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Andrew Bird and Tim Heidecker Duet Political Tunes on ‘Live From the Great Room’

Tim Heidecker and Andrew Bird about to perform Heidecker’s ‘Trump Talkin’ Nukes’: Photo: Facebook/Andrew Bird Violinist and songwriter Andrew Bird welcomed comedian-turned-musician Tim Heidecker to his house for a performance on Facebook Live, whereupon they […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Keith Murray

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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Atlanta Teacher Removed After Using ‘Vulgar’ Kodak Black Lyrics in Assignment

Parent Crishana Wright of a Mary McLeod Bethune Middle School student explains the inappropriateness of the assignment her daughter brought home; Photo: WSB-TV Atlanta Public school teachers are in a position to cause some serious […]

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Songwriters Sue Taylor Swift Over ‘Shake it Off’ Lyrics

Taylor Swift in the official video for ‘Shake it Off’; Photo: YouTube/Big Machine Records A pair of R&B songwriters from the early oughts, Sean Hall and Nathan Butler, are not interested in ‘getting down to this […]

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Music Industry Hits New Low as ‘Cash Me Outside’ Girl Inks Record Deal

The ‘Cash Me Outside’ girl, a.k.a. Danielle Bregoli’s debut video for new single, ‘These Heaux’; Photo: Atlantic/YouTube In a move that proves literally anybody can be an ‘artist’ in the United States, Atlantic Records has […]

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That Magic Lyric Speaker from SXSW is Now Available

A still from a promo video for the Cotodama Lyric Speaker; Photo: YouTube/Cotodama For all the audiophiles out there who prefer a multi-sensory experience with their music, an innovative company from Japan has crafted a […]

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RIFF’d: Prophets of Rage’s ‘Prophets of Rage’

The Prophets of Rage‘s self-titled debut is a prime example of how a good idea can flounder when it is poorly executed. All parties involved are legends in their own right, but together they only […]

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Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Vinyl Incorrectly Pressed with Five Punk Songs

The cover art for Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ (left), a promo shot of Canadian punk band, Zex (right); Photo: Columbia (left)/Magic Bullet Records (right)  Somebody screwed up big-time. Whoever was in charge of pressing Beyoncé’s Lemonade album to […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XXXVII

Rising songbird Phoebe Bridgers beautifully haunts up the neo-folk scene, session bassist (Eagles of Death Metal, Courtney Love) Jennie Vee dishes out a strobing take on drug addiction, some South African pop punk monster mashers […]

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The Killers’ ‘Some Kind of Love’ Inspired by Complex PTSD

A promo shot of Brandon Flowers holding the seashell from the album art for The Killers’ LP5, ‘Wonderful Wonderful’; Photo: Anton Corbijn The Killers‘ most recent song rose up from the ashes of a difficult childhood […]

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