Nirvana hit ’90s teen culture like a bomb. The myth rock fans of a certain age always tell about the little Seattle trio that could and its David-and-Goliath battle to unseat poppy Cali hair metal to usher in the grunge era is only a half-truth. In its inaugural January 1992 Billboard chart–topping week, Nevermind surged […]

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DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill fame has confirmed a special two-song project featuring DOOM will arrive on Friday (June 29). Ahead of the collabs, Muggs shared the first taste of the album in the form of “Death Wish” featuring Freddie Gibbs and Kool G Rap. The track is included on a new concept album called Assassination Day, which […]

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Some bands just have a taste for Big Topics. In the case of A Perfect Circle, the taste had always been accompanied with great expectations. Centered on guitarist Billy Howerdel’s songwriting, the band, whose new album Eat the Elephant is out today, was conceived as a supergroup of sorts. Maynard James Keenan, the vocalist for […]

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As a project, Cowboy Bebop didn’t have an auspicious beginning. By the time Shinichiro Watanabe’s eclectic, free-wheeling anime debuted 20 years ago this week, it had already been put through the wringer. Canceled by the toys division of the Bandai corporation that had originally commissioned it, Bebop was plucked from oblivion at the last second […]

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If you think getting trapped in an elevator is terrifying, imagine the steps an escalator collapsing beneath you, swallowing you into the underworld. That’s what happened to one commuter in Turkey, only less dramatic…but, only by a little bit. Back in February at the Ayazaga Metro in Instanbul, folks were going down escalators when all […]

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Sunset Neon – the new moniker of talented producer & songwriter Blue Stahli – will release its debut album Starlight this Friday, December 1 via FiXT. The album boasts an explosion of nostalgia – touching on 80s New Wave, VHS culture, and even funk-influenced guitars a la Prince. Although the release is a debut, it comes […]

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Uber is definitely an app that’s transformed how we think about transportation. It was only a matter time before a car service would add bike services to their model. Uber announced a bike pilot program in San Francisco on Wednesday after partnering with New York-based bike sharing company Jump. These aren’t your average bikes either. According […]

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This month’s mix comes from Francesco Imola aka Young Offices and it’s a brilliant listen. Originally from Italy, Francesco spent a period in Liverpool, playing the regular underground electronic night Emotion Wave to great acclaim and is now based in London studying Sound Design at the University of Greenwich. Young Offices creates ambient and experimental music that […]

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