapologetic powerhouse behind the Gossip, dishes on tour-bus living, Arkansas yard art, and how to talk to Kate Moss. read more
October 22, 2009
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Mika, The Boy Who Knew Too Much

Mika is not one for subtlety: The U.K. pop star crams his songs with towering choruses, Freddie Mercury-esque vocals, and charging beats. But "We Are Golden" is so memorable—a sort of first-hit-off-the-pipe anthem—you forgive piano and string over-indulgences and enjoy the ride. read more
Mon, 09/21/09 AT 11:00AM
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Yo La Tengo, Popular Songs

The name of the indie stalwarts' 16th studio album is apt: Popular Songs perfectly distills Yo La's sound to its three key components: dreamy, delicate pop ("Avalon or Someone Very Similar"), droning garage rock ("Nothing to Hide"), and epic, feedback-soaked jams ("And the Glitter Is Gone"). read more
Fri, 09/18/09 AT 9:00AM
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The Dynamites Featuring Charles Walker, Burn It Down

The Dynamites are a grittier, southern-fried version of New York's Dap-Kings, serving up greasy slabs of funk and soul. With the elder statesman Walker in the mix, the deep grooves of "If You Don't Mean It" sound vintage but never dusty. read more
Tue, 09/15/09 AT 10:00AM
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Scott Storch

First, the music producer blew up. Then he blew through $30 million in a coke-fueled bender read more
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Big Star, Keep and Eye on the Sky

This box set unites a recording of a 1973 gig the power-pop act did in Memphis with 98 demos and unreleased cuts from their hippie-era heyday to show why bands like Wilco and Teenage Fanclub have found them so inspiring. read more
Mon, 09/14/09 AT 9:00AM
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60 Seconds with Nick Cannon

Got a minute? Mr. Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, opens up about hosting the summer's No. 1 show, David Hasselhoff, and what it's like to be hunted by cougars. read more
Thu, 09/10/09 AT 10:00AM
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