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The best (and worst) US culture 2015: Country

The best (and worst) US culture 2015: Country

We asked our critics to pick their best and worst moment from this years cultural offerings. Grady Smith chose Chris Stapletons chutzpah and country radios hubris Best: Chris Stapleton When Chris Stapleton, a burly, bearded country crooner that most viewers had never heard of, performed at the CMA Awards in November, no one could have predicted that he would suddenly ...

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Jimi Hendrix: ‘You never told me he was that good’

Jimi Hendrix: 'You never told me he was that good'

On the eve of the 40th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's death, Ed Vulliamy speaks to the people who knew him best and unearths a funny, if intense, superstar On the morning of 21 September 1966, a Pan Am airliner from New York landed at Heathrow, carrying among its passengers a black American musician from a poor home. Barely known in ...

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A Museum Is the Worst Place to Celebrate Punk and The Ramones

The spirit of punk has been rendered mild, rather than wild, at the Queens Museum’s show dedicated to the legendary band.”> Walking up to the Queens Museum, nestled in a bucolic park of the New York City borough, there was a mass of black-clad, middle-aged rockers, hipsters, and children sporting leopard print tights and sunglasses. Well over a thousand people ...

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Is Caroline Shaw really the future of music?

Is Caroline Shaw really the future of music?

The composer won a Pulitzer, collaborated with Kanye West, is about to debut new work in New York and is astonishing both the pop and classical music worlds Decades before Caroline Shaw won the Pulitzer prize for music or collaborated with Kanye West, she was lulled to sleep nightly by her fathers baffling piano playing. Hes a doctor and he ...

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11 Popular Songs You Didn’t Know Were About Super F*cked-Up Things

11 Popular Songs You Didn't Know Were About Super F*cked-Up Things

The other day, Every Breath You Take by ThePolice came on the radio. My friend sighed, seemingly enamored by the lyrics, and said she wanted that to be her wedding song. Uh, really? There’s somethingabout the hook that’s always seemed mad f*cking creepy to me. Every breath you take, Ill be watching you? Thats not a very reassuring thought, especially ...

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How Altamont Cursed The Rolling Stones

How Altamont Cursed The Rolling Stones

The free concert festival put on by the Stones outside San Francisco was poorly planned, hastily thrown together, and heedlessly run. The tragedy forever haunts the band.”> They didnt bring lawn chairs to Altamont. The modern-day rock festival has come a long way. In a remarkable comeback, thriving, massive outdoor music festivals have sprung up across the country over the ...

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