Top Five Millennial Goth Subcultures

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1. Beach Goth While the genre would be more befitting of a group from the Oregon Coast than Southern California, “beach goth” is nevertheless how Orange County’s the Growlers describe thei   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

5 Suggested Parodies For Weird Al’s Next Album

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1. “I Really Like Tofu” (to the tune of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You”) VIDEO CONCEPT: Al, dressed in tie-dye, shorts and sandals, his hair tied back in a bun, runs wild through a W   More
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Top 5 Miguel Lyrics You Shouldn’t Quote In Your Tinder Profile

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“Pillage and plunder, call me ya plumber/ Knock on this wood, get rocked by this thunder.” “Quickie” is a highlight from Miguel’s overlooked 2010 record, All I Want Is You, but there’s no   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Top Five N.W.A. Affiliates

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1. Arabian Prince If Ren was Ringo, Arabian Prince was N.W.A.’s Pete Best. An original member of the Felonious Five, he got squeezed out prior to Straight Outta Compton blowing up. But his electro-   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Five Must-See Acts at Pickathon

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1. Leon Bridges Retro soul is played out, but this kid’s brand—more Sam Cooke than Motown—is so authentic it’s like he stowed away in Doc Brown’s DeLorean after the Enchantment Under t   More
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Appropriations of the Black Flag Logo

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Cat Flag The Etsy shirt design that sparked a bazillion other Internet parodies. Bonus points for the “Meow War” spinoff.Black Fag Don’t freak out: It’s a gay Black Flag cover band from, ahe   More
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Favorite Rakim Lyrics

by Sleep (Oldominion/The Chicharones)

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“Even if it’s jazz or the quiet storm/ I hook a beat up, convert it into hip-hop form.” —“I Ain’t No Joke” (Paid in Full, 1987) “Thinkin’ of a master plan/ ’Cause ain’t nothin�   More
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Must-See Acts at Jazz Fest

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Barry Harris with Chuck Israels and Mel Brown (Friday, Feb. 15, at Jimmy Mak’s) Pianist Barry Harris, still sharp and dextrous at 83, is one of the last great bebop innovators we have, and bass   More
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 CASEY JARMAN

Top Five Red Hot Chili Peppers Songs Pre-“Under the Bridge”

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“True Men Don’t Kill Coyotes,” Red Hot Chili Peppers (1984)Less funk-punk than tribal new-wave, the lone highlight of the Chili Peppers’ first outing finds Anthony Kiedis embodying the col   More
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Thrill Jockey Records

by Dewey Mahood (Eternal Tapestry)

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Califone, Quicksand/Cradlesnakes (2003)Not only a Thrill Jockey fave, but one of the best bands of the past decade, in my opinion. These dudes mix gorgeous folk melodies with out-there noise like    More
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF


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