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Freak Like Her

Elise Peterson gets to know Adina Howard, the original fiery hip-hop queen post freak—if ever a thing exists.

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Urban Legends

The leery sweetness of The Shangri-Las gives us glimpses of the hidden city, while warning of the coming storm.

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A Self Contained Cosmos: An Interview with Musician Brandon Locher

Locher tells us how his latest project, Stage Hands, creates a polychromatic world

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Learning to Relax with Dan Deacon

Nerve went to Baltimore to hang out with Dan Deacon, its musical ambassador, and learn about his new album Gliss Riffer.

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Sonic Weirdos Rejoice: Brian Eno’s Obscure Records Catalogue is Online

He worked with the Talking Heads, Bowie and U2 but that only scratches the surface.

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Five Albums You Should Be Listening to Right Now: Invisible Familiars

A week’s worth of aural pleasure.

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Cat Power, Instagram, and What Celebrities Owe Their Fans

Singer-songwriter Cat Power’s controversial Instagram posts raise questions about artists’ causes.

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Five Albums You Should Be Listening to Right Now: Vance Joy

Get your weekend soundtrack from Taylor Swift’s new opening act.

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The 15 Albums of 2014 You Should Be Listening to Right Now: New Releases

The ultimate “in case you missed it” list.

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The Most Transcendent Joe Cocker Performances Ever Recorded

Saying goodbye to the iconic, frenetic rock legend.

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Five Albums You Should Be Listening to Right Now: Portugal. The Man

Essential tracks from the DIY rockers.

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What Bob Dylan and a QVC Guitar Salesman Have in Common

The two musical legends create their own myths.

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Five Albums You Should Be Listening to Now: The Gods Themselves

Tunes to blow your ear’s mind.

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Five Albums You Should Be Listening to Right Now: Reformed Whores

The filthy country comedy duo share their favorites.

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Five Albums You Should Be Listening to Right Now: September Girls

Picks from the Dublin-based quintet that rocked CMJ.

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What Makes a CMJ Band Rise Above the Rest?

Tapping into the secret formula of indie music stardom.

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In Defense of Nickelback

Hating Nickelback has become the laziest opinion in the world.

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The 15 Greatest Songs about Being a Fan of Another Musician

Love letters to peers and influencers.

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Not Just One of the Guys: The Enduring Power of Jenny Lewis

The future of women in rock.

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Your Guide to the Ultimate Music Festival Drinking Game

Man buns. Sunburns that require medical attention. Anyone barefoot.

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