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Steve Gunn + Mike Cooper: Pony Blues
Cult label RVNG's conceptual 12-inch series FRKWYS (pronounced "freakways") pairs young contemporary musicians with groundbreaking predecessors. As there are no limitations on creation, anything can happen—like percussionist David Van Tieghem musically...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. The Electric Eel and Open-Source Sex Toys You can never predict the wild and exciting results of a hackathon, and yet two UPenn students truly changed the game with "Electric Eel." This Arduino microcontroller-powered sex toy zaps waves of low...
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Lou Reed: Walk On The Wild Side
Produced by David Bowie, "Walk On The Wild Side"—from his second solo album Transformer—is one of Reed's biggest mainstream successes. The epically irreverent 1972 track speaks to so much of his life's widespread interests: New York City, curious adventures...
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Lou Reed & Laurie Anderson: Halloween Parade
Lou Reed is survived by his wife, the multifarious artist and musician Laurie Anderson. The pair often performed together, and the holiday-appropriate video of their Parisian performance of "Halloween Parade" showcases their unique collaborative energy...
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The Velvet Underground: The Legendary Guitar Amp Tapes
Reed is undoubtedly most known for his visionary guitar work and in 1969 a devoted fan captured his brilliance by recording The Velvet Underground's 13-song set at Boston's short-lived, experimental concert venue, the Boston Tea Party. Reportedly...
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Lou Reed: See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
After 71 colorful years the immensely influential musician Lou Reed (born on 2 March 1942) passed away on Sunday, 27 October 2013. Not since Elvis has rock'n'roll received such a loss, and the indelible mark this distinctly talented artist left on...
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ListenUp: Lou Reed Tribute
Lou Reed: See That My Grave Is Kept Clean After 71 colorful years the immensely influential musician Lou Reed (born on 2 March 1942) passed away on Sunday, 27 October 2013. Not since Elvis has rock'n'roll received such a loss, and the indelible...
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gTar by Incident
Anyone who has tried to learn guitar has, no doubt, found that there's more to shredding like Jimi Hendrix than paisley scarves—playing guitar takes hours of practice and serious dedication. For those looking for a more interactive guitar-learning...
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Jesse Woods: Lazerburn
Former Texas A&M wide-receiver Jesse Woods didn't take a traditional path to musical success. When a series of injuries rendered him unable to continue playing football, he turned from singing satirical songs in the locker to reduce the pre-game stress...
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Pure Bathing Culture: Dream the Dare
What do you get when you cross Beach House with Fleetwood Mac somewhere on the foggy coast of the Pacific Northwest? Portland's Pure Bathing Culture melds celestial layered synths with late '70s, dreamy pop rock. Their second single, "Dare to Dream...
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The Preatures: Is This How You Feel (Classixx Remix)
A gorgeously sexy, "melt your clothes off" kind of groove, this Classixx remix of The Preatures' "Is This How You Feel" is an instant love affair. With their Midas touch, Classixx transformed the Sydney-based band's emotional yet light-hearted indie...
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El Perro del Mar: Change Of Heart
Hailing from Sweden's port city of Gothenburg, Sarah Assbrin—better known as El Perro del Mar—has been crafting dreamy indie pop since she started recording on CD-R discs back in 2003, but her music has only recently gained traction outside of her...
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The Flaming Lips: Turning Violent
One of the Flaming Lips' darkest works yet; the lyrics, instrumentation and video for "Turning Violent" are uncharacteristically reserved. Steven Drozd's falsetto vocals and an oscillating bass synth lead you into a deceptive sense of lull, until the...
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The Flaming Lips: Turning Violent One of the Flaming Lips' darkest works yet; the lyrics, instrumentation and video for "Turning Violent" are uncharacteristically reserved. Steven Drozd's falsetto vocals and an oscillating bass synth lead you into...
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Lignum Vitae Guitar Picks
Ra Denney, a musician and creator of Surfpick, is committed to the idea that the pick is the crucial link between the player and instrument. These hand-sculpted picks are made in Ocala, Florida entirely of 100% Lignum Vitae, the strongest, densest...
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