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Owen Pallett, Primer

PRIMER: The Many Lives of Owen Pallett

May 27, 2014

Tracing the path that led to his new album In Conflict through a handful of key collaborations and solo pieces.

Jay Reatard Primer

PRIMER: Jay Reatard: A trip through the sprawling discography of a tortured genius

Feb 6, 2014

Teenage garage brat, synth-punk misanthrope, pariah pop mastermind — we look back on the many, many faces of the late Jay Reatard.

Melvins Primer

PRIMER: Melvins: tracing the band from godfathers of grunge to merry doom-sludge pranksters in 10 songs

Nov 19, 2013

Learn to love the godfathers of grunge, rock & roll's interminable cockroaches, the Melvins.

PRIMER: Ty Segall: where to begin with the prolific California garage rock wunderkind

Oct 16, 2013

An entryway to the laid-back surfer dude with an intense work ethic and a sprawling, fuzz-drenched discography.

Yoko Owner primer - ten songs

PRIMER: Yoko Ono: ten songs and artworks that show she’s more than the Lennon widow

Sep 27, 2013

A beginner's guide to the most vilified character in rock and roll who's actually a vital figure in art history.

[primer] The Replacements: A Beginner’s Guide To Rock’s Greatest Second-Place Band

Aug 21, 2013

A beginner's guide to the most vilified character in rock and roll who's actually a vital figure in art history.

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PRIMER: Guided By Voices

Jan 30, 2013

Here's everything you need to know about the indie rock legends, who are set to release a new album on April 30.

PRIMER: Dinosaur Jr.

Sep 7, 2012

If you never got into modern rock legends Dinosaur Jr., find out what you're missing in our Primer.

PRIMER: Buffy Sainte-Marie

Aug 25, 2012

Three years ago I was too impatient to take in more than five minutes of a Buffy Sainte-Marie festival performance. I made a huge mistake - here's why.