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Fri June 14, 2013
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Heartbreak Takes John Vanderslice To 'Dagger Beach'

Dagger Beach, John Vanderslice's new album, is out this week.
Courtesy of the artist

"In the deep dark woods / Alone with my fears / Under the jackpine / the sky was galvanized," avant-indie rock veteran John Vanderslice sings on "Raw Wood," off his new record, Dagger Beach. Vanderslice's dissection of his fears renders his latest outing mesmeric.

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Thu June 13, 2013
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Johnny Smith, Revered Guitar Player, Has Died

Originally published on Fri June 14, 2013 4:12 pm

The cover image of The Complete Roost Johnny Smith Small Group Sessions, a 2002 box set of work from across the jazz guitarist's career.
Album cover

The man who wrote the surf guitar anthem "Walk, Don't Run" has died. Guitarist Johnny Smith died Tuesday night at his Colorado home of natural causes. He would have been 91 years old on June 25.

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Tue June 11, 2013
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Boards Of Canada Tap A Devout Following To Push New Album

Originally published on Thu June 13, 2013 3:53 am


Thu June 6, 2013
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Country Music's Year Of The Woman

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 4:41 am

Miranda Lambert performing in April at the Academy of Country Music Awards, where she won best song, best record and best female vocalist for the fourth year in a row. The Lambert Effect has opened doors for many of the new hopefuls blending hard country sounds with feminist-aware attitudes.
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Wed June 5, 2013
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Hot 97's Summer Jam: A Referendum On Hip-Hop

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 4:44 pm

The close of Kendrick Lamar's set at Summer Jam on Sunday, when Top Dawg and A$AP Rocky's crews joined him onstage.
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