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Story by LB Rogers / Contributing Writer In the face of conflicting definitions of “country music,” Kacey Musgraves continues to march to the beat of her own drum — adding a Daft Punk style vocoder to her usual banjo and mandolin-heavy mix. “Golden Hour” is definitely a head-scratcher for fans who view Musgraves as the princess …

Abel Tesfaye, the creative voice behind the moniker The Weeknd, has the innate ability to embody the vices of party culture to an unflinching and sometimes harrowing degree. In his ever-developing career as a pop icon of today, Tesfaye’s top hits have spanned themes of a romantic relationship with cocaine on “I Can’t Feel My …

There’s no denying that Jack White has been one of the most influential forces in keeping the genre of classic blues-rock relevant to modern ears through his work with The White Stripes and, more recently, his personal catalog. White also carries a strong presence in the Nashville music scene, with his Third Man Records label …

“I sing to you,” Phil Elverum intones in the opening line of his second album since the death of his wife, Geneviève Castrée. While last year’s Mount Eerie record, “A Crow Looked at Me,” was written in the immediate weeks following Geneviève’s untimely death at 35 to pancreatic cancer, Phil’s second effort at translating his crushing …

Story by Mamie Lomax / Contributing Writer It’s been a solid two year wait for Turnstile to drop a new LP, but this pulverizing assault of hardcore acme and integration of musical elements from circumambient genres was well worth the wait. The inclusive quintet from Baltimore, alongside producer Will Yip—who also produced hardcore albums with …

At the release of MGMT’s debut album “Oracular Spectacular” in 2007, the duo consisting of Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser achieved almost immediate acclaim for a number of invigorating hits on the record, including “Kids,” “Electric Feel” and “Time to Pretend.” While these tracks became staple hits for the group, a problem arose when MGMT, …