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  1. A lot of people seem to hate "Wonderful Christmastime," but I don't understand that at all. If you have any room in your heart for festive quirkiness, Paul McCartney's '80s-predicting holiday classic would seem to be an ideal soundtrack for the season, what with its squelching synths and wide open space and a signature hook…
  2. Next year, Mercury Rev are releasing a full-length covers tribute album to the country star Bobbie Gentry. They've recruited some amazing artists to cover the now-reclusive musician's 1968 album The Delta Sweete in full, including Lucinda Williams, Norah Jones, Beth Orton, Rachel Goswell, Vashti Bunyan, Marissa Nadler, Susanne Sundfør, Phoebe Bridgers. We've heard…
  3. Last year, the influential '80s punk outfit Meat Puppets --perhaps best known to younger listeners for their role in Nirvana's MTV Unplugged -- were inducted into the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall Of Fame. At their induction, the band's original lineup of Cris and Curt Kirkwood plus Bostrom performed together for the first time in…
  4. Dave Harrington used to be one half of Darkside, the spaced-out electronic duo who made exactly one stunner of an album. But just like his former Darkside partner Nicolas Jaar, Harrington made music on his own before Darkside, and he continues to make music after the duo's breakup. Back in 2016, Harrington's Dave Harrington Group…
  5. Judiciary are a Lubbock, Texas band who land somewhere on the spectrum between old-school hardcore and old-school thrash metal. That's a pretty common combination, and it has been for around 30 years now, but Judiciary never sound like they're trying to resurrect the crossover sound of the late '80s. Instead, they've mastered their own kind…