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Lisa Leblanc Essential Albums

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS: Lisa LeBlanc shows off her many musical languages

Nov 8, 2016

The New Brunswick-born trash folk singer/songwriter traces her many musical roots from bluegrass and Cajun music to Motorhead.

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Were The Stooges the greatest rock and roll band ever?

Nov 4, 2016

Gimme Danger, the new documentary by Jim Jarmusch, argues yes, they are.

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Now that she’s done country, which genre should Beyoncé do next?

Nov 3, 2016

We imagine a world in which Beyoncé plays the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Pitchfork Festival, and the Polaris Prize.

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LINER NOTES: Duchess Says make church in the laboratory on Sciences Nouvelles

Nov 2, 2016

The Montreal-based band make geometric synth punk that feels rapturous, transcendent.

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Why does Apple keep making life more difficult for music makers?

Oct 31, 2016

The controversial new MacBook Pro makes us wonder whether Apple is still making its products for creative people.

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VIDEOBURN: The forgotten sequels to “Monster Mash”

Oct 28, 2016

Bobby "Boris" Pickett tried for the rest of his life to make another graveyard smash. It never worked.

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The Submissives are Montreal’s most neurotic band

Oct 28, 2016

Digging into the warped heartbreak songs on Do You Love Me? with frontwoman Deb Edison.