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Story by Mamie Lomax / Contributing Writer “Sister Cities” makes it hard to believe that the Philadelphia sextet, The Wonder Years, originated as a pop-punk band. It’s not because this term is awry, but it limits the creative nature that The Wonder Years have established throughout the ten years they’ve been together. “Sister Cities” seems …

Story by Isong Maro / Contributing Writer New-wave rap artist and label owner Rich The Kid, often fondly referred to as “the fourth Migo” due to his relationship with the Atlanta rap group, has released his debut album, “The World Is Yours.” The album’s title and artwork appear to be a lofty shoutout to Al …

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 …