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21st Century Protest Songs Have a Digital Home

As Occupy Wall Street grows, the movement’s unofficial soundtrack is coming together on Facebook and SoundCloud

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Indie Rock’s Super Bowl Reign is Shortlived

If the Super Bowl is any indicator, Indie Rock – after a brief run as Madison Avenue’s musical genre of choice – has been quickly usurped by pop and its iconic figureheads.

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Lupe Fiasco album – dropping in March – takes shot at Prez

Lupe Fiasco’s long-delayed new album, Lasers, has finally received a release date of March 8, 2011. It also takes swipes at Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and… Barack Obama.

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Decemberists Debut at #1

The new Decemberists album The King is Dead debuted at #1 on this week’s Billboard 200 chart. The album sold a career-high 94,000 copies its first week, surpassing initial estimates of approximately 70,000.

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How Camp Bisco almost took me to the Land of Oz

Camp Bisco 9 was my first camp but still impressive to witness.

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Lilith Returns With Official Social Cause i4c

After 11 years, the all-female Lilith Fair tour – now simply known as Lilith – has announced its first eight dates and lineups of the summer. Lilith co-founder Sarah McLachlan is the only performer who will appear at each of the tour’s 36 shows. The other 10 acts on each bill will draw from a…

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Motown Turns 50

It’s the 50th anniversary of the founding of Motown records, and some of the biggest household names in American music are talking about the impact the Detroit-based record label has had on their lives. Patti LaBelle, Wynonna Judd, Ted Nugent, Anita Baker, and President Bill Clinton all share their stories. Clinton has the coolest by…

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Musicians Speak Out About Festival Raid

Michael “Clip” Paine of Parliament Funkadelic and friends give their perspectives of the drug task force raid that took place at the Universal Church of Love and Music’s Funk Fest in Acme, PA. What do you think about the raid? Let us know by leaving some comments!

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