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Dvořák once predicted that American classical music would be rooted in the black vernacular.
— The American Scholar
Underage rockers the Linda Lindas aren’t just punk rock’s future—they’re a throwback to its feminist origins.
Thirty years ago, Billboard changed the way it tabulated its charts, turning the industry on its head
— The Ringer
The story of the Velvet Underground album that almost never was.
In a fractious U.K., a restless sound trembles to life
An American-influenced strain of vintage Japanese music has become a perennial cult hit online.
Singers have taken credit and royalties for songs they didn't write for decades
The gruff-voiced MC helped changed the course of hip-hop in the late ’90s
— The Ringer
This is my occasional request that if you (1) have a focused interest and (2) post regularly about it on…
Mixmaster Arthur Russell meets wannabe rapper Mark Sinclair (aka Vin Diesel). What could possibly go wrong?
— Please Kill Me
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