Examining the strangest of all pop culture conventions, the “fan crush.”
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The remarkable new album by Oslo’s Gazpacho blows away the conventions of rock, prog, and the makeup of the “epic” song.
They probably made out to “You and Me” a year after they grounded you for blasting “Elected!”
The lyrics scan like a battle cry — so why does Aerosmith’s “Dream On” sound like defeat?
The new album Gravitas features a sound closer to “classic” Asia.
Want to win a vinyl LP version of Elbow’s The Take Off And Landing Of Everything? Now’s your chance!
In a landscape where the newspaper is seemingly into the death rattle, what becomes of the comic strip?
Dw Dunphy is only being partly facetious when he asks, where has all the testosterone gone?
Are moments like Beatles on Sullivan, The Elvis Comeback, Moonwalk on Motown and the Smells Like Teen Spirit music video doomed? Here’s some random speculation as to why that may be so.
Who is Charles Thompson, the once and future Black Francis, who in the ’90s reinvented himself many times over?
Dw Dunphy provides seven and two for you from 2013. None of them are Yeezus.
The sad tale of The Singing Nun and her joyful song about a saint.
A collective of dedicated indie pop artists want to do their part both now, with their particular craft, and later, with what might come of that craft.
For such a positive-sounding title, you probably wouldn’t expect such a negative reaction, but…
Wings had yet to lock in an album that justified their existence. Band On The Run changed that.
The band wishes to invite you to the party…
Making a case for concerts on home video, Dream Theater put out a more than comprehensive package.
Why is 1973′s Brain Salad Surgery “none more prog”?
Even if it cannot be considered a classic, the 1908s version of the Twilight Zone could still hit more than it missed.
In the 1980s prog was becoming accessible and pop was kinda becoming prog.
America’s current crises reveal just how divided the national psyche is.
Darkwave band presents a different kind of winter music.
For McCartney’s latest, the name says it all.
We rejoin our backward glance already in progress…
We didn’t always agree with Lou Reed, but it’s hard to deny him.
Big robots, big monsters, medium-sized thrills.
Death? Taxes? Shut up, you hack. Here are five things that always happen for no logical reasons…
How could such a loveable show turn so shrill? And is there really a mother?
The second chapter of the Arena Mode saga goes up for Kickstarter funding in mid-October.
Help alternative rock band The Choir complete their fifteenth album, Calling All Monkeys